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Business Developer for R&D Funding



Software Engineering
Madrid, Spain
Posted on Sunday, July 7, 2024
Destinus is an aerospace technology company founded under the belief that in the future distance shouldn’t matter at all. We are therefore building the near-space vehicle and the associated infrastructure. Moving at the border of Space, our hydrogen-powered vehicles are ten times faster than conventional aircraft, providing the just-in-time backbone for logistics, e-commerce, and supply chain companies who can’t wait. We define a new class of fast: our mission is to bring instantly your stuff to the other part of the world – and we mean it literally.

In the role of Business Developer for R&D Funding, you will primarily be responsible for drafting proposals to respond to specific calls for open institutional competitions and managing projects resulting from accepted proposals. You will interact with engineering teams, project management, and administrative teams to ensure the coherence of proposals and the execution of projects in terms of technical objectives, timeline, and cost consistent with proposal commitments.

Embark on a journey with us and contribute to our ambitious vision. We aspire to become a leading force in the sector and seek individuals with the same drive. At our company, we prioritize the growth of your career and offer incentives to recognize and celebrate our collective achievements. Are you ready to take the next step with us?


Identify And Seize Funding Opportunities

  • Identify funding opportunities at national and European levels.
  • Collaborate with engineering, administrative, and project management teams to develop proposals.
  • Draft and coordinate proposal documents with precision.

Project Coordination And Management

  • Coordinate seamlessly with internal teams (engineering, project management, administrative) and external partners.
  • Strategically plan, coordinate, and manage project activities under the guidance of a Project Manager.
  • Manage project expenses, provide cost reporting, and ensure audit readiness.

Documentation And Compliance

  • Lead the creation of detailed information documents (cost breakdowns, activity plans, deliverables).
  • Maintain comprehensive databases of public incentives and auditable document records.
  • Participate actively in audits conducted by regulatory authorities.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, economics, or business administration.
  • Understanding of basic technology/engineering principles.
  • Knowledge of corporate accounting and finance.
  • Familiarity with political science.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience as a proposal manager in the aerospace, space, or defence sectors.
  • Proven track record in successful proposals and projects.
  • Demonstrated experience working in teams.
  • Native Spanish and fluent English required. French or German proficiency would be beneficial

Destinus is an equal-opportunity employer: we value diversity in our companies and our teams. We do not discriminate based on age, race, religion, colour, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status