Project Manager

Ref: ZR_6916_JOB  ·  Posted on 26 April 2022


Are you an experienced DV Cleared Project Manager seeking a new and exciting contract?

Our client is a leading international aerospace, defence and security company. They help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within four market sectors; Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.

They are looking for a dynamic and commercially aware Project Manager with a proven track record in project delivery and project controls to join their growing engineering services business.

You’ll play a key role in growing their contracts and building strong customer relationships. You’ll drive growth and the role will bring bags of responsibility and the opportunity to work at the front of delivering some key UK Defence and Security contracts.

Key responsibilities
  • Working as a key member of the Prime Contract Office (PCO) which provides end-to-end delivery of all contract tasking and projects, you’ll report to a Senior Project Manager.
  • Project management of a portfolio of complex engineering projects ensuring that delivery teams understand cost, time and quality requirements and remain coordinated in their approach to delivering agreed scopes of work.
  • Providing end-to-end delivery throughout the project lifecycle, you’ll also be responsible for requirements capture, scoping, technical and commercial solutions and the generation of pricing models, gate review and proposal documentation.
  • Identifying, reviewing and applying lessons learnt as part of continuous improvement for future requirements.
  • Providing effective operational risk management to ensure that the business’ risk exposure is kept to a minimum and is effectively managed throughout the project.
  • Ensuring adherence to company standard project management methodology, APM and best practice within the project management profession.
  • Ensuring that effective change management is applied to projects, balancing flexibility to changing customer requirements with the need for robust commercial agreements.
  • Defining acceptance criteria for contracted deliverables and production of professional handover documentation to ensure timely close-out of milestones and projects as well as technical handover to our operational teams.
  • Production, presentation and reviewing of departmental management information including KPI data, regular finance reviews and Project Boards to ensure effective internal stakeholder management and stringent financial management.
  • Ensuring the regular updating of the Jira tasking programme used by the PCO to ensure that task workflows are appropriately managed and key updates are communicated with customer stakeholders.
  • Supporting and deputising for the Senior Project Managers in the effective leadership of the PCO team, provision of management information reporting, attendance at senior meetings and the communication of our strategy and demonstration of our core values.
Skills & experience
  • Experience in the advanced application of Project Management techniques in a relevant technical project environment.
  • Experience managing a portfolio of projects with competing demands and deadlines.
  • Great financial management and control to ensure a high level of profitability on projects.
  • Experience delivering solutions with a diverse team of both internal and external supply chain resources.
  • Experience of working within the Defence and Security sector is highly desirable.
  • Strong commercial awareness and an understanding of contract and commercial management.
  • Experience working with senior level managers both internally and externally.

Skills and attributes:

  • Project Management expertise – especially in requirements capture, risk and financial management.
  • Relationship management – building effective working relationships with key customers, internal stakeholders, and suppliers where appropriate.
  • Business acumen and consultative selling skills – seen by customer as a trusted advisor rather than salesperson.
  • Facilitation – engaging a cross section of functional representatives from customer and colleague communities; you’re able to operate at all levels in and across the organisations.
  • Technical – a background in, or a general understanding of, mechanical, electrical, data and minor construction disciplines is highly desirable.

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Please note that the client has determined that the off payroll working rules will apply to this assignment and therefore this contract will be run through an Umbrella Company. Income tax and primary national insurance contributions will be deducted at source from any payments made to the intermediary.

You will be required to hold a minimum of DV Clearance. If you do not hold an active DV clearance, please familiarise yourself with the vetting process before applying.

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