Project Manager

Ref: ZR_7037_JOB  ·  Posted on 09 June 2022


Are you a Project Manager looking for your next exciting opportunity?

Do you have experience across the full project lifecycle, delivering projects from implementation through to completion?

Are you looking for a mixture of remote and on-site working? 

My client is a well-established defence and space company that specialise in the development of Satellite products, Satellite communications, and spacecraft payloads across the UK. They are industry leading innovators for everything aerospace focused within the industry.

They are looking for a Project Manager to oversee and have the responsibility of making decisions, setting priorities and delivering the project to budget and schedule, plus providing support and leadership to other members of the project team. Interfacing with other departments across my client’s business will be a key factor of this role as they will help delivery towards the project’s overall goals.  You will also act as the face of the company in external customer meetings so you will present your project(s) to the Head of Operations at the monthly programme/project performance reviews.

This role will have hybrid working opportunities available to you, but my client is expecting candidates to be based on-site when required. Due to the nature of the work, you will need an active SC Clearance or be eligible for a security clearance to be considered for this role.

Key responsibilities
  • Ensure appropriate Project Management processes and quality gates are followed against the selected Project Management methodology and Company Maturity Gates
  • Deliver efficient and co-ordinated deployment of resources and expertise to support current and future revenue generating opportunities to time, cost and quality
  • Complete Project Charters and Project Implementation plans for approval by Head of the PMO or Programme Manager
  • Forecast and communicate resource requirements to meet agreed deadlines and work with the Resourcing Manager to secure resource allocation to achieve project milestones
  • Lead and communicate with the project delivery team, who could be located cross site and allow them to fully integrate and optimise their technical work collaboration
  • Ensure that Customer satisfaction is actively managed and Customers are kept informed of project progress, issues and any dependencies that they must fulfil
  • Coordinate internal resources and third party suppliers/vendors to ensure smooth execution of projects
  • Support continual improvement of Project Management process
  • Plan, track and report project progress and the schedule of work against baseline
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Perform risk management to minimise project risks and report / escalate the risks when required to all stakeholders (Sales, Product Owners/Managers, Marketing, Finance etc.)
  • Ensure all Contractual obligations are adhered too
  • Support the bidding process in the preparation of project cost estimates, schedule, and documentation and define workload and resource planning with respect to secured and future projects
  • To ensure Project reports (financial and commercial) are produced accurately, on time, with sufficient information to reflect the accurate status of the Project
Skills & experience
  • Hold a relevant Project Management qualification, ideally; Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Professional (PMP®), PRINCE 2
  • Experience of Agile methodologies
  • A general knowledge of Contract Management
  • Building and maintaining internal, stakeholder, partner & subcontract management
  • Team leadership including negotiation and influencing
  • Risk management
  • Managing remote teams
  • Strong organisation time management with ability to plan, prepare and prioritise
  • Communication; clearly and effectively at all levels
  • Competent user of MS Project
  • Knowledge of Jira and Confluence

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

  • Experience in the delivery of Infrastructure, Digital Transformation and Cloud projects.

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

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