Project Manager (Defence)

Ref: ZR_7186_JOB  ·  Posted on 08 August 2022


Hybrid work patterns 60% Remote – 40% On-site

Our client is a leading technology and engineering consultancy

The ideal candidate will have experience delivering IT projects utilising Agile methodologies

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Our client is a world-class engineering and technology company, with a trusted and long-standing record of delivery spanning research & development, products, managed-services and consultancy, serving customers across the globe. The markets they operate in are broad but they are frequently cross-cutting at engineering and delivery levels; markets include defence, national security, public-sector and commercial industries, with diversity being at the centre of the company strategy.  

Key responsibilities
  • Consistently execute contracts fully to schedule, cost and quality
  • Professionally interface-to and manage external Customers, Subcontractors and Partners, and internal Business Functions (balancing the needs of the business and the needs of stakeholders)
  • Create trusted and enduring relationships, building value for both the customer and the company
  • Plan for and successfully mobilise contracts
  • Identify, prioritise and mitigate/manage risks & issues associated with bidding & delivery
  • Bid with confidence; knowing schedule, cost & quality factors are fully considered
  • Report/forecast accurately against key performance measures/indicators (KPIs)
  • Continually improve delivery capability in parallel to bids & contracts
  • Building and actively managing project teams
  • Successfully deliver bids and contracts to target schedule, cost and quality levels; this means fully understanding the governing contract and delivering it on time and in full (OTIF)
  • Identifying, prioritising and actively managing risks & issues associated with bids & live contracts; includes appropriate and timely escalation
  • Providing timely and accurate forecast information and project reporting, managing both internal and external stakeholders expectations as appropriate
  • Ensuring all project artefacts (both deliverable & non-deliverable) are appropriately controlled and produced to a high standard, in-line with the company QMS – includes plans, estimates, specifications, architecture & design documents, software, test plans & results, manufacturing data, etc
Skills & experience
  • Project Managers will be APM PMQ qualified or equivalent or working towards a qualification
  • Experience in either products and product development or research and consultancy.
  • Experience in delivering IT delivery projects using agile principles and methods
  • Knowledge of Scrum
  • Experience of the use of JIRA would be desirable

Our client is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion. Their working environment is friendly, innovative and inclusive.  They can accommodate flexible working arrangements, and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs.

Additional benefits
  • Flexi Leave and Flexi Time Scheme
  • Annual Holiday
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Sickness Benefit
  • Business Performance Related Bonus
  • Share Save Plan
  • Pension scheme

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