Assistant Project Manager

  • Location

    Lincoln, Lincolnshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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  • Start date:

    March/April 2019

Assistant Project Manager with aerospace experience required to be responsible for supporting all activities required to deliver assigned aircraft maintenance, support and modification projects in accordance with the Fleet Plan and Contract.

This role involves engagement across the varied services delivered under the contract, supporting multiple concurrent projects and ensuring information and resources are provided to enable successful delivery.
The Assistant PM will also undertake assigned tasks which actively contribute to availability of the fleet of aircraft, whether in managing the timely delivery of spares, repairs, modifications or technical advice requests. Such activities must be managed and prioritised to assure forward availability of fit for purpose aircraft in support of the operational requirement.
This will be highly rewarding and high profile with extensive customer and business exposure, demanding excellent interpersonal skills and high levels of energy and stamina. Critical to the success of the role will be the ability to think and communicate clearly and ensure accurate information is provided to both internal and external users.
The work location will primarily be our Lincoln facilities with occasional visits to other facilities in the UK and possibly overseas.

The Assistant Project Manager is required to:
Plan own work to meet given objectives and processes
Identify and manage dependencies so as to effectively support maintenance, development and change projects.
Support and perform detailed IMS planning using MS Project
Engage in Continuous Improvement, executing change projects using Lessons Learned and the company's 6 Sigma process.
Take an active role in the regular reporting and governance tempo of the business and the user.
Generate and maintain assigned programme reports including task logs, progress reports and earned value analysis.

The successful Candidate will demonstrate:
Strong leadership and proactive teambuilding skills with experience of working in multi-discipline teams Robust interpersonal skills, capable of building good relationships with peers and customers. Effective communication in verbal, written and presentational forms
The ability to negotiate & influence across a wide stakeholder base.
Motivation, energy and drive, with an ability to adapt to the fast moving pace of supporting high tempo operations
Experience in the principles of project/task-based management, risk management, MS Project, EVMS, project performance reviews and cost account management
Integrity and honesty, with an ability to deliver bad news as well as good.
An ability to rapidly assimilate information with diligence and attention to detail

Numeracy and Literacy
Capable of managing and motivating individuals in the delivery of a project.
Appetite and aptitude to chase and expedite on key programme actions.

Degree or equivalent qualification in either a business management or engineering discipline
Experience of effective project management using Earned Value Management, Bid and Proposal Management
Member of a relevant Engineering or Project Management Professional institution
Experience of working within a Military Pt145 environment
Experience of dealing with the UK MOD

Recognising the RESTRICTED nature of the work, suitable candidates will be SC cleared or eligible for this level of clearance.