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Assistant Project Manager

Assistant Project Manager

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  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Salary:

    £45.00 - £45.24 per hour

  • Contact:

    Janet Mottram

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  • Published:

    13 days ago

  • Duration:

    4 months

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An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Poject Manager to join the team with our prestigious client BAE

Job Description

Be responsible for all aspects of project management for construction projects, including
the deployment of project control and project management techniques
Responsible for the management and performance of assigned projects, sub
contracts, vendors and/ or accounts and will ensure plans are in place (e.g.
Budgets, quality, performance and output plans)
To monitor & report progress and feed information as part of the project
recording and review process

Core Duties

Management of sub contracts, work packages and/ or small projects, ensure delivery of budget, schedule, scope, risk management and quality of the sub contract
Issue authorisations for work within the scope of own activity, ie. release of budget such that work can be undertaken and the contract or project delivered
Involvement in the creation of Reporting Packs and delivery of Project reports up through the business chain.
Ensure compliance with all Project Management tools and techniques, e.g. Life cycle management, risk register, change control, etc.
Ensure SHE and Quality Governance and compliance including application of CDMC across all projects
Assist with decision making for projects on resourcing strategy, sub contract and supply chain activity.
In the absence of the PM, delegated authority to lead in setting and agreeing direction with senior management on behalf of the Project.

Functional Knowledge

Essential - Project Management qualification (preferred APMP, PMP) or able to
demonstrate experience of managing projects
Desirable - Degree in a building related subject, or equivalent qualification.
Essential - A professional qualification in a construction related discipline either as "Member" or Associate/Incorporated" membership level, with significant relevant post[1]qualification experience.
Desirable - a professional qualification in health and safety.
Essential - Current CITB CSCS card or be prepared to obtain.
Planning and Scheduling: Extensive skill and significant experience of defining the scope of the project and of breaking this into manageable units; work breakdown structures, control accounts and work packages.

Risk & Opportunity Management:

Extensive skill and significant experience in
Identifying, assessing, allocating and managing project risks and project opportunities.
Performance Management: Familiar with and some practical experience with a
structured approach to planning, cost collection and performance measurement.
Life cycle Management Phase Review: Extensive skill and significant experience of the life cycle gates to assess the health and management maturity of a project.
Life cycle Management Contract Review: Extensive skill and significant experience in
periodic business/ project progress reviews within a project life cycle.
Stakeholder Management: Extensive skill and significant experience in identifying, analysing and planning actions to communicate, negotiate, and influence internal/ external stakeholders.

Business Expertise

Extensive understanding of Line of Business or project, its markets, customers, strategic priorities and culture
Previous membership in a supervisory role.
Experience of building relationships and negotiating outcomes with internal and external stakeholders.
Extensive understanding of the wider Project Management environment, and of developments and practices in the field.
Extensive understanding of the structure, organisation, processes and culture of Line of Business or project, so as to be able to implement Project Management approaches.


Accountable as a member of the Line of Business or Project Management team for development and implementation of appropriately tailored practices.
Accountable for ensuring several aspects of Project Management practices in Line of Business or project meet the requirements of Operational Framework.
Responsible for training members of the team, monitoring their quality of work and contributing to pay decisions
Guides others in application of Project Management techniques

Problem Solving

Applies problem solving techniques to situations of moderate complexity in the field of Project Management, taking requirements and data from internal (capability) sources and external (customer, competitor and academic) areas. Gathers and analyses information.
Supports development of solutions. Devises implementation approaches.
Problem solving may apply in an existing business environment and also in a new business environment e.g. how to develop new/different Project Management approaches new business opportunities.

Nature of Impact·

Indirect impact on the performance of related Project Management teams, which will affect the overall performance of the function/business
Potential indirect impact on reputation & growth of business, through the effectiveness of its Project Management practices.
Direct impact on performance of local team
Supports implementation of strategy for Project Management development in Line of Business or project.
Contributes to development of Project Management strategy for Business Unit or Line of Business.
Controls budget and resources for Local team.
Impact on business by influencing decisions through advice and counsel
No responsibility for financial or resource planning for area that is wider than local team.

Interpersonal Skills

Strong diplomacy skills required in order to work across business boundaries to achieve optimum solutions.
Will need to participate in negotiations and influence operational managers primarily internally at all levels.
Needs to influence and motivate local team.
Communication exchange can be complex and could involve sensitive information (For example, the potential impact of milestone achievement on customer payments)

Recognising the restricted nature of the work there is a requirement for the candidate to be eligible to obtain Security Clearance for this role.

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