Yeovil, Somerset, S. W. England, England
4 months ago
Assistant Project Manager with an aerospace/defence engineering background is required by our client at BAE Systems Yeovil to provide support for additional PDS tasks delivering cutting edge technology projects supporting the latest digital developments to our military customers.
The Assistant Project Manager will lead aspects of in-service military communication system and/or related project(s).
The role involves but is not limited to the following:
Prepare and maintain schedules of activities and events, taking account of dependencies and resource requirements
Identify and monitor project risks (threats and opportunities) planning and implementing responses to them and responding to other issues that affect products
Manage the consolidation and documenting of the fundamental components of the project (scope, schedule, resource requirements, budgets, risks, opportunities, issues and quality requirements)
Preparing, refining and updating business cases that justify the project in terms of benefits, costs and risks
Prepare and evaluate project sales liaising with support functions to ensure contracts and budgets are available
Manage the monitoring and controlling financial aspects of the project
Establish and maintain governance arrangements for the delivery of the project, defining clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities that align with organisation practice
Make use of communication skills to handle diverse audiences
Use strong critical thinking and analytical skills to solve problems and propose new ideas.
Your main responsibilities as an assistant Project Manager will involve:
Management of the project planning and monitoring
Managing project reporting of budget and schedule
Accurate reporting of project status to team members, leadership and external stakeholders
Ensuring project and quality management processes are effectively applied
Supporting project quality and lifecycle management reviews
Identifying and managing project risks, opportunities and issues
Managing product safety reviews
As part of the project team you will be expected to work closely with team members, and support the team and/or project leadership in daily activities.
Your skills and qualifications as an assistant Project Manager:
Project management techniques and tools
Working to defined and structured lifecycle processes with formal gate reviews and a culture of measurement and continuous improvement
Critical thinking and problem solving
Strategic planning, risk management and/or change management
Working to quality standards and qualifications, AS9100 desirable
Occasional travel may be required
An aerospace/defence engineering background is required for this role rather than automotive/IT/finance/transformation/construction/oil and gas/nucear .
Ideally you have an honours degree or equivalent Project Management qualification, although relevant knowledge and experience may offset the qualification requirements.
Recognising the RESTRICTED nature of the work, suitable candidates will be SC cleared or eligible for this level of clearance.