Assistant Project Manager - Defence

  • Location

    Yeovil, Somerset, S. W. England, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Project Management

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  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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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:

Competence in:

Project management

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

Stakeholder Management

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.