Project Manager

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  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Project Management

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  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Project Manager with experience of managing projects from engineering into production is required to ensure the successful delivery of projects, products, technology demonstrations and bids, relating to system studies or flight units which capitalise on Pan-European expertise and heritage. The PM will provide the overall project management rigour, change control, commercial awareness & stakeholder management to complement the existing management and technical skills within the team.

The role will involve but not be limited to the following:

Managing those involved within the project team.

Oversight and management of Suppliers' deliverables.

Strong communication at the appropriate level.

Project Execution.

Project budgetary control.

Management of both Risk and Opportunities.

Project Scheduling and resource planning.

Reporting the progress and performance of the project(s).

Management, coaching and motivation of a multi-functional project team.

Conflict resolution

The execution of appropriate Project Governance.

Compliance with the relevant processes and review lifecycle.

Degree level qualification in an associated discipline (such as project management or engineering) is required.

A professional qualification from a relevant Professional Institution is desirable (PRINCE / IPMA / APM accreditation.

A demonstrable positive performance record in the following activities is also required:

Demonstrable track record of managing projects transitioning to manufacture and delivery.

Demonstrable track record of managing projects in excess of £2 million in a heavily regulated industry, with engineering / manufacturing elements.

Proven leadership skills, strong communication skills, planning and delivery orientation.

Demonstrable positive track record of being customer focused, building relationships with suppliers whilst balancing the needs of the business including senior level.

Commercial / financial / business insight and able to exercise sound judgement.

Generation, delegation and adherence to Work Packages and knowledge of the full product lifecycle in a regulated industry.

Positive attitude combined with excellent interpersonal and motivational skills

The following experience and attributes are also desirable for this position;

Awareness of Space Instruments, Mechanisms and Propulsion technology - A level of technical knowledge or awareness about chemical or electric propulsion systems would be highly desirable.

Conduct of integration, qualification and calibration campaigns.

Awareness of Hardware, Software and Firmware development activities.

Having the ability to lead / chair reviews.

A "strategic approach" to dealing with partners, clients and staff.

Experience of working across boundaries with knowledge of commercial management, elite supply chain and finance functions.

Able to lead and contribute to process improvement initiatives.

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