Project Manager

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Our client BAE Systems Christchurch is looking for a Project Manager to provide PM support for additional PDS tasks on a major in-service military communications project plus additional demand from related business areas on projects delivering cutting edge technology projects supporting the latest digital developments to military customers.

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

Identifying, defining, evaluating, planning, tracking and realising the business benefits of the project

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

Develop and manage teams, identifying, addressing and resolving differences between individuals and/or interest groups

Agree contracts for the provision of goods/services needed for the project monitoring compliance and managing variances

Identify capability gaps and recommend changes or enhancements in line with continuous improvement methodology.

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 a Project Manager will involve:

Management of the project delivery, planning and monitoring

Managing project budget and schedule

The identification, development and management of stakeholder relationships

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

Mentoring of team members, providing guidance and support

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 a Project Manager:

Competence in:

Project management and leading teams

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

Decision-making and leadership

Stakeholder Management

Strategic planning, risk management and/or change management

Working to quality standards and qualifications, AS9100 desirable

'Can do' attitude; deliver on commitments within agreed budgets and timescales

Influencing and inter-personal skills

Self-organisation and good time management

Innovative and able to drive improvement

Occasional travel may be required

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.