Project Manager

  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Project Management

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  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Project Manager required to manage a multi-functional team (including Engineering, Procurement, Production and PA functions) to develop and produce electronic equipment for satellite applications.
The primary role of this position is to ensure that the customer requirements flown down via a work order or contract are delivered On Quality, On Time and On Cost.
The PM will be the primary interface to the customer ensuring that deliverables are produced in-line with the project schedule and relevant gate/quality reviews and customer reviews.
The PM will be fully responsible for all aspects of the equipment/deliverables and ensure the allocated team delivers to customer satisfaction.

The role involves but is not limited to the following:

Be the point of contact for customers, proposals and/or projects.
Ensure proposals are bid in line with product strategy and play an active role in bid/no-bid decisions.
Ensure proposals are produced on time and effectively answer the RFP.
Deliver programmes on time, on quality and in costs
Manage projects and establish EAC / CTC throughout the project life cycle in line with company processes
Provide inputs to the Monthly Review, Business Reviews and other relevant reviews and in line with the agreed methods and principles.
Ensure strong links with other departments
Ensure programmes effectively focus on mitigation of risk to result in successful completion.
Drives the Project from proposal to delivery
Endorses Project goals and defines Development Plan
Drives budgets, schedule, dependency analysis, risk management, and risk mitigation strategy
Responsible for overall internal and contractual compliance to the product & project requirements
Manages resources assignment within Core Team
Implements project level Make-Buy analysis and decision
Details Work Breakdown Structures/Packages
Triggers internal Design Reviews
Makes Project decisions
Assures effective and efficient working within the core team
Drives tight change control management and impact reviews (including ECOs)
Coordinates stakeholder management
Centralises customer interface (Reporting, meetings etc.)
Provides Project reporting to management
Liaises on cross project shared resources and facility conflicts
Triggers and coordinates gate/quality reviews
Resolves project / functional conflicts
Acts as the Project Champion (advocate)
Communicates milestone issues with core team
Coordinate interface to selected extended project team members
Configuration management of project and manufacturing documents
Ensure that proposals are supported and that lessons learnt are incorporated to allow cost models and reductions are continuous.
Develop relationships with external suppliers.

Proven track record of delivering complex proposals under short timescales and delivering complex and challenging projects 'lead by example'
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills in communication, delegation and motivation.
To have good analytical skills to be able to challenge the core team constantly, achieving best value for the customer.
Good communication skills to enable discussion and presentation of complex issues and solutions

The PM should have an in depth knowledge of managing projects and people both locally and remotely.
A proven track record of project delivery in a development and production environment is essential.
Strong communication skills are required as the PM will need to communicate in a relevant manner with all parties, this will include engineering group staff and internal and external customers, as well as other supporting functions, such as Design, Production, Quality, Test, etc.
The PM will also be involved in detailed discussion and negotiation with external suppliers.

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