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Project Manager

  • Location:

    Dorchester

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Sector:

    Maritime Defence

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Becky Round

  • Contact email:

    Becky.Round@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    186264BCK_1616427738

  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-04-21

  • Client:

    Atlas Elektronik UK

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our successful and growing company in Winfrith, Dorset.

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK together with its subsidiaries, is a technological leader in many sectors and has an excellent reputation. We have unique and unrivalled domain knowledge in weapon handling, mine-hunting, naval weapons and combat systems.

As part of the ATLAS Group, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK, has a requirement to expand its project management capability to support current and future growth in the submarine market.

Key Responsibilities

  • Reporting to all internal and external stakeholders including travelling for face to face communications
  • Defining the project structure, planning and WBS building on the information generated during the bid phase
  • Definition of the Project Team that will lead the project delivery
  • Clear definition and placement of work packages including key subcontracts required to deliver the project
  • Ensuring appropriate risk, opportunity, security, trade controls, quality and configuration management for the project
  • Planning, monitoring, control and update of the project including management of project Life Cycle
  • Management gate reviews
  • Ensuring that the contract remains up to date and consistent with the project goals and business objectives
  • Ensuring that contract milestones are met and that cash flow is optimised

Bid Management -PMs are also key contributors to bids and are required to apply the fundamental project management principles and methodology to bids including:

  • Stakeholder management
  • WBS, OBS and programme definition (external and internal)
  • Customer and supplier negotiations
  • Internal bid reviews
  • Project management documentation
  • Risk management approach
  • Responsible to the Surface Ships Head of Delivery, Ships Divisional Head and Senior Management Team in all matters relating to project delivery
  • External to the business, the PM is responsible to the customer for successful delivery of the project
  • The PM represents the project on behalf of the business to the customer, external partners, stakeholders and suppliers
  • PM sets and supervises the corresponding goals and targets for the project team, work package providers and/or suppliers


Knowledge, Skills and Personal Qualities Required

  • Experience of successfully delivering complex technical products from initial design definition through to final test and acceptance into service
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills and experience with leading diverse teams, stakeholders and suppliers
  • Experience of managing significant value (financial, strategic) projects to challenging timescales, budgets and requirements
  • Domain experience in the defence business or a recognised high end technical industry
  • Good commercial skills and awareness of relevant contractual aspects associated with project delivery
  • Ability to effectively communicate, present and negotiate direct with key external stakeholders (Government, Navy, industry) often in overseas environments

Behavioural Requirements

  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and delivery focused
  • Innovative and prepared to challenge conventional thinking
  • Tenacity and determination; with desire to deliver outputs and results
  • Team player and leader
  • Confident and enthusiastic
  • Excellent communication skills; oral and written
  • Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Comfortable dealing with Senior Management


The successful candidate must be able to achieve full SC (Security Clearance).

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