Project Manager

  • Location

    Newport, Wales

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Project Management

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  • Salary:

    £350 - £400 per day + negotiable

  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Project Manager with an in depth knowledge of managing projects and people both locally and remotely is required to manage a multi-functional team (including Engineering, Procurement, Production and other functions) to develop High Grade Security applications and products.

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.

As such you 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.

You will be fully responsible for all aspects of the equipment/deliverables and ensure the allocated team delivers to customer satisfaction.

HND/Degree in Electronic Engineering or other relevant engineering subjects is preferred.

PMP, PRINCE 2 or equivalent project management certification.

Candidates should be able 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.

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.

Play an active role in bid/no-bid decisions.

Ensure proposals are produced on time and effectively answer the RFP.

Deliver projects 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 link 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

Implementation of divisional standards

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

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)

Provides input to functional managers for Team Members performance evaluation

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.

Candidates should have a 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.

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 This role will be based at Newport, and may incur travel from time to time to other UK and European sites

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