Project Manager - Communication Products Group (defence)

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  • Location

    Stevenage, Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence, Aerospace Project Management

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £34 - £45 per hour + depending on pay type

  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    Feb/March 2020

Project Manager with a Space, Aerospace, Technical Manufacturing background required to join a multi-functional team (including Engineering, Procurement, Production and PA functions) to develop and produce electronic equipment for satellite applications. Candidates from other backgrounds need not apply this is not an IT PM role.

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:

Drive the Project from proposal to delivery
Drive development
Drives budgets, schedule, dependency analysis, risk management, and risk mitigation strategy
Coordinate stakeholder management
Lead and facilitate Multi-functional Core Team
Endorse Project goals and define Development Plan
Implementation of divisional standards
Communicate milestone issues with core team
Establish and manage financial budget throughout the project life cycle in line with company processes Ensure programmes effectively focus on mitigation of risk to result in successful completion.
Deliver programmes on time, on quality and in costs
Responsible for overall internal and contractual compliance to the product & project requirements
Details Work Breakdown Structures/Packages
Triggers internal Design Reviews
Provide inputs to the Monthly Review, Business Reviews and other relevant reviews and in line with the agreed methods and principles.
Drives tight change control management and impact reviews (including ECOs)
Triggers and coordinates gate/quality reviews
Resolves project / functional conflicts
Provides input to functional managers for Team Members performance evaluation
Manage resources assignment within Core Team
Configuration management of project and manufacturing documents
Liaises on cross project shared resources and facility conflicts
Be the point of contact for customers, proposals and/or projects.
Develop relationships with external suppliers
Act as the Project Champion (advocate)
Centralise customer interface (Reporting, meetings etc.…)
Provide Project reporting to management l
Ensure proposals are bid in line with product strategy - play an active role in bid/no-bid decisions.
Implements project level Make-Buy analysis and decision
Ensure proposals are produced on time and effectively answer the RFP.
Ensure that proposals are supported and that lessons learnt are incorporated to allow cost models and reductions are continuous.

The ability to communicate in a relevant manner with all parties is required including:

Internal/external customer
Product Group Management
Systems Design team
Engineering / Design
Quality / Product Assurance
Production / Test
Procurement / Suppliers

A proven track record of project delivery in a high-quality electrical, electronic or mechanical development environment.
Proven track record of leading multi-disciplined team to deliver complex and challenging development projects.
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 to a range of stakeholders

This role may incur occasional travel from time to time to other sites and to supplier/customer locations.