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Project Manager (Defence)

Project Manager required to be responsible for the PM elements of our defence client's major bidding activities and project execution activities post contract award. The client is looking for Project Manager with defence/nuclear engineering experience, it is not an IT PM role.

As part of a Capture Team, the individual is responsible for establishing plans for the delivery programme, developing and communicating an integrated project solution baseline and management plan that meets customer needs and satisfies internal objectives.

In the execution phase, the role will be responsible for managing a number of projects/contracts or work packages, each in its own right requiring Project Professionals or CAMS to manage them.

The role involves but is not limited to the following:

Develops, agrees and maintains the project baseline: work breakdown structure (WBS), organisational breakdown structure (OBS), risk and opportunity register, project resource and management plans.

Resolves deliverable programme management issues during the capture/bid phase, working closely with the functional leads to ensure alignment

Ensures the project can be executed and that forecasted margin can be attained

Provide leadership and management for the assigned project/programme

Responsibility for project/programme delivery.

Financially plan and achieve acceptable business financial objectives for orders, sales, gross margin and cash.

Monitor and report project/programme performance for schedule, technical, financial and quality objectives and forecast project outturn.

Establish and maintain strong customer and supplier relationships maintaining regular communications and managing expectations.

Take responsibility for achieving customer satisfaction.

Proactively manage emerging risks and opportunities to the benefit of the project/programme.

Tailoring of procedures and guidelines for operation of the project/programme, ensuring adherence to the Operational Framework and Life Cycle Management (LCM) mandates.

Liaison with key functional stakeholders with accountability for project success. Development of appropriate functional project objective/requirements.

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Track record for bidding and delivering defence projects/contracts for UK and export customers
  • Proven Project/Programme Management experience (budgets, cost, schedule management, risk, mitigation
  • Management of projects through an independent gate review process or LCM process.
  • Strong stakeholder management experience
  • Proven leadership/training and development of teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with experience of building high level customer relationships
  • Knowledge of international programmes where offset/industrial participation is required
  • MS Office Proficient

International travel may be required

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