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Project Manager - Defence

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  • Location

    Dorchester, Dorset

  • Sector:

    Maritime Defence

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Katie Robson Hill

  • Contact email:

    Katie.Robson-Hill@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    176461KRH_1588848278

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-06-01

  • Client:

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Morson International are currently working in partnership with Atlas Elektronik UK in recruiting for a Project Manager on a permanent basis.

Atlas Elektronik UK develop, supply and support cutting-edge maritime technology for customers worldwide working closely with the UK Royal Navy to create products which protect lives at sea.

Role & 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 - key contribution to bids, applying 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


What we are looking for in you:

  • Experience of successfully delivering complex technical products from initial concept formulation & 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


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