Project Manager - Defence & Maritime

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    South West England, England

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    Project Manager

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    Vanessa Theobald

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK develop, supply and support cutting-edge maritime technology for customers worldwide. Based in Winfrith, Dorset, they work closely with the UK Royal Navy to create products which protect lives at sea.

Due to continued success we are currently looking to recruit a Project Manager to support current and future growth, and secure an ever increasing share of both the UK and Worldwide export market. Projects range from research and advice to key customers to system level contracts for integrated product solutions involving software and hardware and through life support.

The Project Manager represents the project on behalf of the business to the customer, external partners, stakeholders and suppliers, and sets and supervises the corresponding goals and targets for the project team, work package providers and/or suppliers.

General duties:

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
Reporting to all internal and external stakeholders including travelling for face to face communications
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 - Project Managers 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.

Key Competencies:

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

Candidates must hold or be able to achieve the required level of security clearance.