Project Manager - Hardware Delivery

  • Location

    Bristol, England

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    £300 - £400 per day + negotiable

  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Project Manager required to provide the overall project management rigour, change control, commercial awareness & stakeholder management to complement the existing management and technical skills within the team.

The role involved chasing hardware deliveries from subontractors, candidates should have productionisation experience within a defence environment.

Degree level qualification in an associated discipline (such as project management or engineering)

A professional qualification from a relevant Professional Institution is desirable (PRINCE / IPMA / APM accreditation.

A demonstrable positive performance record in the following activities is also required:

  • Demonstrable successful track record of managing projects in a heavily regulated industry, with engineering / manufacturing elements.
  • Proven leadership skills, strong communication skills, planning and delivery orientation.
  • Demonstrable positive track record of being customer focused, building relationships with suppliers whilst balancing the needs of the business including senior level.
  • Commercial / financial / business insight and able to exercise sound judgment.
  • Generation, delegation and adherence to Work Packages and knowledge of the full product lifecycle in a regulated industry.
  • Design for manufacture and cost.
  • Positive attitude combined with excellent interpersonal and motivational skills
  • Champion of change - encouraging others to follow.

The following experience and attributes are also desirable for this position;

  • Awareness of Space Instruments, Mechanisms and Propulsion technology - A level of technical knowledge or awareness about chemical or electric propulsion systems would be highly desirable.
  • Conduct of integration, qualification and calibration campaigns.
  • Awareness of Hardware, Software and Firmware development activities.
  • Traceability of requirements to their point satisfaction captured in a structured documentation set.
  • Having the ability to lead / chair reviews.
  • Full business lifecycle management, including capture, qualification and developing capture plans and winning strategies.
  • A "strategic approach" to dealing with partners, clients and staff.
  • Experience of working across boundaries with knowledge of commercial management, elite supply chain and finance functions.
  • Able to lead and contribute to process improvement initiatives.

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