Project Manager - Mine hunting platforms

  • Location

    Templecombe, Somerset

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Project Manager with a proven track record of delivering successful projects within the defence industry and of working in a complex, multidisciplinary, multi-site organisation is required by our leading defence client. Experience of Mine Hunting platforms or small naval platforms and prime contract management or is required. This is not an IT Project Manager role.

The role involves but is not limited to the following:

Deliver the key results and performance metrics the projects, including order intake, sales, gross margin and cash.

Creation of the initial Project Plan during the bid or "Demand" phase of the lifecycle through requirement capture, work definition, estimating and scheduling that will include all Milestones, activities, resources and any other feature that will require to be delivered.

Project Governance (the Gate and Stage Processes) over the bid and project delivery activities to ensure project, technical, procurement and support processes are applied and are effective in controlling risks. Ensure all business planning and reporting is published in accordance with Business directives e.g. Project Management reviews (PMR), Business Operations Report (BOR) and On Time Delivery (OTD).

Drive Quality, Cost & Delivery performance through close working with other functions.

Manage all project stakeholders; ensuring strong communications are established and maintained.

Ensure that members of the project team are actively managing Risk and Opportunities, and have a robust Project Management Plan.

Ensure data integrity of all project information including financials and schedule. Use the Oracle and Primavera toolset to hold all financial, schedule and resource information.

Ensure all Project activities undertaken comply with the relevant internal processes.

Ensure "Lessons Learned Management" is applied to all projects, entailing application of lessons from other projects, and capturing lessons learned on specific projects under your control.

Management of project team.

The following skills are required:

Strong, professional project management skills

The ability to directly and successfully manage a project team.

Strong negotiation skills with the ability to deal with customers, partners, suppliers and other parts of the business (stakeholder management skills).

Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills with written presentation and report writing skills.

Strong, organisational, managerial and team working skills.

Analytical skills aligned with the need to carry out detailed investigation of cost variance(s) and publishing of financial information directly into Company financial reports.

Commercial, financial and business acumen.

A positive attitude combined with excellent interpersonal and motivational skills.

An ability to successfully manage change.

The ability to adapt personal style of management and communication to achieve the desired results from interactions with team members and stakeholders.

Full business lifecycle management, including capture, qualification and developing capture plans and winning strategies.

Extensive client and stakeholder management.

Comprehensive understanding of generic processes and techniques used to schedule project activities (for example; WBS, OBS, milestones, dependencies, EVM).

Comprehensive experience and understanding of the Project Management process (including Change Control, Risk Management and Information Management).

Comprehensive experience and knowledge of the project life cycle for complex projects through delivery of Development, Implementation, Closure and Support activity.

Experience of working across boundaries, including knowledge of commercial management, best practice supply chain and finance functions.

Candidates should ideally be educated to degree level in a discipline that is compatible with the requirements of Project Management with a Level C Professional accreditation with the Association for Project Management (or equivalent level of professional accreditation).

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