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Project Manager (Ships)

  • Location:

    Dorchester, Dorset

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Project Management , Security Cleared

  • Salary:

    negotiable

  • Contact:

    Louise Wardle

  • Contact email:

    Louise.Wardle@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    163725LW_1562859189

  • Published:

    6 days ago

  • Duration:

    5 MONTHS+

  • Expiry date:

    2019-08-08

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Client:

    Atlas Elektronik UK

Our client a market leader in sonar and combat management systems for conventional submarines, surface ships, and complete sensor-to shoot mine warfare solutions and torpedoes is looking for Project Managers with aerospace/defence engineering experience, this is not an IT PM role.

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

The role involves but is not limited to the following:

  • 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

Bid Management - PMs 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

Responsibility

  • Responsible to the Surface Ships Head of Delivery, Ships Divisional Head and Senior Management Team in all matters relating to project delivery
  • External to the business, the PM is responsible to the customer for successful delivery of the project
  • The PM represents the project on behalf of the business to the customer, external partners, stakeholders and suppliers
  • PM sets and supervises the corresponding goals and targets for the project team, work package providers and/or suppliers

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