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Project Managers

Project Managers required by Business & Performance (B&P), B&P are responsible for the Project Management activities defining, planning, directing and delivering contracts and projects within the relevant sector, against business plan targets through rigorous cost control, schedule adherence and the management of stakeholder interfaces, including Customers.

Within the New Business area the focus is on supporting the winning of new and follow-on business through:

* engagement with Sales & Business Development (SBD) to assist in the development of proposals for sales campaigns, meeting the targets for margin set by the company whilst recognising good requirements from bad and proposing alternatives where necessary

*Managing the compilation and approval of project Cost Brochures during the bidding phase

* Maintaining the Sector's input in the Product Business Cases to ensure it is applicable to current campaigns

*Supporting the preparation of the annual and five year business plan targets

*Managing applications to use company funding either in advance of contract launch if required or for R&D to support a product strategy

*Providing the Sector focal point for coordinating compliance with export licensing requirements, including compliance with US ITAR and EAR requirements

*Ensuring all New Business projects have adequate controls for resourced plans and schedules, work breakdown structures, work package descriptions and cost collection systems.

Candidates should ideally be degree qualified or equivalent ideally with defence sector project management experience.

Experience in bidding is key

Relevant experience of project management tools and practices

A proactive problem solver with good verbal, written and presentation skills

Track record as an effective team player with strong interpersonal skills.

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