Project / Programme Manager

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £39.57 per hour

  • Contact:

    Morson Rosyth

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Project / Programme Manager

The role will report to a Programme Manager or Head of Project/Programme or to a Project/Programme Director.

The role is in support of Future Programmes, Engineering, Supply Chain

There may be some sub-contracts involved and the programme may use new or emerging technology. This programme may consist of a number of projects/contracts or work packages, each in its own right requiring Project Managers or CAMS to manage them.

The role will involve the management of a team of project management professionals and / or managers, with liaison with other business functions being essential to the delivery of the project/programme

Core Duties

Responsible for the successful delivery of complex projects or change programmes with value up Manage project scope to ensure that all aspects are fully defined to ensure customer requirements are achieved as well as ensuring the accurate recording and reporting of progress of planned targets for budget, schedule and quality.

Responsible for the financial performance and risk management of their project scope

Management of a multi-disciplinary team in a project environment

Manage and support Customer / Stakeholder groups through reviews and progress meetings

Manage negotiations / dispute resolution with Customer / Stakeholder / Sub-Contractor

Deliver regular briefs at a senior level for the project

Translate contracted requirements into a complete and coherent plan of the work to be performed, including a schedule, WBS, OBS, work packages definitions, resource plan and associated documents

Implement and refine as necessary, project planning to ensure appropriate task and budget flow down and monitoring of achievement both within the project team and for external providers

Provide regular plan / schedule updates including earned value monitoring, estimates to completion and preparation of inputs to CAM and CSR reviews

Ensure the projects requirements are formally captured and configured including the means to record and manage head and sub contract alignment

Lead the planning and preparation for Phase Reviews

Produce and maintain the project management plan for current and future phases of the Project /Programme

Lead on resourcing issues, including maintaining a resource plan

Manage subcontractor & vendor management

Develop and maintain the coherent, fully integrated and project plans, budgets and work breakdown structures.

Control and monitor assigned projects so that they are delivered to agreed time, budget and quality, regularly reviewing and reporting on progress against plan.

Lead the production of programme plans and monitor performance and emerging trends to identify and resolve variances and issues.

Build and maintain effective liaison with all functional groups involved in project delivery to enable all functional, quality and other requirements of projects to be delivered.

Lead, develop, support and motivate reporting and staff to ensure that they are aware of and capable of delivering their work scope.

Lead the development of policies and procedures in assigned areas, ensure that all relevant policies and procedures are adhered to by reporting staff or on allocated projects and that they are carried out in such a way as to minimise risk.

Coordinate the collation, documentation and transfer of project LFE (Learning From Experience)

Provide advice and recommendations to senior programme managers and directors to support decision

Functional Knowledge

Extensive knowledge and understanding of Business & Projects/ Programmes/ Portfolios.

Comprehensive PM experience demonstrated in a professional role within a business or Projects/ Programmes/ Portfolios.

Extensive knowledge of a range of PM methodologies and toolsets.

Extensive knowledge of the PM career framework including with Professional institutions.

Comprehensive knowledge of PM governance and assurance processes and may be an LCM/IBR Assessor.

Significant knowledge & experience of influencing internal and external stakeholders.

Strong ability to capture, evaluate and share good practice.

Business Expertise

Comprehensive understanding of Business, project, its markets, customers, strategic priorities.

Broad experience of building relationships and negotiating outcomes with stakeholders.

Comprehensive understanding of the wider PM environment, and of developments and practices in the field.

Comprehensive understanding of the team structure, organisation, processes, Business or project, so as to be able to implement PM approaches.

Comprehensive understanding of how the team integrates with other teams in order to achieve objectives.

Practiced commercial acumen required to contribute to commercial objectives of the Business, Projects/ Programmes/ Portfolios.

To apply for this position, you must be eligible to live and work in the UK and either possess or be able to obtain UK MOD Security Clearance to SC Level.