Project Support Officer

  • Location

    Farnborough, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Aerospace Project Management

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  • Contact:

    Janet Mottram

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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A Project Support Officer Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Project management support to a number of individual ASC projects, typically with budgets between £0.5M and £5M and consisting of multiple separate sub tasks, including:
  • Monitoring and reporting of the overall project budget
  • Monitoring and controlling progress of all sub tasks within the project
  • Management of all subcontractors
  • Liaison with our commercial department to ensure all contractual arrangements with subcontracts are processed in a timely fashion
  • Production of monthly reports
  • Liaison with and reporting to the customer
  • Project management support to the ASC PMO to include:
  • Day-to-day management of tasks through the ASC tasking process in a timely manner
  • Liaison with the ASC Technical Leads, Customers and the Supply Chain
  • Work as part of the ASC PMO team in a fast pace responsive environment
  • Be a point of contact for the supply chain and customers and respond to all queries promptly
  • Monitor tasks once they are on contract including the processing of monthly reports and resulting actions
  • Monitor task deliverables and raise invoices upon acceptance
  • Maintain and operate behind an internal firewall during the competition phase of tasks

Experience Required

  • Similar roles in complex, dynamic environments
  • Work in the defence research and analysis environment
  • Provision of simultaneous project management support to a number of project
  • The ability to work to demanding timescales under pressure and manage numerous conflicting priorities
  • The ability to proactively organise and prioritise effectively with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Office, particularly Excel, Outlook and Word
  • Experience of working with suppliers and stakeholder management
  • Professional project management qualification (e.g. PRINCE2, APM)
  • Excellent numerical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to establish strong working relationships and work as part of a team
  • A high level of drive and enthusiasm with a flexible approach
  • Able to work independently on routine aspects of the activities, and under guidance and supervision in more complex situations

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