We are currently working with a leading Design & Manufacturing business that supports the Defence sector.
We are seeking Senior Project Managers to manage execution of assigned projects, the overall engineering development efforts, contract deliverables and contract milestones and cash-flow in regard to cost, time, quality, technical performance and to manage critical communications and decisions with key stakeholders inside and outside the business. Assigned projects can include both customer contracts as well as internally funded development. To be the primary Point of Contact (POC) for large, complex projects and to derive detailed execution artefacts (see bullet 3) from customer contracts or strategic R&D proposals.
The Successful Applicant will:
Ensure new projects assigned are launched with due diligence through the creation of master schedules, resource demand plans, stage plans and budgets for each stage as delegated.
Identify and manage communications all stakeholders both internal and external, (customers, sub-contractors, strategic vendors, and business leaders). Take responsibility for capturing and communicating their requirements and managing their expectations and engagement. Take responsibility for the organisation and recording of all project management related meetings. Maintain a project logbook of meetings minutes, important decisions taken and all communications with commercial impact to the business.
Derive, produce, and manage key PM artefacts for successful management of projects including:
Master Schedule, Project Management Plan, SoW/Contract Compliance Matrix, Work Breakdown Structure, Product Breakdown Structure, Product Description Documents, Responsibility Assignment Matrices,
ensuring such documents remain up to date and relevant to the project’s execution throughout.
Set up and manage centralised residual action logs to ensure actions from stakeholders and team members are collected and managed through to closure by the project team.
Manage the awareness and execution of the project schedule to ensure key events and critical stages such as design reviews, acceptance testing, installation, and training etc occur on time and are successful.
Establish a risk management plan for the project including the identification of risks, owners, mitigation strategies and drive the project team to focus on reduction of risk through attention to risks having the greatest impact on the business and the success of the project.
Review costs reported weekly for all assigned projects, reporting errors and budget risks to maintain accurate position going into a monthly reporting cycle.
Work with Finance Management and Project Finance Analysts to prepare and update monthly projects reports including management of revenue trading plans,
Due to the nature of our business, our staff need to be able to obtain UK Security Clearance as a mandated requirement. Therefore, if successful, you will need to provide proof of identity, employment history and right to work in the UK, along with proof of UK residency for at least five years.
What's on Offer
A competitive salary with benefits including: 26 days Annual holiday (plus Bank Holidays), Group Personal Pension Salary Sacrifice scheme, Income Protection Scheme, Life Cover, Company Share Incentive Plan and Save as you Earn Scheme, Group Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme, on-site parking and a High-Street Discounts Scheme.