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Project Manager

Ref no. BHN548360
Location Portchester, Portsmouth, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Our client are a world leader in autonomous marine systems for the defence and commercial markets. They are seeking a project manager with a defence or marine technology background to join their rapidly expanding team.

Key skills required for this role

Project Manager, Defence, Defence Project Manager


Solid project management experience in the defence engineering or technology domain.

Job description

Job Purpose:

The Project Manager is responsible for ensuring successful planning, execution and delivery of allocated projects with full accountability for ensuring on-time and budget delivery to the required quality levels.

Reporting to the Programme Manager, the PM will provide the leadership and drive to a multi-functional project team accountable for meeting agreed customer requirements and project goals in line with business processes.

Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Effective execution and delivery of allocated projects.
  • Planning, management and control of projects.
  • Coordinating, leading and motivating cross-functional project team/stakeholders to meet programme goals.
  • Creating a robust plan clearly detailing key activities, milestones and deliverables against customer requirements and contractual scope.
  • Maintaining this plan throughout the project and utilise as a tool to communicate as well as monitor/control progress.
  • Building strong customer relationships acting as the primary point of contact.
  • Adopting a commercial mind-set managing customer expectations in-line with contractual obligations and company priorities and capabilities whilst ensuring positive customer relations are maintained.
  • Understanding of and responsible for the financial control and status of allocated projects at all times.
  • Provide regular status reports and forecasts including "estimate to complete" data to the business as required.
  • Providing accurate, concise and timely project performance reporting information in support of the Project Review cycle.
  • Ensuring project resource and capability requirements are defined and deployed.
  • Effectively managing risks, issues and opportunities through robust processes.
  • Adopting a proactive continuous improvement culture to ensure process, practices and methodologies are developed to maximise effectiveness.
  • Promoting, agreeing and implementing the most effective methods to meet project deliverables including recruiting specialists and sub-contractors if required.

Skills and Experience Required;

  • Degree qualified in a relevant subject or with equivalent, relevant experience
  • Proven project management and delivery experience in an engineering and manufacturing business
  • Knowledge of defence or marine technology
  • Hold a recognised project management qualifications such as APM or PMI, again equivalent relevant experience will also be considered.

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