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Senior Project Manager

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Ref no. BHN572962
Location Fareham, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 12 Months
Job status Closed

Job summary

Our client NATS is currently seeking a Senior Project Manager to join their team on a contract basis.

Key skills required for this role

Project Manager, APM, ATM, Aerospace, Defence


Project Management

Job description

Our client NATS is currently seeking a Senior Project Manager to join their team on a contract basis.

- Due to the nature of the role, applicants must have resided in the UK for a minimum of 5 years and be willing to obtain SC Clearance.

- Hybrid working, 1-2 days a week onsite in Fareham, Hampshire.

- 12 month initial contract.

- £500-£550 p/d Umbrella, inside IR35

Key Responsibilities:

  • Effectively lead the delivery of programmes/projects and support business activities within the Programme Delivery Division as per the Project Brief/Programme Blueprint.
  • Create and maintain strong relationships with internal and external customers, staff, trade unions, suppliers, regulators, and other stakeholders.
  • Plan, budget, report, execute, and deliver programmes/projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, within budget, and to the required specification, preparing staff and business areas for new ways of working.
  • Support Programme Delivery Practice tasks as required.
  • Approve and authorise expenditure on projects within the budget for projects within their span of control.
  • Create and let Work Packages, identifying and agreeing on project responsibilities with Work Package Managers.
  • Make appropriate decisions in relation to the management and execution of programmes/projects and direct remedial action as required to ensure successful delivery.
  • Liaise and communicate effectively with customers and suppliers to deliver tactical and strategic objectives for programmes/projects.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in effective project management within the Defence & Security and Aerospace sectors.
  • Strong relationship-building skills with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in planning, budgeting, reporting, executing, and delivering programmes/projects.
  • Autonomy in decision-making and project expenditure management.
  • Experience in creating and managing Work Packages and identifying project responsibilities.
  • Ability to make decisions and execute remedial actions to ensure project delivery success.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, especially with leadership teams and project teams across various departments.

Job Scope:

  • Delivery of all programme/project activities to the customer in accordance with relevant management systems, processes, and regulations.
  • Ensure supporting information is valid and robust to support each project's business case.
  • Develop and maintain work breakdown structures, budget management, and robust risk identification and mitigation actions.
  • Support negotiation and contract award for suppliers' contracts in collaboration with various departments like Commercial, Supply Chain, and Legal.
  • Lead and manage Work Package Managers to deliver milestones on time, within cost, and to quality standards.
  • Ensure required standards and behaviours are met across all areas.
  • Promote understanding and engagement through effective, formal, and informal communication of key messages.
  • Provide project management expertise and leadership for strategic and tactical elements across all programmes/projects.

If you have significant project management experience in the Defence & Security and Aerospace sectors, we would love to hear from you. Apply now to become an integral part of our client's dynamic team.

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