Project Manager

Ceema Recruitment
11 Mar 2018
10 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our esteemed Defence and Aerospace client are seeking a Project Manager to deliver a highly technical programme. If you hold formal project/programme management qualifications with existing experience within Defence, Aerospace or Automotive then please apply.
Project Manager
Project Manager Mode 5 IFF Rotary Wing
Job Description

Looking to recruit a Project Manager to manage the introduction of Mode 5 IFF capability on various Rotary Wing Platforms.
Focussing on the prime contractor role: managing the sub-contracts with the Rotary Wing Platform Design Organisations (PDOs) (Helicopters (Merlin & Wildcat), Airbus Helicopters (Puma), Boeing (Chinook)); taking the Mode 5 IFF installation designs through formal design review cycles and Test, Evaluation and Acceptance activities to achieve Release to Service from the UK MOD Platform PTs.
Also to support the follow-on embodiment activities to achieve the required Initial Operating Capability (IOC) and Full Operating Capability (FOC) targets for the platforms.
The PM will lead a multi-disciplinary team, reporting through the Embodiment Programme Manager, within the Mode 5 IFF programme in the S3(UK) Business Unit and be responsible for practical programme planning, organisation and management. The PM will work closely with the Mode 5 IFF programme team to ensure the platform requirements are achieved, and to report progress, risks and opportunities as part of the overall Mode 5 IFF programme. Predominantly the role will focus on the relationship with the PDOs and Platform PTs which are based predominantly in the South West of England, but reporting into the Mode 5 IFF programme and UK MOD Customer (APS PT) in Bristol.

Key Responsibilities
• Delivering a technical programme efficiently - Understanding cost implications, delivery timescales, design assurance, aircraft clearance processes, schedules and reports
• Managing programme delivery to meet Cost, Time and Quality targets
• Management of risks and opportunities within the Rotary Wing platforms programme
• Be accountable for progress to the various boards
• Contribute to the improvement and efficiency of the Mode 5 IFF programme and S3(UK) Business Unit

Skills, Qualifications and Knowledge

• Hold Programme and Project Management qualifications such as APM, Prince2 or equivalent
• Understanding of design approval and aircraft clearance processes
• Extensive experience working in a Programme Management
• Office/Project Support Office (PMO/PSO), a Consultancy organisation or similar organization
• Experience working with technical and non-technical teams across a broad range of disciplines and geographical locations
• Strong experience of managing projects and people
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proven experience of managing major sub-contractors
• Strong experience of leading the delivery of a programme, project or work stream
• Strong experience of managing complex issues
• Experience in building strong client relationships with high level stakeholders

Personal Attributes
• Ability to deliver programmes successfully in a demanding environment
• Self-motivated and able to work with minimum supervision
• Able to manage time effectively, multi-task and meet challenging deadlines
• Excellent organisational skills
• A logical, proactive and flexible attitude
• Excellent Communication skills including ability to report at board level
• Excellent client-facing skills
• Able to work under pressure, whilst maintaining attention to detail
• Confident working with all levels of staff, including Team Management skills
• Good knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, especially MS Project (2010 and above)
• Already holding security clearance would be advantageous
• The ability to travel (approx. 50% of the time in UK and Europe)

Intrinsic Factors
Stakeholder management
Travel UK and Europe
Overnight Stay
Working to Tight deadlines

Why join?
You will enjoy a range of benefits, such as flexible working, an award-winning pension scheme, 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) as well as training opportunities, access to leisure facilities and an employee referral scheme

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