Project Manager (Electronics Design)

Recruiter
STR Ltd.
Location
London
Salary
£50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Posted
15 Apr 2017
Closes
15 May 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

PROJECT MANAGER - ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING R&D PROJECTS (PERM OR CONTRACT)

LOCATION: HOME BASED WITH REGULAR TRAVEL TO AFRICA AND UK SITES IN LONDON, HAMPSHIRE

PERMANENT SALARY: £NEGOTIABLE (CIRCA £40k-£60k) + EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS PACKAGE

CONTRACT RATES: £NEGOTIABLE

My client is a leading innovator of Renewable Energy Power Systems and Smart Low Power Appliances.

They are genuinely making a huge impact on the lives of people in less developed countries in Africa and South America.

There is currently a need to tighten the Project Management and Processes for the Electronics and Firmware development across several teams and departments.

They are seeking a proven Project Manager with a track record in delivering complex Electronics R&D and Prototype Building Projects.

Your first duty will be to assess the current processes in place and then 'stamp your own mark' on things by overhauling them and implementing your own ideas and processes into the business. They are most interested in a formal development process handled by a capable Project Manager.

While you will definitely need a background in Electronics Project Management, you will not get bogged down in the technical details of projects in this role. The ability to step in and problem solve when needs be is useful but really you will be removed from the day to day technical details and more concerned with the development processes, timescales and budgets.

Must have attributes/experience:
-A proven background in a Project Management Role.
-A background in Electronics Design & Development Project Management
-Experiences and Opinions of Formal Project Management Processes
-A willingness to travel to Kenya regularly (around one week each month)
-Ability to manage projects involving geographically dispersed teams in different countries and time zones
-Ability to effectively manage 3rd party developers
-Authoritative & Autonomous
-Able to work remotely but meet up with teams and stake holders in London, Surrey and Hampshire when required.

Desirable Experience:
-Strong background in Electronics and/or Firmware Development (before becoming a PM)
-Comms experience
-Prince 2
-Agile/Scrum
-Experience of remotely managing African based teams with travel to Africa
-For Permanent Employees an exceptional package on offer includes 28 days holiday (+ 8 bank holidays), up to 20% bonus and healthcare.

This is a socially conscious company that looks after its staff as well as its customers.

Please apply for more details via an informal conversation.

Key Words: Project Management R&D Programme Management Electronics Hardware Firmware Software

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