Project Manager - Agile, Electronics, Software

Spectrum IT Recruitment
Lewes, UK
24 Aug 2019
28 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Project Manager - Electronics / Software

My client is a global leading manufacturer of digital systems for the public transport industry. All design and development, and most production, is carried out in East Sussex.

They have a friendly open environment in the Project Management team and are looking for talented professionals to join at an exciting time of growth and technological & organisational change.

Key Objectives

The Project Manager will work at the centre of cross-functional technical teams to effectively plan, monitor and report on a range of projects from inception to closure.
Manage platform and product development projects.
Manage customer driven product development projects.
Manage product maintenance projects.
Ensure delivery to specification within agreed time scales.

Tasks and Duties

Defining and documenting project scope and objectives.
Gathering customer needs and requirements.
Creating and maintaining project plans, including identification of resource requirements, costings, milestones, dependencies, critical paths & project risks.
Tracking and monitoring project schedule and budget.
Managing project risks, issues and changes (with escalation as necessary).
Facilitating and documenting cross-functional meetings as well as documents andprototypes reviews.

Managing stakeholders both internally and externally to coordinate and drive actions tocompletion.

Reporting regular project status to internal departments, customer and seniormanagement

Ensuring project gets delivered on time, within budget and to customer satisfaction.
Conducting a project completion review and recommending improvements where appropriate.
Following Hanover Displays Project Management and Development processes.

Essential Skills

3 to 5 years of project management experience in a software and/or electronic products development environment.
A proven track record of managing complex cross-functional technical projects (ideally involving mechanics, electronics, software and manufacturing).
Experience leading technical development teams and managing customer relationships.
Experience with developing Project Charters and Requirements Specifications.
Good knowledge of MS Project and the MS Office Suite.

Desired Skills

Experience with Agile software development methodology an advantage.
PM certifications an advantage
Foreign language skills (especially in French, German or Spanish) an advantage.
Graduate degree preferable but not necessary.Personal traits

Technically minded, with excellent analysis and problem-solving skills.
Driven, yet flexible, with excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, whilst working to tight deadlines.
Ability to lead and motivate a team of engineers.
Extremely well-organised and methodical approach to work with excellent attention to detail.
Excellent written and oral communications, including reports, concise summaries andpresentations.

Willingness to travel on occasions, both nationally and internationally, as required

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