Engineering Project Manager - Defence

People Source Consulting
Closing date
11 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
Engineering Project Manager - Defence

Remote / Wiltshire occasionally | £500- £550pd outside IR35 | 16 Months

We require an experienced Project Manager with a track record of delivering complex engineering projects within the defence sector. The individual will have an experience with both agile and waterfall methodologies as the organisation utilise a hybrid approach which enables the best elements of both to be used as appropriate for the team's activities and outputs.

Key responsibilities will include;

Managing teams of Engineers and project resources.
Participating in planning events, assisting in the definition of scope and quality, including "definitions of done", and estimation of resource requirements.
Leading the creation of detailed engineering plans for the team, ensuring that the activities have been identified and processes followed to deliver well engineered products and solutions.
Preparing and maintaining schedules of activities and events, taking account of dependencies and resource requirements in line with programme scheduling tools.
Ensuring that all dependencies are or will be in place to enable the delivery the planned outputs.
Tracking the actual effort and time used and what was delivered against the expected outputs and resources assigned to produce them.
Managing change, including: determining its scope and impact and escalating delays or issues as required; controlling change, and; monitoring and recording its impact on the team's outputs.
Coaching the teams on good practices, facilitating and ensuring that these are followed to ensure that they develop the outputs and products agreed during the planning events to meet the definitions of done and acceptance criteria.
Liaising with other EPMs within the programme to flex resources to ensure that Engineering meets its outputs.
Identifying and managing risks, issues, dependencies, and opportunities, implementing responses to them and escalating as required.
Supporting Engineering Management to capture and assess the potential impact of Change Requests, both internal and external.

Required skills

In order to deliver this service, it is essential that individuals have:

Experience and knowledge of delivering project management in waterfall or agile environments, and working knowledge of the following areas:
Requirements Management;
Resource Management;
Risk and Issue Management;
Quality Management;
Stakeholder Management;
Ability to coordinate multiple work streams or teams simultaneously.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Knowledge of the Atlassian toolset (JIRA and Confluence) to record and document work.
A qualification in a recognised project management methodology such as PRINCE2 / APMP / MSP or SAFe4/Agile
Experience of working within the UK MoD as a Project Manager preferably in the delivery of IS/IT.
Have a good understanding from a technical perspective of military deployed CIS and associated CIS Infrastructure.

People Source Consulting Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. People Source specialise in technology recruitment across niche markets including Information Technology, Digital TV, Digital Marketing, Project and Programme Management, SAP, Digital and Consumer Electronics, Air Traffic Management, Management Consultancy, Business Intelligence, Manufacturing, Telecoms, Public Sector, Healthcare, Finance and Oil & Gas

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