Project Manager

  • Salary: Competitive Salary

  • Location: Littlehampton

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  • Reference: 38417801

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Project Manager
This role is a senior position within the PMO team.  All standard requirements of a Project Manager are retained, but the role also includes:

  • Involvement in the strategic direction and continuous improvement of the PMO team
  • Resource planning and the ability to manage direct reports or mentor and set the example to others within the team
  • Closer involvement with sales strategies, capture planning and maximising future opportunities from a PMO perspective, with the associated interaction with important Customer during the bid stages accordingly

The Individual

  • A self-motivated, experienced, flexible, and competent Project Manager and team leader will thrive in this role.
  • Someone who can put their stamp on the project and leading by example.
  • Able to influence a positive, productive, and enjoyable culture, they are also intuitive to Customer needs and driven to ensuring Customers receive the highest levels of service and support.
  • Able to motivate and develop a direct report / team is key to success in this role.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree level (or equivalent) in a technical related subject, or relevant practical experience.
  • Professional project/programme management qualifications such as APMP, PRINCE 2 or UK MoD – Acquisition Employment Trained would be an advantage

Job Duties

  • Relevant experience of delivering project management excellence, of a technical product in a technical environment, from concept phase through to prototyping and trials, and into production.
  • Experience working within, and delivering products or services to, the Defence & Security Sector
  • Commercial awareness, and experience dealing with Customers and understanding Customer needs
  • Use of Microsoft Project to control, define and monitor progress against schedules.
  • Use of project management software tools such as: SAP, ERP systems. Preferably a practical understanding of JIRA tools.
  • Leads those around them and sets the example for other PMs / project team members to follow.
  • Competent in Project Management techniques such as Critical Path, Agile and Pert Analysis
  • Understanding of project life-cycle management.
  • Experience of risk and opportunity management.
  • Experience mentoring and managing direct reports / team members to get the best from them in a tough working environment
  • Contract management experience; preferably Government contracts and their associated project delivery gateway methodologies.
  • Experience of project financial management and KPI reporting.
  • Experience dealing with and presenting to senior stakeholders