Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager
Job Title: Senior Project Manager
Location: Plymouth
Salary: Negotiable

The Opportunity:

Our client is an established Leading Design & Manufacturing business, with several sites across the UK. Their product range delivers capability to the Naval, Land and Security sectors with cutting-edge technology and services, ensuring innovation is at the heart of everything they do.

Role Overview:

To manage execution of assigned projects, the overall engineering development efforts, contract deliverables and contract milestones and cash-flow in regard to cost, time, quality, technical performance and to manage critical communications and decisions with key stakeholders inside and outside the business. Assigned projects can include both customer contracts as well as internally funded development. To be the primary Point of Contact (POC) for large, complex projects and to derive detailed execution artefacts from customer contracts or strategic R&D proposals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure new projects assigned are launched with due diligence through the creation of master schedules, resource demand plans, stage plans and budgets for each stage as delegated
  • Identify and manage communications to all stakeholders both internal and external (customers, sub-contractors, strategic vendors and business leaders). Take responsibility for capturing and communicating their requirements and managing their expectations and engagement. Take responsibility for the organisation and recording of all project management related meetings. Maintain a project logbook of meeting minutes, important decisions taken and all communications with commercial impact to the business
  • Derive, produce and manage key PM artefacts for successful management of projects including:
    • Master Schedule, Project Management Plan, SoW/Contract Compliance Matrix, Work Breakdown Structure, Product Breakdown Structure, Product Description Documents, Responsibility Assignment Matrices, ensuring such documents remain up to date and relevant to the project’s execution throughout.
  • Liaise with project team engineering leads and departments heads to ensure technical processes are followed, critical success-factors for the projects are identified and managed and accurate demand for resources/skills requirements is identified
  • Set up and manage centralised residual action logs to ensure actions from stakeholders and team members are collected and managed through to closure by the project team
  • Manage the awareness and execution of the project schedule to ensure key events and critical stages such as design reviews, acceptance testing, installation, and training etc occur on time and are successful
  • Establish a risk management plan for the project including the identification of risks, owners, mitigation strategies and drive the project team to focus of reduction of risk through attention to risks having the greatest impact on the business and the success of the project
  • Review costs reported weekly for all assigned projects, reporting errors and budget risks to maintain accurate position going into a monthly reporting cycle
  • Work with Finance Management and Project Finance Analysts to prepare and update monthly projects reports including management of revenue trading plans, EAC, ETC and forecast margin. Provide summary dialogue to explain changes and recovery/improvement plans where issues occur. Work with Finance team to submit monthly reports on time and accurately to the business reporting schedule
  • Liaise with management team colleagues to ensure appropriate controls are in place for production, data management and retention, invoicing, shipping, and export controls
  • Coordinate and collect (throughout and at the closure of a project) lessons learned and feedback for process improvement and personnel development

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Participate in and contribute to and support changes arising from continuous improvement and business-process re-engineering associated with the execution and reporting of projects
  • Support and assist colleagues where cross-project auditing is requested
  • Support and assist colleagues as required in support of business-critical milestones and deliverables
  • Attain and sustain, a working knowledge of all products delivered including the concepts of use and basic engineering and physics principles associated with them
  • Attain and sustain, a working knowledge of all engineering/development processes in use and their application to the execution of assigned projects
  • Maintain personal ability to travel within the UK and abroad as required (driving licence, passport etc.) This may include occasional driving of B-Class company/fleet vehicles
  • Take responsibility for personal, continuous professional development, helping to identify personal training needs and development opportunities
  • Complete all administrative actions on time and accurately including weekly timesheets and status reports and annual mandatory compliance training modules

Person Specification:

  • Demonstrates our company values of Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence and Courage
  • Highly organised and methodical approach, with an eye for detail
  • The ability to work independently when required
  • A flexible, conscientious, and diligent attitude
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and written skills
  • A resilient and adaptable approach at all times

Security Clearance Requirements:

Due to the nature of their business, all staff need to be able to obtain UK Security Clearance as a mandated requirement. Therefore, if successful, you will need to provide proof of identity, employment history and right to work in the UK, along with proof of UK residency for at least five years.

What’s on Offer?

  • 37.5 hour week (early finish Friday’s)
  • Hybrid/flexible working arrangements
  • 26days annual leave (including 4 Golden Fridays per year)
  • Group Pension Plan
  • Income Protection Scheme and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Help@Hand Service
  • Life Assurance Policy
  • Company Share Incentive Plan and Save as you Earn Scheme
  • Group Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • Wellbeing Initiatives
  • Employee discount scheme
  • Recruitment recommendation bonus
  • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities
  • Free on-site parking
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Talk to Hannah Wood, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Watford
1st Floor, Victoria House, 49 Clarendon Road

Telephone: 0333 010 2475

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