Project Manager

Space
United Kingdom
Posted 5 days ago
Job CategoryProject Management

Background

Our client delivers projects within product streams, where the project manager reports directly to a programme manager. Engineers are assigned to and work within each product stream are managed by the project managers. Each project is assigned a Project Manager, a Project engineer and a PA manager working together with the assigned engineering team to deliver technically challenging space flight projects to customer requirements.

Main duties:

  • Be an ambassador of the company values, QHSE system and other internal policies
  • Lead the planning and implementation of project, facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables, schedule and cost
  • Define project tasks and resource requirements, develop full scale project plans
  • Assemble and coordinate project staff, manage project budget, manage project resource allocation
  • Ensure strong contract change control discipline
  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to manage project risks
  • Plan and schedule project timelines, track project deliverables using appropriate tools
  • Provide direction and support to project team
  • Monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders
  • Present reports defining project progress and issues
  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs
  • Support customer reviews and chair internal reviews
  • Engage with suppliers and subcontractors throughout all phases of a project
  • Visit customer sites
  • Support business development team in preparing proposals for customers
  • Track project documentation and configuration

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience in delivering technically challenging projects using multiple discipline teams within a regulated industry
  • Bachelor’s degree-level in engineering/physics related subject or HNC minimum with strong relevant experience
  • Previous experience of the Space Industry (at least 2 years) or a strong desire to work in the space industry is essential. Would suit experienced space Engineer wishing to move to Project Management role or experienced Project Manager with a strong desire to move into Space industry
  • Familiarity with ECSS standards highly desirable
  • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and tools
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software including Microsoft Project

Personal:

  • Resilient
  • Demonstrate a calm, common sense/pragmatic and logical approach to problem solving – ability to find simple solutions to complex problems
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong people manager with ability to managing conflict
  • Excellent written/verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated to meet objectives
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to work both alone and in teams as required by the individual task
  • Ability to work within defined timescales to meet programme milestones
  • Ability to work on several projects at any one time
  • Driven by technical challenges, problem solving and practical implementation of new ideas
  • Willingness to learn and share knowledge with other members of the team
  • Ability to gain SC clearance (be resident in the UK for at least 5 years)

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