Location Milton Keynes
Job-type Full time
Salary £55k - 65k per year
Contact Jamie Walker
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Email jamie.walker.52D2386D5.0@applybe.com
Reference JWPM

Job Description 

The Project Manager will be responsible for applying effective management, leadership and problem solving skills to deliver against multiple project activities of varying complexity, which are critical to stabilising and improving the programme performance. The role will also require involvement and ownership on behalf of the Integrated Project Team (IPT) for business winning, including contract capture, project mobilisation and decision making for the benefit of the IR Detectors business area.

This role will be based at our Milton Keynes site with a proportion of Working from Home based on our UK’s Custom Working Policy.

What we Offer

  • Custom working: The role will be a mixture of home based and onsite
  • flexible working: We offer our employees the time and flexibility they need to enjoy a balanced life through flexible hours and part time working options
  • Annual leave: We offer 25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays 
  • Flexible benefits: Our company-funded approach to flexible benefits allows employees to make choices appropriate for them. Each employee has access to a wide choice of lifestyle, health and wellbeing options best suited to their individual lifestyle goals.
  • Network groups : To demonstrate our ongoing commitment to diversity & inclusion

Key Responsibilitys

  • Manage applicable contracts/projects to time, cost, quality and technical compliance.
  • Work to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction whilst also stabilising and creating plans to improve financial performance against the baseline targets
  • Accountable for the delivery of assigned Projects, both internally funded and customer funded
  • Responsibility for supply chain activities on assigned projects, including delivery, relationship management, supplier PoC and negotiations.
  • Bids and proposals management, including budget management, resource planning, process management, bid writing and bid delivery.
  • Customer point of contact for assigned projects
  • Supporting the functional leads to introduce new process, tools and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). This will include the introduction and management of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Metrics on projects.
  • Function and team leadership, mentoring and Programme Management training of project leads across the business.
  • Resource management, including planning, resource allocation and resource conflict management.
  • Project planning including scheduling for all projects
  • Risk Management for assigned projects
  • Budget management for assigned projects.

Qualifications & Training:

  • Typically degree qualified or equivalent.
  • APM PMQ, PRINCE-2 or equivalent certification desirable

Key Skills & Experience Required:

  • Proven experience in successfully delivering manufacturing/support projects and contracts across all phases of the project execution lifecycle, including Business Winning Phase, managing multi-discipline IPTs.
  • Any experince working with UAV Systems
  • Pro-active with a "can do" attitude, striving for continuous improvement with a focus on achieving high performance against objectives
  • Detailed understanding of Project Reporting and financial controls
  • Good computer literacy, including Microsoft Office applications
  • Working knowledge of Risk Management and Project Execution tools and techniques
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships both internally and externally
  • Demonstrated ability to organise and prioritise workload and to work autonomously
  • Flexible and adaptable to change and adversity
  • Excellent problem solving skills and initiative with the ability to think laterally
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with multiple engineering and non-engineering functions which span multiple locations.
  • Strong commercial awareness and negotiation skills