Project Manager

Project Manager

Key information:

Location: Guildford, Newcastle or Leicester

Employment Type: Contract (IR35)

Length of Contract: 18 months

Rates: £367-480p/d Umbrella (DOE)

Clearance: Candidates must hold current SC clearance for this role

The Company:

* A key company within the aerospace and defence sector is looking for an experience Project Manager to join their Infrastructure, Digital Transformation and Cloud projects.

The Role:

* Manage and maintain Project Management process and quality gates are followed inline with methodology and Company Maturity Gates
* Deliver efficient and co-ordinated deployment of resources and expertise to support current and future revenue generating opportunities within Intelligence UK to time, cost and quality (OTOCOQ)
* Complete Project Charters and Project Implementation plans for approval by Head of the PMO or Programme Manager
* Forecast and communicate resource requirements to meet agreed deadlines and work with the Resourcing Manager to secure resource allocation to achieve project milestones
* Lead and communicate with the project delivery team, who may be offsite, and allow them to fully integrate and optimise their technical work collaboration
* Ensure that customer satisfaction is actively managed and customers are kept informed of project progress, issues and any dependencies that they must fulfil
* Coordinate internal resources and third party suppliers/vendors to ensure smooth execution of projects
* Support continual improvement of Project Management process
* Plan, track and report project progress and the schedule of work against baseline
* Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
* Perform risk management to minimise project risks and report / escalate the risks when required to all stakeholders (Sales, Product Owners/Managers, Marketing, Finance etc.)
* Support the bidding process in the preparation of project cost estimates, schedule, and documentation and define workload and resource planning with respect to secured and future projects
* Ensure Project reports (financial and commercial) are produced accurately, on time, with sufficient information to reflect the accurate status of the Project

Your skills:

* Project Management training ideally with one of the following qualifications; Project Management Institute (PMI), Project Management Professional (PMP®), PRINCE 2
* A general knowledge of contract, change and risk management
* Building and maintaining internal, stakeholder, partner & subcontract management
* Team leadership including negotiation and influencing
* Managing remote teams
* Problem solving; the Project Manager must take ownership of issues, discussion of solutions and responsibility for driving to successful completion
* Self-reliance, enthusiasm and decisiveness
* Strong organisation and time management with ability to plan, prepare and prioritise
* Competent user of MS Project
* Knowledge of Jira and Confluence
* Demonstrable experience of the end to end Project Management lifecycle
* Experience in an Agile environment in a similar sector would be advantageous

Key words: Project management, Prince 2, PMP, PMI, risk management, change management, OTOCOQ,

Commutable from: Guildford, Woking, Farnham, Godalming, Farnborough, Fleet, Reading, Surrey, Hampshire, Leicester, Loughborough, Hinckley, Birmingham, Coventry, Burton-on-Trent, Tamworth, Derby, Stoke-on-Trent, Nottingham, Nuneaton, Peterborough, Newcastle, South Shields, Sunderland, Durham, Morpeth, Middlesborough, Darlington, Rothbury

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