Senior Project Manager

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire Salary: Excellent company benefits
Sector: Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Stalla Xystra

Senior Project Manager


Permanent - Competitive Salary

An Experienced Senior Project Manager is needed for a leading defence company within the UK, for their site in Portsmouth. My client is looking to employ an experienced Senior Project Manager to come on board and manage a team of technical system and software engineers.

What the role as Senior Project Manager entails:

The successful Senior Project Manager will leader the entire project team for the safe and effective deliveries of a Complex Project, responsibilities include:

  • Meeting contractual obligations
  • Delivery of project to time, cost and quality
  • Production of open, accurate and timely financial and workload forecasts to support planning within the business
  • Build relationships to enable successful engagement with a broad range of stakeholders (external and internal) often with competing interests
  • Management of subcontracts, some with significant development work
  • Application of appropriate project governance in-line with the clients Operating Framework
  • Develop and maintain key project documents including Project Management Plan, Risk Register and Project Reporting Pack
  • With the Lead Engineer, leadership of the project through the system engineering lifecycle, ensuring that the lifecycle artefacts (business cases, documents, design reviews, etc.) are produced as required
  • Achieving excellent customer satisfaction
  • Support the business to develop future pipeline work
  • Work with Programme Managers in order to develop any appropriate follow on work

What you need to be the successful Senior Project Manager:

  • Drive and determination to achieve successful project delivery overcoming problems and issues as they arise and preferably beforehand
  • Track record of successful delivery of development, build and system integration of complex projects
  • Pragmatic and reasonable
  • Good problem-solving abilities
  • Open, honest and enthusiastic team member
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to exercise good commercial judgement
  • An understanding of budgeting and resource allocation

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Project Management qualification or equivalent
  • Proven ability to decompose complex issues, to an appropriate level of detail, in a methodical manner
  • Proven ability to identify, mitigate risks and resolve issues before impact to maintain project timescales and cost
  • Experience of procurement and tendering processes (e.g. the production of specifications, definition of supplier selection criteria and contracting) and management of suppliers under contract
  • Experience of systems and software engineering disciplines and lifecycle to develop complex products in the defence domain

How to apply for this role:

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Project Manager to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

You can either apply directly on this website, or call Stalla Xystra on 01342 330581.

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