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Job Ref:  204652418
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Surrey
City:  Surrey
Post Code:  KT15
Salary:  £40000 - £45000/annum Strong Benefits Package
09/10/2016 02:24
Project Manager- Defence
Location: Surrey
£40,000- £45,000 + Strong Benefits Package
Permanent position

I'm seeking a project manager to join a leading Defence SME in the Surrey area who specialise in the development of defence vehicle, seating and protection systems supplied to Tier 1 defence, Military and defence organisations.

Due to successful growth and contract wins they are looking to appoint a project manager to manage the development of seating and safety projects from concept through to delivery. This is a well rounded role and will involve the management of customers, stakeholders and suppliers, budget constraints, commercial activities, planning, execution and the engineering, development, manufacturing and delivery of mission critical products.

Key Responsibilities:

* Leadership of the project throughout its life-cycle from concept through design, development, testing and manufacturing into delivery
* Relationship management with complex stakeholder and customers.
* Meeting project milestones, schedules and budget requirements.
* Establishing and reporting performance metrics, KPI's, monthly reports, etc.
* Meeting internal business reporting requirements.
* Conducting and chairing customer project and progress meetings and compilation of associated reports.
* Adhering to project, sub-contract, security and data management strategy protocols.
* Management of project issues, risks and opportunities.
* Identification and planning of resources needed to support programme deliverables.
* Approval of all internal and customer documentation in line with requirements and Company standards.
* Co-ordinate and manage all task activities ensuring all documentation is fully compliant with MoD Policies and specified requirements.
* Facilitate Gateway reviews used to assess the maturity and delivery of the technology.

Key Skills and Background Required

* Project/Programme Management experience in a highly technical environment
* Experience working within or delivering defence related projects
* Strong communication, customer, user and stakeholder management skills with experience dealing with Senior and challenging individual
* Understanding of system integration and configuration management.
* Use of Microsoft Project to control, define and monitor progress against schedules.
* Use of project management software tools such as: SAP, ERP systems.
* Competent in Project Management techniques such as Critical Path, Pert Analysis and Network generation.
* Understanding of Project life-cycle management.
* Understanding of Risk and opportunity management.
* Understanding of Sub-contract and customer management.
* Understanding of Project financial management.
* Relevant experience of delivering project management of a technical product from concept phase through to prototyping and trials.

Qualification Requirements:

* Degree level (or equivalent) in an engineering or related subject.
* Professional project/programme management qualifications such as: APMP/ PRINCE 2 is desirable
* UK MoD - Acquisition Employment Trained would be an advantage
* Eligable for SC Security Clearance

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a growing SME who strive to be at the forefront of developing mission and safety critical products and systems worldwide.

How to APPLY:-

If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please submit your CV via the link provided and I will contact you shortly for a confidential discussion.

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