Junior Project Manager

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    Farnborough, Hampshire

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    about 2 months ago

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Junior Project Manager

Our client are experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. They draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world's most challenging problems. The organisation makes the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don't you join some of the world's finest scientific and technical minds and help make tomorrow work today?

As our client continues to grow into new markets around the world, there's never been a more exciting time to join. The formula for success is the appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges and motivated people who work to deliver the best possible solutions to partners. You'll have the opportunity to work on highly technical cutting edge projects, enabling customers to protect, improve and advance their vital interests.

The Role

You'll be required to manage the delivery of major projects in order to deliver the defined Business and customer benefits that meets the Project Business Case and Project Mandate. Our client's IT projects are always very technical and require an understanding of IT environments, best practices and industry standards.

As a Project Manager, you will need to manage business requirements and costs against the Technical Architects recommendations for market leading and often expensive IT solutions, as well as being able to challenge the technical staff. You'll also need to bring some experience in the field of IT to understand the implications of introducing and integrating new complex solution into live IT environments.

Many of the projects you'll work on are of national importance. The initial work that the new PM will undertake includes the upgrade of the existing Data Centre and Core LAN infrastructure, as well as managing the migration of multiple core applications.

As an innovative science and technology company, our client solves customers' most challenging problems and we're looking for the innovators and disrupters who will help define the digital future of the organisation and the wider world alike.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Leading a project team on the day-to-day management of various projects to deliver various objectives
  • Ensuring projects meet governance and compliance requirements in accordance with policies and processes
  • Management of suppliers, where appropriate, to ensure the fulfilment of the requirements within a Statement of Works that meets the standards of the Project Mandate
  • Manage and resolve scheduling conflicts and where required seek additional support either internally or externally
  • Manage resourcing forecast through the use of appropriate tools
  • Work with procurement to obtain pricing and manage the purchase of all materials associated to the delivery of projects
  • Management of risks and issues and the implementation of mitigation strategies
  • Arrange periodic meetings with teams and team leads to discuss all activities
  • Produce periodic reports and review as required

Key Capabilities/Knowledge:

  • Some knowledge of Project Management principles in accordance with industry standards
  • Team Leadership including the management of relationships and conflicts within project team
  • Resource and financial management
  • Working within the Life Cycle process to ensure the quality of the project is structured and achieved
  • A reasonable level of commercial awareness and the ability to negotiate with internal team
  • Industry recognised qualification. i.e. Prince2 / AMP / PMP
  • Ideally some experience of full Lifecycle Project Management