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Senior Project Manager

  • Salary: £55000 - £63000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Sector: Project Manager, Project Management
  • Date posted: 16/08/2017
  • Job reference: J367784A

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Senior Project Manager



£63,000 max base salary dependent on experience + Benefits

Limited travel - 20%


What you will be doing:

You will be managing a team of highly technical multi-disciplined and enthusiastic radar, hardware and software engineers developing, building and gaining acceptance of the ground based radar cross section measurement system at a number of UK. You will work numerous stakeholders in a diverse team.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • Track record of successful delivery of development, build and system integration of complex software and electronic systems projects to defined cost, timescale and budget;
  • Sound understanding of the development of radars and test and evaluation systems
  • In depth understanding of MOD, MOD agency and stakeholders involved in the development and roll-out of test and evaluation equipment and the proven ability to get what the project needs from the stakeholder to enable successful delivery;
  • 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;
  • Proven ability to get the required resources and draw together team elements from different parts of the business;
  • First-hand 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;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • SC cleared;


  • Take ownership of the proposal, budget and team to enable delivery the project to time, cost and quality;
  • Build relationships to enable successful engagement with stakeholders (internal and external to the project organisation);
  • Lead and motivate the project team (utilising members of the investment team, capability / end-users, business functions) to develop the next generation RCS measurement system;
  • Production and ownership of robust project plans and resource/cost schedules (EPM), with which to manage the projects & forecast expenditure
  • Direct and constructive management of lower level teams and their plans to ensure that every part of the project is working effectively ;
  • Production of open, honest and timely forecasts and reports on the status of the project, using the corporate toolset, as determined by the Line Manager.
  • 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
  • Delivery of the project safely;
  • Support the business to develop future pipeline work;
  • Promotion of best practice within the project and ensure that previous lessons learnt are adopted and new lessons identified for future benefit.

Education, Qualifications and Training

  • Degree in Project Management, or similar, or;
  • Degree in Engineering, or Science with subsequent Project Management qualification or experience.

Personal Qualities and Behavioural Requirements

  • Drive and determination to achieve successful project delivery overcoming problems and issues as they arise and preferably beforehand;
  • A proactive and dynamic professional attitude to internal and external customers.
  • Pragmatic and reasonable.
  • Good problem solving abilities.
  • Open, honest and enthusiastic team member.

Desirable Criteria (but not essential)

Experience of managing development of and / or development knowledge of;

  • High security classification information management systems;
  • Electromagnetic signature measurement and analysis systems;
  • Electronic warfare test systems;
  • Sonobuoy test systems;
  • Acoustic signature measurement systems.

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