Project Manager

Project Manager

Gold Group Ltd | West Midlands, England, UK

Posted 8 days ago

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Project Manager

Permanent - Staffordshire

A vacancy has arisen for a Project Manager for a leading defence organization based in the Staffordshire area. They will be reporting to the Programme Manager within the Projects Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for the co-ordination of project management activity across a number of programmes, taking a lead in bid activity. The successful candidate should possess a proven track record in successful delivery of complex projects.

The key responsibilities of the Project Manager:

For this role in particular the Project Manager will:

  • Be the primary customer contact
  • Successfully manage a portfolio of similar or related projects for a business stream achieving customer requirements along with meeting the business goals of schedule, budget, deliveries, risk management and winning new/follow on business
  • Monitor project performance against plan and identify appropriate corrective actions by conducting periodic cost, schedule, performance and risk reviews. Prioritise, identify and obtain the required resources, including facilities, tools and personnel to achieve successful project execution
  • Supply accurate cost and schedule information in the preparation of bids
  • Provide effective leadership, manage all customer interfaces, and communicate effectively to Senior Management, team members and peers to establish a common understanding of Project Scope and plan for successful programme execution
  • Motivate the team by communicating a shared vision, providing direction, setting goals and mentoring, creating a team environment that encourages people to work towards common objectives
  • Carry out other duties that may reasonably be required by the Programmes Director or the Programme Manager in support of department activities

The required skills of the Project Manager:

Specifically, the Project Manager will need:

  • Experienced Project Manager with a successful track record in setting up and executing full lifecycle product development
  • Educated to degree level in Business/Engineering
  • Excellent leadership, delegation and team work skills
  • Excellent communication, influencing and persuading skills
  • High commercial and business awareness, customer focus and sales orientation
  • Resilient - able to operate effectively under stretching project constraints, pressure and displays sound judgement at all times
  • PC and keyboard literate and working knowledge of project management tools, plus working knowledge of IFS or an equivalent ERP system.
  • Experience of managing multi-disciplined projects with a focus on systems engineering and integration is highly desirable.
  • A background in 440V, 3 phase Power projects and/or in the Defence industry would be advantageous.
  • Routine UK and occasional overseas travel will be required.
  • The Project Manager will need to obtain relevant security vetting level required for the role.

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Project Manager 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!

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