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Project Manager in Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Project Manager with an aerospace/defence engineering (not IT) background required to ensure the successful delivery of projects, products, technology demonstrations and bids, relating to system studies or flight units, the PM will provide the overall project management rigour, change control, commercial awareness & stakeholder management to complement the existing management and technical skills within the team.

The role involves but is not limited to the following:

Managing those involved within the project team.

Strong communication at the appropriate level.

Project Execution.

Project budgetary control.

Management of both Risk and Opportunities.

Project Scheduling and resource planning.

Reporting the progress and performance of the project(s).

Management of the supply chain to ensure compliance and performance.

Management, coaching and motivation of a multifunctional project team.

Conflict resolution

The execution of appropriate Project Governance.

Compliance with the relevant internal processes and review lifecycle.

Bid Management.

Experience:

Degree level qualification in an associated discipline (such as project management or engineering)

A professional qualification from a relevant Professional Institution is desirable (PRINCE / IPMA / APM accreditation.

A demonstrable positive performance record in the following activities;

Demonstrable successful track record of managing projects in excess of £2 million in a heavily regulated industry, with engineering / manufacturing elements.

Proven leadership skills, strong communication skills, planning and delivery orientation.

Demonstrable positive track record of being customer focused, building relationships with suppliers whilst balancing the needs of the business including senior level.

Commercial / financial / business insight and able to exercise sound judgment.

Generation, delegation and adherence to Work Packages and knowledge of the full product lifecycle in a regulated industry.

Design for manufacture and cost.

Positive attitude combined with excellent interpersonal and motivational skills

Champion of change - encouraging others to follow.

The following experience and attributes are also desirable for this position;

  • Awareness of Space Instruments, Mechanisms and Propulsion technology - A level of technical knowledge or awareness about chemical or electric propulsion systems would be highly desirable.
  • Conduct of integration, qualification and calibration campaigns.
  • Awareness of Hardware, Software and Firmware development activities.
  • Traceability of requirements to their point satisfaction captured in a structured documentation set.
  • Having the ability to lead / chair reviews.
  • Full business lifecycle management, including capture, qualification and developing capture plans and winning strategies.
  • A 'strategic approach' to dealing with partners, clients and staff.
  • Experience of working across boundaries with knowledge of commercial management, elite supply chain and finance functions.
  • Able to lead and contribute to process improvement initiatives.

The job requires a flexible and 'can do' approach to perform effectively in a fast changing business growth environment.

This will require the ability to maintain constructive relationships with both internal and external parties, whatever the criticality or complexity of topics to be addressed.

It will also require the demonstration of behaviours that contribute to an agile and collaborative operating model, 'One International Company'

The job requires the ability to work in a multi-site capacity.

Travel is required within the UK and overseas (mainly within Europe.)

A driver's licence that is valid in the UK is required for this position.

Recognising the RESTRICTED nature of the work, suitable candidates will be SC cleared or eligible for this level of clearance.

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