Project Support Officer
Roke Manor Research Ltd
Roke imagines a more secure world. A world where technology protects, rather than exposes. A world where expert engineers, consultants and business support staff collaborate to protect what matters most to our clients. We are seeking highly motivated and knowledgeable staff to join us working across ground breaking projects within the fields of autonomy, connectivity, data analytics and cyber.
We have an exciting and engaging position for a Project Support Officer to join our Project Management function supporting our Defence business unit.
What will your role look like?
This role is essential in order for the Project Managers to be able to undertake higher value tasks and have more time to liaise with customers. You will therefore work across a versatile set of tasks, including but not limited to the following:
Driving consistency and efficiency into Project Management across the company.
Producing project plans and supporting materials
Meeting arrangements and subsequent minute taking and action tracking.
Asset and loan management including ITAR tracking.
Interacting with IT and facilities during project mobilisation.
Set up bid/project folders and configuration management tools.
On secondment projects, assist with timesheets, approve expenses (within limits of DOA) and monitor billing.
Chasing up contracts for secondments and track spend on secondments against contracted hours.
Act as another bridge between Roke and on-site/client-site staff
Transfer of documents between systems
Production of delivery documents
Undertaking project auditing on E-F projects
You will undertake some of these tasks directly; others will be delegated to the Administration Team. You will need to actively consult with the Project Management community to identify and deliver these tasks.
What do we expect from you?
Authority and gravitas
Proven administration skills
An eye for detail
Good written and interpersonal skills
Excellent organisational skills
Ideally have previous experience in a similar role
A dedicated approach in finding work
What additional skills / qualifications would we find useful?
Ideally educated to a minimum of A-Level or equivalent
A formal foundation level PM qualification would be desirable
Why should you work with us?
Highly competitive salary, pension and flexible benefits.
Performance related bonus scheme
A substantial holiday allowance, which can be supplemented by Roke’s flexi-leave scheme.
A generous relocation allowance to help you settle into the local area and your new role.
Onsite tennis courts, gym (including showers & changing facilities) and fishing rights on the River Test.
Numerous company events throughout the year, including a summer music festival, bonfire night fireworks and Christmas party.
Employee led social clubs covering numerous sports, cyber/data/robotics activities, gaming, board games and more.
Where will you be based?
Your work will typically be located at Roke's site in Romsey, with occasional travel to customer sites..
Due to the nature of this position, we require you to be eligible to achieve a minimum of SC clearance. As a result, you should be a British Citizen and have resided in the UK for the last 5 years.
We are committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion. Our working environment is friendly, creative and inclusive. We can accommodate flexible working arrangements, and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs.