Project Manager - Engineering - defence/ aerospace/ Cheltenham
Real Time Recruitment
Real Time Recruitment Solutions https://www.rtrs.co.uk Position - Project Manager
Type - 3 + month Contract
Based: Cheltenham Job Purpose:
Rate - To be discussed DOE
Location - Cheltenham
A requirement has arisen within our client for a pro-active Project Manager to lead a high profile development project within a wider programme. The projects has multiple external stakeholders supporting the introduction of key capability for two major UK Land Vehicle programmes.
This role will require the successful candidate to establish, mobilise and successfully deliver the project throughout all phases of the product lifecycle.
Ownership and management of the project to time, cost and quality throughout all phases of the product life cycle
Provide leadership and direction for assigned project personnel, both in terms of the project objectives and the overarching business goals and processes
Establish and maintain a robust requirements baseline for the project and ensure strict adherence to requirements during project execution and disciplined application of the change management process
Overall responsibility for developing and maintaining the Work Breakdown Structure / Integrated Master Schedule to ensure that all project schedule commitments and deliverables are met
Control project spend and track and report metrics as required, including the development and maintenance of a Cost Breakdown Structure
Ensure that resource plans are maintained to meet current and future project needs and that tasks are assigned appropriately to project personnel
Identify, manage and burn-down project risks, develop and drive risk mitigation actions, review status and maintain a comprehensive Risk, Issues and Opportunities Management Process, resolving and/or escalating issues as appropriate
Effectively communicate project status through appropriate management reporting data both externally (customer) and internally (team)
Drive ownership and accountability in the project team and develop close, long term productive and conducive customer relationships
Identify process improvements and where possible implement initiatives to continuously improve the responsiveness to both customer and business needs
Project Management professional with strong leadership skills and demonstrable track record in successful project setup, execution and delivery ideally APMP/MAPM or equivalent
Excellent communication skills and commercial awareness
Ability to demonstrate an execution focus and natural drive for meeting project and business commitments
Knowledge in the effective use of Project Management tools and techniques
Ability to quickly identify the critical path, and mitigate risks as they are identified
Ability to create effective working relationships within a challenging environment
Ability to communicate (and report) at all levels within the business
Strong negotiation skills with customers, management, peers and subordinates
Ideally qualified to degree level in a technical discipline
Proficient in MS Project, Excel, Word, Visio and PowerPoint and knowledge of working with finance teams.
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