Senior Project Manager - Aerospace

England, Bedfordshire
£45000 - £50000 per annum
14 Aug 2019
11 Sep 2019
Gordon Boughton
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Project Manager - Aerospace
Location Bedfordshire
Role: Permanent
Salary: £45-50K p.a.
Benefits: Free parking, Pension & Life Assurance, Private Medical Insurance

We are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Project Manager with commercial acumen and excellent problem solving capabilities to lead the successful delivery of projects in close cooperation with the project technical managers.
The successful candidate must have a track record of delivering multiple technical projects simultaneously and within demanding constraints in a project-based technical environment - preferably with a research and development aspect. It must be a project manager used to working under pressure with excellent communication and interpersonal skills

As a Senior Project Manager your main responsibilities will include:
*Prepare and present regular project status reports to senior management and customers supported by the project teams - escalating issues which breach project constraints - and offering solutions to overcome them.
*Take full ownership of the project management assignments from bid to closure.
*Lead the project team to a successful project outcome, ensuring that customer requirements and business' objectives are delivered profitably, on schedule and within budget.
*Act as the prime point of contact with customer representatives for assigned projects, supporting negotiations with customers across the project portfolio, and supporting business development activities.
*Lead and support the preparation of bids, supported by project and technical managers, including: estimating, risk management, planning (including preparation of product and work breakdown structures and schedules), proposal preparation and presentation.
*Work closely with the financial management and procurement teams to support effective cash flow management; sales; orders and returns.
*Work with the Head of Project Management and the project management team to build project management skills, tools, techniques and processes - and help grow the project management capabilities and experience of technical leaders across the business streams.

Essential technical skills
*The ability to understand technical information in unfamiliar disciplines with guidance from technical experts.
*Proven experience of project leadership, ensuring that communications with colleagues, customers and suppliers are clear and consistent.
*Ability to understand customer requirements from a statement of work and prepare a product breakdown structure and resource estimate.
*Proven experience preparing a bid pack and supporting documentation including pricing estimate(s) and risk and opportunity register(s).
*Whole life cycle of project management experience with a minimum of 3 years' working experience.
*University honours degree in a STEM/technically related discipline.
*Demonstrable knowledge and experience of project management methodologies and tools.
*Project management experience in sectors such as: defence aerospace; automotive; mechanical engineering.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to be part of a successful and established precision manufacturing team operating in a world-class facility. In return, we offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.
The successful candidate must satisfy security clearance requirements, including 5 years continuous UK residency.

If you have the experience and qualifications to excel at this role then apply now.

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