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Assistant Project Manager - Future Warhead

AWE Aldermarston
Reading, Berkshire, England
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Aerospace / Defence
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Assistant Project Manager

Are you looking for a challenge where you can further develop your knowledge of Project Management? We are looking for an Assistant Project Manager to work as part of the mission critical Replacement Warhead Programme. It's an exciting time to join us at AWE - following the Parliamentary announcement, the Replacement Warhead Programme was initiated. In this role, you will have the opportunity to contribute to what is a once in a generation endeavour for AWE and the UK.

Location: We are in the Berkshire countryside between Reading and Basingstoke.

Salary: From £35,810 depending on experience and suitability.

AWE has been voted one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK. As part of our People Promise, we have a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours of annual leave (including bank holidays, plus every other Friday off!).
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, and access to mentors & training.
  • Employee assistance programme and occupational health services.
  • Market leading contributory pension scheme.
  • AWE life assurance.
  • Discounts & salary sacrifice scheme - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending.

Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • Relatable experience in working in a project environment; experience in delivery of basic projects would be beneficial.
  • High energy levels to ensure motivate others for successful delivery.
  • An awareness of project lifecycle management and the fundamental project management competencies.
  • Experience in communicating with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Understanding of project schedule management, dependencies, and risk assessment.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise workload, resources, and deadlines within high pressure complex environments.
  • A clear and concise communication style with the ability to compile reports and present to peers and Senior Managers.
  • Ability to solve problems and deliver results through creative solutions and collaborating with cross-functional teams.
  • Positive attitude and willingness to be hands-on in a fast-paced, growing company.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with teams and stakeholders.
  • Drive and determination to deliver excellence.
  • The desire to develop knowledge and application techniques of project management methodologies.
  • Excellent IT skills including MS Office, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Deliver assigned tasks in accordance with requirements, operational constraints, time, cost, and quality.
  • Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security, and quality, and be a great team player.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake tasks for Governance (compliance and reporting).
  • Task management of project resources (people, money).
  • Support the planning of the task/project.
  • Deliver work as defined in the Work Packages and project charter.
  • Support and initiate change against the Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB).
  • Support, initiate and perform risk and opportunity identification and subsequent actions.
  • The Company may require you to fulfil any other reasonable duties aligned to your position from time to time in line with business needs.

All candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role. It can take several months for clearance to come through.


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