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Project Manager - Maritime / Defense

Employer
Ultra Maritime
Location
Rugeley
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
11 Apr 2024

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Sector
IT
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Job Function
Project Manager
Unleash the Power of Multi-Mission Excellence: Safeguarding the Seas for the World's Navies.

Step into a world where cutting-edge technology meets unparalleled expertise. Ultra Maritime pioneers delivering multi-mission solutions that protect and empower the naval forces worldwide. With our extensive portfolio of capabilities, our innovations are utilised on naval fleets across our allied navies around the globe.

As the maritime and underwater battlespace evolves, we tirelessly push the boundaries to develop advanced specialist systems that provide our 'five-eyes' Defence customers with an unbeatable warfighting edge. From surface vessels to sub-surface operations and unmanned platforms, we are revolutionizing the way naval missions are executed.

We thrive on collaboration and partnering with our customers to ensure mission success. Our expert solutions encompass an array of game-changing technologies, including state-of-the-art sonar, radar, expendables, signature management, and naval power systems.

Join us in shaping the future of naval warfare and together, we will safeguard the seas and empower navies worldwide!

Flexible Working

At Ultra Maritime, we understand that your personal life is just as important as your professional one. That's why we support and promote flexible working arrangements where possible. Whether you prefer a hybrid model, working remotely, or the structure of being on-site, we will support you as best as we can. Embrace the freedom to shape your work hours according to your needs, whether it's part-time, compressed hours, or a unique arrangement that suits your lifestyle.

Rugeley embraces flexibility by offering adaptable start and finish times, empowering you to find the perfect balance between your professional and personal commitments. Bid farewell to rigid schedules and embrace the freedom to design your workday around your unique needs.

It's the 'innovating' and 'empowering' values that we ASPIRE to be. We welcome the challenge to work in new ways and have trust in you when getting the job done because we recognise, our business is our people.

Job Description

Key responsibilities as a Project Manager
  • Be the primary customer contact.
  • Successfully manage a portfolio of similar or related projects for a business stream achieving customer requirements along with meeting the business goals of schedule, budget, deliveries, risk management and winning new/follow on business.
  • Monitor project performance against plan, cost and delivery, and identify appropriate corrective actions by conducting periodic cost, schedule, performance and risk reviews.
  • Prioritise, identify and obtain the required resources, including facilities, tools and personnel to achieve successful project execution.
  • Supply accurate cost and schedule information in the preparation of bids and reports.
  • Provide effective leadership, manage all customer interfaces, and communicate effectively to Senior Management, team members and peers to establish a common understanding of Project Scope and plan for successful programme execution
  • Motivate the team by communicating a shared vision, providing direction, setting goals and mentoring, creating a team environment that encourages people to work towards common objectives
  • Carry out other duties that may reasonably be required by the Programmes Director or the Programme Manager in support of department activities
  • Experience in new product implementation new product development.
Personal attributes as a Project Manager
  • Experienced Project Manager with a successful track record in setting up and executing full project lifecycle, including concept, launch, product development, transition to production, product delivery and in service support.
  • Educated to degree level in Business/Engineering.
  • APM qualified (or equivalent).
  • Excellent leadership, delegation and team work skills with a collaborative mindset.
  • Excellent communication, influencing and persuading skills at all levels in the business.
  • High commercial and business awareness, customer focus and sales orientation.
  • Resilient - able to operate effectively under stretching project constraints, pressure and displays sound judgement at all times
  • PC and keyboard literate and working knowledge of project management tools, plus working knowledge of IFS or an equivalent ERP system.
  • Experience of managing multi-disciplined projects with a focus on systems engineering and integration and/or manufacturing is highly desirable.
  • A background in Maritime / Defence industry would be advantageous.
  • Routine UK and occasional overseas travel will be required.


Relocation Support

Attracting high-level talent and people that can add value and expertise, is vital to our success. Attracting and retaining brilliant people is imperative so that's why we search across the UK for talent. We offer financial support to candidates that are considering relocating; this is considered on a case-by-case basis per role and subject to HMRC guidelines.

Nationality Requirements

Candidates must be eligible to obtain the relevant security clearance required for the role, due to the nature of the programmes we deliver for our customers.

Diverse & Inclusive Employer

Ultra Maritime is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity, inclusion, equity and equality. Underpinned by our values, behaviours, and policies, we want you to feel empowered to be your best and authentic self.

We promote a workplace that welcomes people from all backgrounds and cultures; believing that this will increase our diversity of thinking, and ultimately ensure we continue delivering on our commitments to our customers.

We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status and welcome applications from all candidates.

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