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Project Manager

Science and Technology Facilities Council
£34,905 per annum
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Project Manager 

Salary: Band D £34,905 per annum

Contract Type: Open ended

Hours: Full-Time (We understand the importance of work-life balance, and are happy to discuss the possibility of flexible working with applicants)

Location: Daresbury Laboratory - Warrington


Come and discover how much you can achieve when you’re surrounded by world-leading experts, encouraged to constantly learn and empowered to explore your curiosity. 

We are currently seeking a Project Manager to join the Hartree Centre to deliver projects that help businesses solve their challenges through the adoption of cutting-edge technology. The role will sit within the Hartree Centre’s Programme Management Office, which provides professional and technical programme management leadership to the Hartree Centre’s wide range of projects.

The Hartree Centre Programme Management Office follow closely the approach promoted by the UK Association for Project Management whilst being tailored for use within a complex collaborative research and innovation environment. You will be expected to help develop these methods and processes as a member of the team in the interests of continuous improvement.

Duties Include:

  • Own the delivery of a portfolio of projects from scoping through to completion on behalf of the Centre.
  • Liaise with PIs, collaborators and project partners to understand and agree technical project requirements, manage key deliverables, agree roles and responsibilities and ensure both internal and external stakeholder commitment is gained and maintained throughout the programme;
  • Provide delivery expertise, guidance and input to our projects with particular focus on providing knowledge and understanding relating to project delivery processes, continuous improvement and operational excellence.
  • Maintain an overview of the projects allocated at all times, managing budgets, timelines and resources, whilst working with our partners to ensure all agreed deliverables and outcomes are achieved to time, budget and quality;
  • Use the appropriate STFC and UKRI tools to produce relevant reports, manage programme and project plans and monitor and control project finances;
  • Lead and manage other internal teams through relevant wider STFC processes (for example the Bid Register), including the preparation of internal and external programme documentation 
  • Work closely with PIs, collaborators, BD teams and other stakeholders in the setup, operation and maintenance of projects including validating technical requirements, leading project initiation activities, creating programme and project schedules, updating resource allocations, developing, curating and populating project reports and closely managing risk and issue logs to ensure successful delivery.

STFC values their employees by offering a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance. This includes 30 days’ annual leave, 10.5 public and privilege holidays, flexible working hours, exceptional average salary pension scheme, social and sporting activities and societies and a subsidised restaurant.

Person Specification 

  • APM PMQ project management certification or relevant demonstrable experience in providing professional project management services to a complex organisation.
  • Comprehensive experience of delivering technical projects as a project manager within a complex delivery environment.
  • Up-to-date understanding and evidence of applying formal project management methods, controls and processes to technical projects.
  • Demonstrable excitement for our projects.
  • Strong communication and personal skills, good writing style, comprehensive experience of creating and proving written and verbal reports and presentations.
  • Ability to integrate into and lead project delivery activities in a highly collaborative and semi structured environment.

Our centre uses a range of project management and administrative tools, therefore a good working knowledge of Microsoft office applications such as PowerPoint, SharePoint, Word and Excel will also be key.

Join us and discover what’s possible!


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