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Senior Project Manager

United Kingdom
65000.00 - 75000.00 GBP Annual + plus benefits
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager
Outstanding Project Manager role available to join a world leading defence contractor

Job title: Senior Project ManagerLocation: Newcastle Upon Tyne / HybridSalary: Excellent basic salary available + Bonus + Benefits

Your new company
You will be joining a world leader in delivering complex engineering solutions to Armed Forces around the world.

Your new role
As Senior Project Manager you will be responsible for delivering outstanding project performance for high profile defence engineering projects.
Your role will include the execution and delivery of assigned projects from cradle to grave, with a strong focus on quality, cost, and delivery. As part of a small team of Project Managers you will be expected to take responsibility for all elements of your projects, which could range from leading technical and commercial meetings with the customer to procurement of components and shipping of products.

You will need to be able to establish good working relationships across the business including but not limited to, Business Development, Commercial Team, Research & Development, and the Engineering team.

What you'll need to succeed

  • A technical background/degree is essential, as the role requires the ability to confidently present technical issues/solutions to customers (not necessarily the creation of the solutions).
  • Significant project management experience.
  • Proven track record in the successful execution of technical projects.
  • A sound business acumen, and an understanding of commercial principles, underpinned by good analytical, numerate, and interpretive skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills and demonstratable collaborative behaviours.
  • Understanding of the defence sector would be beneficial.
  • High attention to detail.
  • The ability to balance QCD across a project and to engage in a pragmatic way with customers, internal stakeholders, and suppliers.
  • Have knowledge and experience of compliance with quality, health & safety and environmental standards.
  • IT literate - must be proficient in using Excel.
  • Self-motivated and self-supporting.
  • A track record in performing well against agreed timelines, in a team environment with good people skills.
  • Confident in an external and internal customer-facing environment with the ability to generate enthusiasm and have a can-do attitude

  • Other requirements:-
    • Holds a valid UK driving licence.
    • As a defence contractor, we have a number of security obligations placed upon the Company, which means that all staff must be able to successfully achieve the relevant security clearances.

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