Project Manager

Portsmouth, Hampshire
40,000.​00 - 46,000.​00 £
05 Jan 2018
05 Feb 2018
Job Function
Engineer, Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Purpose of the role
The Project Manager will lead multiple technical product development programs ensuring delivery to time, cost and specification/quality whilst managing risk

Key responsibilities and tasks

Establish project plans and forecasts

  • Generate project estimates and plans in conjunction with sales, production, engineering, commercial and finance departments

  • Agree project objectives and requirements and establish constraints with stakeholders; and capture all essential information in agreed project initiation documents

  • Develop accurate and realistic project plans that are accepted by the user

  • Break down the plan into suitably sized work packages with associated earned value and cost estimates

  • Identify project dependencies and the critical path

  • Define deliverable resource requirements and work plans

Manage delivery of project to plan

  • Ensure project delivery, working within a structured and methodical project management approach and managing project dependencies and the critical path.

  • Lead any remedial action plans to address project delivery failures.

  • Track project delivery against set targets and milestones.

  • Anticipate problems and constraints, and recommend solutions, appropriately balancing between project quality, cost & delivery goals and exercising appropriate judgment in escalation of issues.

  • Identify resource needs and eliminate or minimize resource conflicts

  • Co-ordinate priorities and task allocation in order to adhere to the plan

  • Identify potential project risks, develop appropriate mitigation plans and execute as necessary.

  • Issue resolution / improvements with suppliers, in conjunction with supply chain specialists.

Track and report progress against plan and maintain project documentation

  • Issue activity plan to project team and monitor adherence to plan

  • Maintain up to date master project plan, Tracking project milestones and deliverability

  • Update project status (schedule, costs, issues, risks)

  • Communicate project progress and performance to all stakeholders, including end customers, and ensure alignment in understanding of project progress to completion

  • Compile ongoing forecast of future project activity and cost to completion

  • Ensure all Life Cycle Management requirements are met.

  • Maintain complete and accurate records and comply with all company regulations and standards

  • Maintain project history and organise project wrap-up meeting to capture lessons for continuous improvement

  • Ensure protection of intellectual property

Build and maintain a positive relationship with the client

  • Act as the main customer interface and ensure customer satisfaction for all assigned programs.

  • Manage appropriate communications to maintain client relationship and confidence in

  • Maintain full records of all correspondence and meeting outcomes with client

  • Identify potential future project/ revenue opportunities with the customer where possible

Build an effective project delivery team

  • Build, motivate and lead a team to deliver the project. Team members will not report direct to the post holder and will have other projects which may conflict.

  • Chair regular project team meetings to monitor project progress and issue resolution

  • Providing inputs to performance evaluations of project team members

Other project responsibilities

  • Assist with the development of the project management and bid management processes working with the process leads

General activities

  • Carry out any other ad-hoc duties as required supporting the needs of the business.

  • Provide a professional backup service for colleagues during peak times or during absence.

  • Follow company procedures, standards and regulatory requirements.

  • Maintain continuous professional development to ensure knowledge is up to date.

  • Act as an ambassador for the company in all interactions with customers and the public.

  • Carrying out any other ad-hoc duties as required to support the needs of the business.

  • Working and/or visiting various sites, as required, for short periods, which may involve absence from home.

  • Maintaining a continuous professional development to ensure knowledge is up to date.

Qualifications, experience and skills


  • Educated to degree standard in an engineering discipline

  • Experience of leading projects to a successful conclusion through focus on product development, production and delivery

  • Experience at working within all levels internally and externally

  • Confident user of Microsoft suite, able to manipulate and analyse data within Excel to intermediate standard

  • Strong presentation skills, confident speaker and professionally presented in order to communicate effectively with a diverse client group and produce succinct correspondence


  • Proven track record of project management in a R&D environment

  • Experience within a lean manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge of ISO9000 or a similar QA system

  • Previous experience of an electronic MRP and accounts system, preferably Operations & Opera

  • Knowledge of BS.8888 drawing practices

  • Experience of working within a Defence environment

  • Formal project management qualifications

Role travel requirements

  • Some travel to other TP group offices in the UK may occasionally be required.

Other requirements

  • Candidates must have an existing right to live and work in the UK

  • Candidates must have passed UK security clearance to Security Check level or be able to obtain