Project Manager

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, Oxfordshire
£37,789 to £41,988
16 Feb 2018
18 Mar 2018
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, Oxfordshire 

Salary £37,789 to £41,988 

Full time / Part time / Flexible hours considered 

About Us 

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and technology. 

STFC’s RAL Space department carries out an exciting range of world-class space research and technology development. We’ve had significant involvement in over 200 space missions and operate at the forefront of UK Space Research. 

About The Role 

The Project Management Group of the Space Engineering and Technology Division currently has a growing number of ongoing and new projects which require Project Management support. This portfolio of projects covers a wide range of applications (Spacecraft Instrumentation, Space Physics, Earth Observation and Calibration Sources). 

We now have a new opportunity for an experienced and talented Project Manager to work at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot, Oxfordshire. 

Responsibilities will include 

- managing projects and/or significant work packages 

- reporting to customers on all aspects your projects using written reports, Gantt charts and presentations 

- managing multidisciplinary teams to produce project deliverables 

- leading a team of specialists preparing proposals for future lines of work 

- reporting project finance and schedule to senior management 

- providing advice and training on project management matters to junior members of staff. 

About You 

You will hold an undergraduate degree in Science, Engineering or Mathematics, or equivalent. You will also hold a recognised project management qualification, such as APMP (IPMA Level D)/Practitioner Qualification (IPMA Level C), or CAPM/PMP (PMI). 

You will have substantial project management experience including proven ability to manage projects within strict financial and schedule constraints. You will have experience of proposal writing and making recommendations to collaborators and subject matter experts as well as experience of managing subcontractors or other external project partners and managing multidisciplinary teams. 

You will demonstrate excellent organisational and leadership skills and communication skills, with the ability to negotiate and influence others. You will be able to work under pressure, set priorities and make decisions independently when required. 


An exceptional index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexible working are offered, as well as an onsite nursery, subsidised restaurant, gym and sports facilities. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable. 

To Apply 

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please also state where you saw this role advertised. 

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000 

The closing date for applications is 18 th March 2018. 

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