Job vacancy - Senior Project Manager

Position: Senior Project Manager
Reference: CHacs286
Location: Hastings
Salary: £55,000 - £81,700 per annum

As the Senior Project Manager you will be joining their UK Aerospace and Defence CTO team in their newly inaugurated Project Management Office. Reporting to a Portfolio Manager, the position holder will have primary responsibility for delivery of a series of Product Development Projects within one of the Business Units. This is a senior role and the position holder will drive the successful performance of multiple high profile / value projects following defined methods and processes to achieve commercial and efficiency targets set by the business. Developing relationships and maintaining a high-level of communication with cross-functional global teams will be critical to the role. You will be required to act as the primary owner of each project and to report progress to a senior leadership team on a regular cadence and at specific key Milestones during each Project.

This role is part remote, part site based in Hastings.

  • All aspects of Project Management from project inception to completion
  • Risk Management and leadership of Risk Assessment activities
  • Development of the Project Business Case along with the Business Office
  • Defining all necessary requirements for the Product(s) being developed by the project
  • Reporting on Project status and being accountable for project progress against the Plan
  • Escalation of issues as applicable and utilisation of project change controls
  • Working with global multi-disciplinary teams to engineer and manufacture products in a regulated environment
  • Managing and being accountable for a project budget, liaising with procurement to ensure timely acquisition of goods and materials
  • Liaising with customers and suppliers globally

We would love to speak to anyone for the Senior Project Manager position, who has the following experience:

  • 5 or more years proven experience of leadership over multiple contiguous projects including those within a regulated field
  • A track record of successful delivery of customer facing product development projects following a Stage Gate process product development / manufacturing environment
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills and the ability to build strong, credible relationships with multiple organisation functions (internal and external)
  • Able to take ownership of each project and drive good decisions in a non-matrixed leadership position to deliver results
  • Clear strategic thinker with the ability to execute on priorities
  • Self-motivated with the ability to perform in a demanding environment
  • Strong communication, negotiation and presentation skills including at senior levels
  • Results driven
  • A professional level of business acumen and good commercial understanding
  • Project Management Professional (e.g. PMP, Prince 2)
  • Agile Project Management experience, especially Aglie / Waterfall combined projects is preferred
  • Flexibility and a willingness to travel
  • Technical and commercial education / experience related to Engineering Manufacturing in a similar industry
  • Good standard of general education, with a minimum of 5 GCSEs (including English, Maths and Science) or equivalent qualifications.

ACS are recruiting for a Senior Project Manager. If you feel that you have the skills and experience required in this advertisement to be a Senior Project Manager, please submit your CV including an outline of your experience as a Senior Project Manager. It is always a good idea to include a covering letter outlining your experience as a Senior Project Manager with your application as this will enhance your chances of selection and improve your prospects of landing the Senior Project Manager role you desire.