Project Manager

Project Manager

Job Title: Project Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: West Sussex, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 16/02/20
Reference: 896582_1579167549
Contact Name: Lauren Byrne
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 16, 2020 09:39

Job Description

Our client who has an international presence in the armoured vehicle and personal protection industry is looking for a Project Manager to join their team on a contract basis.
They have entered into a very exciting phase due to growth in their product development and manufacturing activities. This growth is forecast, with several projects already on the high-level plan. Projects include civilian, defence and military.

The individual
A self-motivated, flexible and competent Project Manager with the ability to command respect will thrive in this role. Someone who is capable of putting their stamp on the project as well as the business by way of influencing a positive, productive and problem-solving attitude. The need to be customer facing and empathetic to customer needs is essential and having pride in performance and products is key. Experienced in risk management, highlighting and assisting commodity line managers to evolve mitigation plans. To adopt an 'in the eyes of the customer approach' across the wider business.

Preferred Qualifications
*Degree level (or equivalent) in an engineering, related subject or relevant experience.
*Professional project/programme management qualifications such as:
oIPMA-C (Desirable)
oPRINCE 2 Practitioner
oUK MoD - Acquisition (PASS) Trained would be an advantage
oFinancial Management would be a distinct advantage
oService Management would be a distinct advantage

*Project/Programme Management experience in a highly technical environment preferably from defence or automotive.
*Use of Microsoft Project to control, define and monitor progress against schedules.
*Use of business management software tools such as: PDM, SAP, ERP systems.
*Competent in Project Management technique such as Critical Path, Project quality management, 3 point or Pert Analysis and Network generation.
*Understanding of Project and product life-cycle management.
*Understanding of Risk and opportunity management.
*Understanding of Sub-contract and customer relationship management.
*Understanding of Project financial management.
*Relevant experience of delivering project management of a technical product from concept phase through to prototyping and trials.
*Experience in the management of multiyear high value projects along with short term urgent operational projects

Additional Information
Contract role
Duration: 12 months
Location: West Sussex

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a contract role