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Project Manager - Defence Manufacturing

Permanent  for Technical Placements in Canterbury

Project Manager - defence manufacturing industry. Based in Kent, our client is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of innovative electro-mechanical and electro-optic systems.  Their products and systems are sold worldwide to a diverse customer base in primary end markets of homeland security and defence.  They are looking to recruit a project manager within the Business Unit team, based at their UK headquarters, to concentrate on their electro-mechanical surveillance product portfolio.

About the candidate

You will have a track record of delivery of complex engineered products and systems gained in a multi-disciplinary environment preferably involving electronic and mechanical design from a military / defence manufacturing background.  With experience gained in similar manufacturing environments, you will have worked closely with customers, contractors and in house engineering, over the full product lifecycle, from concept evaluation, through delivery and qualification. 

As a key customer facing contact, you will be comfortable with contractual aspects of meeting requirements and be able to advise management on risks and commercial issues arising from your project portfolio.  Technically, you will understand different system requirements and comfortable working with engineering and manufacturing teams to implement them. As a significant share of the business is exported, it would be advantageous if you have had experience working with international clients.

Skill profile

- Solid grounding in the methodology of setting-up and running stage gated projects with multiple stake-holders, with MOD / military / defence senior experience

- Excellent written and verbal communications, keen sense of professionalism

- Proficiency with set up and reporting of projects using MS Project / Project Server 2007

- Ideally degree educated, with a technical background in one of the main engineering disciplines (mechanical, electronics). 

Able to follow low level details while retaining a sense of the big picture

Job added on 15-10-2014