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Project Manager - Defence - Aerospace

Permanent  for hyphen in Cambridge

Over the past 30 years, my client has developed a deep understanding of Defence Intelligence missions through its involvement in multiple UK and international programmes, and has the domain knowledge and mission understanding crucial to the success of our customers. The project manager will be responsible for programme mobilisation, start up, project definition (including requirements validation) and execution across the full programme life cycle. The successful candidate will be required to: * Facilitate complex problem solving initiatives. This will require a high technical competence and ability to think strategic solutions from the customers’ perspective. * Act as the primary interface from the project into key Product Teams to ensure that the customer and project requirements are fully understood and implemented within the programme plan. * Work in conjunction with other functional teams to ensure that the resources required to support the projects are mobilised (to include recruitment), have the correct skills and are assigned to the appropriate tasks and duties. * Manage the programme within agreed budgets using Earned Value techniques, meet P & L goals, delivering each contracted milestone to agreed performance, cost and schedule commitment. * Identify project risks and opportunities, quantify and produce mitigation, capture and contingency plans. * Motivate the programme team to perform and deliver requirements. * Ensure the goals/ objectives are clearly communicated, understood and executed by the programme team. * Develop strong relationships with the customers and subcontractors to ensure that they are meeting their commitments to the project. * Provide support to and deputise for the Programme Director Candidate Requirements Education and Experience Essential * Degree in Information Technology, Engineering or Business Management, plus established and demonstrable progressive experience in programme/project using business performance management and reporting methodologies * Member of a relevant Engineering or Programme Management Professional Institution * A successful track record in setting up and executing full lifecycle development programmes for the UK MoD (or other Govt Departments) with value in excess of £50M. * Ability to help shape and produce winning bids into the target customer community * Capable of managing and motivating a diverse and geographically dispersed team in the delivery of innovative solutions * Bid and Proposal management, winning new, repeat or follow on business through leading and supplying winning proposals * A demonstrated capability of managing programme controls; that effectively maintain the integrity of the IMS and WBS * Experience of effective management of programmes using Earned Value Management, EVM Desirable * Information Technology, Aerospace and Defence background preferred * Demonstrated technical proficiency in MoD acquisition processes * Experience of managing multi-disciplined teams Experience of dealing with UK MoD and other Government department would be an advantage. * Background in complex and large-scale networking and communication systems design Hy-phen Limited is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Job added on 16-10-2014