Senior Project Manager

Job Reference: GTL-2018-08-102

Location: Guildford, United Kingdom

To manage the delivery of major mission projects to the customer within the required financial and programmatic constraints.

Key Tasks :
  • Day-to-day management of the project core team activities to ensure the entire project is progressing in line with the baseline plan.
  • Communication with SSTL customers and internal stakeholders, including Heads of Business, Head of
  • Projects, Engineering Team Leaders and Department Managers, Project Accounting and Commercial teams.
  • Management of the major project reviews, identifying clear objectives, inputs, outputs and success criteria.
  • Management of the project key risks to ensure that risks are identified, captured and mitigation actions in place.
  • Monitoring and control of the project finances (contingency, cost to complete, profit take) to ensure the project is delivered within the agreed budget.
  • Monitoring and control of all project work packages to ensure they are delivered on time and to cost, and to identify early deviations from the agreed baseline plan.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Proven experience in project management specifically in setting up, running and successfully delivering projects, ideally in a satellite or engineering/aerospace industry.
  • Good experience of implementing contracts.
  • Familiarity with work package systems and matrix management structure preferable.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills; able to influence, persuade and negotiate with all levels of people effectively.
  • Understand contracts and product assurance plans.
  • Ability to cope under pressure and ensure deadlines are met.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good organisation skills.
  • Good presentation and customer facing skills.
  • Highly results orientated; strong drive to deliver.
  • Proficient in all MS Office packages and knowledge of Microsoft Project.