Project Manager

Job Title: Project Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
Salary: Up to £45 per hour
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1905-8_1556786560
Contact Name: Chris Doyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 02, 2019 09:42

Job Description

Sitec currently have an opportunity for a Project Manager to join our client on a 12 month contract with extension likely. The pay rate for this role is 45ph/r Ltd. The client is a world leading Aerospace & Defence Company.

Position Summary

The role is to manage a multi-functional team (including Engineering, Procurement, Production and PA functions) to develop and produce electronic equipment for satellite applications.

The primary role of this position is to ensure that the customer requirements flown down via a work order or contract are delivered On Quality, On Time and On Cost.

As such you will be the primary interface to the customer ensuring that deliverables are produced in-line with the project schedule and relevant gate/quality reviews and customer reviews.

You will be fully responsible for all aspects of the equipment/deliverables and ensure the allocated team delivers to customer satisfaction.

Position Requirements of Project Manager

  • HND/Degree in Electronic Engineering or other relevant engineering subjects.
  • Should have an in depth knowledge of managing projects and people both locally and remotely.
  • A proven track record of project delivery in a development and production environment is essential.

Working relationships:

Be able to communicate in a relevant manner with all parties, this will include engineering group staff and internal and external customers, as well as other supporting functions, such as Design, Production, Quality, Test, etc.

Essential Duties

  • Be the point of contact for customers, proposals and/or projects.
  • Ensure proposals are bid in line with product strategy. Play an active role in bid/no-bid decisions.
  • Ensure proposals are produced on time and effectively answer the RFP.
  • Deliver programmes on time, on quality and in costs
  • Manage projects and establish EAC / CTC throughout the project life cycle in line with company processes
  • Provide inputs to the Monthly Review, Business Reviews and other Airbus Defence and Space relevant reviews and in line with the agreed methods and principles.
  • Ensure strong link with other Airbus departments
  • Ensure programmes effectively focus on mitigation of risk to result in successful completion.
  • Drives the Project from proposal to delivery
  • Endorses Project goals and defines Development Plan
  • Drives budgets, schedule, dependency analysis, risk management, and risk mitigation strategy
  • Responsible for overall internal and contractual compliance to the product & project requirements
  • Manages resources assignment within Core Team
  • Implements project level Make-Buy analysis and decision
  • Implementation of divisional standards
  • Leads and facilitates Multi-functional Core Team
  • Drives development
  • Sets Team / individual Project objectives
  • Details Work Breakdown Structures/Packages
  • Triggers internal Design Reviews
  • Makes Project decisions
  • Assures effective and efficient working within the core team
  • Drives tight change control management and impact reviews (including ECOs)
  • Coordinates stakeholder management
  • Centralises customer interface (Reporting, meetings etc…)
  • Provides Project reporting to Airbus management
  • Liaises on cross project shared resources and facility conflicts
  • Triggers and coordinates gate/quality reviews
  • Resolves project / functional conflicts
  • Acts as the Project Champion (advocate)
  • Provides input to functional managers for Team Members performance evaluation
  • Communicates milestone issues with core team
  • Coordinate interface to selected extended project team members
  • Configuration management of project and manufacturing documents
  • Ensure that proposals are supported and that lessons learnt are incorporated to allow cost models and reductions are continuous.
  • Develop relationships with external suppliers.

Core skills

  • Proven track record of delivering complex proposals under short timescales and delivering complex and challenging projects; 'lead by example'
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills in communication, delegation and motivation.
  • To have good analytical skills to be able to challenge the core team constantly, achieving best value for the customer.
  • Good communication skills to enable discussion and presentation of complex issues and solutions


This role will be based at Portsmouth, and may incur travel from time to time to other Airbus sites

This vacancy is being advertised by Sitec.