Project Manager Ref# V-32624

  • East Anglia, Essex, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32624

Holt Executive is supporting a global leader that designs and manufactures high-performance components and subsystems and develops groundbreaking technology for space exploration.

Our client is seeking a Project Manager to join their dynamic team. You’ll play a key role in enhancing their project management processes, managing strategic R&D initiatives, and leading the successful delivery of customer-funded projects.

Key Responsibilities for the Project Manager:

  • Implement and enforce best practices by ensuring the team consistently uses effective project management techniques.
  • Motivate and mentor the team to achieve project goals, helping junior members develop their skills.
  • Foster open communication and forge strong relationships with customers and stakeholders to ensure clear alignment and successful project execution.
  • Create detailed project plans in Microsoft Project and publish into the MS Project Server system.
  • Define and hold timely Phase Gate Reviews to ensure projects stay on track.
  • Collaborate with the customer to clearly define, document, and manage project scope throughout the lifecycle.
  • Identify project risks, issues, and dependencies early on, and find solutions before they escalate.
  • Partner with the Finance Team to establish budgets, monitor spending, and analyse data like estimated costs to completion and potential risk impacts.
  • Develop and maintain project dashboards for clear communication of project status to senior leadership.
  • Work with Business Development, Engineering, and Program Directors to develop technical and commercial solutions that meet customer requirements.
  • Actively contribute to improving and refining project management processes for the team’s benefit.

Key Skills and Experience for the Project Manager:

  • Experience of managing projects through all or part of the lifecycle from bid to production, with an emphasis on production.
  • Demonstrable experience of energising teams to meet critical timescales and deliver projects.
  • Ability to manage customer expectations and avoid unwanted scope creep.
  • Good understanding of risk management and how this is used to manage a project.
  • Persuasive and clear communication skills across all levels of the business.
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities.
  • Sound judgement – understanding when to own and brief and when to escalate.
  • Proficiency in the use and understanding of Project Management/resource tools such as MS Project and MS Project Server or other enterprise project management tool.
  • A working knowledge of SAP would be beneficial.
  • Qualification in project management methodologies desirable.

If your skills and experience match this Project Manager opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to 


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