Senior Project Manager – Defence Ref# HP169

  • Horsham, West Sussex
  • £50000 - £60000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • HP169

Holt Executive is supporting a multi-national defence and aerospace pioneer, delivering mission-critical technology and systems to customers on the land, sea, and air. They are currently recruiting for a Senior Project Manager to join their fast-paced, innovative business in Horsham, West Sussex.

Key Responsibilities of the Senior Project Manager:

  • Ensure new projects are launched with due diligence by creating master schedules, resource demand plans, stage plans and budgets for each stage as delegated.
  • Manage internal and external communications (sub-contractors, customers, internal stakeholders). Take responsibility for the organisation and recording of all project management-related meetings.
  • Manage and produce key PM artefacts of projects, including:
  • Master Schedule, Project Management Plan, SoW/Contract Compliance Matrix, Work Breakdown Structure, Product Breakdown Structure, Product Description Documents, Responsibility Assignment Matrices, ensuring such documents remain up to date and relevant to the project’s execution.
  • Liaise with team engineering leads and department heads to ensure allocation of resources in correct and technical processes are up to date.
  • Manage execution of the project schedule to ensure key events and critical stages such as design reviews, acceptance testing, installation, and training occur on time and are effective.
  • Establish a risk management strategy for the project, identifying risks, budget implications and forecasting, using mitigation strategies.
  • Liaise with team colleagues to ensure appropriate controls for production and retention, invoicing, shipping, and export controls.

Professional Experience & Qualifications for the Senior Project Manager role:

  • 5+ years experience working in a Defence project management role.
  • Project Management Professional with knowledge and certification of project methods (e.g., PRINCE2, PMP, MSP, Six Sigma) and Agile or Lean delivery methodologies (e.g., PMI-ACP, Scrum).
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of all stages of the project lifecycle, from business case development, scoping and mobilisation to design, implementation and deployment of capabilities and benefits realisation.
  • Maintain personal ability to travel within the UK and abroad (driving licence, passport). This may include occasional driving of B-Class company/fleet vehicles.
  • Take responsibility for continuous professional development, helping identify personal training needs and development opportunities.
  • Requirements to hold UK SC Clearance.

If you are interested in the role, please click Apply Now or contact Harry Parsons at harry.parsons@holtexecutive.com


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