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Senior Project Manager QinetiQ

Location: Sevenoaks
Employment Type: Full Time - Permanent
Job ID: 9285

QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.  Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving.  Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

Job description/Person specification

Provide focused leadership for the safe and effective delivery of Complex Projects to:
- meet contractual obligations
- achieve excellent customer satisfaction
- deliver contracted (or ahead of) schedule and cash flow
- achieve as contracted (or improved) margin
- provide accurate financial forecasts

Delivery of Complex projects that:
- Include an element of complexity or significant risk that could have an impact from a legal/regulatory, operational effectiveness and reputational perspective
- Includes success criteria that is difficult to achieve and will have a major impact on the success of the customer  
- involves a broad range of stakeholders often with competing interests
- includes a number of subcontracts, some with significant development work on the critical path.
- are delivered through a large multi-disciplinary project team across multiple locations
- has tight timescales and/or challenging budgets

• Application of appropriate project governance in-line with the QinetiQ Operating Framework
• Leadership of the project team
• Develop and maintain relationships with the customers
• Management of external and internal stakeholders
• Generate accurate work load forecasts to support resource planning within the business and functions
• Develop and maintain key project document s including Project Management Plan, Risk Register and Project Reporting Pack
• Effective communication to internal stakeholders of project progress, risks and timely escalation of project issues
• Conduct Lessons Learnt during the course and at the completion of each project

Key Skills

• Project Management competence equivalent to IPMA level C
• Able to exercise good commercial judgement
• Strong negotiation skills
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Knowledge of other functional disciplines related to project delivery (e.g. finance)
• An understanding of budgeting and resource allocation
• An understanding of the wider Defence and Security context in preferred