Job Opportunity

Project Manager, MoD Research and Advice Division

Job title

Project Manager, MoD Research and Advice Division

Purpose of job

To manage projects in order to achieve the project objectives for time, cost and quality. It is the Project Manager’s responsibility to implement and deliver the project according to the agreed plan and AEUK processes.

Reporting relationships

Reports to Head of Delivery

Budget responsibility

Aligned to projects


  • The Project Manager is responsible for both the internal and external (customer, stakeholder and subcontractor) aspects required for the execution and delivery of the project. The essentia l tasks include:
  • Participation in defining the project structure and plan, defining the work breakdown structure and work packages, building on the information generated during the bid phase
  • Definition of the project team
  • Clear definition and placement of work packages and subcontracts
  • Risk and opportunity management, security and trade controls, configuration and change management for the project
  • Ensuring that the contract remains up to date and consistent with the project goals and business objectives
  • Ensuring that contract milestones are met and that cash flow is optimised

Project Managers are also key contributors to bids, often Bid Managers, and are required to apply the fundamental project management principles and methodology to bids.


AEUK Winfrith, Dorset Innovation Park

Employment status

Permanent / Full-time (Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week)

Closing date

Friday 17th November 2017

Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required

  • Candidates should have achieved adequate recognition as a professional Project Manager via a proven track record, with the ability to demonstrate competence in project management disciplines via previous successful delivery of tasks, work packages and projects
  • Membership of an appropriate and recognised professional project management organisation, e.g. UK Association of Project Management
  • Degree educated in a related discipline
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good organisational and leadership skills
  • Good commercial skills and awareness; ability to understand contracts and provide an input into contracts where required
  • Domain knowledge and track record relating to maritime research contracts and defence contracts in general, would be advantageous to applicants, but is not essential
  • Knowledge of the Shipley Process for writing winning proposals is desirable

Key accountabilities

  • Within the business the Project Manager is responsible to the Head of Delivery in all matters relating to the successful outcome of the project as defined in the Project Management Plan and via approved project budgets
  • External to the business, the Project Manager is responsible to the customer for the success of the economic and technical planning, implementation, delivery and completion of a project
  • The Project Manager represents the project on behalf of the business to the customer, external partners, suppliers and other stakeholders
  • The Project Manager sets and supervises the corresponding goals and targets for the project team, work package providers and suppliers, and initiates measures to reach those goals

Behavioural requirements

  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and delivery focused
  • Innovative and prepared to challenge conventional thinking
  • Tenacity and determination; with desire to deliver outputs and results
  • Team player and leader
  • Confident and enthusiastic
  • Excellent communication skills; oral and written
  • Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences


Candidates must be able to achieve full SC (Security Clearance)

How to apply

Please forward your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the post to by the closing date and state the job title in the subject line.

Due to the nature of our work and the projects you will be working on, all candidates must be eligible to gain security clearance. ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK Ltd is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications for all posts from suitably qualified people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Winfrith Newburgh
Dorset DT2 8ZB