Job opportunity

Project Manager, Surface Ships

Job title
Project Manager, Surface Ships

Reporting relationships
Surface Ships Head Of Delivery, Divisional Head and Senior Management Team

Band
5-7

Staff responsibility
None

Budget responsibility
As per project agreed parameters

Scope
The ATLAS Group is a market leader in sonar and combat management systems for conventional submarines, surface ships, complete sensor-to-shoot mine warfare solutions and torpedoes. As part of the ATLAS Group, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK, based at Winfrith in Dorset has a requirement to expand its project management capability to support current and future growth in the submarine market.

Surface Ships Division is working to secure an ever increasing share of both the UK and World Wide export market for Mine Counter Measures (MCM), Unmanned Systems and Maritime Security products. We have an extensive domain expertise in mine warfare and multi role unmanned systems to deliver effective solutions in the areas of mine sweeping/hunting, maritime security, synthetic aperture sonar, signature ranges, and autonomous unmanned systems. MCM has a very strong growth potential across the world with Atlas Elektronik UK occupying world leader status following continued successful deliveries to the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia.

The projects range from research and advice to key customers to system level contracts for integrated product solutions involving software and hardware and through life support. Contract values vary from tens of £k to multi-millions and customer markets are worldwide.

Location
Winfrith, Dorset Innovation Park

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

Closing Date
Friday,6th July 2018

Key Competencies

  • Experience of successfully delivering complex technical products from initial design definition through to final test and acceptance into service
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills and experience with leading diverse teams, stakeholders and suppliers
  • Experience of managing significant value (financial, strategic) projects to challenging timescales, budgets and requirements
  • Domain experience in the defence business or a recognised high end technical industry
  • Good commercial skills and awareness of relevant contractual aspects associated with project delivery
  • Ability to effectively communicate, present and negotiate direct with key external stakeholders (Government, Navy, industry) often in overseas environments
  • Although not essential candidates will ideally have membership of an appropriate and recognised professional project management organisation, eg APM

General duties

  • Reporting to all internal and external stakeholders including travelling for face to face communications
  • Defining the project structure, planning and WBS building on the information generated during the bid phase
  • Definition of the Project Team that will lead the project delivery
  • Clear definition and placement of work packages including key subcontracts required to deliver the project
  • Ensuring appropriate risk, opportunity, security, trade controls, quality and configuration management for the project
  • Planning, monitoring, control and update of the project including management of project Life Cycle Management gate reviews
  • 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

Bid Management - PMs are also key contributors to bids and are required to apply the fundamental project management principles and methodology to bids including:

  • Stakeholder management
  • WBS, OBS and programme definition (external and internal)
  • Customer and supplier negotiations
  • Internal bid reviews
  • Project management documentation
  • Risk management approach

Responsibility

  • Responsible to the Surface Ships Head of Delivery, Ships Divisional Head and Senior Management Team in all matters relating to project delivery
  • External to the business, the PM is responsible to the customer for successful delivery of the project
  • The PM represents the project on behalf of the business to the customer, external partners, stakeholders and suppliers
  • PM sets and supervises the corresponding goals and targets for the project team, work package providers and/or suppliers

Other requirements
Candidates must hold or be able to achieve the required level of security clearance.

More information
Please contact Stephen Brown for further information.
Please forward your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the post to recruitment@uk.atlas-elektronik.com by the closing date.

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK Ltd
Winfrith Newburgh
Dorchester
Dorset DT2 8ZB
www.uk.atlas-elektronik.com