This role is a senior position within the PMO team.  All standard requirements of a Project Manager are retained, but the role also includes:

  • involvement in the strategic direction and continuous improvement of the PMO team
  • resource planning and the ability to manage direct reports or mentor and set the example to others within the team
  • closer involvement with sales strategies, capture planning and maximising future opportunities from a PMO perspective, with the associated interaction with important Customer during the bid stages accordingly

 The individual

A self-motivated, experienced, flexible and competent Project Manager and team leader will thrive in this role. Someone who is capable of putting their stamp on the project and leading by example.  Able to influence a positive, productive and enjoyable culture, they are also intuitive to Customer needs and driven to ensuring Customers receive the highest levels of service and support. Able to motivate and develop a direct report / team is key to success in this role.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree level (or equivalent) in a technical related subject, or relevant practical experience.
  • Professional project/programme management qualifications such as APMP, PRINCE 2 or UK MoD – Acquisition Employment Trained would be an advantage


  • Relevant experience of delivering project management excellence, of a technical product in a technical environment, from concept phase through to prototyping and trials, and into production.
  • Experience working within, and delivering products or services to, the Defence & Security Sector
  • Commercial awareness, and experience dealing with Customers and understanding Customer needs
  • Use of Microsoft Project to control, define and monitor progress against schedules.
  • Use of project management software tools such as: SAP, ERP systems. Preferably a practical understanding of JIRA tools.
  • Leads those around them and sets the example for other PMs / project team members to follow.
  • Competent in Project Management techniques such as Critical Path, Agile and Pert Analysis
  • Understanding of project life-cycle management.
  • Experience of risk and opportunity management.
  • Experience mentoring and managing direct reports / team members to get the best from them in a tough working environment
  • Contract management experience; preferably Government contracts and their associated project delivery gateway methodologies.
  • Experience of project financial management and KPI reporting.
  • Experience dealing with and presenting to senior stakeholders
  • Eligible for UK Security Clearance to minimum SC level.
  • Customer focussed – displays pro-active approach to meeting both internal and external customer needs.
  • Results-focussed – strong desire to achieve results and works hard to reach goals and targets.  Seeks to achieve results which enhance business success.
  • Flexibility – displays versatility and adaptability.  Identifies need for change, develops new ideas, encourages and supports innovation.   Reacts positively and with enthusiasm to change and improvement.   Has capability to achieve results and manage workload even at peak of pressure.  Self-manages to be highly effective even at times when workload is less.
  • Professional – takes career seriously and considers the business dimensions of decisions carefully.    Intellectually and analytically rigorous; displays high competence in chosen field and is trusted by the business to “do the right thing”.
  • Integrity and morality – acts with scrupulous honesty with customers, colleagues, and suppliers and everyone else they come into contact with in the workplace.
  • Communication and listening – strong interpersonal skills; the appropriate use of written, oral, non-verbal and listening skills, with an ability to persuasively impart information and pick up on underlying messages.
  • Superior planning and organisation skills.
  • Problem solving – displays logic, creativity and pragmatism in resolving problems, requiring little supervision and using disciplined problem-solving methods.
  • Adaptability – the ability to react to different circumstances whilst maintaining composure and focus on objectives; can be relied upon in tough situations and is able to constructively challenge the status quo to facilitate appropriate change.
  • Teamwork – a strong team player with the ability to recognise and manage the team dynamic; demonstrates the ability to understand others motivations and actively assess their strengths and weaknesses, is aware of others workloads and responds accordingly.
  • Leadership – strong leadership skills, conveying confidence, presence and a professional image at all levels within an organisation.
  • Willing to travel in UK and internationally as required.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties, but it is intended to give a general indication of the range of work undertaken and will vary in detail in the light of changing demands and priorities within the Department.  Any substantive changes in the range of work undertaken will be carried out in consultation with the job holder.

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