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Associate Project Manager

Date: 05-May-2022

Location: Boscombe Down, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Purpose
The Air & Space business within QinetiQ is involved in a wide variety of exciting projects and programmes, from innovative research, through to modifications or complex flight trials across all domains. As a member of our project management community, you can expect to be leading teams to deliver projects in the UK, as well as supporting international opportunities as we continue to grow.

We have an Associate Project Manager opportunity based out of MOD Boscombe Down. You will be responsible for delivering simple or standard Projects in our Engineering Services IDT and tasked with ensuring our commitments to our internal and external stakeholders are met. Our projects have a diverse and complex stakeholder community, both internal and external to the company.  
 

Key Accountabilities

  • Delivery of simple or standard projects £2m revenue and sales per annum
  • Development and maintenance of positive engagement with project customers, partners and suppliers.
  • Operating in a Safe & Secure manner.
  • Embedding a culture in line with the QinetiQ values.
  • Delivery of the project outputs, to agreed baseline including customer satisfaction, time, cost, quality, cash and sales.
  • Ensuring project members operate in line with the Operating Framework & functional competency management requirements; and have appropriate personal objectives recorded in the QinetiQ performance management system.
  • Resolving conflicts including prioritisation calls within the project and collaborating across QinetiQ.
  • Maintenance of forecasts, both financial and resource demand signals, for sales and delivery which reflects the up-to-date expectations for the work.
  • Application of governance requirements including lifecycle, project & independent reviews as appropriate for foundation sales and delivery work.
  • Reporting progress on all accountabilities to programme / portfolio manager (or their delegate).
  • Ensuring correct entry and maintenance of data onto customer management tools to support your opportunities with all details correct and up to date.

 

Key Capabilities & Knowledge

  • Leadership: influencing and aligning others towards the vision for the project, and to empower & inspire people to achieve success.
  • Integrity: open, honest and doing the right thing and keeping promises.
  • Communication: effective communication as part of a two-way interaction, using a range of techniques, to ensure the received meaning matches the transmitted meaning.
  • Stakeholder Management: identifying, planning and implementing actions to positively engage parties with an interest in, or influence over, the project outputs.
  • Teamwork: creating an environment where a group of people with diverse personalities, skills, experiences and perspectives are empowered to collaborate towards a common goal.
  • Foundation Sales: identifying, developing and delivering solutions to our customers’ problems within an appropriate commercial framework to maximise benefit to both our customers and QinetiQ.
  • Negotiation & Conflict Management: identifying and addressing differences of objective, attitude or perception in order to produce an agreed outcome for all parties.
  • Business Development: when required, working as a member of a capture team to generate delivery plans, risk registers and costings to support the creation of the proposal document.

 

Essential Experience & Qualifications

  • Experience gained, typically rather than necessarily, between 1-3 years of leading a business, projects, programmes, portfolios or P3 function and successfully supporting the delivery of projects
  • Demonstrable capability to International Project Management Association Level D

 

Desirable Experience & Qualifications

  • Degree (or equivalent experience) in appropriate discipline
  • Hold a recognised PM qualification (APM Project Fundamentals Qualification, or Prince2)
  • Experience in Aerospace, Defence or other closely related sectors

 

Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.