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Senior Project Manager

Date: 13-Feb-2021

Location: Bristol, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

To lead and act as the figurehead for Land Domain Engineering Delivery Partner (EDP) Delivery and Bidding, directly managing the delivery of a number of high value, complex tasks, whilst co-coordinating Land Systems IDT Project Managers, Bid Managers and Project Controllers in order to deliver and grow EDP Land.


Key Accountabilities:

• Operating in a Safe & Secure manner.

• Embedding a culture in line with the QinetiQ values. EDP Project Delivery:

• Delivery of multiple parallel EDP projects, co-coordinating resources across a collection of high value complex tasks.

• Delivery of the project outputs, to agreed baseline (customer satisfaction, time, cost, quality, cash and sales).

• Accurate financial forecasting and high validity reporting.

• Customer focused delivery ethos – building strong relationship with customers and delivery stakeholders.

• Application of governance requirements (including life cycle, project & independent reviews as appropriate) for foundation sales and delivery work.

• Reporting progress on all accountabilities to Land Systems IDT portfolio/programme managers.

• Identifying and capturing follow-on opportunities via the EDP contracting framework.

• Ensuring correct entry of data onto SAP C4C relating to future EDP opportunities, and maintain this data to reflect any changes in key inputs including: Order Value, Order Intake Scenario, (Low, Base, High, Excluded), Bid Due date, Closing Date, Sales Stage, Margin, Revenue Profile and up to date notes.

• Ensuring project members operate in line with the Operating Framework & functional competency management requirements. Land Systems EDP Leadership:

• Development and maintenance of positive engagement with project customers, delivery teams, EDP partners and provider network.

• Resolving conflicts (including prioritisation calls) within the EDP portfolio and collaborating across QinetiQ and the EDP partners.

• Co-coordinating business development and project management staff in order to maintain accurate forecasts (both financial and resource demand signal) for sales and delivery which reflects the up-to-date expectations for the backlog and pipeline EDP work within the Land Systems IDT.

• Represent the Land Systems IDT at EDP Aurora Gate Reviews, acting as the figurehead for Land domain EDP activity.

• Co-ordinate and lead delivery of Land Systems IDT EDP Project Reviews alongside the respective Project Managers into the Land Systems IDT Portfolio/Programme Managers.

• Coaching and mentoring members of the team to strengthen the collective team’s knowledge and capability of the EDP framework.


Key Capabilities/Knowledge:

• Project Management; being able to manage multiple complex projects and lead their successful parallel delivery.

• Leadership; being able to influence and align others towards the vision for EDP in the Land Domain, and to empower & inspire people to achieve success.

• Integrity; being open, honest and doing the right thing. Keeping promises.

• Customer Focus; strong understanding of the Land customer environment, and be able to articulate the value proposition that QinetiQ capabilities can provide these customers. Maintain a Frontstage, customer focused delivery ethos.

• Communication; being able to effectively communicate as part of a hybrid arrangement between office and remote working, using a range of techniques, to ensure collective alignment of communications.

• Stakeholder Management; being able to identify, plan and implement actions to positively engage parties with an interest in, or influence over, the project outputs.

• Teamwork; being able to create an environment where a group of people with diverse personalities, skills, experiences and perspectives are empowered to collaborate towards a common goal.

• Foundation Sales; being able to identify, qualify, develop and deliver solutions to your customers using an existing commercial framework contract (EDP) and be able to articulate the benefits of the QinetiQ solution to the customer.

• Negotiation & Conflict Management; being able to identify and address differences of objective, attitude or perception in order to produce an agreed outcome for all parties. • Business Development; when required, work 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:

• Demonstrable capability to International Project Management Association Level B.

• Experience gained, typically rather than necessarily, between 3-5 years of leading a business, projects, programmes, portfolios or P3 function and successfully delivering complex projects.

• APMP or Prince 2 equivalent. • Land Domain Defence experience – either military or industry. Desirable Qualifications:

• Managing Successful Programmes

• Experience of the Engineering Delivery Partner framework (delivery and/or bidding).


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?


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. People around the world depend on us for their safety and security, and to enable the safety and security of others. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Our is 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, we get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Come and find out how you can play a role.