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Combat Communication Information Systems Programme Manager

Date: 08-Jun-2021

Location: Portsmouth, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Role Purpose
Responsible for the safe, successful delivery of the assigned portfolio sales opportunities, projects and programmes within agreed targets within a Maritime Programmes area of the Combat, Communication and Information Systems Integrated Delivery Team.

•    This role will have a significant impact to the success of the customer and to financial performance at Business level.
•    The portfolio will manage the delivery of strategic growth related to the three global campaigns 
o    Test and Evaluation leveraging the development of increased connectivity of the site to UK ranges and overseas facilities
o    Training leveraging the representative equipment and capabilities on site and connectivity to customer facilities
o    Information Advantage – leveraging the representative facilities, connectivity and capabilities to exploit data to improve command decisions and deliver new capability
•    As such, there will be close collaboration with the established programme lines within the Combat, Communication and Information Systems business. In addition, the portfolio will champion exploitation of the Communication Development and Integration Facility.
•    As a newly formed portfolio a key aim will be to secure and build on early concept demonstrators to build pipeline opportunities in conjunction with BD/sales and backlog 


Key Accountabilities

•    For the first time customer acceptance of assigned projects: safely; within agreed budgets and schedule; ensuring compliance all applicable International & National Regulations and Standards, Defence Standards & Conditions and corporate policies whist achieving the agreed annual targets for  revenue, milestone delivery performance, financial forecast variances and delivery margins.  
•    Delivering compelling value for money propositions in response to assigned customer requirements and leading their closure to contract to achieve agreed annual growth targets for the assigned programme/portfolio. 
•    The functional management and professional development of the assigned Project Management team.
•    Contribute to QinetiQ's Project Management improvement planning and professionalism
•    Develop and maintain relationships with the customers
•    Management of external and internal stakeholders
•    Development and delivery of follow-on work opportunities, working where appropriate with the sales team and global campaigns
•    Generate accurate work load forecasts to support resource planning within the business and functions
•    Effective communication to internal stakeholders of project progress, risks and timely escalation of project issues
•    Conduct Lessons Learnt during the course and at the completion of delivery


Key Capabilities/Knowledge

•    Project Management competence equivalent to IPMA level B
•    Strategically focused
•    Able to exercise good commercial judgement
•    Strong negotiation skills
•    Able to build confidence with senior stakeholders
•    Relationship builder at senior levels
•    Strong understanding of budgeting and resource allocation
•    Broad knowledge of the wider Defence and Security context
•    Broad knowledge of Maritime research activities
•    Broad knowledge of maritime domain business drivers and stakeholders across MOD and Industry.


Experience & Qualifications
•    RPP qualification or equivalent
•    Previous demonstrable experience of delivering research within the Maritime domain
•    Degree qualified or equivalent
•    Demonstrable experience in the application of the APM competencies and able to apply them in an engineering service environment.
•    Demonstrable experience in the delivery of at least three complex projects or one complex programme.
•    Demonstrable experience of successful delivery in a collaboration with other major industry participants.
•    The ability to assimilate and re-communicate technical content.
•    Able to mentor more junior project managers.



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.