Project Manager, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, up to £305/day

Recruiter
Location
Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 0JQ
Salary
up to £305/day
Posted
14 Mar 2017
Closes
23 Mar 2017
Ref
LOT1JP00021234
Clearance Level
DV, SC
Job Type
Contract

Our client, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, are seeking a Project Manager to join them at Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 0JQ

Team: Programme & Delivery//Operations//Land Battlespace Systems

Initial contracts will run for 8 months and offer a rate up to £305/day.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 23/03/2017 at 08:49

This role requires Active SC clearance. Applicants require active SC clearance or the willingness to go through clearance before starting on site. Candidates with current clearance will be preferred.

Key Words due to the high number of CVs expected for this role, the following keywords will be used to select candidates in the first instance. Your CV must include the following to be considered for shortlist:

"Project Manager" Risk  Budget "Microsoft Project 2010"  Sharepoint (Defence OR DSTL) (APMP OR PRINCE2)

Role Profile, Key Tasks and Deliverables

The contractor is expected to perform the project management role as detailed in the Dstl role profile. The projects that the candidate will be delivering focus on improving the way MOD manages the reliability and maintainability of capability across the Navy, Army and Air Force and Government.

Designing, planning, and implementing a project which delivers the desired outputs, set out in the Project Mandate. Defining the project’s governance framework including monitoring and control regime, stakeholder engagement, risk and issue management, quality and assurance, information management, resource management, procurement plan.

Identifying, managing and mitigating the project risks (Technical, Financial, Commercial, Health and Safety, Environmental, Security).

Ensuring the appropriate capabilities (people, relationships, infrastructure, knowledge, licences to practice) are employed in the execution of the project.

Tasking and management of external contracts, liaising with the Division Procurement Rep, Commercial, IP and others as appropriate

Implementing Dstl's policies and processes and ensuring compliance with the Management System.

Establishing, maintaining and controlling project documentation and management information.

Leading change management within permitted project tolerances; adapting plans to meet changing customer, capability and business requirements and priorities.

Defining tasks and success criteria and providing individuals with performance feedback.

Enabling development of staff through project activities.

Creating a positive working environment that aligns with Dstl Principles, supports diversity and enables staff working on their project to excel.

Championing the development of Project Management.

They hold specific accountability for:

Recommending:

o          An Integarted Project Plan (IPP) for delivery of the project

o          At project completion that information and knowledge has been captured and shared appropriately

Deciding:

o          The acceptance of any deliverables provided by external organisations, taking advice from Project Technical Authority (PTA), Lead Technical Reviewer (LTR) and Technical Partner (TP) as appropriate. Designing, planning, and implementing a project which delivers the desired outputs, set out in the Project Mandate. Defining the project’s governance framework including monitoring and control regime, stakeholder engagement, risk and issue management, quality and assurance, information management, resource management, procurement plan.

Identifying, managing and mitigating the project risks (Technical, Financial, Commercial, Health and Safety, Environmental, Security).

Ensuring the appropriate capabilities (people, relationships, infrastructure, knowledge, licences to practice) are employed in the execution of the project.

Tasking and management of external contracts, liaising with the Division Procurement Rep, Commercial, IP and others as appropriate

Implementing Dstl's policies and processes and ensuring compliance with the Management System.

Establishing, maintaining and controlling project documentation and management information.

Leading change management within permitted project tolerances; adapting plans to meet changing customer, capability and business requirements and priorities.

Defining tasks and success criteria and providing individuals with performance feedback.

Enabling development of staff through project activities.

Creating a positive working environment that aligns with Dstl Principles, supports diversity and enables staff working on their project to excel.

Championing the development of Project Management.

They hold specific accountability for:

Recommending:

o          An IPP for delivery of the project

o          At project completion that information and knowledge has been captured and shared appropriately

Deciding:

o          The acceptance of any deliverables provided by external organisations, taking advice from PTA, LTR and TP as appropriate.

Both Porton & Portsdown West would be considered as a location.

Candidate Requirements

Essential Experience:

Essential

•          Project Management.

•          Awareness of the capability and S&T disciplines required to deliver the requirements.

•          Financial Management - Budgeting and resource allocation.

•          Commercial awareness

•          People Leadership.

•          Risk Management.

•          Managing complex customer relationships

•          Use of Microsoft Project 2010.

•          Use of sharepoint software.

Desirable:

•          Understanding of the Defence and Security context.

•          Understanding of Dstl’s business model.

•          Understanding of the relevant Account environments.

•          Understanding of the relevant programme and desired outcomes.

•          Experience and comfort with using Project Web App

Qualifications/Certifications:

Project Management e.g. APMP, PRINCE2 or equivalent

Membership of a recognised project management professional body

Candidate Eligibility

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK, this role will not offer Visa sponsorship. Tier 2 – General visas are cannot be accepted.