Project Manager, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, up to £306/day

Porton Down, Idmiston, Salisbury SP4 0JG
up to £306/day
17 Mar 2017
24 Mar 2017
Clearance Level
Job Type

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

Team: Programme & Delivery//Operations//Sensors & Countermeasures

Initial contracts will run for 14 months and offer a rate up to £306/day.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 24/03/2017 at 11:54

This role requires Active DV (Developed Vetting) clearance. Applicants require active DV 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 assist shortlisting in the first instance. Your CV should include the following to increase your chances of shortlist:

"Project Manager" (Prince2 OR "Prince 2" OR APM) commercial budget

Role Profile, Key Tasks and Deliverables

The Project Manager (PM) is accountable for leading the successful delivery of a project to time, cost and quality, operating within the bounds of their mandate and authorised Integrated Project Plan (IPP).

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:


o          An IPP for delivery of the project

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


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

Candidate Requirements

Essential Experience:

•          Project Management.

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

•          Budgeting and resource allocation.

•          Commercial awareness

MOD DV security clearance


•          Understanding of the Defence and Security context.

•          Understanding of Dstl’s business model.


Project Management e.g. APMP, PRINCE2

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.

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