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Senior Technical Project Manager

Atkins - Defence
United Kingdom
Closing date
5 Sep 2022

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Clearance Level
DV, SC, None / Undisclosed
Aerospace, Defence, Security
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Your Purpose/ Role:

We are looking to attract experienced candidates with a proven delivery and consulting background, emphasising Programme & Project Management within Solution Delivery, Software, Cyber Security and related disciplines.
We have senior project management positions available within our Aerospace Defence Security & Technology (ADS&T) business in Atkins.
We have many clients with complex stakeholder communities, multi-vendor supply chains and framework driven approvals process, so excellent client facing consultancy skills as well as proven supply chain management experience is essential.
The successful candidate will be expected to make contributions to Practice and Business development. This will include leading bid teams as well as developing new business propositions for existing clients and/or researching potential new markets.
Atkins has a significant portfolio of work within our government clients in the security and defence sectors, however there are many opportunities in other sectors. Our project portfolio is UK wide so travel may be required for some assignments.
What you can bring?

You will be representing Atkins to our clients, so it is key that our values and ways of working are demonstrated within the role -

Team leadership - experience of successfully leading integrated/blended/diverse/multidisciplinary teams to deliver complex project outputs and programme outcomes. Establish and manage collaborative and collegiate working teams.
Communication – high emotional intelligence - listens and questions effectively, concise verbal and written communication skills.  High IT literacy being able to communicate with both business and IT teams.  Able to communicate with confidence to stakeholders at all levels.
Flexibility – able to adapt from providing consulting advice to ‘rolling up your sleeves’ to assist clients in delivering key projects and work packages in their portfolio.
Customer focus & achievement – delivers a high level of customer service to our external and internal customers, exceeds client aspiration and is goal driven.
Development – wants to continually develop new skills in themselves and others through continuous professional development and other means.
Safety, ethics and integrity – embraces and uphold Atkins high professional standards at all times, advocacy - an ambassador for our wider business at all times.
You will have demonstrable technical experience that covers the following areas of Project Delivery management -

Proven track record of successful delivery of Projects and Programmes in the public or private sector.
Membership of the APM/PMI, Chartered Project Professional (ChPP) status is desirable. Service delivery management standards such as ITIL would also be desirable.
Computer Science or Engineering related Degree with background experience in a technical discipline would be seen as an advantage.
A Recognized P3M qualification (Prince2, APM PMQ, MoR, MSP), Waterfall and Agile experience is essential.
Experience and understanding of delivering IT Systems & Software Development, Cyber Security or Infrastructure programme and projects in complex environments.
Knowledge and experience of delivery management such as governance, reporting, planning, risks/issues, benefit management, finance and change management.
Strong commercial awareness with experience of managing to a contract and able to effectively manage scope and change both internally and externally.
Good knowledge of financial controls and ability to interpret and report financial data and analysis.
Experience supply chain management and their associated contracts, utilising a variety of contracting methods, such as T&M and Firm Price.
Strong stakeholder and communication management.
Why work for Atkins?

People join us because they share a desire to be at the forefront of the ADS&T Business Unit and deliver outstanding projects. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a difference to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind.

We value diversity and believe that everyone deserves to thrive, without exception. We have signed the MoD's "Women in Defence" and "Women in Aviation and Aerospace" charters. These pledges include providing opportunities for women to succeed at all levels. We're also committed to being a Military friendly employer and have been recognised with the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Gold Employer Recognition Award.

We develop individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house as well as external training for all our staff.

Meeting your needs:

When you start with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward", a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

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More about us:

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a top global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Atkins, ranked as one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once they join. We're also a Silver Rating holder in the Aerospace & Defence sector, as per the Financial Times rating of the UK’s leading management consultants.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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