Job description

We are looking for a Project Manager to join Airbus Defence & Space in Portsmouth. You will join the Connected Intelligence Secure Communications team and report to the Head of Project Delivery.

These are key roles in a complex technical environment which requires project managers with excellent technical, communication & leadership skills. The successful applicants will lead the delivery phase of complex military satellite communications projects subsequent to providing project planning expertise in the business winning campaigns for future Military Satellite Communications contracts and will span the full project lifecycle.

The successful applicants will have the opportunity to advance their career through training and development in a challenging and highly supportive environment.

You will need to be eligible to gain UK SC Security Clearance.

Project Managers will be:

  • Responsible for project management expertise and artefacts for business winning proposals.

  • Responsible for Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring & Controlling and Closing of projects delivering complex secure communications infrastructure and services.

  • Responsible for managing projects in accordance with the Airbus project lifecycle standards. Note that the Airbus standards adopt the lifecycle guidance recommended by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

  • Accountable for the quality, cost and schedule performance of the project.

This role will involve some travel for business and as such you must be able to travel accordingly.

Skills & Experience

  • Degree or equivalent in project management, business management, or a relevant engineering discipline.

  • A good understanding of PMI Project Management knowledge areas and lifecycle processes (re: PMBOK) is the minimum requirement.

  • Experience or training in AGILE project management is preferred. A basic understanding of AGILE project management is the minimum requirement.

  • Relevant project management experience

  • Experience bidding & delivering projects in communications, aerospace, space or defence industries.

What Airbus Can Offer You 

  • A competitive salary with annual profit share

  • An ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave 

  • Very strong, very real career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

  • A hybrid working pattern of 2 to 3 days per week in the office and 2 to 3 days remotely

  • Flexible hours – 37 per week with no core hours on Friday afternoons!

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth

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