Date posted: 06 Jan 2022

Aerospace and defence equipment wouldn’t be able to operate if it wasn’t for avionic manufacturers like Chelton. We pride ourselves on working with customers and being attuned to industry trends to expand the possibilities of aerospace and defence and give our customers a helping hand in achieving mission success. Working in challenging environments, producing failsafe technology with smart thinking – it’s just what we do. But we couldn’t do it without the Chelton A-team.

That’s why we're on the look out for two Project Managers to join the Chelton team and manage complex projects to completion. You will lead projects through every stage of the project life cycle, from planning to delivery. If you thrive in a dynamic, fast paced technical environment and have the ability to maintain focus under pressure, you may be exactly what we are looking for.

As a Project Manager at Chelton Ltd, you will be a key member of our team, responsible for establishing and maintaining a strong rapport internally as well as with clients, contractors and other stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have excellent and demonstrable Leadership, communication and time management skills as well as a strong will to get things done.

One role will be based at our Head Office in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, whilst the other is for our site in Redhill, Surrey. 

Candidates must have the right to live and work in the UK.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure project deliverables, deadlines and client expectations are met and aligned with contractual obligations
  • Actively seek to utilise the change management process to deliver benefits to the contract.
  • Lead project planning; set clear project goals and objectives, define tasks, determine timelines and necessary resources
  • Monitor project progress; address issues, ensure project deliverables are completed to specification, time and budget using appropriate tracking tool to coordinate
  • Hold regular status review meetings; generate and distribute minutes
  • Develop and analyse data to prepare forecasts and reports
  • Gather resources, identify potential constraints based on activities and timeframes and define solutions
  • Implement a relevant risk and opportunity management plan to optimise project delivery
  • Oversee all project documentation
  • Adhere to company style and branding in all outgoing communications
  • Report regularly to management and stakeholders on project progress, challenges, resolutions and alterations

Person Specification 

  • Demonstrable experience delivering projects within a technical environment
  • Knowledge of PM software; e.g. Primavera or Microsoft Project
  • Strong commercial and contractual awareness
  • Relevant degree within a technical, business or Project Management field.
  • Advanced negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong management, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to present technical and complex information concisely at appropriate level to target audience
  • Work effectively under pressure and time constraints in a fast paced, rapidly evolving environment
  • Must be willing to travel on occasion

It would be advantageous if you had:

  • A career gained within military or defence sector 
  • Experience of managing CAT 2 & 3 projects
  • PMP (Project Management Professional) or equivalent certification.


  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy and sell leave
  • Flexible benefits scheme including private medical insurance and cycle to work scheme
  • Pension contribution matched up to 8%
  • Employee Assistance Programme 

No two days are ever the same at Chelton, you’ll constantly be faced with new challenges to overcome. From the very beginning, you will be able to take full ownership and accountability to see products through to success. After all, where would we be if it wasn’t for the people behind the products?

If you’re looking to leave your mark on the world, why not choose the exhilarating world of aerospace and defence and better yet, join Chelton for your chance to innovate, create and excite.