We’re on the look out to add a Project Manager to our elite workforce

Are you on the lookout for an electrifying career in a dynamic, booming industry? Are you passionate about what you do and constantly on the lookout for the next big idea? Then we want you!

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 to add Project Manager to our elite workforce.

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.

This role will be based at our headquarters in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

Your skills and experience

The successful Project Manager will be responsible for leading and managing one or more projects to deliver the agreed scope within planned quality, time and cost parameters to satisfy the specified requirements and drive for customer and stakeholder satisfaction. You will be motivating the whole team and supply chain to deliver the business case and margins expected.

 

As a Project Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Qualified to deliver CAT 2 projects moving to CAT1
  • Degree plus at least 5 years’ experience working in project teams or 10 years’ experience in the functional areas
  • Experience of managing CAT3 projects of the same or similar functions and technology, with proven delivery track record.
  • Strong knowledge of the functional disciplines and supply chain that require management.
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience of PPM techniques
  • Aerospace and Defence experience highly desirable
  • Experience in terms of running complex engineering projects and/or a technical or user background highly desirable
  • Goal orientation balancing task, team and individual needs to achieve the right outcomes
  • Advanced interpersonal skills (communication, motivation, persuasion).
  • Drive, enthusiasm, initiative and a willingness to develop
  • Methodical and organised
  • Good facilitator/mediator able to resolve conflict.
  • Able to take corporate or ‘global’ view
  • An ability to develop team members and increase their efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Commercially and contractually aware.
  • Demonstrable PPM competences based on the PPM Level needed

As a Project Manager, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Deliver project to agreed time, cost and quality parameters.
  • Direct, motivate and provide leadership for the project team.
  • Organise, coordinate and direct the project activities.
  • Manage risks and issues proactively
  • Ensure effective and open communication throughout the project team and with stakeholders, including the customer and management of expectations
  • Lead the project teams planning efforts and identify resource requirements based on agreed scope.
  • Manage relationships with key customer personnel
  • Manage and deliver the required product (s) for each project, phase or stage motivating the supply chain.
  • Manage the tracking, updating and reporting progress and or variance on all aspects of the Project to include financials (EAC), project plans (IMS), work breakdown structures (WBS), project risk registers and process adherence with project reporting calendar to both internal and external customers.
  • Seek to minimise the effects of change ‘scope creep’, ensure changes are formally processed applying contract variations as needed

Remuneration

In addition to a competitive salary, you will also join a flexible benefits scheme offering private medical insurance, life assurance, matched pension and 25 days holiday per annum with the ability to buy and sell days. We are also happy to offer flexible working and a part-subsidised cafeteria.

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