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about 1 year ago
Salary: negotiable
Location: Portsmouth
Job type: Permanent
Category: Management Jobs
QinetiQ comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. We draw on our extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems. Our people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don’t you join some of the world’s finest scientific and technical minds and help us make tomorrow work today?

Job description/Person specification

You will be managing a programme area, comprising multi-disciplined team of project managers; and highly technical system and software engineers across multiple locations developing, integration and gaining acceptance of complex development projects in the Maritime domain. The projects range from ‘in-house’ development through to procurement of solutions.

Key Accountabilities

Provide leadership of the programme area for the safe and effective deliveries of a Complex Projects, responsibilities include:

• Meeting contractual obligations
• Achieving excellent customer satisfaction
• Delivery of projects to time, cost and quality
• Production of open, accurate and timely financial and workload forecasts to support planning within the business
• Ability to network, building relationships to enable successful engagement with a broad range of stakeholders (external and internal) often with competing interests
• Management of subcontracts, some with significant development work
• Application of appropriate project governance in-line with the QinetiQ Operating Framework
• Support the business to develop future pipeline work
• Promotion of best practice within the projects and ensure that previous lessons learnt are adopted and new lessons identified for future benefit
• Develop any appropriate follow on work

Key Capabilities/Knowledge

• Drive and determination to achieve successful project delivery overcoming problems and issues as they arise and preferably beforehand
• Track record of successful delivery of development, build and system integration of complex projects
• Able to challenge the ‘status quo’ to produce innovative solutions
• Pragmatic and reasonable
• Good problem solving abilities
• Open, honest and enthusiastic team member
• Good communication and interpersonal skills
• Able to exercise good commercial judgement
• Strong negotiation skills
• An understanding of budgeting and resource allocation

• An understanding of the wider Maritime Defence, in particular Test & Evaluation
• Knowledge of any, or all of:
Information Management Systems
Electronic warfare test systems
Sonobouy test systems
Electromagnetic test and analysis systems
Acoustic signature measurement systems
Radar Cross Section measurement systems

Experience & Qualifications

• Project Management qualification or equivalent
• Previous demonstrable experience of delivering Programmes within the Maritime domain
• Proven ability to decompose complex issues, to an appropriate level of detail, in a methodical manner
• Experience of procurement and tendering processes (e.g. the production of specifications, definition of supplier selection criteria and contracting) and management of suppliers under contract
• Experience of systems and software engineering disciplines and lifecycle to develop complex products in the defence domain

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