Junior Project Manager

Junior Project Manager

Job Title: Junior Project Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dorset
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Start Date: 2020-08-20
Reference: J141044
Contact Name: George Allen
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 05, 2021 09:44

Job Description

KDC are now recruiting for one of our busiest clients based in Portland. This is an exciting opportunity for a Junior Project Manager to further developer their skills in an industry with many different challenges. If you are looking for your next chapter in your career and have a keen interest in the Defence industry, then this could be the role for you!

Job Details:

• Plan and schedule opportunities under bidding activity in support of the BD department
• Clearly define project structures and plans, defining the Work Breakdown Structure and Work Packages building on the information generated during the data analysis phase
• Ensure that all customer expectations are understood, managed and delivered.
• Develop plans with stakeholder buy-in and pass to Resource Planner for integration into overall business resource plan.
• Monitor, report and manage the project budget, identifying and taking actions to avoid any negative impact to the declared profit margin. This includes capturing any scope creep and working with the BD team to evaluate potential variations.
• Monitoring of key KPIs to ensure production programme milestones are delivered
• Continually seek opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships
• Implement a continuous improvement of Project Lifecycle Management (PLM) framework across the business for all agreed programmes / projects
• Promote and demonstrate on time, right first-time quality and customer service philosophy across the team and Company
• Promote cross-functional collaboration, especially between Ops, ME, Procurement and BD
• Promote Environmental, Health and Safety awareness across the team and Company
• Engage with stakeholders across the business and with external customers.
• Contribute to and attend various meetings/forums and action agreed commitments
• Implement continuous improvement of Project Lifecycle Management (PLM) framework across the business for all agreed programmes / projects

Quality and Compliance:

• Ensure own projects remain within the programme / project contractual requirements, business objectives and business processes
• Ensure the Programme team is compliant with the required standards, for example that the relevant AS9100 standards and underlying engineering procedures are adhered to
• Drive Continuous Improvement activities in programme / project management and quality at all times using appropriate techniques as required
• Share ideas and improve operations, through recommending, supporting and implementing continuous improvement activities to improve quality of delivery
• Support Company with Audits and related actions as required.
Personal requirements:
• Relevant qualification or equivalent experience in Project Management related subject
• 3 years' Project related experience - engineering related (Defence preferable)
• Compliant with business process and approach
• Excellent communication, team working and problem-solving skills
• Safety-conscious approach to work
• Continuous Improvement, zero defect and customer focused mind-set
• Good commercial skills and awareness; ability to understand contracts and provide an input into contracts where required.
• A good team player with a flexible attitude to work load
• Proven experience in implementation of PLM (or similar) frameworks (Governance)
• Good written and verbal communication skills