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Programme Project Manager

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Recruiter Name:
Parkside Recruitment
Job Type:
£300 to £400 per day
London, West London
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My Client based in west London are recruiting for a experienced programme manager for a period of 6 months , the role will be responsible for managing assurance project programmes, proposals management and reporting on costs and budgets whilst working with senior stakeholders and being the main point of contact for project plans and decisions .

My client are looking for experience ideally within the defence sector

- Responsible for the following with respect to Information Assurance projects, programmes, PV and proposals:
- Managing projects to meet project milestones, schedule and budget requirements.
- Establishing, controlling and reporting project schedule & costs against an overall WBS & budget.
- Achieving acceptance of all elements of projects to schedule and cost.
- Accurately forecasting project cost, cash & resource demands
- Establishing and maintaining project metrics to measure and report progress
- Effectively communicating with all project stakeholders to build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships.
- Effectively managing project issues, risk & opportunities, data, and action logs, including item closure.
- Managing subcontractors to deliver requirements on time and to budget
- Planning and conducting effective internal, customer and sub-contractor progress reviews.
- Preparing customer & internal progress reports in an agreed format.
- Establishing and implementing Project Management Plans (including all sub-ordinate plans), to provide planning basis for the team and customers.
- Ensuring that projects comply with the relevant security requirements.
- Ensuring that projects comply with the Company directives.
- Managing security of information as defined in the Security manual.
- Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
- Experience in project managing engineering development projects in the defence sector.
- Ability to successfully manage and deliver multi-disciplined projects from concept to delivery and closure.
- Experience of MS Office including MS Project
- A strong and varied background in scheduling/budgeting/cost management with proven commercial/technical astuteness and demonstrable good judgment.

Customer Focus
Dedicated to meeting customer expectations and requirements (both internal and external) gets first-hand customer information and uses it to improve products/services. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers gains their trust and respect.
Integrity and Trust
Widely trusted seen as direct and truthful presents truth of situation in appropriate and helpful manner and not for personal gain maintains shared confidences and admits mistakes.
Drive for Results
Reliable in exceeding goals constantly a top performer focus on bigger picture and bottom-line consistently pushes self and others for results.
Accurately scopes tasks and projects sets objectives and goals and breaks down work into manageable assignments dependent on staff ability anticipates problems measures performance against goals, evaluates results and adapts accordingly.
Comfort around Higher Management
Comfortable in dealing with senior managers, and can present to them without tension or nervousness understands senior managers' needs and rationales uses relevant
Is cool under pressure does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough is considered mature can be counted on to hold things together during tough times can handle stress is not knocked off balance by the unexpected doesn't show frustration when resisted or blocked is a settling influence in a crisis.
Timely decision making
Makes decisions in a timely manner sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure able to make a quick decision.
Interpersonal Savvy
Relates well to all kinds of people - up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization builds appropriate rapport builds constructive and effective relationships uses diplomacy and tact can defuse even high tension situations comfortably.
Written and verbal communication
Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles can get messages across that have the desired effect.

Parkside Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Parkside Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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