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Project Manager - Defense / Aerospace

Ultra Maritime
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

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Technology & Digital
Part Time
Flexible working available
Contract Type
Unleash the Power of Multi-Mission Excellence: Safeguarding the Seas for the World's Navies.

Step into a world where cutting-edge technology meets unparalleled expertise. Ultra Maritime pioneers delivering multi-mission solutions that protect and empower the naval forces worldwide. With our extensive portfolio of capabilities, our innovations are utilised on naval fleets across our allied navies around the globe.

As the maritime and underwater battlespace evolves, we tirelessly push the boundaries to develop advanced specialist systems that provide our 'five-eyes' Defence customers with an unbeatable warfighting edge. From surface vessels to sub-surface operations and unmanned platforms, we are revolutionizing the way naval missions are executed.

We thrive on collaboration and partnering with our customers to ensure mission success. Our expert solutions encompass an array of game-changing technologies, including state-of-the-art sonar, radar, expendables, signature management, and naval power systems.

Join us in shaping the future of naval warfare and together, we will safeguard the seas and empower navies worldwide!

Flexible Working

At Ultra Maritime, we understand that your personal life is just as important as your professional one. That's why we support and promote flexible working arrangements where possible. Whether you prefer a hybrid model, working remotely, or the structure of being on-site, we will support you as best as we can. Embrace the freedom to shape your work hours according to your needs, whether it's part-time, compressed hours, or a unique arrangement that suits your lifestyle.

Loudwater, Greenford, and Weymouth exclusively offer a 9-day fortnight working pattern, offering extended weekends every other week, granting you more time to pursue your passions. And that's not all - we provide flexible start and finish times.

It's the 'innovating' and 'empowering' values that we ASPIRE to be. We welcome the challenge to work in new ways and have trust in you when getting the job done because we recognise, our business is our people.

Job Description

The Project Management function in Ultra manages one or more projects to achieve strategic goals and objectives. The function is accountable for the cumulative performance (to time, quality, cost and/or as-bid Gross Margin) of the projects and of the individuals performing the management of each project.
A professional at this grade applies technical / professional knowledge, making independent judgements based on practice and significant previous experience to support decision making. Often seen as a referral point or more senior team member to escalate more complex problems. Roles will act independently with minimal guidance and may act as project managers/formal mentors for junior staff.

At Ultra Sonar Systems you will be:
  • Given a wealth of development opportunities with a clear career plan in-mind
  • Provided with internal and external training opportunities
  • Managing and leading large-scale anti-submarine projects as part of the Canadian Navy's CSC program
  • Working at a future global sonar Centre of Excellence
  • Part of an agile organisation, with the ability to make a real difference
  • Involved in multiple domains and projects, throughout the engineering lifecycle
  • Working in a dynamic environment, with the ability to make significant personal impact
  • Given exposure to all functional and business areas, with opportunities to broaden your knowledge
  • In an environment where talent is recognized and promoted
Specific Duties:
  • Lead, motivate and manage project team personnel to instill a commitment to project financial, schedule and technical goals;
  • Guide the development of project scope, the definition of work scope activities and implement scope controls;
  • Plan and implement the project schedule, monitor and assess performance, and implement corrective actions as required to meet delivery expectations;
  • Plan, monitor and control project costs to achieve budget expectations and prepare monthly financial and project status reports for internal and external stakeholders;
  • Work with Engineering counterparts to manage project resources through effective resource planning
  • Oversee supply chain procurement activities to ensure quality and performance requirements are met;
  • Identify and manage the alleviation of project risks and the realization of project opportunities;
  • Reviews internal and external deliverables for accuracy and completeness
  • Create presentations and related project material for internal and external customers
  • Gathers, collects, records, tracks, and verifies data and information from multiple sources.
  • Develops proposals and quotations for customers.
  • Uses Earned Value Management (EVM) to track project progress through required milestones.
  • Raises issues and exceptions to appropriate levels for resolution.
  • Provides insights on how to improve project design and processes for better overall delivery and value.
  • Ensures outstanding customer satisfaction and subcontractor performance.
  • Ability to work on Canadian Controlled Goods and US ITAR controlled articles.
  • Frequent to travel to India, Canada and Overseas.
  • BS / BA degree in a related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/education.
  • PMP certification or equivalent
  • Experience in supporting customer programs within defense/aerospace industry.
  • Experience scheduling development projects, reporting on progress and running metrics.
  • High level of proficiency with MS Project.
  • Business acumen to include a working knowledge and understanding of financial, accounting, earned value, and operational functions required to provide sound project support.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and maintaining customer, client, and vendor relationships with high level of satisfaction.
  • Candidate must be capable of acquiring a NATO Secret security clearance.

Relocation Support

Attracting high-level talent and people that can add value and expertise, is vital to our success. Attracting and retaining brilliant people is imperative so that's why we search across the UK for talent. We offer financial support to candidates that are considering relocating; this is considered on a case-by-case basis per role and subject to HMRC guidelines.

Nationality Requirements

Candidates must be eligible to obtain the relevant security clearance required for the role, due to the nature of the programmes we deliver for our customers.

Diverse & Inclusive Employer

Ultra Maritime is an equal opportunities employer that values diversity, inclusion, equity and equality. Underpinned by our values, behaviours, and policies, we want you to feel empowered to be your best and authentic self.

We promote a workplace that welcomes people from all backgrounds and cultures; believing that this will increase our diversity of thinking, and ultimately ensure we continue delivering on our commitments to our customers.

We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status and welcome applications from all candidates.

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