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Project Manager Nuneaton United Kingdom,  

HORIBA Mira (company)

Posted on : 30 May 2017

Project Description

  • Our company  is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defense, aerospace and rail sectors. 
  • We work in close collaboration with vehicle manufacturers and suppliers around the world, providing comprehensive support ranging from individual product tests to turnkey engineering design, development and build programmes. 
  • With over 70 years  experience in developing some of the world s most iconic vehicles, our engineers utilise the latest test facilities and simulation tools to make vehicles and journeys safer, cleaner, more efficient and rewarding.  
  • The Programme Management Function is a high performing team of dedicated project and programme managers with responsibility for a very diverse landscape of portfolios, projects and programmes spanning the whole of our company's capability. 
  • The function is also responsible our corporate project management methodology, governance and processes. 
  • We are now looking to recruit a Project Manager to join our busy team. 

Essential experience for this role would include: 
  • Specific experience of project delivery in a dynamic multi-function, cross industry engineering business, with an international client basis 
  • Ability to lead other Project Managers, Engineers or Administrators and cross functionally with support functions and suppliers in a matrix organisation 
  • Demonstrated capability to develop best practice project and proposal delivery processes and implementation of associated tools 
  • Ability to influence strategic direction 
  • Able to use programme metric tools (Project or Prince2. Finance KPI tools, excel etc)  

Desirable experience for this role would include: 
  • Typically 1 to 5 years of Project Management experience 
  • Project management of collaborative research projects e.g. Innovate UK 
  • Experience of highly technical, automotive or defence programmes  min of one attribute required 
  • Defence ILS (Integrated Logistics Support) e.g. maintenance planning, supply and equipment support, training and technical data 

Essential skills for this role would include: 
  • Creates and maintains project operating principles / project execution strategy ie defines and manages project processes eg contract scope (incl changes), deliverables, gateways, risks, team organisation, approvals 
  • Actively manages and maintains the master schedule, project financials and provides weekly/monthly statements to the business 
  • Responsible for project team; structure, ensuring right team and skills in place, developing team working. Works with technical lead to get the correct technical resource allocated to the project 
  • Sets and chairs key internal and external project reviews eg gateways 
  • Prime non-technical interface with the customer/stakeholder 
  • Ensures adherence with company and customer processes and policies and application of best practise Programme Management process incl reporting via project documentation / business system data 
  • Responsible for risk management incl contingency and H&S 
  • Ability to maximise project efficiency and thus profit 
  • Implementation of new and improved Programme Management processes and adopt current ones 
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of Programme Management 
  • Support company key global initiatives 

Desirable qualifications for this role would include: 
  •  APM (preferable APMP)  
  •  Prince2  
  •  MS Project  


Nuneaton UK

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