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Senior Technical and Consultancy Project Manger

R-050343
  1. London, Bristol
  1. Security, aerospace & defence

Senior Technical and Consultancy Project Manger

Empowering projects in a complex world.

Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we face our clients' problems head-on. It's a diverse and inclusive work environment where world-class talent knows no distinctions.

We know that different people have different priorities, which is why we're here to support you. Flexible and remote working is a central part of our culture. So, talk to us about what's ideal for you – from reduced weeks to buying more leave over school holidays. And if you're returning from a career break, ask us how we can help you transition back into work with us.

Read more about how you can thrive with us.

As a Consultant Project Manager in 'Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology' (ADS&T), you'll be part of our P3M Delivery Practice. In your role, you'll enable organisations to achieve maximum benefits from digital transformation and innovative operations. You'll work directly with clients, identifying, shaping and managing better delivery capabilities. You'll be supported to lead your own work packages or Agile delivery teams across our markets.

Your purpose:

  • Accountable to our Business for the successful delivery of complex technical programmes on behalf of our clients.
  • Lead Atkins teams in execution of major assignments on behalf of our client. The provision of oversight and leadership to multi-disciplinary teams of circa 100 within the client account, with ability to anticipate and co-ordinate responses to client business needs.
  • Responsibility for the overall management and delivery of technical quality (outputs), commercial performance, and ongoing client satisfaction.
  • Contributing to business development, including leading specific engagement/framework in collaboration with the market/client director. This will focus upon engaging with key senior client personnel to identify needs and to develop value propositions that will enhance current delivery performance for the client and our Business.
  • Establishing delivery plans with clients negotiating and agreeing the engagement to the contractual arrangements. To be responsible for delivering financial outcomes that are in excess of the agreed financial objectives.
  • Fostering teamwork and commitment to the Atkins behavioural standards.
  • Supporting the drive to deliver innovation, technical excellence, knowledge sharing, and process standardisation /optimisation across our Business and clients.
  • Develop and maintain resource demand to support client opportunities, in collaboration with wider the relevant market team.
  • Work with the practice leadership teams to ensure skills and capacity meet client needs to match resource demand forecast.
  • Leadership of and support to strategic and large multi-million bid opportunities into new client(s).
  • Support the Industry Delivery Director with activities including but not limited to:
    • Financial budgeting, planning and reporting.
    • Generation of management information.
    • Resource demand forecasting and interfacing with resource management.
    • Mentoring and coaching of Industry Project Managers.
    • Supporting Industry Client Managers.

What you can bring:

  • Proven experience operating in similar leadership position, managing within industry or public-sector client organisations, delivering significant complex technical programmes in a collaborative working environment.
  • Able to demonstrate performance driven behaviours, measurable results in large and multi-discipline environments in both complex technical delivery and transformational activities.
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstration of clear consulting experience and client centric behaviours with strong communication skills; able to effectively interface with clients, internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong collaborative behaviours to interface with client, contractors, other supply chain partners and the wider stakeholder communities.
  • Strong demonstrable commercial acumen (understands contracts and able to manage internal and external change effectively) & negotiating skills typically required to secure and deliver £10m+ investments.
  • Good knowledge and experience of implementing and operating Project Governance, Controls and Reporting including Planning, Risks/Issues, Finance and Change Management.
  • Commercial awareness and experience, understands Contracts and able to effectively deliver.
  • Good knowledge of financial processes including project cost control and ability to interpret and report financial data and analysis.
  • Experience of effectively managing 3rd Party Suppliers, utilising a variety of contracting methods (e.g. T&M, Firm Price).
  • Registered Project Professional or Chartered Project Professional with the APM (or equivalent), MSP desirable but not essential.
  • Previous experience of working in the Aerospace or Defence sector (public or private) desirable but not essential.

Why work for Atkins?

People join us because they share a desire to be at the forefront of the ADS&T Business Unit and deliver outstanding projects. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a difference to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind.

We develop individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house as well as external training for all our staff.

Meeting your needs:

When you start with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward", a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

Read more about 'Total Reward'.

More about us:

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Training:

Atkins is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Flexible Working:

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment.

We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

Diversity & Inclusion:

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

Security Clearance:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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