Project Manager at Ministry of Defence, England, 12 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • England, UK
  • Jun 10, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is a central government department with a mission to protect our country and provide the ultimate guarantee of its security and independence, as well as helping to protect its values and interests abroad.

To do this we have an annual budget of almost £40 billion and a workforce comprising 193,000 people, almost 59,000 of whom are civilians. We currently manage more than £11 billion of spend every year.

Our work really matters; we offer engaging roles which have a direct impact on the quality of services we provide. We employ people in many different roles and in many locations across the UK and abroad. We have jobs in policy, finance, HR, IS/IT, commercial and project management and all the types of jobs you would expect to find in a government department, or indeed in the private sector. We also employ doctors, dentists, teachers, police, fire service, quantity surveyors, and engineers to name a few. There are many opportunities to develop and progress both within MOD and across the wider Civil Service, whether you’re a permanent appointee or an interim. 

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As Project Manager, you will: 

  • Designing, planning, and implementing a project which delivers the desired outputs, set out in the Project Mandate. Defining the project’s governance framework including monitoring and control regime, stakeholder engagement, risk and issue management, quality and assurance, information management, resource management, procurement plan.
  • Identifying, managing and mitigating the project risks (Technical, Financial, Commercial, Health and Safety, Environmental, Security).
  • Ensuring the appropriate capabilities (people, relationships, infrastructure, knowledge, licences to practice) are employed in the execution of the project.
  • Tasking and management of external contracts, liaising with the Division Procurement Rep, Commercial, IP and others as appropriate
  • Implementing Dstl 's policies and processes and ensuring compliance with the Management System.
  • Establishing, maintaining and controlling project documentation and management information.
  • Leading change management within permitted project tolerances; adapting plans to meet changing customer, capability and business requirements and priorities.
  • Defining tasks and success criteria and providing individuals with performance feedback.
  • Enabling development of staff through project activities.
  • Creating a positive working environment that aligns with Dstl Principles, supports diversity and enables staff working on their project to excel.
  • Championing the development of Project Management.

 

You’ll have:

  • Project Management.
  • Awareness of the capability and S&T disciplines required to deliver the requirements.
  • Financial Management - Budgeting and resource allocation.
  • Commercial awareness
  • People Leadership.
  • Risk Management.
  • Managing complex customer relationships
  • Use of Microsoft Project 2010.
  • Use of sharepoint software


It would be great to also have:

  • Understanding of the Defence and Security context.
  • Understanding of Dstl’s business model.
  • Understanding of the relevant Account environments.
  • Understanding of the relevant programme and desired outcomes.
  • Experience and comfort with using Project Web App