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Project Manager

New Malden
Job Description

As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for the management of all aspects of your allocated projects and will be supported by the Control Systems Functions leads, Engineering Manager and/or Chief Engineer in the respective projects. The types of projects involved are likely to be associated with the design, development and implementation of Platform Management Software.


This role provides opportunities to manage project delivery as well as developing strategy, plans and business cases, in conjunction with the engineering team.  As such, the role supports broad development of project management skills across all phases of the lifecycle and can grow with the role holder.

Different thinking for a Different world

Northrop Grumman is a dynamic global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions worldwide. We have over 2,500 employees across Europe and a rapidly expanding UK operation.

In Northrop Grumman’s rapidly growing UK Defence business, we support our customers’ work to create world-class mission capabilities.

As a part of Northrop Grumman you will use your skills to make a difference in our mission of enabling global security. Our company grows because of our employees' dedication and commitment to achieving this goal.

With a belief in rewarding the dedication shown by our staff, Northrop Grumman gives employees access to a benefits package that provides you with health & well-being benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development, but most importantly the flexibility to balance your professional career with your personal life.

How you will make a difference

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Programme Manager to manage project relationships, including partners, suppliers, and beneficiaries, in line with agreements, supplier code of conduct and best practice stakeholder management and contract management. A particular emphasis on effective collaboration across the stakeholder community to ensure delivery objectives are meet.
  • To launch, organise, plan, document and effectively manage the execution and conclusion of all allocated projects to deliver on our commitments within baselined schedule and budget
  • Implement, maintain and manage all elements of project management including: value, scope, quality, procurement, time, finance, human resource, risk, opportunities and communications.
  • Actively manage both Risk and Opportunities to achieve the best Business outcome
  • Report performance of projects, engaging all Project stakeholders ensuring strong communications are established and maintained
  • Ensure compliance with relevant leglislative requirements such as Safety and Security
  • Provide robust leadership to drive team performance, competence and talent, and be a mentor and role model.
  • Define, establish, manage and lead a high performing and successful integrated Project organisation
  • Build and maintain strong customer relationships, handle changes through managing the customer’s expectations together with the requirements for the Project.
  • Work with the Supply Chain team to ensure that all sub-suppliers are fully engaged and managed to deliver their requirements within allocated budget and schedule
  • Effectively manage technical teams and provide clear leadership and direction to mixed work streams, involving both clients and/or additional third parties to deliver the project collaboratively.
  • Maximise the efficient allocation of resources and skills across the assigned portfolio
  • Develop future capability though supporting recruitment, coaching, mentoring & competency-based development
  • Understand the impact of change on delivery plans and manage change control tightly
Essential Experience:
  • Programme Management Experience
  • Team Leadership, Customer Management and Presentation skills
  • Proven experience in complex programme management delivery
  • Systems requirements management, definition, design, integration, V&V, acceptance
  • Engineering Programme Delivery
  • Technical Degree
Desirable Experience:
  • Experience of working within an Agile environment
  • PM tools, eg Primavera, 
  • Specialist knowledge within Software Development, Platform Management Systems and Safety critical systems 
  • Experience within the Maritime / Defence Industry
  • An understanding of Military standards
  • PMP, Prince 2 qualification or equivalent
Additional Information:
  • All candidates must be eligible to hold and maintain UK Government Security Clearance.
  • Looking for flexibility? Speak to us at application stage about what may be possible.