Project Manager

Defence Science & Technology Laboratory
Date Posted
9th October 2018
Information Technology
Porton Down
Inside IR35
£350 to £450 Per Day


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Management and delivery of plans to ensure all necessary preparation and execution tasks and dependencies are included.
  • Ongoing management of those plans to achieve the delivery goals
  • Work with key stakeholders to manage the deployment of all aspects of the project assigned to Identify and mitigate potential risks for delivery of products Operate as a full member of the team;
  • supporting the Programme Director and other team members as directed Project Manage all aspects of specific work packages
  • Working with stakeholders to ensure Design; Delivery; Technical Build; testing; MI requirements etc are managed and delivered to date and time Completion of detailed plan for the medium term including MSP; Resources; costs Completion of the detailed design phase to time and quality;
  • Working with the Design team to secure stakeholder sign-off at all stages.
  • Development of stakeholder relationship with suppliers; including preparation of joint plans; proposals and any design and build documentation.
  • Completion of the high level plan through to Go Live and BAU handover.
  • Experience in the delivery of projects; with particular emphasis on the management of suppliers and stakeholders
  • Experience of governance and risk control frameworks
  • Good planning and organisational skills Strong leadership;
  • People and communications skills Possess strong analytical skills with a proven ability to persuade and influence senior decision-making.


Essential Experience:

Recent experience in a Project Management role.

  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Knowledge of budgeting, resource allocation and financial Management.
  • Commercial awareness
  • Risk Management experience
  • Managing customer relationships
  • high level of competence in Microsoft Project 2010 and Excel
  • Use of sharepoint software.


  • Understanding of the Defence and Security context

?Key tasks and Deliverables:

  • 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 Dstl 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.
  • The project manager holds specific accountability for:

- An Integrated Project Plan for delivery of the project
- At project completion that information and knowledge has been captured and shared

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