STFC
Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC245189
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £37789 - £41988
Date Posted 04 May 2018
Grade RC-E
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Part Time
Closing Date 31 May 2018
Interview Date




Brief Description


Salary: £37,789 - £41,988 (pro rata)
Grade: RC-E
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Part time (0.7 FTE)
Closing Date: 31st May 2018

 

About Us:

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and technology.

STFC’s RAL Space department carries out an exciting range of world-class space research and technology development. We’ve had significant involvement in over 200 space missions and operate at the forefront of UK Space Research.

About The Role:

The Project Management Group of the Space Engineering and Technology Division currently has a growing number of on-going and new projects which require Project Management support. This portfolio of projects covers a wide range of applications (Spacecraft Instrumentation, Space Physics, Earth Observation and Calibration Sources).

We now have a new opportunity for a talented Project Manager.

List of Duties/Responsibilities:

  • management of projects and/or significant work packages
  • manage multidisciplinary teams to produce project deliverables
  • management of sub-contractors and consortium partners
  • reporting to customers on all aspects your projects using written reports, Gantt charts and presentations
  • leading a team of specialists preparing proposals for future lines of work
  • reporting of project finance and schedule to RAL Space’s senior management team
  • provide advice and training on project management matters to junior members of staff.

Contacts and Communication:

  • regular contact with external customers
  • regular contact with a variety of space engineering and scientific support staff both internal and external to STFC
  • regular contact with senior management team
  • you will be required to talk to the press and members of the public about your projects 
  • report directly to the Band F RAL Space Project Management Group Leader.

Any other relevant information:

  • available to travel/work overseas for meetings, etc.

For more information on RAL Space please view one of our videos - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNJ23ctwFC4.


Organization Description


The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

Shortlisting Criteria:

Qualifications:

Essential:

  • undergraduate degree in Science, Engineering or Mathematics, or equivalent
  • recognised project management qualification, such as APMP (IPMA Level D)/Practitioner Qualification (IPMA Level C), or CAPM/PMP (PMI).

Desirable:

  • post graduate and/or undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautics and Astronautics, or a space related discipline
  • systems engineering qualification
  • active member of the Association of Project Management (APM), Project Management Institute (PMI) or other internationally recognised project
  • management organisation.

Knowledge and Experience:

Essential:

  • substantial project management experience including proven ability to manage projects within strict financial and schedule constraints
  • experience managing multidisciplinary teams
  • experience of managing subcontractors or other external project partners
  • experience of developing work breakdown and cost breakdown structures
  • experience of proposal writing and making recommendations to collaborators and subject matter experts
  • experience with project planning tools, in particular MS Project.

Desirable:

  • experience of managing a project for delivery to one of the major aerospace prime contractors or national space agencies
  • expertise in at least one space related science or engineering discipline
  • systems engineering experience.

Interview Criteria:

Knowledge and Experience:

Essential:

  • substantial project management experience including proven ability to manage projects within strict financial and schedule constraints
  • experience managing multidisciplinary teams
  • experience of managing subcontractors or other external project partners
  • experience of developing work breakdown and cost breakdown structures
  • experience of proposal writing and making recommendations to collaborators and subject matter experts
  • experience with project planning tools, in particular MS Project
  • good IT skills.

Desirable:

  • experience of managing a project for delivery to one of the major aerospace prime contractors or national space agencies
  • expertise in at least one space related science or engineering discipline
  • systems engineering experience.

Personal Skills/Qualities:

Essential:

  • good organisational and leadership skills
  • strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • able to negotiate with and influence others
  • ability to manage a workload on a range of projects with competing time demands
  • ability to “manage upwards” as well as downwards
  • ability to work autonomously towards a goal, driven, confident and self-motivated
  • ability to lead and be a proactive team member
  • analytical with strong problem solving skills and a proven track record
  • able to work under pressure, set priorities and make decisions independently when required.

Desirable:

  • proven track record of leading/producing winning proposals for new work.

Special Requirements:

Desirable:

  • full UK driving license.

An exceptional index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexible working are offered, as well as an onsite nursery, subsidised restaurant, gym and sports facilities. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.

Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages www.stfccareers.co.uk/careers/.

Online applications only, please submit a covering letter and CV, ensuring that the IRC reference is included in the file name description of each document uploaded.

The closing date for applications is 31st May 2018, however early applications are encouraged as applicants will be reviewed and considered on an on-going basis.

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