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Project Manager

Position Summary

The role is to manage a software development team producing high-reliability software products for control of satellite payloads.

The primary role of this position is to ensure that the customer requirements flown down via a work order or contract are delivered On Quality, On Time and On Cost.

As such you will be the primary interface to the customer ensuring that deliverables are produced in-line with the project schedule and relevant gate/quality reviews and customer reviews.

You will be fully responsible for all aspects of the project and ensure the allocated team delivers to customer satisfaction.

Essential Position Requirements

6+ years' experience in managing as Project Manager medium to large SW projects through all the SW lifecycle.

Good knowledge of SW development V-Model, SW requirement management, HW/SW & SW/SW integration and SW testing.

Have a broad range of experience with software and its applications, experience of Software development using the Agile methodology and knowledge of Digital Signal Processing.

Highly developed analytical skills to be able to challenge the development & validation team constantly, achieving best value for the customer.

Strong internal/external customer facing skills to enable discussion and presentation of complex issues and solutions.

Professional PM Qualification or a proven track record of project delivery in a high-quality software development environment.

The ability to communicate in a relevant manner with all parties including:

  • Internal / external customer

  • Product Group Management

  • Systems Design team

  • Engineering / Design

  • Quality / Product Assurance

  • Production / Test

  • Procurement / Suppliers

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills in communication, delegation and motivation.

To have good analytical skills to be able to challenge the core team constantly, achieving best value for the customer.

Good communication skills to enable discussion and presentation of complex issues and solutions to a range of stakeholders

Core Duties


Drive the Project through all the SW lifecycle from requirement analysis to delivery

Drives budgets, schedule, dependency analysis, risk management, and risk mitigation strategy

Coordinate stakeholder management

Lead and facilitate Multi-functional Core Team

  • Management

Responsible for day to day management of a small team of software engineers developing solutions for On-Board Digital Processing

Set Team / Individual Project objectives

Endorse Project goals and define Development Plan

Implementation of divisional standards

Communicate milestone issues with core team

  • Operations

Working with architects/designers to define work items for work package delivery.

Manage projects and establish EAC / CTC throughout the project life cycle in line with company processes

Ensure programmes effectively focus on mitigation of risk to result in successful completion.

Deliver projects on time, on quality and in costs

Responsible for overall internal and contractual compliance to the product & project requirements

Details Work Breakdown Structures/Packages

Triggers internal Design Reviews

Provide inputs to the Monthly Review, Business Reviews and other Defence and Space relevant reviews and in line with the agreed methods and principles.

Drives tight change control management and impact reviews (including ECOs)

Triggers and coordinates gate/quality reviews

Resolves project / functional conflicts

Provides input to functional managers for Team Members performance evaluation

Manage resources assignment within Core Team

Configuration management of project and manufacturing documents

Liaises on cross project shared resources and facility conflicts

  • Communications

Develop relationships with internal/external suppliers

Act as the Project Champion (advocate)

Provide Project reporting to management and customers

  • Technical Skills

Java Core (current)

Java Enterprise Edition (current)


Knowledge of major design patterns

Continuous build environments

Issue tracking systems

UML/SysML using Enterprise Architect or similar

Software & system integration

Software Product Development

Software service and support

Automated software testing

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