Senior Project Manager in Cambridge at Sepura

Date Posted: 3/24/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Do you have a technical background with proven experience of delivering products from conception to volume production whilst managing risks, budgets, personnel and objectives? Sepura are hiring a Senior Project Manager to develop production equipment for new communication products

The right candidate will be a highly motivated and industry proven Project Manager with a technical background and experience of new product development, enjoy problem solving and be an excellent communicator

Main duties:

  • Management and leadership of complex projects
  • Manage regular project meetings, ensuring accountability of team members and individuals in the wider business
  • Applies advanced project management tools and techniques to achieve project objectives, meet schedule deadlines and budget targets
  • Ensure approaches/techniques are used for building high performing teams, maintaining good team morale and a high level of operating efficiency
  • Ensure personal and team adherence to Sepura's defined project management processes
  • Captures and manages project risks with appropriate mitigations
  • Manage project procurement, with mitigation planning for supply chain risks
  • Communicates to stakeholders, ensuring an appropriate escalation of issues
  • Negotiates availability of project resources with Resource Managers and other Project Managers, ensuring smoothed and optimised resource utilisation
  • Demonstrates leadership by promoting trust, interaction and shared commitment within teams
  • Incorporates quality into the project delivery
  • Working in partnership with Senior Technical Leads and Product Managers to deliver industry leading products into volume production

Sepura is part of a global organisation and hence occasional travel may be required. Additional duties may arise on a seasonal or ad hoc basis, or as the business requires

UK Security Clearance, or ability to obtain it, is desirable 

Job Requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in an engineering discipline
  • Training in project management to a project manager level, with accredited certification through IPMA, APM, Prince 2 or IPM or equivalent

Experience

Essential:

  • 7-10 years' experience leading development teams in a multi-discipline environment on complex product development projects, using Agile and Waterfall methodologies is an advantage 
  • An experience stakeholder manager able to communicate to all organisational levels from junior engineers to senior managers, understanding and delivering against their expectations. Be prepared to escalate impacts/delays to senior stakeholders in a timely manner
  • Extensive experience of motivating teams and individuals to deliver

Desirable:

  • Experience delivering projects involving complex telecommunications solutions (including but not limited to TETRA/5G/LTE)
  • An understanding of and experience of projects that included regulatory approvals such as EMC and Safety
  • Experience of working in a cost sensitive manufacturing environment and applying financial acumen and business cases to drive priorities
  • Reasonable understanding of P&Ls
  • Experience of multi-site/multi-cultural operation 

Skills

Essential:

  • The candidate should be able to demonstrate a track record in setting and managing priorities, articulating and gaining engagement for ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences and the ability to motivate in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • A thorough understanding of hardware and software development processes and tools (both Waterfall & Agile) including elements such as:
    - Project/Programme schedule planning
    - Risk/Opportunity tools (Jira or similar)
    - Technical Document Management
    - Cost estimation tools

Desirable:

  • A proven track record of promoting innovation in process and technical solutions. Finding creative technical solutions to fast track development, minimising time to market while maintaining and improving quality 

Personal attributes

Drive

  • A drive to succeed personally, and to motivate others to succeed

Innovation

  • Inquisitive nature prepared to challenge conventional wisdom in a constructive manner
  • Displays a real passion for progress, being innovative and flexible in approaches

Quality

  • Customer focused and motivated to deliver right first time. Producing high quality work within planned timescales and resource

Continuous improvement

  • Analytical skills to continuously improve (both own, product and team performance)

Teamwork

  • A real team player who realises that we are at our best when we share information and collaborate 
  • Great at building strong relationships based on trust

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