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Project Manager (12 Month Maternity Cover)

Fareham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 10 March 2024

Join us at Saab Seaeye in creating the most innovative robotic technology for the harshest environment in the deepest oceans and most turbulent waters.

We lead the world with the most advanced engineering, electronics and software systems for pioneering electric underwater technology.

We don’t just create products – we are revolutionising the underwater world. So come and be part of an innovative and agile team that is dedicated to smart and inspired technology that is rapidly changing the future of underwater robotics.

Job Purpose:    

Responsible for the delivery of assigned Saab Seaeye Projects meeting cost, schedule and quality requirements.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Together with the Program Director and Program Manager, initiate and start up new projects ensuring valid business cases are developed.
  • Plan and structure Projects to the appropriate level of detail at work package, activity and task level reflecting the governance requirements of the appropriate Saab project delivery process.
  • Lead and manage Project execution teams.
  • Report Project status and escalate issues to the Program Manager and Project Steering Group as appropriate.
  • Track and report Project costs and deliverables, explain variances to plan and implement appropriate countermeasures as required.
  • By working with the relevant departments ensure competent resources are identified and assigned to the Project as required to enable successful program execution.
  • Ensure adequate Project risk management activities are conducted including risk identification, mitigation and escalation as appropriate.
  • As appropriate to the project scope, ensure Saab Seaeye’s customers are kept informed and aware of project execution status.
  • As appropriate, ensure customer payment deliverables are met and invoices raised as required.
  • Close out completed Projects ensuring that lessons learned are logged, issues are closed and follow on actions recorded.
  • Promote the implementation of a best practice project execution approach into the Saab Seaeye business.
  • Become recognised as a leader in the business by being accountable, holding others accountable and driving Project delivery.
  • Enable a collaborative culture by encouraging communication and team work.
  • Support the development, implementation and continuous improvement of best practice project management methods.
  • Support the Saab Seaeye organisation generally in developing new business opportunities.

General accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • To use personal judgement and initiative to develop effective and constructive solutions to challenges and obstacles in day to day activities and procedures within the specified role.
  • To maintain personal ability in, and appropriate use of, all relevant IT (Information and Technology) and other systems required to adequately perform the role.
  • To act ethically, with integrity and in the best interest of the business at all times
  • To maintain a professional and supportive relationship with team members and other departments in order to deliver business objectives or deadlines.
  • To carry out any other duties as detailed by a member of the management team or authorized representative.
  • To keep good time management to minimise any wasted time and maximise productivity and effectiveness.

Health & Safety responsibilities:

  • To ensure that working areas are a clean and safe environment in compliance with the 6S best practice and health and safety policies.
  • To ensure any equipment used is safe, within electrical test date and all guards and interlocks are working and in place.
  • To act safely and responsibly in line with company processes and Health and Safety procedures to ensure your safety and the safety of others.
  • To report any potential Health and safety hazards or violations to your supervisor/ line manager or directly to the HSE manager.
  • To ensure any PPE or work wear required or provided for the job is worn and checked regularly for wear, and then reported when replacements required.