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Senior Project Manager

  • Role Type
  • Contract

  • Location
  • Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 30/11/2021

Job Description


As a Senior Project Manager at Ricardo you will be responsible for successfully leading the delivery of complex engineering projects to a diverse list of global customers across a broad range of industries and sectors. You will work with industry recognised experts to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customer.

Key Responsibilities

As a Senior Project Manager at Ricardo you will be responsible for leading complex multi-disciplinary projects, managing risk and Ricardo’s commercial exposure whilst ensuring that all projects are completed to time, cost and quality requirements. 

Your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Overall project leadership of complex projects, responsible for delivering on-time, on-budget and achieving high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Being the senior customer interface for the project, establishing strong and effective customer relationships.
  • Ensuring projects are delivered in adherence with Ricardo’s internal project management processes and procedures, including Ricardo’s Product Development System.
  • Managing and monitoring project scope and leading customer negotiations on changes
  • Supporting preparation of customer proposals (scope of work, timing, costs)
  • Supporting development of Ricardo’s internal project management capability by supporting and coaching more junior members of the project management team
  • Depending on the project worked on, the role will involve some travel.

Personal Specification

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have strong experience of leading complex development projects following product development / introduction processes
  • Be commercially astute with a demonstrable track record of successfully negotiating scope changes with customers
  • Have proven stakeholder management skills with demonstrable experience of managing challenging commercial customer relationships
  • Have a professional project management background and be APM qualified
  • Be degree-qualified in a relevant subject, currently delivering projects in a multi-disciplinary engineering environment
  • Have a natural desire to contribute to continuous improvement within the function

This role will be based full-time at Shoreham-by-Sea, with some flexibility for work to be conducted remotely.