Software Test Engineer - 6 month contract with possible extension My international client is a defence specialist who develop innovative solutions in the sectors of radar, electronics, optronics and avionics. The Programme Manager is required to control customer-funded and PV development/ production programmes. Activities will centre on a number of more significant programmes for which the Programme Manager could be expected to assist with the bid/scoping phase and then take responsibility for all aspects of the programme from, Project initiation to final acceptance and project closure. A close liaison with Sales, Contracts, Engineering, Systems Engineering, Operations, Procurement, Customer Services, Quality and Accounting departments within the Company will be required to fulfil this task. Your responsibilities will include: * Programme Management of Projects/Programmes allocated by Head of Programmes. * Liaison with customers to ensure the finished product meets the customer requirements. * Identification of areas at risk in programme execution and implementation of measures to reduce these. * Reporting of general progress and financial status of programmes managed on a monthly basis. * Prepare financial data in an agreed format for presentation on a monthly basis to the senior members of staff. * Export compliance for equipment being delivered in accordance with appropriate guidelines * Support the Head of Programmes with PV Programme management governance and continuous improvement. * Assist Sales and Marketing in the preparation of bids for programmes requiring customer funded development work. * Assist Engineering in the development of PV Programme plans * Estimate programme management costs. * Review allocated incoming contracts to ensure programme is feasible before final signature of contract. * Accept signed contract from Sales department for execution. * Plan execution of programme, liaising with the customer as necessary to refine detail of requirement. Liaise with sub-contractors regarding their part in programme execution. * Review estimates of programme costs and propose internal budgets for programme execution. * Monitor programme progress against programme plan and programme spend against budget. Maintain an up to date forecast of costs to complete. Take corrective action to minimise overrun and overspend. * Report programme progress and financial status on a monthly basis. * Liaise with customer as necessary during programme execution. Organise meetings with customer and report programme progress to customer as required by contract. * Coordinate arrangements for Factory Acceptance Test of deliverable equipment. * Coordinate arrangements for despatch/ delivery of equipment. * Coordinate arrangements for installation, commissioning and trials of equipment if required by contract. * Attend weekly Production/ Purchasing/ Shipping reviews to agree actions and maximise timely output. * Travel within the UK and overseas may be required, and is considered an occasional feature of this role. Requests could be made at short notice. * Any other tasks associated with this role You will need to have: * 5 years practical experience within a Project Management environment * Experience in an Engineering development environment. * Software development Project Management experience is highly desirable * Experience of running Projects from conception, through implementation to closure * Ability to manage and record budgets/spend and provide forecast information * Sound customer care skills * Willingness to occasionally travel to visit Customer sites in the UK or overseas * Programme scheduling * Report writing * Presentations to senior Management * Ability to multi-task * Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Project * Financially and Commercially astute * Knowledge of Lifecycle Management * Negotiation skills * Self motivated individual able to work alone * Knowledge of Military/ Naval contracts and processes
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