Principal Project Manager

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Project Management
Defence & Space
Visa sponsorship
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As the Senior Project Manager you will be primarily responsible for directing and managing the full project life cycle, including timescale, budget and ensuring technical performance.  You will be responsible for the delivery of the defined work packages to the client and providing effective management to teams.



  • Developing strategies and directing teams ensuring that project deliverables are completed within agreed cost, timescale and resource budgets, and are signed off.
  • Strong Commercial control of Projects with frequent review cycles – reporting, budget, performance and staff matters
    • Commercial reviews to ensure tight control of programme
    • Resource meetings to ensure correct mix of resource applied on task
    • Management meetings with Team Leads/Management team
  • Liaison with customer to include
    • Staff requirements – Quantity, capability standards and future planning.
    • Budget – Spend/Invoice
    • Customer/Expleo collaborations
    • Resolution of issues – Timescale, Budget and tech performance.
    • Supporting customer through offload process where required – SoW, TDS, resource requirements.
  • Line management responsibilities – Holidays, sickness, PDR, capability, issues, training and development.
  • Escalation of project issues.
  • Risk management – Identification and mitigation.
  • Management of delivery and scope creep.
  • Liaison with sub-contractors.
  • Business development.
  • Proposal preparation – Write proposals, Purchase Orders and Contract Variations in conformance with internal processes.
  • Liaising with Engineering Technical lead – utilising Team Leads and Chief Engineer path.
  • Adherence to all QMS, BP, CWIs and LWIs.
  • Liaise with internal departments.
    • Recruitment
    • IT
    • Finance
    • HR
  • Produce KPI for internal and external use including customer governance.
  • Initiate Customer Satisfaction (C-Sat) report.
  • Investigate C-Sat returns and action as required.
  • Manage project tracking
    • Review and approve timesheets – projects, sickness, holidays and training.
    • Project and quotation creation.
    • Invoicing – Detail, accuracy and payment.
  • Identify and collate Lessons Learnt.
  • New starter induction – new starter checklist, account logins.


  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Additional Project Management certification highly desired


  • Proficient with project management tools and frameworks required to deliver
  • Project management lifecycle and experience with all stages of the product development lifecycle (concept to launch)
  • Prior budget management experience
  • Strong commercial acumen is essential
  • Applying problem-solving methodologies and tools to diagnose and solve operational and interpersonal problems
  • Providing technical guidance to enable others and solving technical queries from junior colleagues
  • Using project management tools, tracking plans and actual statistics from inception through to implementation
  • Proficient MS Excel, power-point and word skills
  • Excellent client-facing skills
  • People management skills - introducing and building ways in which people can learn from each other, encouraging mentoring and the transfer of knowledge by designing and delivering learning interventions
  • Team work and emotional intelligence
  • Good self-management – continuous performance is both an objective and a mind-set


  • Collaborative working environment – we stand shoulder to shoulder with our clients and ours peers through good times and challenges
  • We empower all passionate technology loving professionals by allowing them to expand their skills and take part in inspiring projects
  • Expleo academy - enables you to acquire and develop the right skills by delivering a suite of accredited training courses
  • Competitive company benefits such as medical and dental insurance, pension, life assurance, employee wellbeing programme, sports and social events, birthday hampers and much more
  • 25 days annual leave (increased to 27 after 2 years of service)
    Always working as one team, our people are not afraid to think big and challenge the status quo
  • Access to discounts and offers through my Expleo benefits
    Enhanced maternity and paternity, adoption and shared parental leave package
  • Flexible, blended working model 

“We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age”.


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