Project Manager - Special Vehicles

Location: Millbrook, Bedfordshire
Shift Pattern: Days (40hrs)
Job Reference: SP PROEN 1

Job Summary

An opportunity has arisen for a Project Manager within the Special Vehicles Group at Millbrook. The successful role holder will primarily project manage a new, long-term vehicle programme from prototype phase through to low volume production. In addition, project management support may be required for smaller projects.

Role Responsibilities

  • Project Manage a range of project types including prototype vehicle development, vehicle conversion and enhancement, system integration, vehicle test verification and validation
  • Cost control to include managing budgets, tracking targets, P&L accounts for board review, invoicing
  • Scheduling, primarily using MSP to track progress, monitor performance, highlight and delays and plan on how to mitigate them
  • Managing Contract Base Change Requests (BCRs) and Contract Amendments, Concessions and Design Change Requests, and Subcontracts and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)
  • Projects Status Reporting to the General Manager of Special Vehicles, the Finance department and to the Client
  • Meeting Chairmanship and minute-taking
  • Report writing, review and approval
  • Manage or support bid preparation, depending on format
  • Managing resources, both internal and external, in conjunction with the leadership in Special Projects, Vehicle Conversions and Armoured Vehicle Group
  • Quality Management and audit support
  • Risk management, using a standard Risk Management Matrix
  • Material control
  • Procurement and interfacing with the Purchasing Department
  • Managing stakeholder relationships
  • Continually seeking ways to improve the business and aligning colleagues to these
  • Act in accordance with the behaviours for Millbrook staff at all times

Essential Criteria

  • Degree Level, preferably in an engineering discipline, or appropriate experience
  • PRINCE II preferred but not essential
  • Risk and Opportunity Management experience preferred
  • Good Maths and English – at least 8 GCSE or equivalent
  • Proven expertise in Project Management, particularly with regard to complex vehicle installations
  • Proven experience in meeting demanding deadlines
  • Preferably experience of working with MoD and/or Automotive OEMs
  • Good Level of understanding of the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Project, PowerPoint)
  • Chairmanship
  • Ability to work under pressure to exacting deadlines.
  • Technical minute taking
  • Report authoring
  • Good understanding of Quality Control management processes
  • Familiarity of working in an ISO 90001 environment, adhering to company procedures
  • Good understanding of Safety & Environmental management processes
Personal Behaviours
  • Confident and robust
  • Good attention to detail
  • Pragmatic
  • Team oriented with the ability to lead
  • Able to take ownership and be decisive when required
  • An agent for change, embracing the opportunity this delivers
  • A driver for efficiency gains throughout the function
  • Flexible approach to work demands, including travel as and when required
  • Full UK driving license
  • SC clearance is desirable, or ability to achieve this
  • Willing to undergo a Basic Disclosure (DBS) check

To apply please email your CV and salary expectations to

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