Principal Project Manager

Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Salary Details:
Negotiable dependent on experience + company benefits
Closing date for applications:
26 Jul 2019
Job Description

Job purpose

 To identify, establish, plan, co-ordinate, and monitor the activities, tasks, and resources necessary for a project to produce a product and/or service in the context of the project’s requirements and constraints.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Act as the primary point of contact for all matters relating to the contract with the support of other stakeholders as required;
- Delegate tasks to other project team members where appropriate;
- Generate project work plans and deliver against those plans, reviewing and revising plans as appropriate to meet changing needs, requirements and/or other unforeseen events;
- Apply judgement to achieve successful project outcomes, engaging with relevant stakeholders as required, taking into account any governance level objectives;
- Meet financial objectives by forecasting project outcomes, preparing work orders and monthly reports, scheduling expenditures, analysing variances and initiating corrective actions, and ensuring alignment with the project reports generated by Finance;
- Ensure project risk of all types is identified, analysed, actively managed, and escalated (where appropriate);
- Specify resource requirements and assign responsibilities, ensuring that these are documented (usually in the Quality & Project Plan) and that individuals are appropriately security cleared;
- Ensure the security of the project in accordance with Company Security Instructions;
- Ensure management of sub-contracts in conjunction with the Commercial Manager;
- Manage day-to-day operational aspects of the project(s) including the coordination of meetings and reviews needed to progress the work, ensuring project status reports are submitted to internal and external stakeholders as required;
- Actively support the Group Heads in achieving a balanced utilisation with the resource pool available in collaboration with other Project Managers across the business;
- Ensure the customer fulfils their responsibilities on the contract through regular formal contact reviews;
- Undertake other tasks to support the team where required;
- Comply with Company policies and procedures published in the Business Management System;
- Adhere to the MASS company values.


Job Functional Knowledge

Active Listening

Decision Making

Management of Financial Resources

Commercial Awareness


Problem Solving

Business Expertise

Interpersonal Skills

Strategic thinking

Qualifications / Experience


Project Management Practitioner Qualification

Extensive experience as a Project Manager
Experience in directly managing a team
Strong financial and commercial awareness
Experience of managing sub-contractors



Managing Successful Programmes certification (or equivalent)

Membership of an appropriate professional or chartered body

Knowledge of the Defence Industry or a similar Technical Discipline

Able to support strategy and business development

Experience of working within a large Programme

Experience of working with export customers


UK Government Security Clearance is required

MASS are an equal opportunities employer