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PMO & Project Management

There are 5 phases to the project life cycle, initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling and closing. Our clients use aap3 across the whole range of the life cycle and we have expertise in placing Project Planners, Schedulers and Co-ordinators as well as ITIL qualified Project Managers with outstanding communication, leadership and industry knowledge.


Senior Project Manager (IT)

  • Lancashire
  • Permanent
  • £65.60 - £70.60 per hour

Senior Project Manager (IT) Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Preston as a Senior Project Manager (IT). The role will be an initial 6-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to deliver large and complex business and enterprise projects to cost, timescales, quality and customer satisfaction in an agile, fast-moving multi business and supplier environment.

Senior Project Manager (IT)

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Preston as a Senior Project Manager (IT).

The role will be an initial 6-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to deliver large and complex business and enterprise projects to cost, timescales, quality and customer satisfaction in an agile, fast-moving multi business and
supplier environment within the defence industry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Typically leads and manages the delivery of large and complex projects with high business impact.
  • Provides strong and effective leadership to the delivery team and suppliers; can take appropriate action to address issues.
  • Works with multiple suppliers to define and manage project plans which will achieve the project goals and consequent business outcomes.
  • Identifies and effectively manages business drivers and project objectives to be delivered by the overall scope of work; this may involve supporting the development of the business case with key stakeholders.
  • Provides timely and concise project communications to stakeholders through formal and informal communication and reporting channels and including project boards Needs to be able to translate complex information for different audiences.
  • Ensures project delivery adheres to LCM (Life Cycle Management) governance and assurance criteria.
  • Identifies and proactively manages project level risks, issues, opportunities, dependencies and constraints.
  • Leads business change to ensure adoption and realization of project benefits.
  • Manages project costs and resources against agreed budgets, taking appropriate action for any overspends and providing accurate forecasts to project completion.
  • Accountable for the delivery of the project to time cost and schedule in accordance with business success criteria and customer satisfaction.
  • Ensures Business benefits are tracked and delivered where applicable as part of project delivery.  Drives improvements in customer satisfaction.
  • Ensures all project control systems have up to date high quality data relating to the project.
  • Delivery across the project meets agreed objectives and is aligned with EITS standards/ policies. Issues are addressed / resolved in a timely manner.
  • Collaborates with PMO on knowledge transfer, lessons learned and simplification of project management processes, as appropriate, and as part of ongoing continuous improvement.
  • Identifies and captures lessons learned as part of project closure.
  • Participate in activities and function wide initiatives as a member of the EITS PPM Delivery Management function

Key skills & qualifications

  • Experienced professional with extensive knowledge of Project Management (tools, techniques, practices) within the IT Services domain.
  • Strong knowledge of Project Finance Funding & Business Case Management.
  • Proven experience of leading significant IT projects and programmes, incorporating successful business change delivery, to meet strategic business objectives.
  • Strong experience of managing complex supply chains to achieve successful project outcomes.
  • Proficient understanding of project lifecycle management.
  • Proven experience of both waterfall and agile project delivery methodologies in complex situations.
  • Experience of working within an environment with mature and established governance practices and processes.
  • Educated to degree level preferably in related discipline.
  • Good competence with computer-based Project Management tools including MS Projecta MSOffice etc.
  • Preference for ITIL
  • MSP ( Programme Management qualifications )
  • Change Management , Six Sigma
  • LEAN
  • Agile Project Management

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Preston

Rate: 70.60 per hour (inside IR35)

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Project Manager – Delivery

  • Cumbria
  • Permanent
  • £55.02 - £60.02 per hour

Project Manager - Delivery Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Barrow as a Project Manager. The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to deliver critical defence projects in the Maritime sector.

Project Manager

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Barrow as a Project Manager – Delivery

The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to deliver critical defence projects in the Maritime sector.

Key Responsibilities

  • Accountable for the budget, performance and results of the team.
  • Ensures essential procedures are followed based on own knowledge of Project Management.
  • Adapts and develops own project plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges.
  • Exercises full management authority, including performance reviews, pay decisions, recruitment, discipline, termination and other personnel actions.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Experienced professional with extensive knowledge of Project Management (tools, techniques, practices) and basic knowledge of other functions such as Commercial & Finance.
  • Able to resolve & guide others in solving complex project-related issues, but the normal is to follow established procedures.
  • Extensive understanding of the Business environment for own project and team.
  • Recognised as an experienced Project Management practitioner.
  • Demonstrates good commercial practices & how it integrates within own project area.
  • Developed communication and diplomacy skills. Able to persuade and influence internal & external stakeholders, sometimes at senior levels internally.
  • Decisions and problem-solving are guided by policies, procedures and business plan. Receives guidance from senior manager as needed.
  • University level education or professional qualifications gained through industry.
  • Professional PM Qualification or years of practical experience gained through application of Project Management.
  • Expect to be an LCM Assessor or Chairperson.

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Barrow

Rate: £60.02 per hour (inside IR35)

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Project Controller

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • £28.25 - £33.25 per hour

Project Controller Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Preston as a Project Controller. The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to be part of a team of professionals using world class project control techniques to support the Project Managers in the delivery of large, high value, technically complex and strategically important programmes.

Project Controller

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Preston as a Project Controller.

The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to be part of a team of professionals using world class project control techniques to support the Project Managers in the delivery of large, high value, technically complex and strategically important programmes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establishing and managing the project schedules.
  • Tracking spend and controlling project costs.
  • Implementing and utilising Earned Value Management (EVM) methodologies when appropriate.
  • Driving ownership of the work scope tasks throughout the project team.
  • Analysing project information to enable early identification of problems and then implementing mitigation actions.
  • Providing managerial analysis and a level of independent challenge to the organisation with respect to project performance.

Key skills & qualifications

Essential:

  • Experience of operating an effective project control system to define progress and identify programme performance issues.
  • Demonstrable experience of risk, opportunity and change management.
  • Experience creating and maintaining project schedules using toolsets such as MSP, OPP, Primavera.
  • Strong proven experience of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project.
  • Strong analytical and reporting skills to enable key decisions to be made effectively.

Desirable:

  • A formal project management qualification (e.g. APMP, PMQ, PMP or Prince 2).

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Preston

Rate: £33.25 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Project Manager

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • £50.01 - £55.01 per hour

Project Manager Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Preston as a Project Manager. The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work within a fast-paced environment with exposure to a variety of projects.

Project Manager

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Preston as a Project Manager.

The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work within a fast-paced environment with exposure to a variety of projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Developing and maintaining key relationships with sub-contractors, customers and other stakeholders to ensure all deliverables are achieved and that issues are effectively addressed, and to facilitate effective and profitable business development.
  • Working within a multi-disciplined team consisting of engineering, commercial, project management etc., to ensure that both the customers and business requirements are met, whilst ensuring that all commercial aspects are well documented.
  • Controlling and monitoring projects so that they are delivered to agreed time, cost and quality requirements.
  • Regularly reviewing and reporting on progress against plan and where necessary, intervening to resolve issues which threaten delivery to plan.
  • Ensuring that all aspects of the projects are fully defined to ensure customer requirements are achieved in accordance with all business and commercial criteria.
  • Proactively manage emerging risks and opportunities to the benefit of the project/programme.
  • Supporting bid and tendering processes, where appropriate, to ensure bids meet customer needs, in line with business and commercial criteria that all risks are assessed effectively, and that bids are realistic and winnable.
  • Developing accurate estimates in support of bids, annual budgets or cost to completion, and analyse ‘spend to date’ data.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Excellent Microsoft Office Excel and Microsoft Project skills required.
  • Good communicator, team working and self motivated.
  • A formal project management qualification (e.g. APMP, PMQ, PMP or Prince 2).

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Preston

Rate: £55.01 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Project Manager

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £44.00 - £49.28 per hour

Project Manager Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Project Manager. The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to be responsible for the Initial Provision Spares/Support & Test Equipment budget of £81M as it is progressively firmed up via a contractual tasking process.

Project Manager

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Project Manager.

The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to be responsible for the Initial Provision Spares/Support & Test Equipment budget of £81M as it is progressively firmed up via a contractual tasking process.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify and influence stakeholders on whom performance depends, in order to achieve the outcomes required for each task.
  • Establish and operates the required Project Management procedures.
  • Adapt own project plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges.
  • Guides own team in the application of Project Management techniques.
  • Accountable as a member of the Project Management team for development and implementation of appropriately tailored practices.
  • Provide leadership to own small team.
  • Responsible for training members of the team, monitoring their quality of work and contributing to pay decisions

Key skills & qualifications

  • Project Management of activities with a significant procured element involving RFQs, orders, acceptance and payments
  • Experience in estimating and preparation of bids for submission to MoD of £5M or greater.
  • Extensive knowledge of Project Management (tools, techniques, practices).
  • Able to resolve project-related problems that do not have routine solutions, but the norm is to follow established procedures.
  • Good understanding of the Business environment for own project and team.
  • Recognised as a Project Management practitioner.

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Portsmouth

Rate: £49.28 per hour (Inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Project Manager

  • Dorset
  • Contract
  • £46.00 - £51.00 per hour

Project Manager Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Dorchester as a Project Manager. The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to ensure the successful application of project management processes enabling the project to be delivered on time, to budget and to quality across the project lifecycle.

Project Manager

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Dorchester as a Project Manager.

The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to ensure the successful application of project management processes enabling the project to be delivered on time, to budget and to quality across the project lifecycle.

Key Responsibilities

  • Chairing project meetings and directing the team to implement corrective actions and improvements.
  • Reporting project performance to senior management in accordance with project reporting cycle.
  • Deputise for senior management as required.
  • Ensure the project adheres to the appropriate policies and processes.
  • Represent the project in support of all reviews and audits.
  • Manage, motivate, influence and develop the project team.
  • Manage project resource demands.
  • Manage project change.
  • Project progress and performance reports.
  • Project resource demands and forecasts.
  • Variance analysis.
  • Actions register.
  • Risk and opportunities register.
  • Ad hoc project presentations

Key skills & qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of Project Management techniques including: resource planning and management; cost capture, analysis & forecasting; schedule planning and tracking including earned value management (EVM); schedule risk analysis (SRA); risk and opportunity management, change management.
  • A full understanding of Life Cycle Management.
  • Excellent IT skills particularly Microsoft Office suite. Working knowledge of planning and risk tools.
  • Understand the principles of bid and estimating processes.
  • Industry recognised project management qualification ideally APMP.
  • LCM Assessor (Preferred)

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Dorchester

Hybrid working – circa 2 days per week required on site.

Rate: £51.13 per hour (Inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Project Manager

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £46.00 - £51.00 per hour

Project Manager Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Project Manager. The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to ensure the successful application of project management processes enabling the project to be delivered on time, to budget and to quality across the project lifecycle.

Project Manager

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Project Manager.

The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to ensure the successful application of project management processes enabling the project to be delivered on time, to budget and to quality across the project lifecycle.

Key Responsibilities

  • Chairing project meetings and directing the team to implement corrective actions and improvements.
  • Reporting project performance to senior management in accordance with project reporting cycle.
  • Deputise for senior management as required.
  • Ensure the project adheres to the appropriate policies and processes.
  • Represent the project in support of all reviews and audits.
  • Manage, motivate, influence and develop the project team.
  • Manage project resource demands.
  • Manage project change.
  • Project progress and performance reports.
  • Project resource demands and forecasts.
  • Variance analysis.
  • Actions register.
  • Risk and opportunities register.
  • Ad hoc project presentations

Key skills & qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of Project Management techniques including: resource planning and management; cost capture, analysis & forecasting; schedule planning and tracking including earned value management (EVM); schedule risk analysis (SRA); risk and opportunity management, change management.
  • A full understanding of Life Cycle Management.
  • Excellent IT skills particularly Microsoft Office suite. Working knowledge of planning and risk tools.
  • Understand the principles of bid and estimating processes.
  • Industry recognised project management qualification ideally APMP.
  • LCM Assessor (Preferred)

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Portsmouth

Hybrid working – circa 2 days per week required on site.

Rate: £51.13 per hour (Inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Business Administrator

  • Glasgow
  • Contract
  • £12.00 - £13.00 per hour

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Scotstoun as a Business Administrator. The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to provide crucial support to all Project Management and administrative tasks in the team.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Scotstoun as a Business Administrator.

The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to provide crucial support to all Project Management and administrative tasks in the team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Management and compilation of weekly bookings data to ensure no overbookings, misbookings or incorrect people booking to the T&C cost account.
  • Efficient and accurate management of timesheets for self and the T&C team whilst chasing down trapped timesheets for the wider IPT
  • Support the Senior Project Professional with the management of test form writing and review completion and liaise with Senior Commissioning Managers to update the Test Form Index on a weekly basis
  • Creation of weekly packs to support performance, cost, schedule and risk reviews
  • Support any office moves for T&C by liaising with the facilities team including IT, desks, equipment and documentation
  • Creation of supply chain documentation such as PO’s to order T&C equipment and consumables and the receipt of these on arrival
  • Support T&C team with administrative tasks in the office such as stationary, printing, document storage etc.
  • Administration of online document storage software such as Sharepoint and Windchill to ensure it is organised and management appropriately.
  • You will be required to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide range of people in the team and wider project and provide accurate metrics to the Senior Project Professional when required.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Clear communication of information to the correct quality in a timely manner, sometimes against tight timelines.
  • Quick and simple management of admin tasks, both in the office and online.
  • You should be proficient in the use of a wide range of IT software packages such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.

What we’re looking for in you

  • You will be an effective team member possessing abilities to interact with various stakeholders and influence others
  • Good communication skills with the ability to communicate to all levels including senior management
  • Good people skills and ability to work within a multi-disciplined team and environment, self-motivated with the ability to perform under pressure

Location: Scotstoun

Rate: £13.92 per hour (Inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Project Manager

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £393.00 - £398.00 per day

Project Manager Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Farnborough as a Project Manager. The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with opportunity to work with an organisation that supports the UK's defence against ballistic missiles and other related threats.

Project Manager

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Farnborough as a Project Manager.

The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with opportunity to work with an organisation that supports the UK’s defence against ballistic missiles and other related threats.

Key Responsibilities

  • Day-to-day management of projects from inception until they are on contract and handed over to a subcontractor to deliver.
  • Monitoring the project delivery by our subcontractors (acting as point of contact for all parties) including the review of subcontractors’ progress reports and identifying and resolving potential issues.
  • Working closely with the MDC customer, spending a proportion of the time at their site, to manage all the MDC projects at the different stages of the processes within the ASTRID framework.
  • Engagement with suppliers, including their technical, commercial and project management teams.
  • Liaising with our commercial team to ensure contractual arrangements and subcontracts are processed in a timely fashion.
  • Managing the production of regular progress reports summarising the status, risks and issues associated with all the projects and the progress against budgets.
  • Monitoring and reporting on the status of project deliverables and raising invoices on acceptance.
  • Briefing at monthly and quarterly meetings on the portfolio of projects.
  • Following a standard process always ensuring that management information is accurate and up to date but with the experience and flexibility to adapt the approach if required.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Experience managing the delivery of multiple projects simultaneously (from initiation to subcontract handover for delivery) in a fast paced responsive environment.
  • Proven track record in working directly with customers and subcontractors, whilst managing stakeholders.
  • Track record of managing research and analysis projects.
  • Knowledge of the delivery of projects into the Ministry of Defence.
  • Working in an environment requiring adherence to UK national security regulations.

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Farnborough

Rate: £398.39 per day (Inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Sub Contract Programme Manager

  • Glasgow
  • Contract
  • £40.46 - £45.46 per hour

Sub Contract Programme Manager Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Glasgow as a Sub Contract Programme Manager. The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to deploy extensive stakeholder management and influencing skills programmes and business functions whilst working alongside our clients' key stakeholders.

Sub Contract Programme Manager

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Glasgow as a Sub Contract Programme Manager.

The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to deploy extensive stakeholder management and influencing skills programmes and business functions whilst working alongside our clients’ key stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Commercial management and execution of assigned NEC contracts, including management of supplier deliverables, contract change activities, contract warning processes, notices, payment, and ensuring the fulfilment of documented deliverables, includes;

* Resolution of all commercial and administrative issues in a timely manner
* Interpretation of contract as need to support other departments
* Meetings with contractor on any commercial and contractual issues and generate MOM’s

  • Performance management of subcontractors through regular dialogue and contract reviews (through management through key performance indicators)
  • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders and suppliers to identify risk and ensure mitigation / risk retirement plans are in place
  • Work with key stakeholders to resolve issues as escalated through the Subcontractors, internal stakeholders, the Site Co-Ordinator or Quantity Surveyor
  • Dispute resolution activities as required. Working alongside key stakeholders, ensure the successful conclusion of commercial disputes, including closure of outgoing or incoming commercial claims
  • Weekly / monthly reporting activities reflecting supplier and contract status, performance, SHE, quality, risks and budget delivery and savings for assigned contracts
  • Budget management activities for both labour and material spend for assigned packages, including reporting, approval and ownership of Purchase Orders
  • Programme and business review attendance as required, including presenting supplier, contract and financial delivery management information

Key skills & qualifications

  • Working knowledge of NEC contracting methodologies
  • Delivery of services / construction contracts, detailed understanding of optimal contracting and pricing routes
  • Approach to operating within a large scale, complex programmes
  • Membership of a professional institution RICS/MCIPS

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Glasgow

Rate: £45.46 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.