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Project Manager - Agile, Manufacturing, Software

  • Location:

    Lewes, East Sussex

  • Sector:

    Business Analysis & Project Management

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  • Contact:

    Wilkin Chan

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Project Manager - Electronics / Software

My client is a global leading manufacturer of digital systems for the public transport industry. All design and development, and most production, is carried out in East Sussex.

They have a friendly open environment in the Project Management team and are looking for talented professionals to join at an exciting time of growth and technological & organisational change.

Key Objectives

  • The Project Manager will work at the centre of cross-functional technical teams to effectively plan, monitor and report on a range of projects from inception to closure.
  • Manage platform and product development projects.
  • Manage customer driven product development projects.
  • Manage product maintenance projects.
  • Ensure delivery to specification within agreed time scales.

Tasks and Duties

  • Defining and documenting project scope and objectives.
  • Gathering customer needs and requirements.
  • Creating and maintaining project plans, including identification of resource requirements, costings, milestones, dependencies, critical paths & project risks.
  • Tracking and monitoring project schedule and budget.
  • Managing project risks, issues and changes (with escalation as necessary).
  • Facilitating and documenting cross-functional meetings as well as documents and

prototypes reviews.

  • Managing stakeholders both internally and externally to coordinate and drive actions to


  • Reporting regular project status to internal departments, customer and senior


  • Ensuring project gets delivered on time, within budget and to customer satisfaction.
  • Conducting a project completion review and recommending improvements where appropriate.
  • Following Hanover Displays Project Management and Development processes.

Essential Skills

  • 3 to 5 years of project management experience in a software and/or electronic products development environment.
  • A proven track record of managing complex cross-functional technical projects (ideally involving mechanics, electronics, software and manufacturing).
  • Experience leading technical development teams and managing customer relationships.
  • Experience with developing Project Charters and Requirements Specifications.
  • Good knowledge of MS Project and the MS Office Suite.

Desired Skills

  • Experience with Agile software development methodology an advantage.
  • PM certifications an advantage
  • Foreign language skills (especially in French, German or Spanish) an advantage.
  • Graduate degree preferable but not necessary.

Personal traits

  • Technically minded, with excellent analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Driven, yet flexible, with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, whilst working to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team of engineers.
  • Extremely well-organised and methodical approach to work with excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communications, including reports, concise summaries and


  • Willingness to travel on occasions, both nationally and internationally, as required.