Senior Project Manager – Satellite Navigation

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Company Description

About Inmarsat:

Inmarsat has been at the forefront of global mobile satellite communications for forty years, and is the market leading provider of voice and high-speed data communications for users on land, at sea and in the air through its constellation of 14 geostationary satellites.  Inmarsat plc is a privately owned company with a profitable track record and significant growth aspirations. This is represented by more than 55 nationalities in the workforce, reflecting the global and dynamic nature of the business. With an investment of over $3 billion in its latest network infrastructure, Inmarsat is at the forefront of global mobile communications innovation.

Global Government (G2)
Inmarsat’s G2 business unit delivers against the requirements for voice, data and video services with demand for global availability and utmost reliability. Whether a military commander on operations, a government official responding to a local emergency or a head of state conducting international affairs, Inmarsat provides them with essential access to voice and broadband data, where and when they need it.


Job Description

Primary Role Purpose:

The Senior Project Manager (SPM) will be an experienced project professional providing project management leadership for a Space Based Augmentation System (SBAS) project with the Australian Government. The SPM will be part of an exciting and growing team of highly competent project and engineering professionals to deliver the project and capability. The SPM will be the primary point of contact on the Project with the Customer and Inmarsat CTO Team. They will pro-actively manage the project to meet the budgets and timescales set by the Master Schedule and provide Earned-Value performance reporting to internal and external stakeholders. The candidate is also expected to write and maintain project management plans as well as managing project risk and contract change.

This is a full-time role based in Sydney but will involve flexible home/office working. The candidate is expected to travel occasionally for this role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the project team to meet schedule and budgetary requirements as defined by the management plans and project schedule
    • Provide the Programme Director and Customer with weekly and monthly reports and KPI status on project performance
    • Generate project plans (PMP, RMP, WBS, OBS etc.) to support project execution
    • Chair monthly and quarterly progress reviews with the CTO team and Customer
    • Focal point of contact between Inmarsat CTO Team and the Customer, developing and maintaining healthy relationships across all parties
    • Management of project sub-contracts from issue of RFP to delivery of the product or service
    • Identifying resource required for the project and flagging resource constraints/challenges to the Programme Director
    • Lead on risk management, hold regular risk reviews and take necessary actions to mitigate risk
    • Develop Earned Value reporting metrics (CPI, SPI, CV, SV) to support programme reporting
    • Working with contracts and legal teams to review and agree contract terms and conditions
    • Empowering and inspiring others to deliver successful outcomes for the project
    • Maintaining and applying quality and configuration management processes for project activities and outputs
    • Working to the Inmarsat G2 Strategic Programmes delivery frameworks/methodology

To be responsible for health, safety and security of the project team in accordance with Inmarsat policies.

  • To be aware of and comply with Company Standards of Conduct and all relevant statutory requirements
    • To carry out any other reasonable management request.


Essential Knowledge and Skills:
• 5-7 years’ minimum experience working in a project / programme management role within Satellite Navigation or space / defence, ideally on Australian Defence or Space programmes
• Must be degree educated in engineering discipline (mechanical, space, computer science, or similar)
• Project delivery experience using industry standard methodologies and project manager tools
• Demonstrable leadership experience of teams in a challenging environment
• Ability to produce project documentation such as PMP and RMP
• Understanding of Earned-Value Management methods and principles
• Highly organised, detail oriented and self-motivated
• Collaborative mind-set and strong interpersonal skills
• Ability to remain positive in high pressure and stressful situations
• Critical thinking, communication, and relationship-building skills
• Flexible / resourceful approach, independent problem solver
• Confident and articulate with senior leaders
• Working knowledge of MS Office packages as well as Project Server, MS Project and SharePoint.

Desirable Knowledge and Skills:
• Satellite Navigation / GNSS, Space Augmentation experience
• Certified in APM, PRINCE2, Agile, PMI, PMBOK or similar Project Management establishments

Additional Information

Inmarsat Values:

Our values define Inmarsat’s culture and represent what we believe in. Inmarsat employees aspire to certain behaviours which support our corporate values, they create a stronger working environment and lie at the heart of our continued success as an organisation.

  • Accountability – taking ownership, getting results and keeping our promises
  • Respect – collaborating, embracing diversity and valuing differences
  • Excellence – creating bold solutions for our customers and putting quality at the heard of everything we do
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