Technical Project Manager

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Our product development and manufacturing aerospace engineering company in Somerset West has a permanent position for a Technical Project Manager to develop and manage project schedules, project budget, and manage customer requirements. The person will also, in conjunction with the Engineering Manager, co-manage the technical solution development with the engineers to achieve the project’s objectives.


  • CONTRACTUAL PROGRAMME / PROJECT EXECUTION: Proper governance and stakeholder management, governance and stakeholder management output contracting.;
  • PLANNING: Constraints management and Effective planning aligned to project objectives and key milestones to achieve these objectives, within, schedule and cost requirements
  • REPORTING: Timely, and targeted engagement to all relevant stakeholders and ensuring alignment of goals within business
  • LEADERSHIP: Effective team leading and motivation, that keeps team focused and inspired and well informed of goals and scope of work at hand
  • TECHNICAL: Collaboration with systems engineers and engineering team to ensure technical goals are met effectively to meet the customer requirements of the project, within defined technical constraints
  • GENERAL: Team player, acting out company values and supporting and helping improvement areas within the PMO and other areas of the business
  • Accountable for project delivery
  • Supports, guides, and facilitates the team through the project process
  • Effectively resolves issues and manages risks
  • Interfaces and communicates with internal and external stakeholders
  • Appropriate interpersonal skills for a project manager including a sensitivity for intercultural differences
  • Ensuring that projects are subject to review at appropriate stages
  • Keep appropriate records according to standing procedures
  • Other ad-hoc duties as required by company.



  • BSC. Engineering Qualification (Electronic, Mechatronic, Mechanical, Software Engineering)
  • Project Management qualification or formal training
  • System Engineering experience – advantage

Experience & Knowledge:

  • 5-10 years of Project Management experience
  • Experience in managing aerospace or defence product development projects – non negotiable
  • Experience working within a high technology development environment – non negotiable
  • Managing and leading complex projects with hight technical content
  • Knowledge of PM methodologies

Additional knowledge areas that would strengthen the application

  • A good and effective knowledge of project planning techniques, processes and tools.
  • A good understanding of the project lifecycle and techniques related to controlling outputs of the project.
  • Understanding of how manufacturing of complex systems works within a design, development, and production environment.
  • Analytical skills to dissect complex product artefacts and problem solving to facilitate successful project definition and execution.
  •  Scope and change management within complex project environments.
  • Application of Systems engineering and systems thinking when applied to new product development
  • Understanding of total cost of ownership/lifecycle of the product.
  • Stakeholder management with dynamic presentation techniques to get the point across and to influence or negotiate.
  •  Understand customer centric management techniques and tools for effective customer engagements.
  • Knowledge of PRINCE II, PMBOK and Agile methods of project/programme management


  • Positive self-motivated, self-starter attitude
  • Responsible
  • Team player
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Customer focused
  • Able to persuade and influence others
  • Flexible and able to multi-task, can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment
  • Resourcefulness in setting priorities.


  • English

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