Project Manager

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Project Manager

Reaction Engines is looking for a Project Manager to lead one or more projects within the Company’s SABRE engine development programme.

This role attracts a competitive salary and excellent company benefits including 30 days annual leave plus public holidays, employer matching company pension scheme, life assurance and a contribution towards onsite nursery childcare for children under 3 years of age.

Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Manage the execution and performance of the project, or projects, to ensure that schedule, cost and technical objectives are met
  • Manage the interactions with Customers and contractors to ensure that an appropriate level of communication is maintained
  • Ensure that project management plans are produced and maintained and that progress and financial reports are generated when required
  • Manage and motivate the project team, ensuring that roles and responsibilities are defined and regularly reviewed
  • Liaise with other teams and functions within the Company (such as Engineering, Manufacturing,
  • Export Control and Finance etc.) to ensure the effective execution of the project
  • Provide support to the management of the overall programme, particularly regarding strategy, review of objectives, resourcing, schedules and Customer and stakeholder management



  • A proven track record in delivering projects in high technology and complex systems engineering businesses
  • Experience of early phase produce development and technology demo projects
  • Experience of working with government agencies
  • Experience of working within a matrix organisation


  • Experience of space, aerospace, automotive or similar industries
  • Knowledge and experience of delivering research and development phase projects in agile environments



  • ​​​​​Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant technical subject


  • APMP or PMI equivalent qualifications

Skills and Behaviours


  • Excellent leadership and decision-making abilities
  • Self-motivated but with the ability to work successfully with inter-disciplinary teams, providing guidance and inspiration
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to present complex data to stakeholders at all levels, including Customers and Senior Management
  • Work to a high level of detail and establish appropriate priorities in carrying out responsibilities and in meeting deadlines
  • Excellent IT skills including standard office applications and project management software
  • Commercial awareness

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with Reaction Engines’ core values:

  • Commitment
  • Innovation
  • Trust
  • Quality
  • Teamwork

Please send your Curriculum Vitae and covering letter to quoting reference “013/2020- Project Manager”


Tagged as: sabre engine development, high technology, complex systems engineering, apmp, PMI

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