Project Manager job in Greenford Greater London

Project Manager | Ultra Electronics

Project Manager

Ultra Electronics, Communication & Integrated Systems (Ultra CIS) is one of the larger UK based Ultra businesses and is operationally run as four business units: Information Assurance, Secure Communications, EWST and Surveillance & Security Systems. These business units are underpinned by a shared services structure which incorporates finance, HR, operations and communications. Across Ultra CIS we provide encryption, network protection, automated payments, tactical and commercial communications and telemetry systems, covert and mobile surveillance systems and situational awareness technology to defence, public sector and commercial customers worldwide.

Job Purpose:

To deliver complex electronics development projects and bids on time, to budget and the required standard.

Scope / dimensions:

Manage multiple Projects ranging in size up to ~£10m

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing projects to meet the required financial and project constraints.
  • Establishing, controlling and reporting project schedule & costs against an overall WBS & budget.
  • Achieving acceptance of all elements of projects to schedule and cost.
  • Accurately forecasting project cost, cash & resource demands.
  • Establishing and maintaining project metrics to measure and report progress 
  • Effectively communicating with all project stakeholders to build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships.
  • Effectively managing project issues, risk & opportunities, data, and action logs, including item closure. 
  • Managing subcontractors to deliver requirements on time and to budget.
  • Planning and conducting effective internal, customer and sub-contractor progress reviews.  
  • Preparing customer & internal progress reports in an agreed format.
  • Establishing and implementing Project Management Plans (including all sub-ordinate plans), to provide planning basis for the team and customers.
  • Ensuring that projects comply with the relevant security requirements.
  • Ensuring that projects comply with the Company directives.
  • Managing security of information as defined in the Security manual.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Proven experience in project management, specifically in setting up, running and successfully delivering projects, ideally in the defence electronics sector.
  • Ability to successfully manage and deliver multi-disciplined (hardware, software, firmware) projects in a matrix structure.
  • Experience of MS Office including advanced skills in MS Project.
  • A strong and varied background in scheduling/budgeting/cost management with proven commercial & technical astuteness and demonstrable good judgment.



  • Degree in relevant discipline (Engineering, Science or Business Management) or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain SC Clearance.


  • Project management qualifications, such as APMP.


Customer Focus -
Dedicated to meeting customer expectations and requirements (both internal and external); gets first-hand customer information and uses it to improve products/services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.

Integrity and Trust -
Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.

Drive for Results -
Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-lined oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.

Planning -
Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into process steps; develops schedules; anticipates and adjusts for problems; measures performance against goals; evaluates results.

Comfort around Higher Management -
Can deal comfortably with more senior managers without undue tension and nervousness; understands how senior managers think and work; can determine the best way to get things done with them by talking their language and responding to their needs; can craft approaches likely to be seen as appropriate and positive.

Composure -
Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.

Timely decision making -
Makes decisions in a timely manner; sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make a quick decision.

Interpersonal Savvy -
Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organisation; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; uses diplomacy and tact; can defuse even high tension situations comfortably.

Written & Verbal communication -
Is able to communicate clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.

Managing & Measuring Work -
Clearly assigns responsibility for tasks and decisions; sets clear objectives and measures; monitors process, progress, and results; designs feedback loops into work.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot acknowledge or respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within 14 days, please assume you have, unfortunately, not been successful.


  • Location: Greenford, Greater London
  • Job Title: Project Manager
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