Job Description

Software Project Manager

A Software Project Manager is required to work on a twelve month contract, with the possibility of extension for our Defence client based in Yeovil.

Overview of the Software PM contract role

The Mission software area in Yeovil is responsible for a suite of Software products deployed into UK and international Defence organisations. The Products range from Mission Planning Systems for Fast Jet and Helicopter platforms, Technical Publications Viewers deployed to in excess of 50 Platforms Worldwide, Web Services, Tactical Data Link systems and Logistic Systems. Activities occur across the full Product lifecycle from Bid, through Development, into Installation and Long Term Support.

Key skills required for the Software PM

  • Project management of development activities within a technical/engineering environment particularly within software (essential).
  • Mentoring staff and leading teams
  • Working to defined and structured lifecycle processes with formal gate reviews and a culture of measurement and continuous improvement
  • Working to quality standards and qualifications, AS9100 desirable
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Decision-making and leadership
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Strategic planning, risk management and/or change management
  • Project management techniques and tools

The role is based in Yeovil, Somerset - commutable from Bristol, Bath, Trowbridge, Warminster, Frome, Salisbury, Blandford Forum, Dorchester, Weymouth, Exeter, Taunton, Bridgwater and Weston-Super-Mare

If you are a Software PM looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other IT opportunities please contact Kris Foston on or phone 0161 694 9200

Do you know anyone who might be looking for a new role? You could benefit from our candidate referral scheme. Contact me on the above contact details for more information.

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