Graduate Project Leader

Leonardo – Società per azioni · Competitive · Luton
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  • Support the Programme Manager, Senior Project Manager and Work Package Managers in the successful execution of the projects to achieve their success criteria/objectives.
  • Identify and manage key dependencies between members of the Integrated Project Teams (IPT), supporting business functions and areas.
  • Coordinate the activities of the IPT by establishing appropriate communication mechanisms encompassing both meetings and reporting requirements.
  • Maintain the tailored Lifecycle Management Framework (project plan, WBS, OBS and cost/control accounts) that governs the operation of the IPT across projects.
  • Support the Project team in the preparation and presentation of Life Cycle Management reviews.
  • Manage the planning and allocation of tasks, workload and deployment of team members to optimize the use of resources within changing project needs.
  • Monitoring and control of all activities and costs, identifying risk and both defining and implementing corrective (or recovery) action to tackle any deviation from planned activities.
  • Compilation of information to assist in the reporting of Key Performance Indicators and project status to Stakeholders and Customers.
  • Support the achievement of the Projects economic-financial objectives ensuring maximum value creation throughout the entire lifecycle of the Project within the constraints and commitments agreed with the Business.

At Leonardo we value individuals who continuously demonstrate a dedication to their personal development, and this is no different for our graduates completing our Graduate Development Programme. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who are willing to take on a challenge to fill our graduate roles, and we will demand a high degree of customer focus and work performance from you in order to meet our operational challenges. If you are willing able to commit to giving your best performance, you will find Leonardo a very rewarding place to work!

What you will do

How this role fits in

As a Graduate Project Leader in Customer Support and Service Solutions (CS3), you will be working within a dynamic, collaborative, creative Business Sector on strategically important programmes with an experienced Programme Manager or Senior Project Manager. You will complete set tasks within projects to achieve the successful delivery of a solution that is compliant with Customer, Contractual and Legislative requirements. The successful candidate will take responsibility for the effective planning and management of team performance and project schedule, cost and quality for allocated work packages.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Support the Programme Manager, Senior Project Manager and Work Package Managers in the successful execution of the projects to achieve their success criteria/objectives.
  • Identify and manage key dependencies between members of the Integrated Project Teams (IPT), supporting business functions and areas.
  • Coordinate the activities of the IPT by establishing appropriate communication mechanisms encompassing both meetings and reporting requirements.
  • Maintain the tailored Lifecycle Management Framework (project plan, WBS, OBS and cost/control accounts) that governs the operation of the IPT across projects.
  • Support the Project team in the preparation and presentation of Life Cycle Management reviews.
  • Manage the planning and allocation of tasks, workload and deployment of team members to optimize the use of resources within changing project needs.
  • Monitoring and control of all activities and costs, identifying risk and both defining and implementing corrective (or recovery) action to tackle any deviation from planned activities.
  • Compilation of information to assist in the reporting of Key Performance Indicators and project status to Stakeholders and Customers.
  • Support the achievement of the Projects economic-financial objectives ensuring maximum value creation throughout the entire lifecycle of the Project within the constraints and commitments agreed with the Business.

How will we support you?

We want to support you and encourage you to fulfil your potential through

  • Competitive starting salary & relocation allowance (subject to eligibility)
  • Accelerated graduate performance reviews
  • Generous holiday entitlement and flexible working arrangements
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Private healthcare options
  • Employee discounts with selected suppliers (including gym membership)
  • Discounted coffee bar & restaurants at each site
  • Free on-site parking

To find out about all of our Company benefits please visit:

http://www.uk.leonardocompany.com/people-careers/people/company-benefit

What we are looking for

Mandatory

Nationality and security clearance

Please note that in order to apply for this opportunity you must be eligible for UK Security Clearance. Normally this is to the level of Security Check (typically known as SC) for our business.

Qualifications

All of our roles require (a) a minimum of an upper Second class Bachelors/Integrated Masters degree, or (b) a higher degree, such as a MSc or PhD. In all cases the subject should be mathematics, physics or another relevant discipline.

Highly desirable

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of Stakeholders.
  • Excellent organisation, presentation and writing skills.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to think laterally
  • Pro-active and results driven with a can do attitude
  • Fully conversant with current IT/computer software packages (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Flexibility including ability and willingness to travel and visit Customer sites (occasional travel in UK and abroad).

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