Senior Project Manager

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Disciplines: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Building Services Engineering

Remuneration: $$103,994 - $117,305 (plus super) per annum

Location: Edinburgh

Type: Full Time

Posted: 14/04/2021


The Role:

Research Services Division are seeking to fill a Senior Project Manager role within the Program Management Office of our Research Engineering (RE) branch. The Senior Project Manager’s responsibilities will include the planning, scheduling and coordination of projects that contribute to major Defence Programs including the High Speed Weapons Program and DSTG’s Star Shot Projects.

Position Duties:

  1. Project Manage RE’s participation in major Defence Programs including the High Speed Weapons Program and DSTG’s Star Shots.
  2. Display leadership by proactively contributing to the development of new capabilities, including an understanding of future potential requirements, how to satisfy these requirements, and the ability to implement solutions.
  3. Manage the work program within DST’s corporate Project and Program Management environment (APOLLO).
  4. Establish and manage future client engagements including the translation of requirements to an appropriately planned and scheduled program of work.

​​​​​​​About our Team:

RSD has a workforce of engineers, technicians, computer scientists and other professional staff who deliver a wide range of highly specialised research services and innovative solutions which underpin the operational capability of DSTG. RSD’s work areas undertake a broad, on demand and dynamic array of functions to keep DSTG at the forefront of research and development.

RE provide professional and advanced manufacturing to Defence to enable delivery of products, prototypes and models for research, development and experimentation. RE fuses talented professional engineering and technical staff with world’s best design software and cutting edge fabrication capabilities.

Our Ideal Candidate:

To be successful in this role the ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven track record in the successful management and delivery of projects with in an engineering and technical environment
  • Strong understanding of methodologies, design & execution of projects.
  • Be a self-motivated problem solver who is outcome focused with the ability to influence and persuade at all levels.
  • Have an ability to manage a range of competing priorities.
  • Highly developed verbal and written skills.
  • Tertiary qualification in an engineering or science related discipline (highly desirable)
  • Project management qualification (diploma preferred) from a recognised institution. (highly desirable)

Application Closing Date: Wednesday 28 April 2021

For further information please review the job information pack, reference DSTG/01456/21 on

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