R&D Project Manager
Job DescriptionAbout Siemens
Siemens, the leading global engineering and technology services company, has been active in the United Kingdom for over 170 years. We provide innovative solutions to help tackle the UK's major challenges, across the key sectors of energy, industry, infrastructure & cities and healthcare. Siemens has a significant presence throughout the UK, with 12 manufacturing sites and more than 25 major offices.
Contemporary railways require revolutionised signalling technology to keep up with ever increasing capacity and headway demands.
A Project Manager is required to join to drive forward the product development of ground-breaking technology in the rail automation and digitisation sector.
The PM will be expected to lead cross functional teams to deliver maximum product value to a range of internal and external customers.
The focus of the role will be on the effective coordination of activities leading to the successful delivery of projects on time and to budget.
The PM will liaise closely with other key roles in the organisation (e.g. programme managers, technical authorities, product line managers, etc.) to ensure the project meets the needs of the business.
Siemens offers a comprehensive reward package which includes a competitive basic salary, bonus scheme, generous holiday allowance and pension.
Working with Product line managers to develop and deliver strategic products with maximum value to the customer.
Creating the Project Management Plan and ensuring that new products or services are delivered according to the plan
Creating the schedule and proactively monitoring its overall progress, resolving issues and initiating corrective action as appropriate
Ensuring effective implementation of the company quality and safety management systems
Managing the project's budget,
monitoring the expenditures and costs against delivered and realised benefits as the project progresses
Facilitating the appointment of individuals to the project
Managing third party contributions to the project
Managing the communications with all stakeholders
Managing both the dependencies and the interfaces of the project
Managing risks to the projects successful outcome
Initiating extra activities and other management interventions wherever gaps in the project are identified or issues arise
Reporting progress of the project at regular intervals to the R&D Management team
What do I need to qualify for this job?
Key Skills and Qualifications
Degree in a related technical field or discipline
10+ years related industry experience
Aerospace or Transport background is an asset
5+ years as a Project Manager
Proven experience of leading hardware and software development
Experience in projects that developed complex electronics for rail or aerospace
Good understanding of hardware, software and system development as well as experience with new product introduction
Experience with MS Project
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Experience of safety systems development desirable
Experience of working in both Classical and Agile development environments desirable
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