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  • Job reference: RMS0189695

Senior Project Manager

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Riyadh
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 26/01/2018
  • Duration: 1 year
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The Role:
TITLE: Senior Project Manager

1. The Project Manager Mobile Platforms will be responsible for the management, control and monitoring of elements of a key vehicle delivery project, throughout all stages of the project lifecycle through implementation, customer acceptance and technical transfer into operational use. Key responsibility will be to ensure that all vehicles are delivered where and when they are required in accordance with the overarching project schedule. You will be the "go to" person for the current status of all vehicle delivery project activities and will provide hands on approach to ensure all customers, internal and external, have access to the required vehicles when required.
2. Drive the delivery of vehicle project in liaison with the capability project managers to achieve sign off tests in order to meet key project milestone deliverables through a highly proactive approach resolving cross functional technical conflicts and engineering issues.
3. This role resides within a dedicated IPT and reports to the IPT Programme Manager. The PM will also need to deal with, on a day-to-day basis, members of the UK MoD team located in Riyadh and SANG military officials at all levels.

The Special Systems team is the primary interface to the customer (UK MOD and SANG) for all Special Systems project activities and is responsible for creating and delivering through-life, value for money solutions at minimal risk to the Company.

Primary Responsibilities:
To deliver the vehicle delivery project in line with the customer's key success criteria, namely delivery to specified performance, time, cost and quality, which entails:

a. A full understanding of customer requirements with the aim of meeting or exceeding major milestones.
b. To manage the customer expectations by reflecting them in a clear specification baseline, reporting accurately and capturing any variations through the project change control procedures.
c. Develop an excellent working relationship with the customer through trust.
d. Anticipate and be proactive to control all relevant project activities and finances.
e. Ensure vehicle delivery risks are defined, acted on, maintained and reported against.
f. Act decisively and communicate effectively.
g. Regular reviews with senior staff on the progress of the vehicle delivery project

CONTACT WITH OTHERS (Internal/External/Meetings):

The post-holder will be expected to manage, on a daily basis, effective Informal Meetings, Formal Meetings, Correspondence and Reports with respect to project management and relationships with a wide stakeholder group including:


1. COMPANY - The Programme Manager will provide direction and support to the PM with regard to the management and control of the project.
2. The Programme Manager will provide direction and support to the PM with regard to the management and control of the project.
3. Additionally, through a mix of the dedicated IPT personnel and call-off resources as required further support will be provided.


1. It is envisaged that the PM will have daily contact with both the Authority and the Sub-Contractors


1. Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Electronics/Communications engineering discipline.
2. Previous experience of being involved in a major vehicle integration project with a thorough knowledge of whole vehicle engineering and integration process. including:

a. Conducting design reviews
b. Certification and homologation
c. Managing Vehicle, First of Type Tracking and testing
d. Releasing vehicles post-certification confirmation
e. Project sign offs

3. Experience of managing a vehicle integration testing process would be an advantage.
4. Experience with dealing with military personnel and military type operational requirements.
5. Proven track record as a team player and an effective manager of project teams.
6. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite of tools including 'Project'.

1. Experience of working in the Middle East (preferably Saudi Arabia) desirable.
2. Experience in major military integration projects.
3. Business experience in the Defence Sector.

Interested candidates please share your CV with me at Tabrez.Kazi@Fircroft,com with the Position name as the Subject line

The Company:
A Major Defence Company in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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