Project Manager – Test & Qualification

Job Description

Project Manager – Test & Qualification – Aerospace and Defence


Our client is a highly successful global aerospace company, they are looking for a Project Manager to work as part of our integrated product team-overseeing test and qualification phase for a high-profile program. Reporting to the Program Manager, you will be responsible for leading and managing one or more complex projects to deliver the agreed scope within planned quality, time and cost parameters to satisfy the specified requirements and drive for customer and stakeholder satisfaction. Motivating the whole team to deliver the business case and margins expected. You will be working on behalf of major customer and the role is customer facing. The position has no direct reports, but you will oversee a team of indirect reports (predominately Test & Development Engineers).


New Product (NPI) experience is required and experience managing high value complex projects.


Excellent prospects for career progression.  


As a Project Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Experience as a Project Manager within an Aerospace business focussed on new product development (NPI).
  • Test/Qualification phase of lifecycle management experience would be advantageous
  • Defence experience desirable
  • Experience working in customer facing project teams
  • Experience of managing high value complex projects
  • Sufficient knowledge of the functional disciplines and supply chain that require management.
  • Knowledge and demonstrable experience of PPM techniques
  • Relevant certification in project management and or/degree or equivalent


As a Project Manager your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Deliver project to agreed time, cost and quality parameters.
  • Direct motivate and provide leadership for the project team.
  • Organise, coordinate and direct the project activities.
  • Manage risks and issues proactively
  • Ensure effective and open communication throughout the project team and with stakeholders.
  • Lead the project teams planning efforts and Identify resource requirements based on agreed scope.
  • Manage relationships with key customer personnel


Keywords:  Project Manager, PRINCE 2, APM, PPM, Aerospace, Defence, Risk Management NPI, New Product Introduction, New Product Development, Test and Qualification, Customer Facing


Project Manager – Test & Qualification – Aerospace and Defence

Salary:  Competitive plus bonus, flexi time, pension, on-site parking and numerous other benefits

Location:  Wimborne, Dorset