Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Project Management (Typhoon)

Edinburgh

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Do you want to work on real-time projects alongside leading scientists and engineers within a globally renowned company?

Leonardo’s Graduate Programme develops promising young graduates into engineers and business professionals of the future.

The opportunity:

Leonardo is an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection and sustainable ’smart’ solutions. We are globally renowned and are continually expanding, offering exciting opportunities to talented individuals who want to work at the forefront of our technology. With the majority of our engineers having chartered status, you can look forward to working with highly skilled professionals that are passionate about their work.

Leonardo in the UK

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Our 2 year Graduate Programme

On joining the Leonardo graduate programme, you will unlock a wealth of development opportunities and further learning. You will receive mentoring, coaching and support to achieve your personal goals and accreditation from your professional body.

At Leonardo, we have some of the Industry’s most sophisticated technology at our fingertips, and we rely on having the very best employees to maintain our competitive edge. As one of our graduates, you will be working for a company at the cutting edge of technology, as well as enhancing your skills and business acumen, opening up your horizons to the diverse and dynamic ways in which your degree can be used.

We have created a programme across our UK sites that value those who continuously ask questions and look to resolve problems through creative and innovative thinking. We will demand a high degree of customer focus and work performance from you in order to meet our operational challenges.

Job Description

This role is to assist in the Project Management of developing future generation of Radars for the Eurofighter Typhoon Aircraft. This will comprise of set tasks and projects achieving 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

  • Coordinating the activities of the IPT (Integrated Project Team) by establishing appropriate communication mechanisms, including meetings and reporting requirements.
  • Establish clear success criteria/ objectives for each member of the IPT and for the IPT as a whole, identify and manage the dependencies between IPT members.
  • Establish the tailored Lifecycle Management framework (Project Plans, work based schedules and Cost/Control Accounts) that governs the operation of the IPT
  • Manage the planning, allocation and deployment of team members and workload.
  • Ensuring the IPT is reviewed and adjusted in accordance with the changing needs of the Project.
  • Ensure compliance with contractual obligations and the achievement of the Project's economic-financial objectives, ensuring maximum value creation throughout the entire lifecycle of the Project within the contractual constraints/commitments agreed with the Customer.
  • Monitoring and Control of all activities and costs, defining and implementing corrective (or "recovery") actions required to tackle any deviations from the planned activities.
  • Manage and report the IPT's activities, including representation of the IPT at contract status reviews.
  • Organise and coordinate internal Phase Reviews, Customer reviews and supplier reviews and manage all resultant actions to closure.
  • Conduct effective Risk and Opportunity Management, ensuring that all risks and opportunities are recorded, managed and tracked to closure. Where mitigation activities are required, ensure that adequate support is provided to ensure they are undertaken.
  • Establish, develop and maintain relationships with Suppliers throughout the entire lifecycle of the Project
  • Establish and maintain Internal/ external Customer Satisfaction by developing and maintaining relationships with the Customer community throughout the entire lifecycle of the Project.
  • Establish an effective partnership between the Project and the Functions.
  • Flag all issues/ areas for support in a timely manor.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

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 engineering, mathematics, physics or another relevant discipline.

  • Strong communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Proficient in the use of all Microsoft Office applications
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to think laterally
  • Pro-active and results driven with a "can do" attitude
  • 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 but may need to be to a higher level for this particular role due to the nature of the projects and or programmes that the role will be supporting.

What’s in it for me?

Leonardo values its people and we reward commitment with a competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package including:

  • Competitive starting salary & welcome bonus
  • Accommodation Allowance (subject to eligibility) & 3 performance related pay reviews within the 2 years
  • Generous holiday entitlement and flexible working arrangements
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Healthcare.

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How to Apply

Job ID Number: 000942
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Opportunity Overview

  • March 30th, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Edinburgh
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  • Analytics
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