Overview

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Are you an aspiring Project Manager or Technical Team Leader with Project Management ambitions, looking to develop your career in a professional environment?

Do you have a background in new product development?

Do you want to work in a dynamic environment, leading teams innovating on a variety of technologies applied to different market sectors?

Are you looking for:

  • A dynamic environment where you will have the autonomy and freedom to set-up and lead teams of world-class graduate engineers
  • Variety in your work - of technologies, markets and clients
  • A position offering you influence, control and recognition

Read more about this fantastic opportunity to join our team of professional Project Managers in our Wireless and Digital Services Division.

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Full Details

Cambridge Consultants is a world leader in wireless communications, with one of the largest independent wireless development teams in the world.  The group works across the entire wireless landscape - from high volume consumer applications such as portable internet-based devices, through to professional high-performance systems including the air traffic control radios used to govern US airspace.  This breadth of wireless activity provides tremendous variety to our team members.  The markets that we address include telecommunications, healthcare, industrial, satellite, consumer and automotive.  Examples of our wireless design includes the first digital patient monitor in the medical WMTS band, the WiMAX PHY reference design adopted as the gold standard for European type approval testing, a professional intercom used at the Olympic Games and within professional broadcasting studios, satellite handsets, as well as key technologies fuelling the rollout of the latest cellular systems.

Our technical capabilities span the full spectrum, from software development for embedded and distributed cloud applications, through deep data analytics, machine learning and behavioural modelling, to connectivity, IoT development and radio systems.

We’re working at the frontier of Machine Learning; a vital, transformative technology, developing systems that leverage deep learning techniques to achieve unprecedented performance in a huge range of applications. To support this, we have The Digital Greenhouse which is a purpose-built facility designed for discovering, developing and testing machine learning approaches in a fast, secure environment.

Role Description

The Management of New Product Development projects to meet time, budget and specifications.

This position is within a highly respected team of Project and Programme Managers in the Wireless and Digital Division at Cambridge Consultants.  You will be supported by the existing team to develop your Project Management skillset to enable you to lead larger and more complex programmes as your career develops.

Specific Responsibilities

In this role you will:

  • Support business developers to define projects to meet the needs of prospective clients
  • Lead and motivate multi-disciplinary teams of engineers to deliver these projects
  • Report project status to clients, both written, verbal and face to face

Minimum Requirements

  • Likely to have a good degree in engineering or Science
  • Experience of either project managing small-medium sized projects, or of team leading a discipline (e.g. software) within a larger new product development project
  • Experience in planning tasks, then tracking the progress of a team to deliver against those tasks, addressing issues as they arise
  • An understanding of, and an empathy with hardware and/or software development
  • A desire to pursue a professional Programme Management career
  • Strong time management, organised, with good interpersonal and leadership ability
  • Client exposure would be an advantage
  • Awareness of Project Management best practices (e.g. APM) would be an advantage

Why Cambridge Consultants?

Cambridge Consultants creates exciting and novel breakthroughs in technology and products. We help our clients achieve the kind of game-changing leap forward that will transform their whole business.

At the heart of what we do are talented and motivated multi-disciplinary teams empowered to create cutting edge technologies and systems to solve difficult problems for our clients.

We recognise and celebrate individual talent and we understand the importance of letting individuals be just that. Our people are here to do the best work of their lives and our job is to provide the platform for them to do it. That means letting people pursue the projects that interest them and develop their career in whatever direction they choose.

We’re committed to promoting a diverse workplace. We believe that diversity can only flourish when everyone feels included and has a sense of belonging.

We value all people regardless of gender, age, disability, race, ethnic origin, parental status, language, religion, marital status or sexual orientation.

 

Learn about Life at CCWhat to expect when applying

Benefits

  • Competitive salary, based on merit and reviewed annually
  • Company profit share scheme in addition to basic salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Life, disability and travel insurance, plus private healthcare
  • Free canteen - breakfast, lunch and refreshments
  • 25 days annual holiday plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow
  • Relocation assistance if applicable
  • Excellent career development and training opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • Social committee
  • Discounted train season tickets, through Travel Plan Plus
  • Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station, through Cambridge Science Park

Future prospects

Cambridge Consultants is committed to developing its employees' careers and has a flexible policy for individual capabilities and preferences. Promotion is linked to merit.

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