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Introduction summary

We are on the lookout for a talented and ambitious Project Manager, to join our Programme Management team here in Cambridge, UK.

The role is within the Industrial, Consumer and Energy (ICE) division that undertakes the development of innovative new products across the entire product life cycle. The role will be primarily project management for our defence and security clients within UK government, although there will be some scope to get involved in projects for our commercial and wider public sector clients. Projects typically consist of early concept work, through prototype manufacture, to new product introduction, often surmounting considerable technical challenges as we push the boundary of what is possible. We combine highly creative lateral thinking with excellent technical skills and we’re looking for broad defence and security industry experience to help us form powerful development teams.

What we can offer

We can offer you variety, and the chance to work in a dynamic environment buzzing with the excitement of innovation that is having a real effect on people’s lives.

The projects you will lead will typically be highly complex, spanning the entire product development lifecycle. You will take full responsibility for delivering the agreed project objectives within the authorised time and budget constraints whilst managing multi-disciplinary teams of talented engineers, scientists, and designers in delivering novel products and services to market for a wide variety of clients.

You will always have the support of experienced Programme Managers ready to guide you towards more complex projects as your career develops. We believe that a supportive environment is the way to bring the best out of each other. We will actively promote your progression and provide you with the opportunity to take on increasingly challenging tasks.

Your specific responsibilities will vary according to your expertise but are likely to include:

  • Developing project proposals that meet our government clients’ commercial and technical requirements – this will be primarily for UK-based government clients
  • Delivering projects with a significant amount of S&T (Science and Technology) or Research and Development content
  • Management of the delivery of projects that solve complex, multi-disciplinary technical challenges, across multi-office teams
  • Team building and leadership of multiple project teamsCapturing technical product requirements and resolving system level discussions, requiring a strong technical background
  • Running meetings with clients, presenting and communicating ideas and concepts to all disciplines
  • Working with Business Developers in building relationships with clients to understand their programme needs.
  • The ability to manage and influence stakeholders to ensure project success.

This role will require some domestic UK-based travel but is focussed on managing project teams within the Cambridge office. We have adopted a hybrid working model, with a mix of both home and office working, based on project need.

What you can bring

You will have experience of project managing small to medium sized technical product development projects. 

Ideally you will have a degree in engineering, or a relevant scientific discipline, with hands-on experience of planning tasks and tracking the progress of a team to deliver against those tasks whilst addressing issue as they arise. Naturally you will also have strong time management, written and verbal communication, and organisational skills.

Our UK government work and client base coves a very broad spectrum, so we would also be very interested if you have any of the following:

  • A passion for innovation
  • Existing knowledge of best practice in the delivery of projects
  • A strong desire to deliver outputs for Defence through Science and Technology
  • Previous experience of working at a consulting / fee for service organisation
  • A technical background in Mechanical, Electrical or Software skills or Physics, Chemistry or Sensing systems
  • Experience in managing projects involving both software and hardware
  • UK Government security clearance
  • Formal project management credentials such as APMP, PRINCE2 etc.

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check, be willing to undertake UK government security clearance and must be a UK passport holder. 


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  • Competitive salary reviewed anually 
  • Company profit share 
  • Generous pension 
  • Hybrid working model 
  • Flexible working hours and location 
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow 
  • Comprehensive insurance - Life, disability, private healthcare and travel insurance (business & leisure)
  • Enhanced family leave benefit of 13 weeks full-pay parental leave for those that meet qualifying criteria
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Social committee
  • Discounted train season tickets, through Travel Plan Plus
  • If travelling to Cambridge by train; Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station, through Cambridge Science Park
  • Whilst in the office; Free canteen - breakfast, lunch & refreshments 
  • A comprehensive relocation package is available, if applicable 

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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