Project Manager

Ultra Electronics Communication & Integrated Systems - Tring

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Ultra Electronics GigaSat is a world leading supplier of compact mobile satellite terminals for broadcast and government applications. Innovative composite materials are utilised in our comprehensive portfolio of Multi-Band MicroVSAT Man-Packs terminals, flight-case flyaway and vehicle-mounted antenna systems with all antenna sizes from 0.25m to 3.7m, which feature WGS/Skynet/XTAR/Inmarsat/SES approvals and MIL-STD-810G certification. GigaSat utilises the latest antenna technologies to offers its customers fully integrated solutions, providing end-to-end engineering, design, installation, commissioning, support, program management, and system maintenance service agreements.

Job purpose:

  • To deliver complex engineering projects and bids on time, to budget and the required standard.
  • Manage multiple Projects ranging in size up to ~£10m.
  • To deliver industry leading satellite communications ground equipment for high profile government organizations around the globe


  • Managing projects to meet the required financial and project constraints.
  • Establishing, controlling and reporting project schedule & costs against an overall WBS & budget.
  • Achieving acceptance of all elements of projects to schedule and cost.
  • Accurately forecasting project cost, cash & resource demands
  • Establishing and maintaining project metrics to measure and report progress.
  • Effectively communicating with all project stakeholders to build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships.
  • Effectively managing project issues, risk & opportunities, data, and action logs, including item closure.
  • Managing subcontractors to deliver requirements on time and to budget.
  • Planning and conducting effective internal, customer and sub-contractor progress reviews.  
  • Preparing customer & internal progress reports in an agreed format.
  • Establishing and implementing Project Management Plans (including all sub-ordinate plans), to provide planning basis for the team and customers.
  • Ensuring that projects comply with the Company directives and relevant security requirements.
  • Managing security of information as defined in the Security manual.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • Proven experience in project management, specifically in setting up, running and successfully delivering projects, ideally in a satellite or engineering/aerospace industry.
  • Ability to successfully manage and deliver multi-disciplined projects in a matrix structure.
  • Experience of working with overseas customers, specifically North America.
  • Experience of MS Office including MS Project.
  • A strong and varied background in scheduling/budgeting/cost management with proven commercial/technical astuteness and demonstrable good judgment.


  • Degree in relevant discipline (Engineering, Science or Business Management) or equivalent experience
  • Project management qualifications preferred, such as APMP.
  • Ability to obtain SC Clearance.



Every employee is critical to our success and as such we offer a range of flexible employee benefits along with career development opportunities for motivated and dedicated employees. You will receive:

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • 4x your annual salary in life assurance
  • Flexible benefits package (retail vouchers, gym discounts, employee share scheme, ability to buy or sell annual leave and more!)
  • Pension Scheme

Please be aware that many roles working for Ultra will be subject to both security and export control restrictions.  These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot acknowledge or respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within 14 days, please assume you have, unfortunately, not been successful.

Job Reference: JAN20204486
Salary: Competitive
Category: Project Management
Contract: Permanent - Full Time
Closing Date: February 19, 2021

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Ultra Electronics Communication & Integrated Systems

Ultra Electronics Communication and Integrated Systems produce market-leading secure communication systems, intelligence gathering and situational awareness technology for the world’s most challenging environments, from Mt Everest to the Sahara desert.