About the position:
Would you like to work on novel healthcare solutions, smart city technology, advanced robotic systems or sensors for autonomous drones? What about mobile ad-hoc radio networks or airfield radar? How do you fancy underwater or aircraft-based sensor and communications systems? These are all current projects at Plextek and we need the brightest minds joining our diverse team to deliver them.
Our work is largely driven by technical development and innovation. One of the great advantages of working here is that no two projects are the same. If you are an enthusiastic, adaptable, and motivated person with a background in engineering, who thrives on variety, enjoys learning new skills, and facing exciting challenges then this is the place to be.
We are looking to expand our team of experienced project managers.
Due to the project-driven nature of our business, you would play a pivotal role across the whole range of development activities undertaken by Plextek. You will be highly customer-facing, working with the sales team to sell our projects, and acting as principal client contact during project delivery. You will be managing diverse, highly technical, multidisciplinary project teams. Depending on the size of the projects, you may be managing multiple projects at any one time.
You will provide time and cost estimates into the bidding process to satisfy the client’s requirements and then deliver the project to those budgets. You will identify and manage the risks in the project and be comfortable managing change.
You will be an excellent people-manager, with good emotional intelligence and able to get the best from a team of high performers. You will be comfortable communicating with your clients at all levels, including senior executives, project managers, engineers and technologists.
You will be familiar with the common processes and tools of project management such as Agile, Work Breakdown Structures and Microsoft Project. You will be managing highly technical development projects and so will need a good technical degree or an equivalent qualification and typically have an engineering design background in electronic hardware or embedded software.
In return we offer a competitive package and a stimulating environment that will encourage you to be your best. We provide all the training, professional development and support that you need to complete your projects. We are a versatile business and are able to support career progression in many dimensions including technical, commercial and managerial.
Plextek provides unique solutions for our customers by solving today’s hardest engineering problems in sensing, data collection & communications. Our customers span a wide range of markets including healthcare, internet of things, defence, security and automotive.
We are based just south of Cambridge with easy road and rail routes to the vibrant city centre. We provide a friendly and supportive working environment including regular on-site and off-site social events.
The Plextek Building, London Road
Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden
United Kingdom, CB10 1NY