Project Manager

Project Manager Burgess Hill, England

CAE inc
Full Time Burgess Hill, England 49908 - 66986 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Join our team as a Project Manager where you’ll lead the delivery of high-value, high-profile training and simulation programmes within defence & security. These will range from land-based or aircraft simulation programmes, to software development projects primarily for UK MoD and defence partners.

You’ll be the primary point of contact for our customers, negotiating and preparing change orders and business opportunities, and leading our project teams to deliver projects that meet the capability, time, and cost requirements of our customers.

You’ll be based at our Burgess Hill site in West Sussex where we operate a hybrid remote/ office working arrangement.

The role we are offering you

  • Acting as the main point of contact with our external customer
  • Leading the project teams and co-ordinating resources to produce and maintain project plans, ensuring consistent communication throughout
  • Identifying and pursuing new business opportunities
  • Liaising with functional group leaders to manage people resources and capability
  • Establishing and managing all technical, financial, commercial, and schedule risks
  • Initiating project launch, establishing and controlling project budgets, reviewing design solutions and implementation
  • Leading customer review meetings and managing customer acceptance process
  • Leading regular project reviews and producing monthly status reports
  • Establishing, developing, and managing partnerships with subcontractors
  • Working closely with the Bids & Proposals team to support activities for major campaigns
  • Developing project management processes and tools

Our ideal candidate has:

  • Significant project management experience (ideally within the defence/ aerospace/ military/ simulation & training or closely related industries)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong communication, negotiation, and stakeholder management
  • Good commercial and financial understanding
  • While not essential, prior experience of our toolsets would be beneficial (Planiswere, Oracle)

What kind of person will succeed in this team/ role?

As you’ll be the primary point of contact with our customer, interpersonal skills is very important. You’ll need to manage multiple stakeholders including the customers directly, project teams, and functional teams. Being a confident decision maker is also essential as you’ll be empowered to use your judgement to best fulfil the customer requirements.

CAE offers:

  • Short term incentive plan (bonus)
  • Car allowance
  • Private health insurance
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexible vacation policy

About us

With over 10,000 employees located in 35 countries, CAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. To learn more:

Security requirements:

You must be able to obtain or transfer SC clearance (likely to require 5 years of UK residency). You may also be able to transfer non-UK security clearance from overseas.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £49,907.76-£66,985.71 per year


  • Company car
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Flexitime
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Private medical insurance
  • Unlimited paid holidays


  • Flexitime
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Burgess Hill

Reference ID: 93975

Project Manager
CAE inc
Montreal, Canada
Marc Parent
$2 to $5 billion (USD)
10000+ Employees
Company - Public
Aerospace & Defence
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