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Project Manager

Spectrum Control

Spectrum Control

Milton Keynes, UK
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2024

About us:

Spectrum Control is a global leader in managing and controlling the electromagnetic spectrum. We make the invisible electromagnetic spectrum visible and controllable with our industry-leading capabilities.

The work we do is important. Whether that’s developing solutions used in defence applications that help to protect the UK and partners, to supporting technology for next generation satellite communication, space exploration and deep well drilling, Spectrum Control makes a difference.

Job summary:

Project Management of a key customer defence programme, including, management of current and future component obsolescence, management of re-design and cost down activities, planning and implementing production capacity to meet increased customer order needs, process improvement through lifetime of project. In addition, the project manager will acts as key customer interface, working with the Strategic Account Manager, to manage repairs and returns of items returned under warranty, as well as development and launch of new products.

Main responsibilities:

  • Project Management of hi-rel/ defence contracts. Understanding of project requirements and standards
  • Overall accountability for schedule and budget
  • Co-ordinating multi-disciplinary engineering and manufacturing teams for development and production phase, including any necessary qualification activities Customer interface, support regular meetings, and provide reports. Co-ordinate design reviews
  • Adherence to internal PM processes, follow Earned Value reporting as part of monthly reporting process
  • Preparation and submission of appropriate customer documentation (Project Management Plan, schedule etc) as part of deliverable datapack
  • Use of company ERP tool for management of costs and requisitions
  • Support bids and proposals as required, including bid management and definition of budget
  • Understanding of change management process, including obsolescence identification, and management
  • Ability to understand, plan and implement production processes and equipment to meet required production volumes. Work with Process Engineering Manager to identify solutions perform necessary trade-offs and perform qualification of lines and processes to meet demand

Education/ qualifications:

  • Degree qualified (BEng or similar)
  • Formal Project Management training (PRINCE2, PMI or similar)

Knowledge and experience:

  • Experience of managing projects up to £10M
  • Understanding of Industry including relevant standards and requirements
  • ERP tools in a project environment
  • Knowledge of working for/with Prime organisations
  • Knowledge of planning for production


  • Project planning and scheduling
  • Earned Value Management
  • Leadership
  • Risk Management
  • Initiative
  • Teamwork
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Willingness to continue to learn and develop

What we can offer you:

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package that recognises the value you bring to Spectrum Control:

  • Flexible working practices – we work a 9-day fortnight, offer hybrid working, flexitime, and work a half day Friday
  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) with the option to buy up to 5 additional days
  • Health cash plan – cash back for everyday health expenses
  • Pension scheme with 6% employer contributions
  • Life assurance – 4 x annual salary
  • Reward and recognition platform
  • Discount platform – retail, leisure, gym discounts and more
  • Employee assistance programme with access to confidential counselling services
  • Support for further training and education
  • Continuous development and career progression opportunities
  • Relocation assistance up to £8,000 if you relocate to take up a position with us

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Third-Party Recruiters

Please note, that per Spectrum Control Policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our values and expectations. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that Spectrum Control will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity. If you or your agency are interested in becoming an approved vendor please contact