|Salary:||£36,024 to £44,263|
|Placed On:||20th November 2023|
|Closes:||1st December 2023|
We are seeking to appoint a Research Project Manager SKA (Synchronisation and Timing) in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Reporting to the Project Support Operations Manager the Research Project Manager will be responsible for administration of the University of Manchester’s involvement in the SKA Telescope. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be the largest and therefore the most sensitive radio telescope ever built and will play a major role in answering key questions in modern astrophysics and cosmology. It will be one of a small number of cornerstone observatories observing the electromagnetic spectrum that will transform our view of the Universe.
To drive forward progress in the University of Manchester team at this critical point a Project Manager is now needed who will oversee key deliverables in the Synchronisation and Timing (SAT) area, amongst other things. This role will work very closely on a day to day basis with colleagues in the SKAO who work on SAT and will require a solid understanding of the overall SKA project and the place of the SAT team within this structure. The Project Manager will be expected to define deliverables alongside required tasks and timeframes, reporting regularly on progress to key stakeholders and providing leadership and support. They will need to be able to resolve potential conflict and deal with any issues as they arise. The role demands someone who is decisive and works well under pressure. The incumbent will also require a good working knowledge of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) practices, used by the SKAO to define, plan and operate construction activities. The SKAO SAFe programme currently comprises of around 15 multi-disciplined and international SAFe Agile development teams.
What you will get in return:
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.
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Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.
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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Denise Faulkner
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.
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