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Technical Project Manager

Closing date: 30th June 2019

The Technical Project Manager will be part of a solutions team responsible for the delivery of technical and complex projects.

They will be responsible for providing product, engineering advice and project planning support. This may include solution and service design, delivery and implementation, technical assurance and support. There will be a research element to ensure that we are aware off the latest technologies available.

Projects will in most circumstances incorporate a broad range of communication technologies and software applications.

The Technical Project Manager will be required to support the sales team at customer meetings. Specifically advising on new or emerging technologies including satellite, radio and cellular, in addition to secure mobile applications, tracking, remote monitoring and control.

The role will require a excellent knowledge of IP network design, encompassing cyber security processes and best practices. Liaising with suppliers and technology partners, the Technical Project Manager will be required to coordinate teams operating globally. Overseas travel will be required.

AST Systems is a subsidiary company of a Global Group, Head Quartered in Great Yarmouth Norfolk. AST Systems has a small subsidiary company in Nairobi Kenya, servicing a customer base predominantly in Juba, South Sudan as well as a presence in the Middle East.

 

Principal Responsibilities: 

You will be expected to: 

  • Provide technical support and guidance to project teams
  • Design, deliver and implement complex solutions
  • Create service and support plans for solutions
  • Draft detailed technical documentation including proposals, plans and configuration control material
  • Support the sales team with planning and other project tasks
  • Support customer meetings
  • Keep up to date and research new and emerging technologies
  • Support the sales team with engineering and technical requirements

 

Experience:

  • Essential:
    • Previous experience of coordinating multi-disciplined teams
    • Experience in a similar engineering role
    • Broad experience of one or more of satellite, radio and cellular solutions
    • Strong back ground with IP networks
    • Good understanding of cyber security
    • Working as part of a project team
  • Desired:
    • Experience of AWS/ Azure
    • Understanding of software development cycles
    • Good understanding of satellite networks MMS and VSAT networks
    • Good understanding of GSM networks

 

Qualifications:

  • Essential:
    • 5 x GCSE’s grade C and above including Math and English
    • Evidence of success in a previous role
    • Broad range of professional development certifications in a technical discipline
  • Desired:
    • CCNA/ CCNP or equivalent 
    • Degree or equivalent qualification in a technical discipline
    • Registered with a relevant professional body e.g. IET, BCS

 

Skills, knowledge and aptitude:

  • Maintaining a professional appearance Ability to work well within a busy team
  • Well organised with the ability to work to deadlines
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
  • Motivated and enthusiastic with a "can do" attitude
  • Ability to think outside the box
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Ability to follow procedures
  • Strong interest in technology

 

Personal qualities and social skills:

  • Flexible and adaptable; to work in a changing environment and be open to new ideas
  • Uses initiative and assertiveness within remit. Self-motivated
  • Communicates in a clear, open and honest way and encourages constructive feedback
  • Engages in new opportunities
  • Confident and outgoing personality
  • Ability to engage with others
  • Willingness to travel
Application Information

If this opportunity would suit you, please apply enclosing a full CV and covering letter to:

Pauline Truckle

Applied Satellite Technology Ltd, Systems House
Woodside Road
Eastleigh
SO50 4ET

e-mail: Pauline.Truckle@ast.systems

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