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Project Manager UK – delivery to defence customers


UK, Farnborough.


About the position


Systematic delivers world-leading Command & Control applications for managing complex operations in defence and security. Our C4ISR software solutions are in service with more than fifty countries world-wide, with our software being operationally proven. Systematic delivers software products which support C4ISR delivering Situational Awareness, Military Messaging and Electronic Warfare COTS applications for rapid employment and supporting open-architecture for efficient systems interfacing.

Read more about our high-quality products here:

Here is an opportunity to work with a growing global leader in the provision of innovative software at the forefront of C4ISR systems delivery across the globe. You will be a part of a growing, dynamic and experienced team, based out of a modern office at Farnborough airport with good routes and ample parking. You will also have the opportunity to work internationally with internal and client teams, with reasonable travel opportunities.

The UK based team delivers Defence Services to UK and Western Europe locations with a wider remit to provide support to other Systematic regions across the globe where practical. Our UK based team, established back in 1992, has now grown to app. 30 colleagues including a Senior Project Manager with whom you will work closely. You will report directly to the Programme Manager, who is heading the UK office.



Responsibility and tasks


Your overall responsibility will be to design, propose, project manage and co-ordinate the delivery activities between the Defence Services delivery team, the customer and our internal software development teams - to develop and deliver software COTS products and supporting services including specialist consultancy and training. The role includes line management responsibility for a smaller team of 2-5 employees.


Your everyday task will consist of:

  • Ownership of Services Project Charter to ensure services delivery is fully scoped and constraints and dependencies are defined
  • People management including people development and participation in recruiting for the team
  • Management and delivery responsibility of multiple agile projects in parallel Defence Service projects in UK and/or
  • Identification and monitoring of project risk (Risks, Assumptions, Issues, Dependencies, Threats and Opportunities) planning and implementing of mitigation and/or contingent actions.
  • Management and coordination of project plans, estimates and schedules to deliver delivery projects to time and budget. Managing projects through KPIs, management briefings, business committee meetings etc.
  • Client engagement to support the derivation and capture of requirements and manage delivery engagement relationships with the customer.
  • Drive business development, including forming and scoping solutions, estimating and writing proposals


Preferred competencies


  • Motivated to join an agile team within a world leading SW supplier to the defence industry
  • Eager to make a difference with an optimistic, goal-oriented and encouraging approach towards other people
  • Works well in a structured way with focus on facts, analysis and logics – known to be reliable
  • Degree or HND in relevant field of study within IT/SW
  • Project Management certification like PRINCE2, APM or PMI
  • 5+ years of experience in a technical project manager role
  • Domain experience from the defence industry
  • Previous career in software and/or systems development
  • Client engagement exposure remote and on-site.
  • Experienced with tools like; MS Office, MS Project, Risk Management, Configuration Management


Minimum qualifications


  • Higher National Diploma of relevance
  • Experience with Project management tools
  • 5+ years of experience in a technical project manager role
  • Previous career in software and/or systems development
  • Interest in the defence domain
  • Experience with customer contact


As a Systematic employee in the UK, you must have the right to live and work in the UK and meet the requirements for a UK Security Check. Read more at:


Practical information


  • Place of work is Farnborough, UK. Learn more about the UK office here:
  • Travelling days is expected up to 50 days per year – both in-country and in Europe
  • We continuously assess applications, as we wish to fill the position as soon as possible
  • You are always welcome to contact Simon Walker, Programme Manager, Defence Services at for more information about this position




Since we wrote our first line of code in 1985, privately owned Systematic A/S has grown to an international software house with more than 1000 colleagues with 27 different nationalities, spread across offices in 11 countries and with customers all over the world. Our goal is simple: To improve the world with exceptional software. We deliver software and system solutions for customers within the public sector, the health sector, the defence, the police, the financial sector and the service sector and there are more than 1.000.000 users’ worldwide. We work on a foundation of trust, where we have freedom and responsibility for making decisions in our everyday lives. We are dedicated to making a difference and dare to challenge technology, each other and ourselves. As a new employee at Systematic, helpful colleagues welcome you, and you can look forward to both a mentor arrangement and all the support you need. Together, we can develop and fulfil your potential and make Systematic even better. 

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