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Defence Marine Services Next Generation (DMS-NG), Project Manager

  • Job
    Mid Level
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
  • £35.3K
  • Portsmouth


  • Experience of working in a project/programme management
  • Knowledge of Risk Opportunity & Issue Management
  • Governance
  • Stakeholder and Communications Management
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft applications (including Project, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Desirable:
  • Experience of working within a project environment.
  • Management of Risk (Foundation/Practitioner) (or working towards upon joining)
  • Association of Project Management (APM) (or working towards upon joining)
  • Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) (or working towards upon joining)
  • Behaviours:
  • We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace


  • Defence Marine Services Next Generation (DMS-NG) is part of the Navy Acquisition business area within Navy Command, operating through NBC Portsmouth, as the Senior User. DMS is responsible for meeting tri-service customer requirements for Marine Services support within the Naval Bases at Clyde, Devonport and Portsmouth and various Out-of-Port activities in support of Defence outputs. DMS outputs are delivered through two contracts, the Continued Provision of Marine Services (CPMS) and the Range Safety and Aircrew Training (RSACT).
  • DMS – NG is a Cat A programme that will put in place contractual arrangements to deliver future Marine Services to Defence. It will replace the two current contracts: the Continued Procurement of Marine Services (CPMS) (which continues from PMS) and the marine support to Range Safety and Aircrew Training (RSACT).
  • As Project Manager your role will include project planning, resource management, risk management and communications management, you will be responsible for delivering the project in line with the project schedule and reporting progress. The post holder will be responsible to the DMS-NG Programme Manager.
  • To provide project management to contract 1 project within the DMS-NG programme to facilitate delivery to schedule against milestones. Ensure regular measurement of project progress against the schedule baseline.
  • Chair project level meetings and act as project focal point, to ensure all relevant project information is correctly reported, progress is tracked, and decisions are escalated in line with DMS-NG programmatic ways of working. Monitor major milestones to ensure they are clearly measurable, concisely described, managed, updated, and reported in support of the PMO Head. Provide analysis of status reports in line with the reporting cadence
  • Assist in the creation of briefing packs in line with the reporting cadence and support Artefact Management (Specific Evidence Table). Support Learning from Experience evidence.
  • Ensure all information is produced in line with the change control process if any changes are required to the project.
  • Support the Programme in the reporting of Risk, Master Dependencies, Assumptions List (MDAL).

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