Dragonfly Aerospace is Hiring a Project Manager

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Dragonfly Aerospace

Dragonfly Aerospace Imaging is hiring an experienced Project Manager on a one-year fixed-term contract with the potential of becoming a permanent position. The successful candidate will join the facility at the Stellenbosch office outside of Cape Town, pending relocation to Portugal.

The successful candidate will manage aerospace projects from initiation to closure, working with teams across various functional areas of the organisation. They will establish and work on multiple projects to manage and ensure the provision of predefined deliverables and services within the stipulated time and cost budget while mitigating project risks/obstacles and managing stakeholder and customer expectations.

The Project Manager will report to Cameras’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). The role will also include ancillary capabilities in system engineering that will be defined in due course.

Key Responsibilities
  • Hold full accountability for project success;
  • Accountable for project initiation, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and delivery;
  • Accountable to solicit, track, report, manage, and resolve project risks;
  • Ensure assigned projects adhere to their baselined plan of schedule (timeous) and budget (cost);
  • Establish project management plans (PMP specification) as required;
  • Coordinate and integrate tasks/activities and clarify project objectives within a multidisciplinary team;
  • Provide support, guidance, motivation, and facilitation of the team through the project process;
  • Interface, communicate, work with, and manage expectations of internal and external stakeholders and clients;
  • Appropriate interpersonal skills that include a sensitivity to intercultural differences;
  • Establish and maintain project-client contracts and reports;
  • Establish the scope of work, work plan, and associated work packages for a given project;
  • Plan and identify a project’s required group of skills;
  • Perform scheduling and resource levelling of multiple simultaneous projects;
  • Work with functional area management for the appropriate resource assignments;
  • Track and report on resource loading in support of functional areas and the Program Office (PO);
  • Consult respective functional areas to obtain assignments of appropriate resources (capability/skill level/vertical depth) to project tasks;
  • Manage changes to the project as and when necessary;
  • Ensure that projects are subject to review and baselined at appropriate stages before progressing onward;
  • Keep relevant records according to standing procedures;
  • Submit reports to the PO as required and directed; and
  • Ad hoc engineering support may be required from time to time.
Skills and Experience
  • Ability to lead and motivate teams and maintain a professional demeanour in easy-going and high-stress environments;
  • Strong business acumen;
  • Ability to manage budgets, schedules, and resources;
  • Knowledge of effective Project Management processes, trends, and procedures;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Leadership and organisational abilities;
  • Strategic thinking;
  • Problem-solving aptitude;
  • Ability to conduct technological analyses and research;
Education/ Qualification Requirements
  • Any related Engineering degree (E&E, Mechanical, Software is advantageous);and 
  • five to eight years of experience in a similar role.
How to Apply

Interested candidates should send an email to hr.RSA@dragonflyaerospace.com with their CVs. 

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