Date Posted
18 Jun 2019


Cobham SATCOM is looking for a Senior Projects Director to be responsible to the Business Unit General Manager for the management of the business Project Portfolio and the PMO Function.




Key responsibilities will be building a capability in project management that will ensure robust project delivery across the business to time, cost and quality. The role includes direct customer contact for both business development and delivery.




This role is based in KGS. Lyngby, Copenhagen and will involve travel to the other Cobham SATCOM sites as required.




As a Senior Projects Director your key skills and qualifications will ideally include:




Experience and Qualifications




  • The successful candidate will be degree qualified in a technical discipline. Preferably with APM/PMI project Management qualification and/or Management of Portfolio’s practitioner.

  • More than 10 years’ experience in a senior Product Line or Project Management role.

  • Experienced in new product development projects, full lifecycle preferred.




Core Competencies




  • Strong communication skills in both Danish and English.

  • Ability to build, lead and operate with high performing teams.

  • Experience in delivering rapid product development to meet or exceed market and customer expectations

  • Commercial and financial understanding

  • The ability to work within the wider context of a large organisation in a matrix management structure

  • Decision Making/Problem Solving – able to make decisions in complex/ambiguous situations and with incomplete data.

  • Ability to build excellent customer and internal relationships.

  • Demonstrates business acumen, understands customer and market dynamics, market environment and drivers.

  • Ability to provide role modelling to organisation in line with Cobham core values and behaviours






As a Senior Projects Director your main responsibilities will involve:




  • Management of the project management function through development of people, process and tools in line with the Cobham internal standards.

  • Directs the mandatory business Governance Framework for programme and projects portfolio which includes Monthly Project Reviews and Project Gate Reviews.

  • Create and manage the portfolio plan and pipeline to ensure alignment with the BU Strategic Plan

  • Drives the business Resource Council, recommending optimisation of resource across the business portfolio, including bids and proposals in the pipeline. Assists the General Manager with business prioritisation of projects and programmes.

  • May act in the capacity of project sponsor for internal change projects, accountable for Project delivery.

  • Will be required to act in the capacity of Programme Manager for strategic Projects or Programmes as required.

  • Oversees the reporting of KPIs and metrics associated with Project delivery, delivering surge support to returning the delivery metrics back to green.

  • Working with the Sales and Marketing function to generate business cases for product extensions and product enhancements for PV funded projects that maximize and drive business growth




Please be advised that successful candidates must be willing to present a criminal record and go through the mandatory security clearance prior to commencing employment with Cobham SATCOM




About Cobham SATCOM


Our satellite and radio communication terminals perform in the most challenging and remote environments on land, at sea and in the air. We design and manufacture these high performance products under the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR and Sea Tel brands providing customers with outstanding performance, value and support through our global sales and service network.




About Cobham plc


Cobham is a leading global technology and services innovator, respected for providing solutions to the greatest challenges, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.



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Project Management
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Cobham Communications and Connectivity
Claire Mcdougall
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