Job details

Project Manager - National Security
Romsey / Gloucester with travel expected

Job reference: 000434

Location: Romsey / Gloucester with travel expected

Department: National Security

Roke deliver advanced research, development services and products Roke is a vendor-neutral supplier picking the most appropriate technologies to achieve the required performance and capabilities.

Following a recent review of this requirement we have added a new "must have" list of attributes / knowledge / experience below:

  • Enhanced DV
  • Proven National Security experience
  • Apply new and modern agile techniques
  • Technically curious and keen to understand “the detail”
  • Technical scientific background is preferred or strong research / innovative technical background.
  • Managing multiple projects that range from £50K (Hard core research) to multimillion developments.
  • Technically apt to ask engineers probing questions to make sure projects stay on track

What will your role look like?

  • Working as part of a wider delivery management community to deliver your projects to time, cost and quality.
  • You will work closely with highly skilled and respected Roke engineers, adapting your leadership to suit the team and the project.
  • You will be responsible for supporting business rhythms through project level forecasts to communicate future performance.
  • Working with the National Security Account Teams to assist with Business Winning.
  • Building and maintaining good customer relationships to enable long-term business growth.
  • Enabling your project teams by working closely with business enabling services for resourcing, IT & facilities.
  • Enhancing the National Security delivery business by actively supporting its delivery portfolios and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Allow the business to track progress and provide guidance by engaging business assurance stakeholders.

What do we expect from you?

  • Good project management experience demonstrating the above responsibilities and tasks in a comparable business.
  • Experience in the delivery of software related projects. This should include managing of engineering teams developing software and hardware solutions that go beyond supply and fit.
  • Experience delivering to technically adept customers, ideally including exposure to government departments / National Security domain.
  • Be confident in the shaping and delivery of work using milestone-based planning and control or agile approaches.
  • Experience of working in the development of solutions for cybersecurity, business intelligence, communications or information security. 
  • APMP and/or PRINCE2 qualifications are desirable.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • The ability to travel nationally (with some potential travel internationally)
  • Current DV clearance

Why You Should Join Us

We have a competitive salary and access to a number of additional flexible benefits, which will cover Health and Wellbeing, Savings and Protection & Life, Leisure and Entertainment.

Roke has a great community of groups with shared interests. These enable people to share ideas and be passionate about tools, technologies & techniques, which interest them.

We are committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion. Our working environment is friendly, creative and inclusive. We will consider flexible working arrangements and support a diverse work-force and those with additional needs.

Security Information:

Due to the nature of this position, current DV clearance is essential.   We will provide assistance transferring your clearance, as well as, pay a high level clearance bonus. 
For more information about clearance eligibility, please see