Project Support Officer (PSO)

By 25th September 2019Vacancies

The purpose of this role is to support the planning, monitoring and control of programmes and projects and to act as a repository of project commonality, knowledge, experience and best practice.  This role provides a project audit function and a means of underpinning continuous improvement across programme and project management activities.

  • Assisting the Programme and Project Managers in the production and maintenance of project documentation and records
  • The provision of analysis of project/task performance against Time, Cost and Quality
  • Tracking of ES Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Inputting relevant data to maintain currency on SAGE and ES invoicing schedule
  • Acting as secretary at important customer meetings, providing Record of Actions and Decisions (ROADs) as required
  • Developing and maintaining the project/task library, filing, recording and reporting systems
  • Maintaining programme actions log, tracking actions against agreed timeline
  • Maintaining risk and issue logs and Change Control Records
  • Coordinating the production of project summaries as part of the post-project/task review process
  • Advising and assisting project/task team members in the application of project procedures, disciplines, recording and reporting standards
  • Supporting effective communication mechanisms between the project/task teams
  • Proactive continuous improvement across project support activities and processes
  • Co-ordinating arrangements and travel needs for project teams where required for on-site locations
  • Working with finance function in producing forecasting information at month-end reporting intervals

Qualifications, Experience And Skills:

  • A high degree of computer literacy including advanced knowledge of the MS Office suite and familiarity with project accounting software such as SAGE or equivalent
  • The ability to embrace and adapt to further accounting processes or in-house software packages
  • The ability to analyze and present project information in a clear and legible format
  • The ability to work unsupervised
  • Mature interpersonal skills to drive compliance across all projects/tasks and to drive continuous improvement
  • High degree of numeracy desired

Additional Information:

  • An in-date passport and full driving licence is desirable but not essential
  • SECURITY – All candidates must be in a position to obtain UK security clearance to SC level


  • All staff are required to adhere to STS Defence core values and leadership principles
  • Lead by example when managing priorities, be a person prepared to put in the effort and hard work to make the details actually happen
  • Have the ability to work well within a team but also autonomously
  • Will at all times comply with STS Defence Health & Safety policy, wear appropriate Personal          Protective Equipment (PPE), and report any activities to the H & S Manager that are not in accordance with safe working procedures
  • Adaptability and innovation, adopting a pro-active, positive approach to Supply Chain Management
  • Strong interpersonal skills


Why work at STS Defence:

  • Opportunity to join an exciting, innovative technology and engineering company where our mission is to deliver solutions that make a difference
  • Professional training programmes and year on year growth gives access to significant
  • career development opportunities
  • Great central location on the south coast with opportunities to travel
  • Competitive basic salary
  • Flexible holiday scheme with 25 days holiday a year in addition to bank holidays as
  • standard and the option to purchase up to a further 5 days holiday each year
  • Company pension scheme with above statutory employer contributions
  • Life assurance cover
  • Working hours that include a normal finish time of 1pm on Fridays
  • Access to a wide range of corporate discounts and additional benefits including a health
  • plan and a tax free cycle scheme
  • A service leaver friendly employer and signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant