Project Manager

Project Management · Oxford, Oxfordshire
Department Project Management
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation £45,000 to £55,000 p.a.

As a Project Manager joining a growing Project Management Organisation (PMO), you will have an opportunity to shape, introduce and maintain processes across the organisation to progress from concept to completion on cutting-edge, autonomous vehicles. We are a small but scaling company focused on projects combining innovative mechanical design and biomechanics with state-of-the-art autonomy, within regulated industries. You will add your skills and experience to the PMO and use your exceptional communication and organisational abilities to work directly with teams and individuals across the business to deliver top quality projects on-cost and on-time. 


  • Working with others in engineering and management to determine the project objectives, responsibilities, and schedule 
  • Developing and maintaining project plans, including project scope, task planning, resource allocation, risk management, budget planning and other related activities as required 
  • Planning and managing the project(s) to ensure they remain on schedule and within budget 
  • Preparing project reports by collecting, analysing, and summarising information and trends 
  • Proactively work with the teams to remove blockers, solve problems and deliver results 
  • Deliver presentations and reports to the project team, senior management, and/or customer personnel in a clear and concise manner 
  • Act within the PMO as the central resource for the project with design, process, manufacturing, test, and quality 
  • Identify gaps, inconsistencies & inefficiencies in process and propose, implement and rollout changes 
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement and support engineering change control processes 

We think you'll need the following to succeed:

  • Ability to work across multiple disciplines
  • A self-starter with superior analytical, problem-solving and communication skills 
  • Exceptional organisational skills with proven history of working under pressure to manage deadlines 
  • Excellent IT skills, including but not limited to MS Office, SharePoint, Atlassian Jira (or other ticket tracking solutions) 
  • Good interpersonal skills with a high degree of persistence and diligence 

Bonus points will be awarded for:

  • Qualified or experience in a formal project management methodology, such as PRINCE2, APM, PMI, or Agile development methodologies 
  • Working knowledge of V-Model for systems engineering 
  • Working knowledge of the software development lifecycle 
  • Familiarity with civil airworthiness, EASA safety aviation requirements 
  • Experience working within Quality standards such as ISO 9000, ISO 21500 or AS9100


  • Salary in the region of £45,000 - £55,000 pa, dependent on capability assessment during interview process
  • EMI share options scheme
  • Company discount scheme
  • Flexible working
  • 25 days annual leave, bank holidays, plus 3 days additional leave for Christmas closure
  • Pension scheme (5% matched)
  • New Career Development Framework to support your professional development
  • Hybrid working - We require a level of on-site presence, but will accommodate your work style preferences if possible

This role is advertised as full-time but we want to hire the best person and would therefore consider part-time options.

Note to all applicants

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About Animal Dynamics

We make vehicles that combine high efficiency with full autonomy and are able to do more with less impact on nature than other vehicles that perform the same tasks. Taking our inspiration from animals and the natural world, we can achieve significant improvements in the performance and efficiency of vehicles in water, air, and ground travel.


What motivates us is our desire to create original and worthwhile solutions to real problems. We are motivated to realise designs that will positively disrupt industries and technical approaches that have long been taken for granted.


Our current focus is on Stork, a family of vehicles which have been designed as highly energy and cost-efficient aerial systems for carrying loads. These vehicles are full-stack autonomous vehicles, with complex mechanical, electronic and software features. There is a range of vehicles on our roadmap, and we have demand for these products in a variety of international markets.


Based near Oxford, we are a friendly Company which is growing rapidly. We recruit talented, committed people who want to work in a stimulating and supportive environment.

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  • Location
    Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Department
    Project Management
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    £45,000 to £55,000 p.a.