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Product Manager

  • Job reference: CS-002235
  • Sector: Support Services
  • Location: London
Atkins is one of the world's leading design and engineering consultancies as part of the SNC Lavalin group of companies. We support our clients with a range of services and as part of our digital growth strategy, we are investing in an exciting new range of digital products, as well as partnerships, that allow us to bring new value to our clients.

The Product Manager will help drive the creation, definition, and overall delivery of the company’s expanding digital products, across web, mobile apps, AR/VR, IOT, and other data-enabled emerging technologies.

Job Details

The purpose of the role is to support the creation, launch and manage products that create value for our customers. Fulfilling the objectives of this role will drive increased operating profit and revenue performance to Atkins as well as delighting our customers.

The role drives the execution for a single product or series of products. Working with customers, users, functional leads and key business stakeholders to understand customer needs, requirements for your product area and working collaboratively with the technical teams in specifying and prioritising the backlog.

Some overseas travel may be required.

Key Deliverables/Responsibilities

The Product Manager will work with the Senior Product Manager to create, and manage products, that delight our customers.

Key activities include:
• Collaborate with customers, end-users and solution architects to determine the product roadmap and define the functional product specification
• Direct technical delivery resources through rapid sprint cycles to ensure the development, and backlog, meets the specification
• Collaborate with Product Operations to ensure successful launch, by mobilising and directing core product development (features, functionality), operational functions (delivery, support, billing) and finance/legal
• Ensure rigorous management of product costs during development and in-life delivery
• Work with Product Marketing to position, message, and launch products or new features.
• Drive the commercial success of products providing pre-sales support and enablement to customer account teams

Experience

The Product Manager must be commercially aware, combined with a hands-on approach and keen eye for detail. Knowledge spanning digital technology, user experience design, engineering, and agile/lean software development practices. With an entrepreneurial eye to developing new opportunities and revenue streams, this position will draw upon your experience in managing priorities, timeframes, and complex relationships, bringing to life repeatable, commercially robust products.

The successful candidate has demonstrated experience in delivering a variety of software products, developing product opportunities with clearly defined scope aligned to budget boundaries, and leading cross-functional technical teams.

They should have international experience, gaining commercial awareness from B2B environments, cloud-based products ideally in an engineering/construction domain and be able to demonstrate their ability to influence and collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.

They should be degree educated, have the depth of experience to be able to deputise for the Senior Product Manager as required.

They will be expected to demonstrate the following competencies and skills:

• Product and Proposition – a track record of product development and in-life management, with focus on the steps required to successfully launch a client-centric, sustainable and repeatable software based offering
• Commercial Awareness – a good awareness of the drivers that affect revenue and margin performance (sales, delivery, costs, contracts/IP and partnerships) • Analytical Skills – strong attention to detail and ability to deal with ambiguity and apply logical, structured approaches to bring clarity. Experience of user case definition, customer journey creation, business/lean canvas, cost/benefit analysis.
• Stakeholder Management – ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders, and an aptitude for quickly developing relationships.
• Communication Skills – strong communication skills, both oral and written, with ability to articulate complex ideas to a range of audiences, simply. Flexible engagement style with ability to tailor according to the situation/audience.
• Team player with excellent people management skills and the ability to lead in matrixed, multi-skilled teams.
• A balanced and positive attitude.

We expect our employees to commit to our values: Safety, Integrity, Collaboration, Innovation

Rewards and benefits:

Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices.
All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device: http://www.yourrewardatkins.com

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance

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