Commercial R&D: Project Manager

Commercial R&D : Project Manager

UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO)

12 months

The UKHO wanted to make a range of nautical publications available electronically, in a controllable and auditable manner as required under Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations. An option to use an external publisher was being explored by business management, but there were concerns at Board level with regard to the technology employed by that publisher.

Worked with a Senior Business Analyst to ascertain UKHO’s core requirements for use and update of the proposed electronic publications, then assessed the 3rd party offering against them. Advised at senior management and director level that the option was costly and not aligned with the corporate vision for the business.

Subsequently managed the evaluation and planning for the alternative internal development of suitable software and processes. Successfully handed over to permanent staff at end of contract.

The new range was later launched within acceptable timescale and budget and is now in use around the globe.