Careers at Micro Nav

Thank you for your interest in a career at Micro Nav Limited. In this section, you will find details of any current vacancies, and the associated qualifications and experience that we are looking for from prospective candidates.

Micro Nav is a private company that was established in Bournemouth in 1988. Since that time, the company has built an excellent reputation in the field of air traffic control and aviation software simulation systems and solutions. Micro Nav has more than 70 customers in over 35 countries around the world. Micro Nav's systems are used to train air traffic controllers at some of the busiest airports in the world. The company offices are located in Seabourne Road, Southbourne and are only a few minutes' walk from Pokesdown train station.

To apply for a position, please visit our How to Apply page for more information. 


We have a collaborative, open plan office with flexible start/finish times around core hours of 10am-4pm. We also offer:

  • 25 days' holiday per year (plus bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Opportunities for overseas travel
  • Corporate gym membership discount
  • Discounted online shopping portal
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Regular knowledge sharing sessions with like-minded colleagues
  • Free refreshments
  • Dress-down Fridays
  • Free freshly baked cakes from a local bakery on Fridays!

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Micro Nav is an award-winning company and a world leader in the delivery of training solutions for Air Traffic Control operations. Micro Nav products are a mission critical training resource for aviation authorities around the world. The Company is seeking to increase the capacity of its busy project office by the addition of a professional Project Manager.

Reporting to the Head of Programmes you will lead teams delivering outstanding service to customers around the world. Consequently this role will require international travel to customer sites.


The successful applicant will be expected to:

Manage all project resources and deliver project results which meet, or exceed, customer, financial and schedule requirements;

Lead multi-disciplinary teams to ensure effective cross functional collaboration throughout the project lifecycle;

Ensure that project information and reports are available when required and are easily understood at all levels;

Implement project governance and control according to Micro Nav’s procedures and requirements;

Manage risks and issues to ensure that threats to the successful delivery of project objectives are removed or adequately controlled;

Identify and realise opportunities to exceed project objectives by improving customer value, financial performance, schedule and other project results;

Contribute to the development and success of Micro Nav by identifying and incorporating project insights into Micro Nav’s body of knowledge for the benefit of other projects and Micro Nav’s wider business activities.


The ideal applicant will be:

A professional Project Manager with experience of building excellent customer relationships and delivering large scale projects with significant software development content;

Able to demonstrate a record of achieving project objectives through the delivery of outstanding customer value and the achievement of revenue, profit and schedule targets;

Able to use their exceptional interpersonal and influencing skills to promote effective team working and a can do approach to problem solving and the achievement of project objectives;

A PRINCE2 practitioner or a professional member of the APM or PMI;

Familiarity with the fundamental principles of Air Traffic Control is desirable;


If you feel you have the skills and experience we are looking for then please apply now by sending your cv to or completing our online application form.

Accountable to the Senior Sales Manager, for identifying and winning new business in the defined key geographic market.  The role requires the development of existing customers, winning of planned opportunities and future business opportunities within the defined geography. You will be accountable for the opportunity management and for customer relationship management across the defined geography including the use of direct and indirect channels.  Additionally, a sales plan and capture strategy to gain market share needs to be developed and communicated for approval and executed.


  •       The opportunity management of nominated strategic geography.
  •       Customer relations management across existing Micro Nav contracts within defined geography.
  •       Identification of new business opportunities with existing and new customers/clients.
  •       Developing and implementing campaign strategies that lead to the capture of new opportunities.
  •       Nurturing relationships with existing customers of Micro Nav products, with particular attention to early identification of customers’ future needs, building their confidence and trust in Micro Nav such that they embrace a partnering approach to contract management, and readily accept Micro Nav as a trusted advisor on developing solutions to future needs.
  •       Opportunity Management ensuring adherence to Micro Nav Sales & Marketing Policy and Procedures.
  •       Provide input to the Micro Nav 5-year plan (FYP) to help define “must win” opportunities and campaigns, as well as identifying gaps in capability and barriers to entry for competitors.
  •       Interaction with the Marketing function and Simulation Product Manager to ensure the marketing plan and product roadmap is consistent with the sales plan.
  •       Maintain CRM for all customers and opportunities within strategic geographic region weekly.
  •       Manage target price to win activities for all forecasted opportunities within defined geographic region.
  •       Manage the full sales lifecycle from enquiry to contract award for defined geographic region.
  •       Development of sales plan and strategy for key geographic region taking account of low cost competitors, teaming arrangements and regional clients.
  •       Assistance to the Senior Sales Manager for the production of the monthly forecast and annual budgets.
  •       Lead the weekly Sales Review of defined geographic market.
  •       Accountable for the order book within defined geographic region.
  •    Responsible for closing orders in accordance to the Micro Nav Sales process.


Personal Skills/Abilities:

  •       Leadership and management:  Be able to provide visible and supportive leadership, employing a collaborative style that empowers, motivates and develops team members, thus fostering a positive and creative working environment.  Be able to work with the other members of the Micro Nav Sales & Marketing department to ensure the efficient and effective use of resource.
  •       Business skills:  Possess a sound understanding of business processes, sales & marketing, and business winning.  Be able to identify the correct priorities.
  •       Communication:  Be persuasive and influential.  Be naturally at ease, engaging with audiences large and small, and at levels from the ‘shop floor’ up to senior management. Ability to present to customers and internal stakeholders at all levels.
  •       Vision:  Be outcome/customer focussed, but with the vision, grasp of the ‘big picture’, and political acumen to ensure the correct response to top level business initiatives, while delivering the right results to clients within a time pressured environment. 
  •       Analysis:  Have strong analytical skillsand a creative approach to problem solving.
  •       Commercial: Sound understanding of Commercial contracts.

Educational Vocational Qualifications:

  •     Applicable tertiary qualifications highly desirable.
  •     Knowledge and use of Miller Heiman, Shipley or equivalent Sales best practice desirable. 


  •       Proven track record in business development and closing orders.
  •       Strong capability in winning and renewing contracts in the defined key geographic region.
  •       Strong capability in developing and sustaining long and strong customer relationships.
  •       Experience of dealing with Government Department including good understanding of their procurement processes.
  •      Experience of working in international environments.
  • Strong understanding of Anti-Bribery and Corruption policy and its adherence in managing regional clients.


  •          Delivery of the 12 month order intake book on time to meet the sales plan
  •          Winning forecasted orders, or winning alternative orders where forecasted orders have not been successful
  •          Support to the wider business in delivering sales.
  •          Timely production of the inputs to support the monthly forecasts, 5YP and annual budget processes.
  •          Improving year-on-year performance.
  • Assist Senior Sales Manager to maintain high team morale.

If you feel you have the skills and experience we are looking for, please apply now by sending your CV to or by completing our online application form.

Responsible for providing the lead role on major multi million programmes and projects for a number of strategic customer engagements, driving the development and delivery of client programmes from cradle to grave including engineering changes.

Work with business stakeholders on identifying, validating and implementing concepts, define guidelines for stakeholder management and communication, and align project outcomes with overall business and key stakeholder requirements.

Contribute directly to the overall organization and business strategy both in terms of project delivery frameworks, governance and interfaces with the other functional areas of the business.

Lead, manage and develop their team in its contribution to the achievement of the department’s objectives and provide clear direction and support in the development and delivery of its products.

Ensure progress is monitored, risks identified and appropriate mitigation against non-delivery is invoked. Create and manage programme plan gateways, functional milestones and deliverables, managing constraints to ensure delivery to programme timing and budget with maximum effectiveness to achieve good customer relationships that will ultimately maximise long term profit.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Manage the team of programme/project managers to ensure projects come in on time, and to budget

Overall responsibility for Programme Management activities across the business

Create and implement best practice programme management vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve business performance

Ensure that programme management strategies and processes are in place to meet business objectives and operational needs in terms of price, quality and delivery targets and which enables the company to function and compete effectively in the market

Evaluate the challenges faced by the business and take action to mitigate risks and develop opportunities

Contribute to overall business strategy and annual budget process

Take ownership of the programme management policy, guidelines and any associated documents

Initiate and develop creative and innovative programme management processes

Determine, set and deliver goals and objectives for the department within the Business Planning Process in line with the company's strategic aims and objectives.

Monitor, control and support delivery; ensuring systems, methodologies and procedures are in place and followed which result in highly reliable end user experience

Drive high standardisation and of system delivery and ensure actions are followed through to completion in a timely manner

Drive both the project managers and system delivery teams to achieve high standards of product delivery, to both the client and in parallel the customer support teams. Ensuring transparent and clear handover of software and hardware with all associated documentation in place.