Project Manager

Recruiter
BAE Systems
Location
England, Kent, Rochester
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
11 May 2018
Closes
25 May 2018
Ref
ETS
Contact
Nicola Kettle

Project Manager

Would you like to work on complex commercial and military projects within Electronic Intelligence and Support? We currently have a vacancy for a Project Manager at our site in Rochester, Kent.

As a Project Manager, you will be reporting directly into the Product Director and working with our key stakeholders such as; Senior Management, suppliers, multi-functional teams as well as interfacing with customers. This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on a single development program with a rough estimate of £20Million in value, or a small portfolio of projects with a similar value.

Some travel will be required to various sites, and globally, on an ad-hoc basis.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

As a growing business, we are continually looking for Project Management experience at all levels. Opportunities may also exist for Senior Project Manager's and Assistant Project Manager's.

Your main responsibilities as a Project Manager will involve:

  • Developing and maintaining a detailed project plan that embraces all elements of the project
  • Implementing and utilising Earned Value Management methodologies when appropriate
  • Driving ownership of Work Packages and tasks throughout the project team
  • Managing the project or bid to ensure all milestones and objectives are achieved
  • Using project management techniques, to enable early identification of problems and implementation of mitigation actions
  • Achieving the agreed project cost, sales, margin and cash flow targets
  • Managing a small multi-functional team

Your skills and qualifications as a Project Manager:

  • Experience of Earned Value Management methodologies
  • Using project management techniques, to enable early identification of problems and implementation of mitigation actions
  • Proven experience of developing and maintaining excellent customer relations
  • Developing and maintaining a detailed project plan that embraces all elements of the project
  • Managing the project or bid to ensure all milestones and objectives are achieved
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions with clarity in an environment of ambiguity & uncertainty
  • Broad cross functional business experience would be desirable
  • Proven Track record in delivery of a Development Program
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent - business or engineering desirable
  • A formal project management qualification (e.g. APMP, PMQ, PMP or Prince 2)

Desirable skills:

  • Ideally experience in Aerospace and defence business
  • Experience of mentoring and coaching would be beneficial

What we're looking for in you:

You will have strong well-rounded business knowledge with a proven ability to build long lasting relationships with customers. We pride ourselves on behaviours, so the successful individual must be a role model in terms of exhibiting collaborative, constructive and motivational behaviour; and must have demonstrated the ability to achieve results through positively influencing others.

Location: Rochester, Kent

Salary: Competitive - dependent on experience

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Electronic Systems

We support a range of commercial and military platforms, including fixed and rotary wing aircraft, ground vehicles, human-machine interfaces and power management. Our systems operate in more than 100 countries with 25 air forces, 30 manufacturers and 280 airlines. Around 1,500 professionals work here, all focused on delivering innovation and outstanding customer responsiveness. We are a rapidly growing and successful part of one of the world's leading defence, security and aerospace companies.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of. You'll have the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects. Whatever you do, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference to people's lives.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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