Senior Project Manager

BAE Systems
Weymouth, Dorset, England / England, Surrey, Frimley / Gloucestershire, England, Filton
10 Apr 2019
24 Apr 2019
Justine Poulastides
Project Engineering
Defence, Marine

Senior Project Manager
Would you like to manage major Sonar programmes for the UK's most advanced submarines working with in-service, in-build and future build submarines including the UK's future Deterrent platform? This will include working with a wide variety of stakeholders with both the MoD customer and the supply chain. BAE Systems' Underwater Surveillance team currently has a vacancy for a Senior Project Manager to be based at one of our southern sites Frimley, Weymouth, Filton, Bristol or Portsmouth.
As the Senior Project Manager you will manage significant sonar programmes across the life cycle. You will provide direction to a small team of project managers and work with Engineering, Commercial and the Supply Chain teams to ensure all are delivering to project schedule, budget and quality targets.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work with the MoD as well as Tier 2 and 3 defence contractors working collaboratively to deliver a coherent Underwater Surveillance solution to meet UK's current and future the submarine platform needs. The role would benefit from previous defence sector experience and knowledge of the UK sonar Enterprise would be advantageous.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Project Manager will involve:

Responsible for managing budgets including forecasting future spend profiles and resource requirements

Ensuring the programme has the appropriate risk and opportunity management

Developing programme schedules with your project management team in consort with the Engineering and Supply Chain teams to manage the successful delivery of BAE Systems' sonar programmes

Developing and implementing a strategy for supplier engagement, coordinating the release of Invitations to Tender, assessing proposals and managing the chosen supplier to the contract

Engaging, influencing MoD and industry stakeholders.

Responsibility for Health and Safety.
Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Project Manager:

Proven track record of Project Management delivery including previous experience with managing budgets and delivering to cost and schedules

Experience selecting and managing the Supply Chain

Leadership experience

Experience in delivering complex systems

Skills in Influencing and stakeholder management

Developing supply chain initiatives would be desirable

Bid/Tender experience would be desirable

Degree, a relevant qualification or equivalent experience in Project Management

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a team player, with the confidence to negotiate and communicate with stakeholders on a daily basis. You will be self-motivated, diligent and positive with strong communication and interpersonal skills. You will be open to ideas and will be willing to proactively extract information while managing multiple stakeholders.

Ideally you will have experience of working in the defence sector, with specific knowledge of the sonar industry.

Salary: Competitive
Location: Southern Sites: Frimley, Weymouth, Bristol, Filton or Portsmouth
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

Complex Systems and Support:

Complex Systems and Support (CS&S) is part of BAE Systems Submarines. We predominantly supply to the UK MoD but with smaller derivative work done in support of international Customers. Our team is responsible for system design, build and/or procurement of the major electronic and mechanical systems on a submarine, as well as provision of test, integration and support services.
Innovation is central to our DNA and has produced the Common Combat System (CCS) to address the customer's affordability, technology and capability challenges. It is based on commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS) coupled with bespoke military hardware and software and is being progressively rolled-out into the UK's Submarine flotilla.

We effectively incorporate rapidly evolving, commercial technology, new capabilities and changes coming from the operational environment into long-term build, maintenance and in-service programmes.

As a 'system of systems' integrator we work closely with our Customer, partners and suppliers to develop and provide innovative, intelligent and value for money solutions across all classes of UK Submarine both in build and in service with the Royal Navy, ensuring our submariners always have world-class, safe, capable and available products.

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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