Senior Project Professional

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BAE Systems
England, Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness
11 Jul 2019
25 Jul 2019
Jamie Meurs

Senior Project Professional

Would you like to thrive in a fast paced support role within the exciting Weapons Systems function? We currently have a vacancy for a Project Engineer at our site in Barrow.

As a Project Engineer, you will assist a close team of 5 project managers across a wide variety of tasks such as India support, delivery of training, supporting procurement, reporting, chairing internal reviews amongst others. This is an exciting opportunity to work with international customers and due to the nature of the project make a lasting, direct impact on the business.

This role will provide you with the chance to gain a fantastic level of exposure to the business and a number of key stakeholders supporting future progression. It will also provide the opportunity for occasional international travel.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Project Professional will involve:

  • Defining, executing and planning contractual deliverables on time and to budget
  • Identifying and analysing potential schedule issues and propose corrective solutions
  • Working with key stakeholders and other functions to ensure contractual deliveries are on time, to cost and quality
  • Communicating with internal and external customers both formally and informally
  • Participating in, or possibly chair, multi-functional integral meetings
  • Producing periodic metrics to demonstrate performance against contract and customer requirements
  • Compiling and producing weekly and monthly associated reports

Your Skills and Qualifications:


  • A Recognised project management training/qualification (e.g. Prince 2, APM)
  • Stakeholder management experience
  • Risk Management Experience
  • Experience of quality and safety awareness


  • SAP or MRP experience

What we are looking for in you:

You will be a good communicator with the ability to build and maintain relationships internally and externally. You will be able to take responsibility under pressure and influence in different styles. You will also desire continuous improvement, fresh thinking and be able to share the best practices across the business.

Location: Barrow

Salary: Competitive

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, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts.

BAE Systems - Weapon Systems UK

As part of BAE Systems Platforms and Services organisation in the USA, Weapon Systems (UK) designs, develops, manufactures and supports artillery systems, naval guns, small and medium calibre barrels and provides engineering capability to the wider BAE systems business. Our global reach brings our customers a depth and breadth of expertise that meet critical needs in the air, on land, and at sea. Our mission strives for us to be our customer's trusted and affordable weapons provider, delivering enhanced effects on target and complete mission solutions. We are looking for innovation, commitment and drive to help define the future of Weapon Systems capabilities.

Our UK manufacturing site is based at BAE Systems Barrow in Furness site and is supported by a design team which includes Electronics, Software and Mechanical engineering disciplines. We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Our commitment to our employees and their development is always a priority and our investment in you means working for us will provide you with endless opportunities to create your desired career with us. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

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.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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