Project Control Manager

BAE Systems
Gwent, Wales
20 Sep 2019
04 Oct 2019
Jamie Meurs
Job Type

Project Control Manager

Would you like to expand on a career within Project Management with one of the world's Leading Defence Companies? We currently have a vacancy for a Project Controller at our site in Glascoed.

BAE Systems Land (UK) operate a centralised Project Management Office that has functional responsibility for Project Management toolsets including, MSP Server, Earned Value Management, Predict (Risk & Opportunity) & Resource Planning.

The Project Control Manager role will manage a small team, providing the centre of excellence, practitioner capabilities in establishing and maintaining the Project Control System (including Earned Value Management, EVM) across the organisation.

This role involves working closely with Project Teams, Finance and Engineering, providing project office services to the business and ultimately the Customer.

Your main responsibilities as a Project Control Manager:

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Ensure consistent application of Project Controls within the IDTs (Integrated Delivery Teams) and Engineering
  • Establishment the fundamentals for effective Project control (budget, schedule, resource & change management) for all project types (Customer, internally funded etc.).
  • Provide guidance and practical application for Earned Value Management system and analyse EV data
  • Establish, apply, and improve, Project Control procedures, methods and systems.
  • Facilitating effective decision making through the provision and analysis of project control data
  • Deliver monthly PMO commitments supporting month-end activities, contractual obligations and system administration.
  • Analysis of resource utilisation and forecasting of future resource requirements
  • Establish a central control environment for Integrated Business Planning.

Your skills and qualifications


A comprehensive background within a formal PMO or Project Management environment and knowledge of a structured approach to the management of projects e.g. Prince, APM, BAE Systems LCM.

MS Project and MS Project Server

Experience of working in a formal Project Management environment from inception through to completion.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.


Familiarity with, and competence using an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, knowledge and demonstrable practical experience of the SAP system would be of significant benefit.

Experience in applied Earned Value Management would be of significant benefit.

Good analytical skills, able to manipulate data, to identify trends and data shortages. At this level the ability to guide and coach the Project Management community in project control outputs, analysis and interpretation.

SC Cleared

What we're looking for in you:

Extensive proven experience in a PMO or a senior support role on a projects-related role

Familiarity with project management software, such as SAP

Strong understanding of Microsoft Project and EVM (Cobra)

Technically competent with various software programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.

Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential

Location: Glascoed

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

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.

BAE Systems Land UK

Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced combat vehicle and munitions capabilities in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, manufacturing and maintaining some of their most vital equipment. With major facilities in Cheshire, Monmouthshire, and Tyne and Wear our Land UK business employs over 1300 people and has a desire to grow the business, both in the UK and internationally.

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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