Project Manager

Recruiter
BAE Systems
Location
Rochester, Kent, England
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
08 Oct 2019
Closes
22 Oct 2019
Ref
60214
Contact
Jamie Meurs
Sector
Defence

Project Manager

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

As a Project Manager, you will be reporting into directly to the Product Director and working with our key stakeholders such as; Senior Management, suppliers, customers and a multi-functional team.

This role will provide you with working on a small portfolio of projects with a rough estimate of £20Million in value along with managing a small team of project managers. Some travel will be required to various sites and globally on an ad-hoc basis.

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
  • Ideally experience in Aerospace and defence business
  • 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
  • Experience of mentoring and coaching would be beneficial
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent - business or engineering desirable
  • A formal project management qualification (e.g. APMP, PMQ, PMP or Prince 2)

What we're looking for in you:

You will have the proven ability to motivate, influence, and manage people effectively and have the ability to develop and maintain excellent customer relations.

You will have strong well-rounded business knowledge with focus on the customer.

Location: Rochester, Kent

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. 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

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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.

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.

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