Assistant Project Manager

BAE Systems
Rochester, Kent, England
Closing date
29 Oct 2019

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Assistant Project Manager - Engineering

BAE Systems Electronic Systems is responsible for hugely complex and innovative undertakings and we require an enthusiastic and talented Assistant Project Manager - Engineering to join us in a newly created role within our Project Management function.

As an Assistant Project Manager - Engineering, you will be involved in all aspects of project management. You will assist the Project Manager in the day-to-day management activities, to achieve the project's time, cost and quality objectives.

This role will provide you with amble opportunity to further your career within Project Management and Electronic Systems.

Your main responsibilities as an Assistant Project Manager - Engineering will involve:

Maintaining excellent customer relations

Managing team and personnel

Supporting the development and maintenance of a detailed project plan that embraces all elements of the project

Implementing and utilising Earned Value Management methodologies when appropriate

Taking ownership of specific Work Packages and project tasks

Supporting the project or bid team 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

Your skills and qualifications as an Assistant Project Manager - Engineering:

A proven track record in Project Management in an engineering development environment with awareness of Commercial and Financial skills

Proven ability to motivate, influence, and manage people effectively

Strong well-rounded business knowledge with focus on the customer

Team leading skills

What we're looking for in you:

You will have solid problem solving and analytical capabilities, with the Ability to motivate, influence, and manage people effectively. You will have developed interpersonal, organisational, facilitation, and communication skills.

Location: Rochester, Kent, UK

Salary: £35,000+

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.

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.

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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