Senior Project Manager - Engineering

BAE Systems
Rochester, Kent, England
Closing date
30 Oct 2019
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Senior Project Manager - Engineering

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

As a Senior Project Manager - Engineering, you will be reporting into directly to the Project 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 Senior Project Manager will involve:

  • Developing and maintaining excellent customer relations
  • Managing team, or teams of teams depending upon value and complexity
  • Developing and maintaining a detailed project plan that embraces all elements of the project
  • 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 disclosure of problems and effective implementation of mitigation actions
  • Achieving the agreed project cost, sales, margin and cash flow targets
  • Accountability for performance and delivery of program(s)

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Project Manager:


  • Proven track record in delivery of a project within tight timescale in a high pressured environment.
  • Using project management techniques, to enable early identification of problems and implementation of mitigation actions
  • Developing and maintaining excellent customer relations
  • 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
  • Proven Track record in delivery of a Development Program
  • A formal project management qualification (e.g. APMP, PMQ, PMP or Prince 2) or equivalent experience


  • Previous experience in Aerospace/Defence business
  • Broad cross functional business experience
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent - business or engineering preferably

What we're looking for in you:

You will have the ability to motivate, influence and manage people effectively and develop and maintain customer/partnering relationships. You will also have string collaboration skills and be able to mentor and coach other colleagues and or team.

Location: Rochester, Kent UK

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.

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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