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Project Control Manager

Competitive Salary & Benefits
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18 Feb 2022

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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Salary £51k to £55K DOE + benefits + bonus

Reporting to the Head of Project Control UK, the Project Control Manager will have overall responsibility for delivering Project Control resources and services into the UK Project teams acrossseveral MBDA product lines. They will provide functional development to the Project Control teams within their remit and interface with the Central Project Management Office in the development of tools, processes training and other initiatives.

The role will involve delivering the Workload Forecasting, Estimates at Completion, Management Information activities supporting internal and customer reporting, including SRA, EVM and IBR.
You will also engage in transversal activities, be a focal point for communications data collection and analysis for area of remit.

It is essential that the Project Control Manager will ensure staff are engaged and developed to their full potential, whilst also contributing to the strategy for, and drive functional development in Project Control.

The role
  • Actively sponsor the strategic vision for improvement to efficiency, quality and innovation.
  • Be pivotal in the delivery of the Project Control change and transformation programmes, leading cost, time and resource for the product linesarea of responsibilityand its customers.
  • Deliver best practise and functional excellence through the promotion and change where necessary
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills, with the ability to win hearts and minds of others and guiding the team through challenges.
  • Be the go to expert for instruction, regulation and direction to team members and internal customers.
  • Act as a mentor for others within the community, delivering the right training and learning to maximise their full potential.
  • Communicate with all levels effectively; challenge, negotiate and influence to achieve the desired goals/outcomes, in a complex stakeholder environment.
  • Have the commercial and financial awareness, business strategy and understanding to deliver great Project Control.
Join a great team!

The Project Controls team is a truly collaborative team.
As a team, we are at the heart of the projects, constantly challenging and improving working practices.
You will be supported, but are trusted to act autonomously and make decisions as required in order to achieve the best possible results.
What were looking for
  • Strong team leadership skills and people management experience
  • Experience in Primavera at enterprise planning level, methodical approach to work and proactive planner
  • Technical expertise in planning large engineering projects
  • Experience in a broad range of enterprise business management tools including Oracle / SAP systems
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, able to build effective relationships
  • Effective coach and mentor.
  • Assertive with effective negotiation skills
  • May hold a recognised qualification Project Management Professional (PMI) skills
Whats in it for you?

Working in an exciting, complex and changing environment, there are opportunities to add value and make a difference in delivering capability to our customers.
The chance to lead projects across international and functional boundaries and to work with internal and external stakeholders.

Exposure to working within a vibrant Project Controls community
There is a high level of interaction between functional directorates and customers within UK and our European counterparts.
We have an open forum to share best practice and innovative methodologies, so that we can continue to learn and evolve.

Why us?

Were here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families the UKs work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.


MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees working across France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. It has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - Airbus Group (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%) - and is the first truly integrated European defence company. In 2013, the Group recorded a turnover of 2.8 billion euros, produced about 3,000 missiles and added 4 billion euros of new orders to the order book which now stands at 10.8 billion euros. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide.

MBDA was created in December 2001, after the merger of the main missile producers in France, Italy and the UK. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success. The restructuring of the industry in Europe was completed with the acquisition of the German subsidiary EADS/LFK in March 2006. This further enriched MBDA’s range of technologies and products, consolidating the Group’s world-leading position in the industry.

MBDA is the only Group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (army, navy, air force). Overall, the Group offers a range of 45 products in service and another 15 in development.

The Group has demonstrated its ability to bring together the best skills across the whole of Europe and as a result has been chosen to lead a series of strategic multi-national programmes. These include the six-nation Meteor air superiority weapon, the Franco-British conventionally armed cruise missile, Storm Shadow/SCALP, and a family of air defence systems based on the Aster missile for France and Italy (for ground and naval based air defence) and for the UK (naval air defence for the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers).

The mastery of cutting-edge technologies is not only an advantage for MBDA in successfully developing and producing new products. It is also a means of guaranteeing customers that innovations can be made to existing products during their life span in order to meet constantly changing specifications arising from increasingly complex engagement scenarios. It is precisely this combination which makes MBDA the defence sector partner of choice in many countries around the world.

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