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Project Control Lead

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

Various exciting Pr
oject Control Leads opportunities have arisenacross a number of programmes inthe business.
The Project ControlLead is theProject Controlrepresentative at the centre of the business team within MBDA and embedded within Project Management Office.
The rolehas full accountability, and overall responsibility, for delivering Programme and Project Control Services to a product line, sector or a directorate.
Responsible for the day to day operations of the deployed Project Controlstaff into each area within MBDA, theProject ControlLead will ensure that the required project control input is maintained through effective line management of their team.

These are the key objectives for this role:
  • Supporting the wider business team to ensure the Programme or Project objectives, targets and constraints are captured
  • Leading the team, settingProject ControlService Cycles, defining resolutions and quality Standards, whilst assuring repeatability and quality at all levels, providing the Programme or Project in MBDA with effective visibility of the projects plans and progress
  • Define the project structures (organisation breakdown, work breakdown and cost breakdown structure) taking into account contractual clauses, finance constraints and project management Standards
  • Produce budgets and Estimates at Completion, ensuring that the scope is defined and validated at each step.
  • Prepare, investigate and validate the change process to update or transfer budget.
  • Collect and analyse progress data (schedule, cost, technical progress, resources) and variations from planned progress using techniques such as Earn Value Management.
  • Accountable for Developing effective Schedule Risk Analysis (SRA) for the Programme and defining programme Baseline Management
  • Identify if adaptive action is required to correct variances in cost, schedule, milestones, resources and place the action. Update the project plans and re-baseline if necessary.
  • Working with each function, prepare a Workload Forecast for the projects.
  • Be a spokesperson and advocate for Project Management Office across the business.
Join a great team!

TheProject Controlteam is a truly collaborative team! As a team, we are at the heart of the projects within MBDA, 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 and management skills
  • Experience in Primavera P6 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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