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Project Planners & Project Controllers

Employer
MBDA
Location
Stevenage
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Jul 2022
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Stevenage

MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Project Planners & Project Controllers

Salary £30K to £48K (dependant on experience) + benefits + bonus

Ranked number one on the UK's Best Big Companies to Work for 2022 and in the top 50 Best Places to work in 2022, as part of the annual Glassdoor Employees' Choice Awards, MBDA is a world leading defence organisation, with more than 12,000 people worldwide, of which 4,000 employed across our UK sites.

We offer flexible working, opportunities for career progression, great bonus scheme, comprehensive pension scheme, annual salary review, fantastic working environment and site facilities, social, charitable and sporting activities.

With the recent growth across our Project Control function, we are looking for enthusiastic and motivated Project Planners and Project Controllers of varying levels to join our team, where you will have an opportunity to grow your skills and develop your career within a collaborative and supportive environment.

What we're looking for
  • Varying levels of planning experience - ranging from detailed planning to summary level milestone delivery plans.
  • Capability in creating and maintaining project structures (WBS/CBS/OBS)
  • Experience in generating and analysing project performance data (schedule, resource, and cost).
  • Ability to perform and analyse SRA/Critical Path Analysis/EVM
  • Motivation to determine root cause and identify corrective action
  • Knowledge of Baseline Management and Change Control
  • Accountability of project data - owning the quality of the project control reporting suite
  • Ability to influence, work independently and be part of an integrated multi-functional team
  • Clear communication skills and the ability to foster collaborative working relationships with colleagues at all levels
  • Ability to prioritise workload and manage conflicting demands

Whilst not essential, it would be beneficial if you have the following:
  • Experience of Project Management Toolsets (SAP/ARM/Primavera/Oracle Unifier)
  • Understanding and involvement in Project Estimate at Completion/Forecast Cost at Completion reviews.
  • Risk & Opportunities / What- If analysis
  • Understanding of resource loaded schedules

What's in it for you?
  • Clear development path within MBDA
  • Opportunity to pursue leadership and subject matter expert paths
  • Encouragement to achieve recognised (PMI) qualification
  • Become a valued member of the growing Project Control function, with opportunities to work across varied domestic and international projects.
  • Working in an exciting and changing environment, there are opportunities to add value and make a difference in delivering capability to our customers.

Why us?

MBDA is an award winning company; committed to providing an inclusive working environment where our employees can be themselves and everyone has equal opportunity to reach their full potential. We value difference and know that a diverse community makes for greater innovation and brings a breadth of skills, experience and perspectives.

We're 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 UK's 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.

Company

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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