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Agile Project Manager

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Guildford, United Kingdom
Closing date
1 Apr 2023

Job Details

Location(s): UK, Europe & Africa : UK : Guildford || UK, Europe & Africa : UK : Great Baddow || UK, Europe & Africa : UK : London

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

Company Overview

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence helps nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cybercrime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.

We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes - often collecting and analysing huge volumes of data. These, combined with our Cyber Special forces - some of the most skilled people in the world - enable us to defend against cyber-attacks, fraud and financial crime, enable intelligence-led policing and solve complex data problems.

We are obsessed about solving problems for our customers; we bring together great minds that face tough challenges on a daily basis, and are encouraged to make a difference.

Role Summary:

The successful applicant for this role will be accountable for managing routine projects (limited number of workstreams and dependencies, a single customer, little or no new technologies) in support of our clients in Government, Cyber Security and Financial Services. The typical value of these projects are £1M-£5M and will involve reporting into a client stakeholder and/or a more senior BAES colleague. The role may also provide the opportunity to work on complicated projects (managing discrete workstreams) under supervision.

As well as joining BAE SYSTEMS Digital Intelligence, successful candidates will become part of the Project, Programme and Portfolio (P3M) Profession which exists to develop its members in their roles and in doing so contribute to the company’s profitability.

This specific role will involve leading highly technical engineering teams working on wireless and electronic technologies, therefore successful applicants will need to be able to blend the general project management skills detailed below with a foundation level of engineering background in order to be able to understand enough about the project they are leading and communicate effectively with the engineering team. Successful applicants will also need to be experienced in delivering projects using Agile methodologies.

What you will be doing:

• Determining the best means of satisfying customer requirements within the context of project objectives and constraints, i.e. developing solutions;

• Managing both internal and external stakeholders, taking account of their levels of influence and interests;

• Developing and managing teams, including managing their delivery and performance and providing appraisal and support to their development;

• Developing and agreeing budgets for projects and controlling forecast and actual costs against them;

• Preparing and maintaining schedules for project activities and events, taking account of dependencies and resource requirements, showing the critical path, reporting and tracking milestones, resource levelling, baselining and tracking reporting, contingency and risk adequately covered in the plan;

• Developing, maintaining and applying quality management processes for project activities and outputs

• Consolidating and documenting the fundamental components of projects (scope, schedule, resource requirements, budgets, risks, opportunities and issues, and quality requirements), escalating any divergence from the business case to the sponsor and stakeholders (as appropriate) and establishing, and implementing where necessary, protocols to change the scope of the project;

• Producing progress reports, managing RAID items and escalating with the client and within the business as appropriate. This includes: identifying and monitoring project risks (threats and opportunities), planning and implementing mitigation plans, responding to other issues that affect projects;

• Overseeing the Change Control process and implementation of Change Request;

• Lesson learned reports and project closure activities;

• Promoting AI’s behaviours in all actions, acting in a morally, legally and socially appropriate manner.

What we’re looking for :

Essential (attributes for success in role):

• Good understanding of PM methodologies, toolsets, process and governance;

• PM experience demonstrated in a professional role within a business or project:

• Duration of experience: 5+ years , Value of projects managed < £5M;

• Strong influencing and negotiating skills required with the wider team and other functions/disciplines;

• Developing and managing teams, including managing their delivery and performance and providing appraisal and support to their development;

• Association for Project Management (APM) Project Management Qualification (PMQ) or Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Nice To Have (complementary attributes, the absence of which will not disadvantage the application):

• Managed full life cycle and project ecosystem including financial forecasting;

• Identify, adopt and tailor good practice;

• Bid writing experience of projects.

Life at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence

We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day.

By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance well-being.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best and brightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential.

Division overview: Capabilities

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Digital Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.

As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to more than 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. With a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses from advanced threats, we work collaboratively across 10 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data. We use the latest technologies, best practices and processes – combined with expertise gained from over forty years of application – to empower customers to detect and defend against the latest threats, transform their organisations, and secure their communications across multiple domains.

Everything we do creates a safer future. In a new age of cyber threats, our people have a shared vision to protect the connected world, to create and deliver intelligent global solutions across a dynamic technological landscape.  

The nature of our business means that we’re constantly looking for the very best people to fulfil our ambitions, and help you realise yours.

We’ve built a place that supports the changing needs of our multi-cultural, diverse, global workforce and we believe everyone can make a difference.

Careers webpage: Careers | BAE Systems






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