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Project Control Manager

Closing date
8 Jul 2023

Job Details

MBDA is a leading defence organisation.We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.
Salary: Circa£60,000
What we can offer you:
  • Bonus of up to 21.5% of base salary
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Annual salary review
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking (and gym on site at Stevenage)
The Opportunity
The Project Control Manager sits at the heart of MBDA's UK Manufacturing working with the Business and Project Management Lead and Group Head of Business for Operations.
The Role
  • Providing the Directorate, Product Line, Programme or Project in MBDA with effective visibility of the plans and progress.
  • Delivering and setting the Service Cycles (Drumbeat), Defining resolution and quality standards, assuring repeatability and quality of management information.
  • Manage the day to day operations of the deployed Project Control Team (Project Planners and Controllers) into each Directorate, Product Line, Programme or Project in MBDA.
  • Foster good working relationships with Engineers, Business & Performance Managers and the broader community to be able to embed and promote the MBDA Project Control and planning standards.
Main Responsibilities
  • WBS / CBS: Ensuring Project structures are defined taking into account contractual clauses, finance constraints and Project Management Standards
  • Baseline Management and Change Management: Ensuring scope is defined, validated and maintained.
  • Cost Management, Schedule Management, and Resource Management: Ensuring Project Schedules and Resources, Cost Accounts, Spends Plans are defined, configured and updated to the PMO Functional Standards.
  • Risk Management: Ensuring Risk Registers are Defined and Monitoring mitigation Plans
  • Work Load Forecasting : ensuring that the data is compiled and activities completed in a timely manner
  • Performance Reports, Dashboards and KPI's: Collating and compiling relevant Project Performance and management data
  • Analysis of variance and proposition of adaptive actions, consolidating, analysing and reporting project performance on time.

What are we looking for?
  • Engaging individuals willing to share their experience and find opportunities for innovation
  • Experience in successful planning of complex technical Projects
  • Experience in producing, analysing and advising on Project Performance data, including establishing root causes and impacts
  • Pro-active team player who encourages others and develops strong working relationships at all levels
  • Drive and motivation in leading diverse and multi-functional project teams
  • Ability to embrace new challenges and deal with a level of ambiguity

What's in it for you?
  • Working in an exciting, complex and changing environment where you can add value and make a difference
  • Opportunities to grow and develop a career in MBDA within Programme Management & Control and other related functions
  • Opportunity to gain professional/accredited project management qualification
  • Open forum to share best practice and innovative methodologies.
Our Business:
We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team


Together. For the future of defence.

We work with purpose, knowing that every advancement provides better, smarter and more effective defence capabilities to the UK and their allies. Regarded as one of the most trusted suppliers of defence solutions in Europe, we have a relationship with the UK military spanning back over 70 years.

Whether it’s designing a future concept for the British Army, managing the procurement of a missile component or harnessing their expertise in software in order to integrate one of our products on to the newest fighter jet, all of our employees are a part of delivering a more secure tomorrow.

In addition to being the only defence company on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work 2022 list, MBDA are also recognised nationally with three Investors in People Gold Awards (People, Apprenticeships, and Wellbeing), a top 10 finisher on the Best Big Companies to Work For 2022 league tables.   

For the latest vacancies, employer updates and stories from our people, make sure to visit and bookmark our MBDA UK Careers site.

Our Values 

Our values are at the core of everything we do and shape the culture of our organisation. No matter what role, our people from leadership to entry-level encompass these values knowing that they are working towards the same common goal, sharing a bigger purpose in order to protect national security and enable strategic independence.

Through promoting change with Innovation, taking ownership through Commitment, building trust through Integrity, inspiring others through Passion and encouraging collaboration through Team Spirit, we have created a place where people feel connected with each other and valued in our community.



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