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UAE Project Manager

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

Job Details

Location(s): Asia-Pacific & Middle East : United Arab Emirates : Dubai || Asia-Pacific & Middle East : United Arab Emirates : Abu Dhabi

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 10 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.

Role profile:

The individual in this role will manage the Planning, Monitoring & Controls (PM&C) processes of a small project, or a part of a larger, more complex project. You will lead a small team of professionals being responsible for managing delivery, performance and providing support to their development.

Key responsibilities:
  • Lead the PM&C processes on a small project or a work package of a larger project.
  • Identify, assess and manage risks to the success of the project.
  • Apply appropriate PM&C methods and tools whether predictive (plan-driven) or adaptive (iterative/agile).
  • Agree PM&C approach with stakeholders, and prepare realistic plans (including quality, risk and communications plans) and track activities against the project schedule, managing stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Provide effective leadership to the delivery team and suppliers, and take appropriate action where team performance deviates from agreed tolerances.
  • Act as a primary point of contact for the client and have day to day accountability for the services and solutions being provided.
  • Manage internal stakeholders, presenting project progress and financial information on a monthly basis, and following LCM processes (and assurance) where required.
  • Act as a primary point of contact for internal IT support and issues for the UAE team. Work closely with external IT contractors to support the team in their day to day roles.
  • Guide and coach junior project members, assisting with their development.

Essential skills and experience:
  • Good understanding of the structure, organisation, processes and culture, to be able to support implementation of appropriate PM&C approaches.
  • Ability to apply problem solving techniques to situations of moderate complexity in the field of PM&C, taking requirements and data from internal and external sources.
  • Ability to gather information and use this to develop solutions and implementation approaches.
  • Ability to capture, adopt and share good practice.
  • Comprehensive understanding of how teams and projects integrate in order to achieve objectives.
  • Business oriented attitude, highly developed interpersonal skills.
  • Organised individual with the ability to present and articulate in a logical, concise manner.

Would be a plus:
  • APM PMQ certified
  • Experience working in Middle East

What we offer:
  • 12 months fixed term contract (with intention to extend)
  • Benefits package will be provided soon, including relocation support

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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