Lead Project Professional - Operations

BAE Systems
24 Nov 2021
08 Dec 2021
Full Time
Set hours
Contract Type

Lead Project Professional - Operations

Would you like to join a high performing team that will give you the excellent industry experience to progress your career and open up opportunities for the future? We currently have a vacancy for a Lead Project Professional at our site in Barrow

As a Project Leader, you will be Supporting Build across the Programmes project Working on the Nuclear build area that manufacture the Nuclear reactors whilst working closely with Rolls Royce and many Stakeholders across the programmes. This will involve working in a complex environment whilst managing a small team who will look to you for leadership, coaching and support, thus this role is ideal for those looking to advance their career within the business.

You will gain a broad view of the design and build of Submarines and work on a critical path area in the business that is complex and very interesting. Working in a very modern environment with experienced and professional stakeholders on first of type projects of national strategic significance. This role offers a 50/50 blend of onsite and home working with flexibility around working hours.

Your main responsibilities as a Lead Project Professional - Operations will involve:

Identify, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project. Applies appropriate PM methods and tools whether predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches.

Agree project approach with stakeholders, and prepare realistic plans (including quality, risk and communications plans) and track activities against the project schedule. Extensive Stakeholder management activity on a daily basis

Consolidate expertise from multiple sources, including third party experts, to provide coherent advice to further organisational objectives.

Accountable as a member of the Project Management team for supporting development and implementation of appropriately tailored Project Manager practices.

The ability to lead and coach a team of between 2 - 3 people.

Participate in negotiations and influence operational managers primarily internally at all levels.

Your skills and qualifications:


Previous Project Management experience (APM/Prince2 qualified or proven experience)

Experience of working in projects that are cross functional

Have an understanding or previous knowledge of Project Controls


People management experience

Good stakeholder management experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will be someone who has good stakeholder management and communication skills along with the ability to influence change to drive solutions. A positive self-starter, forward thinker with a can-do attitude and approach.

Location: Barrow in Furnace

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

At BAE Systems we are committed to supporting work life balance for all our employees and embrace a range of modern working practices, which aim to enhance flexibility for individuals whilst also enabling business performance. Flexibility provisions vary by role, but include; hybrid working arrangements, flexible working patterns and shift working.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

For more information on our Diversity & Inclusion work, please click here.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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