Senior Project Manager

BAE Systems
22 Jun 2022
06 Jul 2022
Full Time
Contract Type
Shared Services

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Our Shared Services Business

If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

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As part of the Shared Services team, you'll be at the heart of this endeavour - working closely with our air, maritime, land and cyber and intelligence businesses to support our customers around the world.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

Senior Project Manager

Would you like to deliver business and enterprise IT Projects into the UK's Leading Defence Companies? Due to project growth within the business, we currently have vacancies for Senior Project Managers at our sites in Preston or Farnborough.

As a Senior Project Manager, you will be leading large, cross functional, multi domain teams to deliver projects of significant size and complexity. You will be fully accountable for budgets (£1m+), these will be enterprise level projects looking at collaboration, security, applications or infrastructure domains predominantly, as well as potentially transformational change, and cover all business units in BAE systems.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to shape and grow a rewarding career within IT project management.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Project Manager will involve:

Lead end to end management of highly complex large value projects, within a complex supply chain and stakeholder environment

Leading and managing the delivery of large complex projects or a programme of work which have a transformational business impact

Providing strong and effective leadership to the delivery team and suppliers

Working with multiple vendors to define project plans which will achieve the project goals with a focus on business change elements

Delivering robust business cases with key stakeholders

Delivering to time, cost and quality whilst maintaining a high-level of business awareness and sensitivity to commercial priorities.

Providing timely and concise decision-making information to customers and stakeholders through formal and informal communication and reporting channels.

Proactively managing risk and control through the lifecycle of the project

Ensuring project delivery adheres to BAE Systems Life Cycle Management governance and assurance criteria

Your skills and qualifications:

Experience of working on enterprise-wide IT projects and successfully managing suppliers as part of the project delivery team

Proficient understanding of project lifecycle management

Experience of successfully delivering business transformation and business change

Experience of waterfall and agile project delivery methodologies

Proven experience of successfully delivering business outcomes as part of project delivery

Can demonstrate experience of leading on project collaboration and cross functional working

Formal Project Management training

What we are looking for in you:

You will be able to work in complex environments and collaborate across multiple business areas and supply chains to achieve common business objectives. You must be able to demonstrate confidence in resolving issues, making decisions and identifying priorities and be able to communicate, through all media, with stakeholders at all levels.

Location: Preston or Farnborough but we operate flexible/hybrid working arrangements

Salary: £Competitive + annual bonus


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.

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.

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