Project Manager


Project Manager

Would you like to work on projects encompassing both the technology delivery as well as the successful transition into the business area? We currently have a vacancy for an IT Project Manager at our site in Preston.

As an IT Project Manager you will be leading large and complex projects with a high business impact. These could be across multiple customers, technologies and domains and will also require focus on the business change element to support business transition and transformation activities.

This role will provide you with an overall responsibility to deliver internal and external business and enterprise projects to cost, timescale, quality and customer satisfaction.

Your skills and qualifications:

Strong Project Management experience within the IT Services domain

Experience of leading large enterprise-wide projects (£1milllion plus), incorporating successful business change delivery, to meet strategic business objectives

Experience of managing supply chains to achieve successful project outcomes

Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills; able to produce and deliver progress updates, proposals and reporting to audiences at all levels

Strong stakeholder management and conflict resolution skills

Proficient understanding of Life Cycle Management and working in an organisation with strong governance practices and processes

Can demonstrate a track record of delivering business outcomes as part of project delivery

Competence with computer-based Project Management tools including MS Projects MSOffice etc.

Educated to degree level

Formal Project Management training, preferably PRINCE2 Practioner, Agile Project Management

and/or PMDY

Preference for ITIL training

What we're looking for in you:

You have a proven track record of leading successful project delivery and building trust and confidence with your stakeholders. You must be capable of working in complex environments and collaborating across multiple business areas and across supply chains to achieve common business objectives. You must be able to demonstrate decisiveness in resolving issues, making decisions and identifying priorities and be able to confidently communicate (oral & written) with stakeholders at all levels.

Location: Preston
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.

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.

Shared Services

BAE Systems is home to the engineering expertise, technical skill and ingenious people that keep the UK at the forefront of defence and security capability. We manage some of today’s toughest challenges, delivering the most complex programmes, which generate critical export growth whilst supporting thousands of advanced manufacturing jobs distributed throughout the UK.

Now we want even more great people to join us.

To support such a uniquely complex range of operations, our Shared Services people are likewise hugely diverse. About half of our 1000 employees are at 32 UK locations, in customer-facing roles, adding benefit and value to BAE Systems operations, people and property. We are home to experts who thrive on mental challenge - often specialists who are leaders in their fields.

Whatever the area you work in, the focus is always on delivering the highest quality solutions at the lowest possible cost. We welcome people with diverse skills and experience who bring a real passion for customer focus.

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.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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.