Capability %26 Assurance Manager


Capability and Assurance Manager

Would you like to Lead and Drive capability development within projects and transformation in one of the UK’s Leading Defence Companies? We currently have a vacancy for a Capability and Assurance Manager at our site in Preston – the Strand.

As a Capability and Assurance Manager, you will deputise for the Head of PMO and will be responsible for capability development within the Projects and Transformation department (P & T) as well as driving assurance and delivery excellence across the portfolios.

This role will provide you with wide exposure to the IT projects within BAE over all sectors. Deputising to the Head of PMO will give the chosen applicant the opportunity to work and liaise with senior stakeholders and those within the executive team at BAE.

Your main responsibilities as a Capability and Assurance Manager will involve:

Manage the recruitment processes centrally across the P & T area – raising requisitions, developing selection processes with central recruitment, facilitating and supporting interview processes.

Drive continuous improvement leveraging best practice, lessons learned, specialist knowledge and experience within the P & T.

Use specialist knowledge and experience, alongside leveraging skills in the team, to coach and develop capabilities of delivery leads within the P & T.

Lead P & T on supporting internal / external audit (ISO Audits)

Manage internal governance forums, reviewing as appropriate to ensure fit for purpose.

Support PML (Project Management Lead) in ensuring LCM (Life Cycle Management) activities and processes are being undertaken within agreed timeframes and to quality.

Run and maintain quality controls on appropriate business processes (eg Closure process, risk management etc.)

Undertake Project & Transformation Maturity Assessment and develop resulting improvement actions.

Maintain the integrity of the BMS and respond to BMS audit requirements.

Your skills and qualifications:


Educated to degree level or equivalent in a related discipline

Project Management Qualification (such as Prince 2 or APM)

Expert knowledge of Life Cycle Management, Project Management, Change Management and concepts and techniques

Experienced in recruitment and selection processes

Practiced knowledge of project management processes for control and monitoring

Proven track record, of delivering projects within defined delivery processes


Practiced knowledge of the regulatory framework including HSE, Export control, ITAR security and Product Safety.

What we're looking for in you:

You will demonstrate the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels with the ability to build good working relationships, you will be a highly motivated individual with the ability to prioritise tasks and work under pressure. You will have the ability to lead and motivate teams, resolve issues and articulate and champion a PM&C culture.

Location: Strand – 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.