Project Manager


Project Manager

Would you like to work in a varied and interesting role across a range of projects and technologies? We currently have a vacancy for a Project Manager at our site in Christchurch.

As Project Manager you will be reporting to the Defence Information (DI) Head of High Assurance Networks Account & Delivery and will be responsible for identifying, qualifying growth opportunities for the DI business to exploit their proven capabilities in collaboration with the BAE Systems Maritime businesses. You will work closely with DI Product and Service Leads to understand current and future capabilities within the DI business, and alongside the Maritime teams to understand their requirement needs.

As a Project Manager, you will be leading various campaigns ranging from secure communications networks to complex software applications for a wide range of Maritime platforms both surface and sub-surface. This will involve developing relations with stakeholders, the production of proposals and innovative white papers as well as driving proposals through the bid lifecycle. This role will include both long-term strategic campaigns and rapid response bids for short term deliverables, which will require a flexible and innovative approach.

This role could provide you with several opportunities including; support to achieve professional qualifications and accreditations; Managing a range and scale of tasks/projects of varying values duration and technologies; Working in Multiple technology domains within the product and services group, across the Christchurch site and more widely across Defence Information and the greater BAE Systems.

Your main responsibilities as a Project Manager will involve:

The identification, development and management of stakeholder relationships

Production of proposals – both formal and informal

Developing and tracking opportunities

Identifying key skills required and developing the project team

Supporting the development of business cases and bidding documentation

Identifying account objectives and outcomes

Accurate reporting of campaign status to team members, leadership and external stakeholders including lifecycle management (Gate) reviews

Developing and tracking bid plans, budget and schedule

You may be required to support, as appropriate, activities relating to DI Business Development Operations and DI Business Winning performance improvements.

You will be involved with wider DI bid work across other DI UK sites.

Your skills and qualifications:

Good communications skills and ability to build relationships with a diverse spectrum of individuals (customer, suppliers etc.)

Experience working in close collaboration with one or more customers

Adaptability and flexibility in order to react and positively respond to change

Knowledge of project management techniques and recent experience in leading delivery projects

Knowledge of a recognised project management methodology such as PRINCE2/APMP/MSP, although relevant knowledge and experience may offset the qualification requirements.


Managing delivery of hardware and/or software systems. End to end delivery of complex integrated systems.

Ability to identify risks associated with business processes, operations, information security programs and technology projects.

Have proven experience of working within or in close collaboration with the UK MoD as a Project Manager

Have a reasonable understanding from a technical perspective of military deployed CIS and associated CIS Infrastructure

Experience in the Naval Maritime Domain

Experience of complex command control and communication systems

Strategic planning, risk management and/or change management

Experience of Cyber resilience and information assurance would be beneficial

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent influencing and inter-personal skills allowing you to work effectively alongside a range of stakeholders. You will also have a ‘Can do’ attitude as self-motivation and drive will also be key to success within this role. Innovation, driving improvement and organisation are also traits that will be very beneficial to the role.

Regular Travel will be required for this role.

Location: Christchurch (although we can be more flexible and include southern sites, as quite a lot of work could be at Maritime business customer locations – Frimley, Portsmouth and Weymouth).

Salary: £49,600 + Dependent on Experience

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.

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

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

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

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.