Assistant Project Manager

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Assistant Project Manager

Would you like to Support a high profile and critical Change Programme within one of the UK’s Largest Defence Companies? We currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Project Manager at our site in Portsmouth.

As an Assistant Project Manager, you will be joining a high-profile change programme essential in securing our future in Warship Support at Portsmouth Naval Base. You will play a lead role in delighting our customers, the Royal Navy and Defence Equipment and Support.

As a key member of the team you will be responsible for helping to drive through revolutionary change with the Warship Support Business, driving towards securing efficiencies as part of our bid for the future of Maritime Support Programme and growing the business into new markets.

This role could provide you with a wealth of opportunities within Warship Support as your knowledge of the business grows.

Your main responsibilities as an Assistant Project Manager will involve:

Risk and Issue Management and Tracking – identifying and analysing risks/issues and maintaining the Programme-level Risks and Issues Register which should include risks/issues escalated by Project/Work stream Managers

Change Control – implementing a robust change control process that captures, assesses and categorises all potential changes ready for approval and once approved ensures changes are then implemented and managed as a configured change to the current baseline

Providing consultancy-style services on Risks, Issues, AEDs and Change Control to Project/Work stream Managers and Teams throughout the lifecycle of the Programme, ensuring a common approach is adopted and sharing best practice

Benefits Management – identifying and capturing benefits from Project/Work stream Managers and Teams and then monitoring Work stream benefits data

Reporting and Reviews – engage Project/Work stream Managers and Teams to produce regular Programme-level reports and support the Programme Manager in preparing for business reviews

Deputising for the Programme Manager, supporting reviews with the Director and Warship Support Leadership Team

Your skills and qualifications:
Risk and change management experience

Projects or programme experience

Deal with people at multiple levels within the organisation

Understanding of the defence environment and in particular defence services provision

Degree level education or equivalent relevant experience

APM Project Management Qualification or equivalent

Experience of Warship support environment

Delivered complex change programmes

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a good team player that can work well with a range of Stakeholders both within and outside of your team. You will also have excellent communication skills that allow you to converse appropriately with both internal and external customers.

Location: Portsmouth – Naval Base

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.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy’s complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there’s Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you’ll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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.