Subsurface Assistant Project Manager


Subsurface Assistant Project Manager

Would you like to support the delivery training and development of training solutions for the Royal Navy? We currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Project Manager working on subsurface projects within Training Services Group at our site in Broad Oak, Portsmouth. This a key role within the subsurface project team who design, build and support a number of classified training simulators used by the Royal Navy for operator, maintainer and warfare team training.

As a Subsurface Assistant Project Manager, you will be assisting the Project Manager to manage the day-to-day running of the subsurface projects to cost, quality and time and in accordance with the project management plans, project schedules and in compliance with BAE Systems’ policies and processes. You will be leading on day to day management and coordination of in-service support activities including liaison and coordination with the customer and suppliers.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work closely with both the MoD customer and RN user in supporting the delivery of training and the development and update of training solutions. It could also open up opportunities for further Project Management roles within BAE Systems.

Your main responsibilities as a Subsurface Assistant Project Manager will involve:

Leading on day to day management and coordination of project in service support activities (particularly maintenance, spares and repairs issues) including liaison and coordination with the customer, site maintenance teams and suppliers

Monitoring project spend on a monthly basis and assist with project control updates

Coordinating change bids for subsurface contracts, including review / generation of estimates and schedules and coordination with project control / finance / commercial to achieve bid approval

Assisting with project resource level tracking and forward load forecasting

Preparing customer progress reports, attendance at customer meetings (in UK) and production of minutes

Monitoring of project deliverables and Key Performance Indicators

Your skills and qualifications:

Essential skills

A good knowledge of project management techniques and practices.

Engineering or Manufacturing background

Experience of influencing stakeholders both inside and outside the company

Desirable skills

Some knowledge and understanding of the Naval training domain

A sound knowledge of BAE Systems’ project governance and lifecycle management processes

Good knowledge of project management planning tools such as Microsoft Project and resource/forward load planning tools highly desirable

What we're looking for in you:

You will have a well organised and structured approach to the way you work with excellent time management skills, you will have the ability to discuss and understand issues and influence team members to resolve them. You will be a driven individual with the determination to achieve high performance, and willing to recommend and champion process improvements where appropriate.

Location: Broad Oak, Portsmouth

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.

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.