Project Leader


Project Lead – Programme

Would you like to be part of the Astute Project Management team? We currently have a vacancy for a Project Lead – Programme at our site in Barrow in Furness.

As aProject Lead – Programme, you will be part of the central Astute Project Management Team. You will be leading aspects of business reporting, business improvements, programme integration activities, and continuous improvements.

This role will provide you with stakeholder engagement opportunities at all levels within the Astute Leadership team.

Your main responsibilities as a Project Lead – Programme will involve:

Management of a small team

Delivery of the Astute Sales and Operations process, including understanding resource supply and demand, capacity planning and integrated business planning.

Delivery of the Astute Business Operations process, including identification of niche skills dependencies and functional support required to deliver the programme.

Quarterly contract status review, process adherence and improvement plan.

Quarterly management information delivery to customer.

Supporting the Astute integration management with analysis, and solution development.

Building strong relationships with key Stakeholders and pursuing improved ways of working

Your skills and qualifications:


Ability to influence

Strong communication and presentation skills

Strong MS Office Skills

Tenacious and driven to deliver in line with stakeholder expectations

Proven ability to build professional working relationships


APM, Project Management

Submarines knowledge

What we're looking for in you:

Great communicator, confident, determined and motivated.

Location: Barrow

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 – Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and 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.

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.