Junior Project Manager

Location:Lancashire

Junior IT Project Manager

Would you like to develop your project management career and take on overall responsibility to deliver on a group of IT projects? We currently have a vacancy for a Junior IT Project Manager at our site in The Strand - Preston.

You role will involve coordinating work, managing the schedule and progress within a toolset, managing the supplier and liaising closely with the customer; keeping them informed of project status.

This position will provide you the scope to manage a number of smaller projects simultaneously or could be supporting a PM on a larger project. The projects themselves are diverse in range, and would focus on particular portfolio areas such as hosting, networks or EUC.

The successful individual will adhere to internal BAE Systems delivery assurance processes and must be comfortable collaborating across internal teams and roles, in order to fulfil and deliver their group of projects.

Your key responsibilities as a Junior Project Manager:

Adhering to regulatory processes and procedures relevant to the project


Managing the delivery of the project to time cost and schedule in accordance with business success criteria and customer satisfaction


Managing the delivery of low complexity projects or a work package within a larger project


Identifying and managing project level risks, issues, opportunities


Preparing and managing realistic project plans and track project changes


Project reporting as required by the project assurance framework, PPM, customers and stakeholders


Monitoring costs and resources against agreed budgets

Identifying and recording lessons learned

Your skills and qualifications:

Experience of managing small projects, preferably IT

Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills

Ability to work collaboratively within a team
Confidence to challenge the status quo through bold behaviours

Awareness of project Life Cycle Management

Awareness of Project Management operational working practices

Competence with computer-based Project Management tools including MS Projects MSOffice etc.

Formal Project Management training, preferably PRINCE2 Foundation

Educated to degree level or equivalent

What we're looking for in you:

You have already had some experience of successful project management and delivery. You build strong collaborative relationships and work well as part of a team. You must be able to demonstrate confidence and the ability to communicate well (oral & written) with stakeholders at all levels.

Location: 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

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 the Shared Services team, you’ll be at the heart of this endeavour – working closely with our air, maritime, land and cyber and intelligence businesses to support our customers around the world.

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

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.