Project Manager


Project Manager

Are you an experienced Project Manager looking for your next challenge? Would you like to work on a unique programme with a multi-national defence company? BAE Maritime Submarines currently have opportunities for Project Managers to join our site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Project Manager Roles within BAE Maritime Submarines will present you with the rewarding responsibility for a package of work. It will provide you with an opportunity to connect with the future of the Submarines project delivery. In doing so, enabling you to make a measureable contribution to the success of the programme

As a Project Manager you will enter a highly skilled and competitive network which is industry recognised. Collaboratively you will expedite key milestones in a professional community, which is determined to achieve and deliver a remarkably complex platform, which is of National importance.

Each Project has a value in excess of 1 billion pounds and consists of millions of activities to be driven and controlled toward achieving our business goals. As a Senior Project Manager you will develop strategies and be at the forefront of pioneering new approaches, initiatives and efficiencies to capture, evaluate and share good practice, including high performance to ensure success.

Your main responsibilities as a Project Manager will involve:

Overseeing a package of work or project that will be integral to the delivery of the programme

Ensure that processes, people and tools are in place to progress as well as complete activities

Driving demand with stakeholders to ensure the work supports overall requirements

Leading and inspiring the performance of team members through regular appraisals

Resolving any concerns that may arise, from all parties, as well as communicating the resolution

Supporting implementation of planning and controls throughout

Integrating controls into the consciousness of decisions made on the project to ensure the appropriate trajectory towards a business goal is corrected and ultimately achieved

Negotiating with stakeholders involved in the decision making process with evidence based guidance on performance and good practice

Capturing, evaluating and sharing good practice to inspire teams

Your Skills and Qualifications:


Demonstrable experience taking strategic and tactical leadership of a project, work package or change initiative with a team

Strong analytical and reporting skills to enable key decisions to be made effectively at a portfolio or programme level

Proven ability in leading multi-disciplined teams to ensure that both customer and business requirements are met

Extensive knowledge of Project Management Governance and Assurance

Degree qualified or equivalent experience in Project Management


APM Project Management Qualification or equivalent

Demonstrable knowledge and application of Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery and People (SQCDP) through effective communications

Proven ability that ensures projects adhere to all policies and procedures and that they are carried out in such a way as to minimise risk

Location: Barrow

Salary: £dependent on experience + Highly Competitive Benefits

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.

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.