Project Leader - Engineering Strategy and Performance


Project Leader – Engineering Strategy and Performance

Would you like to be part of a team trusted to enable a sustained, effective and efficient through-life engineering capability for submarines? We currently have a vacancy for a Project Leader – Engineering Strategy and Performance at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Project Leader – Engineering Strategy and Performance, you will be able to anticipate and plan for future business landscape, convert vision into meaningful goals and respond proactively to anticipate customer and programme needs and drive high standards of performance through cooperation and teamwork. Understand business and programme performance and surface opportunity to become more effective and efficient in all that we do while ensuring financial performance, participate and lead inclusive ways of working to consider diverse perspectives when making decisions.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work with our advanced defence technology protects people and national security. We search for new ways to provide our customers with a competitive edge across the maritime domains. His is a stimulating and inclusive place to work

Your main responsibilities as a Project Leader – Engineering Strategy and Performance will involve:

Prepare the following content and baseline: stage and exception plans, project management plan, schedule (WBS to OBS), work packages and benefits review plan.

Articulate a clear sense of purpose and meaningful goals

Bring others together to implement a communication and engagement plan

Understand and inform change decisions; through completion of change impact assessments and lead participation in business-wide change programmes

Ensure alignment and integration with other change events e.g. programme 2021, engineering transformation, manufacturing engineering, engineering strategic initiatives

Energise and motivate others

Ensure preparedness and facilitate life cycle management phase reviews and maturity gates

Produce the following reports: highlight reports, issues report, stage reports, lessons reports

Produce and maintain the following records: milestone achievement, schedule, issues register, risk register, change log, lessons log

Build inclusive networks that connect others to achieve high standards or performance

Manage the information flow between directing and delivery levels – activity assignment, resource balancing

Establish and maintain controls – overall monitoring and reporting

Your skills and qualifications as a Project Leader – Engineering Strategy and Performance:

PRINCE2 Qualification

Business Analysis Diploma

Business Intelligence/Analytics experience

Understanding of Microsoft Project

What we're looking for in you:

You will have good planning skills, excellent attention to detail with great Communication and Problem management experience.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness

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.