Project Controls Leader S5

Location:Cumbria

Project Controls Leader

Are you an experienced Project Controls Lead specialising in Risk, Baseline/Change Management, Earned Value Management (EVM), Cost Forecasting and 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 Controls professionals to join our site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Project controls 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 measurable contribution to the success of the programme.

As a Project Controls Leader, 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.

With numerous objectives to be driven and monitored in line with achieving our business goals, you will be at the forefront of pioneering new approaches, initiatives and efficiencies. These will in turn, facilitate capture, evaluate and incorporate mutual good practice which will encompass high performance to ensure utmost success.


Your main responsibilities as a Project Controls Leader will involve:

Providing cost expertise to Control Account Managers, including the submission of short term and long term cost forecasts and supporting the delivery of projects within budget.

Reviewing Earned Value information, analysing project performance and providing a performance narrative

Reviewing and tracking plans, cost, commitments, risk and opportunities to understand the reported financial position of the project

Providing risk expertise to project management and Control Account Managers, ensuring timely recognition, prioritisation and reporting of Risk and Opportunities

Providing a key role in the establishment of a credible, integrated Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) and maintaining this through a recognised change control process

Developing effective working relationships with stakeholders across a variety of programme functions including project management, cost estimating, planning/scheduling and finance.

Leading and inspiring the performance of team members through regular appraisals as well as capturing, evaluating and conveying good practice in order to inspire teams

Working alongside Operations in the build phase, Engineering in the design space and demonstrating your understanding of the project plan for the area(s) that you support

Your skills and qualifications as a Project Controls Leader:

  • A
Degree in Project Management or equivalent industry experience

  • APM
Project Management Qualification or equivalent

  • Demonstrable
experience of owning a high scale project, work package or change initiative alongside a team

  • Demonstrable
specific experience of either Risk, Cost, Baseline or Earned Value Management.

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

  • Proven
ability to manage and maintain a high performance in a professional team

  • Broad
knowledge of Project Management Governance and Assurance

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a confident candidate with good communication skills. You will be proactive and able to demonstrate good management skills.

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.