Project Manager

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Project Manager

Would you like to work in a diverse role managing relatively short duration projects that go across the whole life cycle, where the products are deployed into a diverse customer base? We currently have a vacancy for a Project Manager at our site in Yeovil.

As a Project Manager, you will be reporting to head of mission logistics and support products.

This role will provide you with opportunities within the wider BAE business.

Your main responsibilities as a Project Manager will involve:

Management and leadership of the project and delivery team

Supporting the development of business cases and bidding documentation

Identifying project objectives and outcomes

Developing and tracking project plans, budget and schedule

The identification, development and management of stakeholder relationships

Accurate reporting of project status to team members, leadership and external stakeholders

Ensuring business, project and quality management processes are effectively applied across projects

Identifying project quality goals and lifecycle management (Gate) reviews

Managing product safety and risk / opportunity assessments

Identifying key skills required and developing the project team

Mentoring of team members, providing guidance and support

Your skills and qualifications:


Complex project management, mentoring staff and leading teams

Working to defined and structured lifecycle processes with formal gate reviews and a culture of measurement and continuous improvement

Working to quality standards and qualifications, AS9100 desirable

Critical thinking and problem solving

Decision-making and leadership

Stakeholder Management

Strategic planning, risk management and/or change management

Project management techniques and tools


More technical/engineering management would be good to consider – particularly in a software environment

Defence experience

Ideally you have an honours degree or equivalent Project Management qualification, although relevant knowledge and experience may offset the qualification requirements

What we're looking for in you:

You will have a 'Can do' attitude and be able to deliver on commitments within agreed budgets and timescales. You will have strong influencing and inter-personal skills as well as self-organisation with good time management.You will be innovative and able to drive improvement while taking responsibility for yourself and your team. Occasional travel may be required.

Location: Yeovil

Salary: £50,000

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 Air

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 our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today.You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

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.