Project Leader- Planning Process and Capability


Planning Project Leader – Planning Process and Capability

Would you like to work in multiple areas across the BAE Systems Submarines Business including Programme, Manufacturing and Test & Commissioning? We currently have vacancies for at our site in Barrow-in-Furness

As a Planning Project Leader you will be responsible for a team who work across all planning facilities/disciplines and engage with other functions to develop the necessary detailed policies, processes and methodologies in support of the System of Work and Transition to Build deliverables

This role will provide you with the opportunity to develop your technical skills whilst establishing and developing your career at BAE Systems Submarines.

Your main responsibilities as a Planning Project Leader will involve:

In Collaboration with the Planning Manager assist on the management of:

    Supervise, Lead & Develop the Team

      Absence Management of Planners (Timekeeping)

        Manage Team performance (PDR's)

          Provide support for the Dreadnought Planning teams, including process audits, corrective actions/continuous improvement and maintenance of process controls and system capability

            Support software implementations/updates, ensuring that the software is fit for purpose in terms of performance, process efficiency and ease of use.

              Providing planning advice to all stakeholders to support decision making and development of the programme plans.

              Your skills and qualifications:


              Verbal communication

              Ability to build rapport and build on existing working relationships

              Ability to work with different teams at the same time.

              Experience of working cross functionally

              Experience in Planning capability and process deployment


              Previous experience of working with and deploying planning process and capability

              IT Skills and ability to use Microsoft Office.

              What we're looking for in you:

              You will be an excellent communicator and have the ability to influence people. You will have great interpersonal skills also with good verbal and written skills

              Location: Barrow in Furness

              Salary: TBA

              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, childcare vouchers, 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.

              BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

              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.