Programme Controls Manager

Last updated 8 days ago
Location:Cumbria

Programme Controls Manager

Are you an experienced Project Controls Manager specialising in Risk, Earned Value Management (EVM), Programme Change or Planning and looking for your next challenge? Would you like to work on a unique programme with a multi-national defence company? BAE Systems Maritime Submarines currently have opportunities for Project Controls Managers to join our site in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.


Programme Controls Manager Roles within BAE Systems Maritime Submarines will present you with the opportunity to utilise your skills and experience to make a measurable contribution to the success of the Submarines programmes.


We are currently seeking highly skilled and experienced Project/ Programme Controls Managers to join the Alliance Project Controls Team. This team collates performance data from the Parties (that form the Alliance) to provide management information that enables best for programme strategic decisions to be made to deliver a remarkably complex platform, which is of National importance. You will be working at a strategic level, interfacing with colleagues across the Alliance, which will give you the opportunity to build networks across the Parties.


You will have a clear set of programme objectives to be driven and monitored in line with the goals of the Submarine programme and will be at the forefront of pioneering new approaches, initiatives and efficiencies that enable the production of high-quality controls data and information.

Your main responsibilities as a Programme Controls Manager will involve:

Developing a programme schedule comprising input from the Alliance Parties against which to monitor programme performance

Analysing project and programme schedule and cost performance to generate management information to facilitate strategic decision-making

Analysing trend information to provide forecasts of future performance to enable mitigating actions to be identified and enacted

Facilitating the generation of programme risk and opportunity data and information to enable decisions to be made that drive pace and urgency and increase the certainty of delivering the programme to cost and schedule

Establishing a credible and integrated Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) with associated artefacts and maintaining that under configuration control

Facilitating the Programme Risk Board and Change Control process to review and sanction appropriate changes to the agreed baseline scope, budget or plan

Working cross-functionally across the Project Controls functional teams within the Alliance to generate a coherent position on programme performance, issues and options

Working collaboratively with colleagues at various levels in the Alliance Parties to build trust and engagement, being open with issues and facilitating timely resolution of concerns

Enabling your team to deliver high performance through clear direction, guidance, support and strong leadership

Developing your teams capability (tools, data, skills, processes) to enable your team to undertake their roles effectively and efficiently

Inspiring your team to achieve challenging objectives that deliver value-adding programme insight

Your skills and qualifications:

A Degree in Project Management or equivalent industry experience

APM Project Management Qualification or equivalent

Demonstrable, specific skills and experience in Risk, Planning, Cost, Programme Change or Earned Value Management, ideally in a complex programme environment

Demonstrable, extensive experience of programme, project or work package delivery

Strong analytical and reporting skills to deliver precise insight on programme performance

Strong (verbal and written) communication skills at strategic and tactical level

Proven ability to lead and inspire a high performing professional team

Strong collaborative behaviours and stakeholder management skills

Proven ability to influence and facilitate debates and decisions with diverse stakeholder groups

Broad knowledge of Project Management Governance and Assurance


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.