Principal Project Leader – Project Controls

Last updated 2 days ago
Location:Surrey

Project Control Lead

Would you like to play a key role within our project controls function working on the Astute Programme? We currently have a vacancy for a Project Control Lead which can be based in various submarine locations throughout the UK.

As a Project Control Lead, you will be responsible for providing accurate, timely and concise programme level project controls information to enable successful delivery of the Astute build programme. You also will have the opportunity to lead, develop and motivate Planners and Project Controllers currently embedded in delivery teams.

Your main responsibilities as a Project Control Lead will involve:

Taking direct ownership of the delivery of the Submarines Project Control System within the Astute Programme advising Programme Management and the delivery teams on its implementation and execution.

Developing and maintaining the high-level programme plan in a manner that can be implemented in a structured and coherent way into a suite of subordinate project plans in order to automate and enhance the proactive decision making of the Programme Management Team.

Ensuring best practice methods of tracking and reporting progress against a suite of defined milestones from programme through to project level.

Ensuring performance metrics are produced and are understood so as to allow performance to be reported and trends to be established thus allowing accurate forecasts to be made (Estimate At Complete).

Providing independent, specialist advice to senior managers to enable them to constructively challenge and monitor programme performance. Enabling and advising of timely management interventions if required.

Identifying and implementing continuous business improvements

Acting as a Project Control System Reviewer.

Your skills and qualifications:

Essential skills:

Experience of working in a Project Control role within a complex, matrix organisation with the ability to interact and brief senior stakeholders in a concise and accurate way.

Expert level understanding of Earned Value Management techniques and experience mentoring others in techniques.

Experience of coaching and influencing others to improve performance, embed best practice and deliver continuous improvement.

Good working knowledge of a corporate project planning toolset


Desirable skills:

Degree / Certificate in Project Management or professional qualification such as APM, IPMA, Prince2 or similar.

Practitioner knowledge of Primavera 6, Primavera Risk Analyser, ARM tools.

Knowledge and experience of BAE Systems submarines business processes.

Life Cycle Management Assessor.

Project Control Systems Reviewer (as part of an Integrated Baseline Review).

What we're looking for in you:

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills as well as the ability to distil complex information into a format suitable to inform higher level decision making. They will also act as the programmes controls expert promoting best practice by identify and implement continuous improvement.

Location: Frimley, Filton and 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.

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