Project Manager

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Project Manager

Would you like to deliver business and enterprise IT Projects into the UK’s Leading Defence Companies? We currently have a vacancy for a Project Manager at our site in The Strand – Preston.

As a Project Manager, you will have the overall responsibility for delivering business and enterprise IT projects to cost, timescale, quality and customer satisfaction. The projects could include both infrastructure and business applications as well as requiring experience in delivering business change to ensure successful release of Business benefits.

You will be expected to shape, mobilise, plan and lead projects whilst adhering to BAE Systems delivery assurance processes and will be required to collaborate across EITS and within the Projects and Transformation Team (P & T) to address lessons learned, share good practice and continuously improve delivery management.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on a range of Projects and interact with internal stakeholders such as IT Leads across a range of business units, Security Engineer, Service teams and also with external 3rd party suppliers. This role could also lead to further opportunities within Shared Services and wider BAE Systems.

Your main responsibilities as a Project Manager will involve:

Manage the delivery of the project to time cost and schedule in accordance with business success criteria and customer satisfaction.

Adheres to regulatory processes and procedures relevant to the project, including BAE Systems project management methodology and life cycle management

Collaborates with, and manages 3rd party suppliers to drive successful business outcomes

Identifies and manages project level risks, issues, opportunities and dependencies

Develops and manages realistic project plans, managing stakeholder involvement as appropriate

Provides effective project reporting and stakeholder engagement as required by the project assurance framework, customers and stakeholders

Monitors costs, timescales and resources used, and takes action where these deviate from agreed tolerances

Manages business change to ensure successful delivery of project outcomes and that business benefits are tracked and delivered

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience of working on enterprise-wide IT projects and successfully managing suppliers as part of the project delivery team

Proficient understanding of project lifecycle management

Experience of waterfall and agile project delivery methodologies

Proven experience of successfully delivering business outcomes (business change delivery) as part of project delivery

Can demonstrate experience of collaboration and cross functional working

Educated to a degree level or Equivalent experience

Some formal Project Management training, preferably PRINCE2


ITIL training/qualification

Agile Training/Qualification

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent verbal and written communications skills with the ability to competently and confident manage stakeholders at all levels. You will also be able to work collaboratively within a team and understand how the team integrates with other teams in order to achieve objectives. You will also have the confidence to challenge the status quo through bold behaviours where necessary.

Location: The Strand – Preston

Salary: Circa £41,000 per annum

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.

Shared Services

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 the Shared Services team, you’ll be at the heart of this endeavour – working closely with our air, maritime, land and cyber and intelligence businesses to support our customers around the world.

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.

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.