Project Manager

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Project Manager

Would you like to lead a team developing and maintaining training equipment for the UK’s latest frontline fighter, or Virtual/Mixed Reality trainers for submarines or Typhoon and Hawk jets? We currently have a vacancy for a Project Manager at our site in Hillend.

As a Project Manager, you will be working with leading edge games technologies, applying them in the fields of aircraft, ground defence vehicles, air defence and air space management and maintenance training. You will also be producing systems for high fidelity crew/operator compartments where high levels of training immersion are required.

This role will provide you with the scope to develop and enhance your skills and knowledge, with potential to become a leader in a global business.

Your main responsibilities as a Project Manager will involve:

Managing the project delivery, planning and monitoring

Managing project budget and schedule

Identifying, developing and managing stakeholder relationships

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

Ensuring project and quality management processes are effectively applied

Supporting project quality and lifecycle management reviews

Identifying and managing project risks, opportunities and issues

Managing product safety reviews

Mentoring of team members, providing guidance and support

Your skills and qualifications:

Project management experience

Engineering or defence background is preferred

Experience of managing multi - disciplined teams

Experience leading teams

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

Excellent problem-solving skills

What we're looking for in you:

You will demonstrate a 'can do' attitude and be able to deliver on commitments within agreed budgets and timescales. You will have good influencing and inter-personal skills and show good time management and organisational skills.

Location: Hillend

Salary: £45,000+

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

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.

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.

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.