Lead Project Professionals - Project Management

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Lead Project Professionals - Project Management

Would you like to work within an interesting role supporting the Maritime Services Sector at BAE Systems? We currently have a Project Management vacancy at our site in Portsmouth Naval Base.

As a Lead Project Professional, you will be will be responsible for the capture and delivery projects of several Campaigns within the Engineering Projects Group (EPG). You will have direct contact with customers as well as responsibility for leadership of your projects to deliver results, with cross-functional support. This role will provide you with an opportunity to manage exciting projects that can generate new capabilities for the MoD. There is appetite for growth in this area and there is strong opportunity for leadership development in the role as EPG’s portfolio grows in size and complexity.

As part of the Engineering & Digital Services business stream, EPG carry out distinctive projects. We deploy P&T (Prospects and Tenders) funding into concept mobilisation, assessment, demonstration and manufacturing phases that progress the Engineering Design maturity of capabilities in readiness for their platform integration. We also remain closely integrated with our colleagues in Warship Support, providing Common Support Model compliant solutions for Defence Equipment & Support customers under MSDF as well as other contracts.

Your main responsibilities will involve:

Leading the cross-functional capture and delivery teams for campaigns of projects.

Being the key interface between internal workforce, suppliers, internal and external stakeholders.

Regular stakeholder management of customer interfaces.

Campaign management to secure both new and follow-on/pull-through contracts.

Reporting to programme and portfolio levels for assigned captures and delivery projects.

Forecasting resource requirements in the Business Resource Planning (BRP) process.

Controlling costs in the Summary Status Report (SSR) process.

Supporting the EPG leadership team with leadership of continuous improvement activities.

Your skills and qualifications:


Degree or equivalent experience.

Experienced in working on technical projects in the Industrial Sector, Defence is preferred.

Stakeholder management experience, both internal and external.

Evidence of simultaneously managing several projects.

APM PMQ, or higher, or an equivalent qualification / level of competence.


Evidence of delivering results in an Engineering or Project Management leadership role.

Experience of Planning Monitoring & Control techniques including: reporting, forecasting, cost control, change management, and risk and opportunity management.

Early lifecycle experience, perhaps in a Business Winning or Commercial environment.

Prior experience of operating Business Winning Dynamics, SAP, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Project or similar project planning tool.

What we're looking for in you:

You must be proactive, great at communicating, and tenacious to build and maintain relationships with customers, colleagues, and suppliers to produce results. You will have an ability to influence & lead people to ensure that key objectives are met in order to realise end benefits for our customers.

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base

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.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy’s complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there’s Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you’ll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. 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.