Junior Project Manager

Location:Northamptonshire
Job Type:Full Time
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Junior ProjectManager

Would youlike to work in a high technology business involved in design, development andmanufacture of Microwave Materials for a range of aerospace and defencecustomers? We currently have a vacancy for a Junior Project Manager atour site in Towcester.

As a JuniorProject Manager, you will be involved in the preparation of bids and proposalsfor new work, both internal or external, as well as managing the resultantprogrammes to completion. You will work with and support the MicrowaveMaterials Project Manager to ensure effective and appropriate management of allprojects.

You willhave the chance to work across a diverse portfolio of projects for a broadrange of customers and have the opportunity to develop your career in Project Management.Whilst this is seen in part as a development role, the successful candidatewill be expected to learn quickly and manage their own workload in a unique,dynamic and challenging multi-project environment.

This roleprovides an excellent opportunity for someone in the early stages of a ProjectManagement career, as the successful candidate will be required to manage everystage of the project life cycle on projects varying in size, length andcomplexity. The role offers the unique ability to support the overallmanagement of what is effectively an SME operating within the larger BAEconstruct, a structure which offers a number of challenges but alsoopportunities for new ways of working.

Your mainresponsibilities as a Junior Project Manager will involve:

Managingthe customer and internal projects within the Microwave Materials business, toinclude financial management, support to delivery, scheduling, changemanagement, timely and honest reporting and management of risks andopportunities.

Managingthe business winning activity to produce compelling bids and proposals for our internaland external customers.

Supportingthe sales and operations planning process to ensure that resource is balancedamongst the ongoing projects.

Managingthe relationship with key customers and suppliers to ensure requirements andplans are clearly communicated and managed.

Supportthe identification, planning and implementation of changes into the business.

Required skillsand qualifications:

ProjectManagement qualification such as a Project Management degree, APMP or Prince2.

Someexperience of working within a project environment, ideally but not criticallyin the R&D realm (internships/sandwich years would suffice for the rightcandidate).

Experiencein use of MS Office – Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Project.

Experienceworking on government contracts and in the defence industry would be advantageous.

Theability to balance and prioritise multiple requirements at once.

Awillingness to change and develop new ways of thinking and working.

Whatwe're looking for in you:

Thesuccessful candidate will have excellent communication skills to allow them tointerface effectively with internal and external stakeholders. They will be ateam player who will build strong relationships with the operations and technicalteams within the business. They will hold themselves to a high moral standardand have a strong desire to learn within a role that offers major opportunityfor development.

Location: Towcester

Salary: £27,500+

Benefits: Our employees receive anexcellent 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 employeeassistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employeediscounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leadingglobal defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edgeof technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customersin over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Air

BAE Systems Air brings together the company’sinternational capabilities and expertise to respond to customers' current andfuture requirements, and compete for international export and collaborativeopportunities. In the UK, BAE Systems Air has an unrivalled track record andexpertise in the development, delivery and support of military air platforms,components and technologies through Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II, Tornado andHawk.

BAE Systems Air has the capability to providecustomers with information superiority through the delivery of actionableintelligence and information, together with the provision of innovativeinformation systems and services. Training is a key enabler to deliveringmilitary capability, and at BAE Systems we bring together our expertise in theanalysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions into a powerfulcombination for our military customers around the world.

Working as an integral part of the teamdelivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is toprovide our customers with the capabilities and intelligence that reallymatters.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer.We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from allbackgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of thecommunity which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women,BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personalinformation relating to your background at any stage of the applicationprocess.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAESystems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factorsincluding your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/oryour place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for theorganisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive,we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply asearly as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAESystems.