Senior Project Manager

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Senior Project Manager

Would you like to play a key role in assisting the MOD as they transition their way of working? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Project Manager at our customer’s site in Corsham.

As a Senior Project Manager, you will be responsible for leading multiple projects and packages of work based within our customer organisation and expected to work collaboratively with both our customer and a multi-supplier eco-system, including other BAE Systems team members. The role will include adopting customer governance and process as well as identifying and implementing areas for continual improvement.

This role is an opportunity to embed within a high-profile MOD programme, working directly alongside the customer to deliver their programme and vision. The customer is changing how they deliver capability to its users and this is one of the first programmes that is adopting an MOD as Prime System Integrator model.

It is also an excellent opportunity to apply experience and learning in an environment that is still maturing and evolving. This role offers the potential for growth within the business leading to further opportunities with increased responsibility.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Project Manager will involve:

Lead a team of Project Managers to prepare and maintain schedules of activities and events, taking account of dependencies and resource requirements in a multi-supplier team

Co-ordinate project risks (threats and opportunities), planning and implementing responses to them across multiple projects.

Ensure consistency across fundamental components of the multiple projects (scope, schedule, resource requirements, budgets, risks, opportunities, issues and quality requirements)

Identifying, defining, evaluating, planning, tracking and realising the business benefits of the projects

Establish and assure governance arrangements for the delivery of the projects, defining clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities that align with organisation practice

Develop and manage project managers, identifying, addressing and resolving differences between individuals and/or interest groups

Make use of communication skills to handle diverse audiences in a multi-supplier environment

Your skills and qualifications:

Exceptional communications skills and ability to build relationships with a diverse spectrum of individuals (customer, suppliers etc.)

Experience working in close collaboration with one or more customers

Adaptability and flexibility in order to react and positively respond to change

Knowledge of project management techniques and recent experience in leading multiple delivery projects and teams

Managing IS/IT Project Delivery, preferably for the UK Military.


Delivering secure solutions based on Microsoft Windows and additional Microsoft based technologies such as Exchange, Skype, SQL and Group Policy.

Ability to identify risks associated with business processes, operations, information security programs and technology projects.

Have proven experience of working within or in close collaboration with the UK MoD as a Project Manager

Have a reasonable understanding from a technical perspective of military deployed CIS and associated CIS Infrastructure

Knowledge of delivering Agile Delivery projects.

A recognised project management methodology such as PRINCE2/APMP/MSP

What we're looking for in you:

You will have a positive proactive attitude that will enable you to both calmly work through to resolution of conflicts and build positive working relationships, including with potential competitors to achieve outcomes for the customer. You will also have the ability to work autonomously with ambiguous requirements.

Location: Corsham

Salary: £43,700 + dependant on experience

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

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

BAE Systems Air has the capability to provide customers with information superiority through the delivery of actionable intelligence and information, together with the provision of innovative information systems and services. Training is a key enabler to delivering military capability, and at BAE Systems we bring together our expertise in the analysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions into a powerful combination for our military customers around the world.

Working as an integral part of the team delivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is to provide our customers with the capabilities and intelligence that really matters.

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.

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.