Assistant Project Manager
Would you like to work on large scale, technically complex Sonar equipment and software projects across submarine classes? We currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Project Manager at our site in Frimley or Weymouth.
As an Assistant Project Manager you will be working within the Underwater Systems (UWS) Outboard team, as part of a highly motivated team to support the Dreadnought Underwater Systems Outboard Project Manager. You will conduct a full range of project activities across high value, large scale and complex Underwater Systems projects to ensure that projects in support of the Dreadnought programme are delivered to budget, time and quality.
Your main responsibilities as an Assistant Project Manager will involve:
Supporting the UWS team in delivering the large scale and complex programmes for the supply of Combat Systems equipment.
Contributing to the development of project definitions for both existing programmes and new business opportunities to ensure Customer requirements are achieved.
Preparing analysis and collating data (including determining the availability of resources) to support the effective development of more detailed plans.
Developing and maintaining coherent, fully integrated workable project plans.
Managing the generation of project progress reports on behalf of the project manager.
Monitoring, within defined frameworks and in assigned areas, activities carried out on projects to support their effective delivery.
Maintaining appropriate project documentation.
Developing and managing key relationships with sub-contractors, customers and other stakeholders to ensure all deliverables are achieved and that issues are effectively addressed.
Risk & Opportunity management for allocated projects.
Sub-Contract delivery for allocated projects in accordance with agreed schedules.
Your skills and qualifications:
Understanding the project lifecycle.
Experience in managing external supplier organisations.
A project management qualification or equivalent experience
Knowledge of project management techniques including risk and opportunity management, resource planning and estimating.
We can provide formal and on the job training for individuals keen to develop in this area
What we're looking for in you:
You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to build effective relationships at all levels.
Location: Frimley or Weymouth
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, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
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
Complex Systems and Support:
Complex Systems and Support (CS&S) is part of BAE Systems Submarines. We predominantly supply to the UK MoD but with smaller derivative work done in support of international Customers. Our team is responsible for system design, build and/or procurement of the major electronic and mechanical systems on a submarine, as well as provision of test, integration and support services.
Innovation is central to our DNA and has produced the Common Combat System (CCS) to address the customer's affordability, technology and capability challenges. It is based on commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS) coupled with bespoke military hardware and software and is being progressively rolled-out into the UK's Submarine flotilla.
We effectively incorporate rapidly evolving, commercial technology, new capabilities and changes coming from the operational environment into long-term build, maintenance and in-service programmes.
As a 'system of systems' integrator we work closely with our Customer, partners and suppliers to develop and provide innovative, intelligent and value for money solutions across all classes of UK Submarine both in build and in service with the Royal Navy, ensuring our submariners always have world-class, safe, capable and available products.
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.