Senior Project Manager
13th November 2020
£45000 - £55000
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Senior IT Project Manager
Are you a dynamic and strong project manager looking for your next challenge? Would you like to work on projects encompassing both the technology delivery as well as the successful transition into the business areas? We currently have vacancies for Senior IT Project Managers at our sites in Preston or Farnborough.
As a Senior IT Project Manager, you will be leading large projects or programmes across multiple customers, technologies and domains, incorporating business change delivery, to enable successful business transition and transformation.
This role will provide you with an overall responsibility to lead the delivery of business group and enterprise projects to cost, timescale, quality; exceeding our customer's expectations.
Your key responsibilities as a Senior IT Project Manager will be:
Typically leads and manages the delivery of large complexity projects or a programme of work which have an Internal and external High Business Impact.
Provides strong and effective leadership to the delivery team and suppliers; can take appropriate action to address issues
Works with multiple vendors to define project plans which will achieve the project goals and consequent business outcomes with focus on business requirements and business change elements
Identifies and effectively manages business drivers and project objectives to be delivered by the overall scope of work; this may involve developing the business case with key stakeholders.
Compiles project time, cost estimate and business case, whilst maintaining a high-level of business awareness and sensitivity to commercial priorities.
Provides timely and concise decision making information to customers and stakeholders through formal and informal communication and reporting channels.
Proactively manages risk and control through the lifecycle of the project
Ensures project delivery adheres to LCM (Life Cycle Management) governance and assurance criteria
Your skills and qualifications:
Strong Project Management experience within the IT managed services domain
Experience of leading enterprise-wide projects, incorporating successful business change delivery, to meet strategic business objectives
Proven experience of managing complex supply chains to achieve successful project outcomes
Competent knowledge and experience of Life cycle Management.
Competence with computer-based Project Management tools including MS Projects MSOffice etc.
Educated to degree level preferably in related discipline
Formal Project Management training, preferably APMP or Prince2. Experience of Agile also beneficial.
Preference for Programme Management training e.g. MSP
Preference for ITIL training or six sigma qualifications
What we're looking for in you:
You must be capable of working in complex environments and collaborating across multiple business areas and across supply chains to achieve common business objectives. You must be able to demonstrate decisiveness in resolving issues, making decisions and identifying priorities and be able to confidently communicate, through all media, with stakeholders at all levels. Strong interpersonal skills and strong leadership capabilities are a must, with the need to be able to hit the ground running.
Location: The Strand - Preston
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 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.
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 the Shared Services team, you'll be at the heart of this endeavour - working closely with our air, maritime, land and cyber and intelligence businesses to support our customers around the world.
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.