Lead Project Professional (Engineering Project Group, EPG)
Would you like to play a key role in the delivery of major project within BAE Systems? We currently have a vacancy for a Lead Project Professional at our site in Portsmouth - Naval Base.
As a Lead Project Professional, you will be supporting the Project Manager with the delivery of large and complex major projects within the Engineering Project Group. You will be responsible for the management and performance of assigned packages of work, subcontracts, vendors and accounts to ensure that these packages are delivered to budget, time and cost. You will also be gathering data and reporting on the performance of the work packages and reporting to Senior Stakeholders in the project team.
This role will give you the opportunity to work across a number of major projects as well as all aspects of project management including the deployment of project control and management techniques. This role could also provide you with the opportunity to develop and grow within the team or the wider BAE Systems Business.
Your main responsibilities as a Lead Project Professional will involve:
LCM preparation for bid submissions and ongoing Major Projects
Capturing, sharing and managing actions
Ensuring key project milestones and deliverables are known, met and evidenced
Maintaining management reporting packs
Arranging meetings, agendas, venues, visitors passes, calling notices
Liaising with key stakeholders (Meetings, telephone, emails)
Capturing and managing Risks and Opportunities
Mapping processes, tracking changes, identify further opportunities for process improvement, documenting and communicating change
Lead projects or work packages
Deputise for the Project Manager when required
Your skills and qualifications: Essential:
Project Management experience demonstrated in a professional role within a significant business or project
Extensive, expert level understanding of a range of Project Management tools techniques and practices. E.g. Microsoft Projects
Good knowledge and experience of Project Management governance and assurance processes such as Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs) and Life Cycle Management (LCM)
Experience in Budget & Risk Management
Experience in bid management
Excellent stakeholder management skills with all levels
Advanced Administration and general office skills including spreadsheets/Microsoft packages
APM Qualification (or equivalent experience)
What we're looking for in you:
You will have excellent communications skills both written and verbally to engage with and influence stakeholders at all levels. Excellent problem-solving skills will also be key to success within this role.
Location: Portsmouth - Naval Base
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.
Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.
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.
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. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business
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.
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.
Contact Name: Jamie Meurs
Job ID: 2897439