Assistant Project Manager
BAE Systems
Portsmouth Naval Base, HAM, ENG, GB
3d ago

Assistant Project Manager-00075922 Description

Assistant Project Manager

Would you like to be part of a high profile andexpanding business unit? We currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Project Manager at our site in Portsmouth.

As an Assistant Project Manager, you will be in a fast-paced role directly responsible for managing and delivering the contract and will report to and support the Support Contracts Project Manager who leads the overall delivery.

This is a fast moving repair business and requires the candidate to be agile. They will also need strong planning skills, financial control and bring commercial acumen to the role to ensure the contract operates successfully.

This role will provide you with an exciting opportunity to gain further exposure across the business, and be part of the growing Boats Business which is responsible for undertaking design, build and maintenance of a range of small boats that are owned and operated by the MOD, Coast Guards and Police Forces internationally.

The Boats Sector has three strands : support, new build and autonomy.

Your main responsibilities as an Assistant Project Manager will involve :

Ensuring the customer is delighted with contract performance

Managing all elements of the MOD support contract

Managing all fast-moving operational requirements (OPDEFS), spares, stock, etc.

Planning work

Taking careful financial management responsibility and control of contract

Growing your areas of the contract by attracting new work through dialogue with customers and innovative small proposals

Your skills and qualifications :

Essential :

Cost control of projects

Significant planning skills including the use of MS Project

Strong Project Management experience demonstrated in a professional role

Knowledge and experience of Project Management governance and assurance processes

Extensive, expert level understanding of one or more Project Management capability development tools techniques and practices

Experience of carrying out complex project tasks without supervision and delivering projects to a high standard

Desirable :

University Degree or relevant experience

APM Project Management qualification or equivalent

Knowledge of Boats and the Boats Business

Commercial Acumen

What we're looking for in you :

You will demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to calmly manage multiple stakeholders and manage changing requirements and short notice needs.

You will also have strong planning and financial control skills and commercial acumen to ensure the contract operates successfully.

Location : Portsmouth

Salary : Competitive

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.

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

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.

Maritime Services

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.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more.

Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market.

Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link.

Then there’s Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

  • Join us and the projects you’ll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important;
  • something you can be proud of.

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