Project Leader – Business Operations – Full Time –


Project Leader – Business Operations

Would you like to work with a team on the project controls tasks for the submarine build? We currently have a vacancy for a Project Leader – Business Operations at our site in Filton or Broad Oak.

As a Project Leader – Business Operations, you will be taking direct ownership of the successful deployment and implementation of the Submarines Project Control System within the Astute Build Programme.

This role will provide you with an exciting opportunity to gain further exposure across the business and develop your skills.

Your main responsibilities as a Project Leader – Business Operations will involve:

Ensuring that the Earned Value Management information is timely, accurate and can be appropriately analysed to inform decision making

Developing and maintaining the high-level programme plan in a manner that can be implemented in a structured and coherent way into a suite of subordinate project plans

Ensuring best practice methods of tracking and reporting progress against a suite of defined milestones from programme through to project level and is applied correctly

Ensuring performance metrics are produced and are understood so as to allow performance to be reported and trends to be established thus allowing accurate forecasts to be made (Estimate At Complete)

Providing independent, specialist advice to senior managers to enable them to constructively challenge and monitor programme performance

Enabling and advising of timely management interventions if required

Identifying and implementing continuous business improvements

Acting as a Project Control System Reviewer

Producing Task Level Plans

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience of working in a Project Control role within a complex organisation

Experience and understanding of Earned Value Management techniques

Good working knowledge of a corporate project planning toolset

Experience of Project Planning for small to medium tasks

Experience with Microsoft Project and SAP


Degree / Certificate in Project Management or professional qualification such as APM, IPMA, Prince2 or equivalent experience

Experience working within a full life cycle including end to end processes

What we’re looking for in you:

You will have strong communication skills; you will also be a self-starter who is looking to develop and progress and demonstrate you are motivated and enjoy a challenge.

Location: Filton or Broad Oak

Salary: £32,711+

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.

Maritime – Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world’s most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you’ll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

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.


Job Type: Permanent

Location: Filton, Gloucestershire

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