Project Controllers

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


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- Reshma Saujani

Job Title: Project Controllers

Location: Barrow, Manchester, Frimley. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements

Salary: £35,000 - £37,000 depending on skills & experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • You'll support the development/production and analysis of business data by using project control and monitoring tools, techniques and processes.
  • You'll produce and analysing data with accuracy, identifying and forecasting trends to meet targets, and managing projects to time, cost and quality.
  • You'll provide support to project managers and control account managers to enable effective cost, planning and scheduling, risk, opportunity, and resource management.
  • You'll support the identification and management of risks and opportunities and learning from experience.
  • You'll work cross-functionally across the Project Management & Controls functional teams to contribute a coherent position on programme performance, risks and opportunities.
  • You’ll also have people manager responsibilities in this role.

Your skills and experiences:


  • Must be highly analytical and numerate
  • Must have strong Excel skills with experience of producing reports for senior stakeholders
  • Experience of either Accounting, Data Analysis or Budgetary analysis


  • Project Management/Coordination experience
  • Experience of working in a regulated environment


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The team:

The Project Controls teams support various areas of the Programmes to provide vital information and analysis on project costs (materials and labour), estimates at completion, budget forecasts, analysis on value earned from activities and risk and opportunity management. The activities are varied and the environment is dynamic as you will provide a regular drum beat of information as well as ad hoc reports for specific initiatives to support the build of Submarines.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

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