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Project Managers and Assistant Project Managers

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job Title: Project Manager/Assistant Project Manager

Location: Barrow in Furness - We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements.

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Ensuring that all aspects of the projects are fully defined to ensure customer requirements are achieved in accordance with all business and commercial criteria
  • Develop and maintain coherent, fully integrated and workable project plans and budgets. Develop resource plans and liaise with all stakeholder functions
  • Lead, control and monitor projects so that they are delivered to agreed time, cost and quality requirements, regularly reviewing and reporting on progress against plan and where necessary, intervening to resolve issues which threaten delivery to plan
  • Interpret, analyse data and present resolutions across the business working closely with the Project to work through issue to resolve
  • Develop, maintain and manage key relationships with sub-contractors, customers and other stakeholders to ensure all deliverables are achieved and that issues are effectively addressed, and to facilitate effective and profitable business development
  • Either lead or mentor members of the team that consist of engineering, commercial, project management etc, to ensure that both the customers and business requirements are met, whilst ensuring that all management/ commercial aspects are well documented
  • Work to and support the Project Risk and Opportunity Management processes

Your skills and experiences:


  • Experience of being in a Project Management position
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplined teams
  • Excellent IT Skills such as Excel, MS Office, and the ability to analyse data and produce quality reports


  • Experience of working in a complex engineer or 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 Project Management team:

Our programmes are some of the most complex globally so you will play a critical role within a programme of work that has significant strategic importance to the UK.

The Project management teams support specific areas of the Submarine build. The Submarine build is broken down into specific areas such as mid, forward, and aft. In turn those areas supported by various functions such as design, engineering and operations, and work on specifics such as propulsion, integrated systems, strategic weapons to name a few. Project Management teams will lead, control and monitor projects to ensure that delivery is to schedule and budget.

Career opportunities are extensive and with around 1100 employees in Project management there are a range of options to build extensive knowledge of PM Delivery, Project Controls, Planning and Risk and Opportunity Management.

We support all our Project professionals with qualifications through to Chartered Status with the APM.

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.