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Project Controller

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BAE Systems UK
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Job Title: Project Controller

Location: Portsmouth Broad Oak, Cowes, Great Baddow, we offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: Up to £51,380 depending on experience

What you’ll be doing:

Being responsible for the project controls aspects for at least one significant Radar project, depending on demand. This includes working closely with the project manager in planning, cost control, risk analysis, and reporting

Sharing knowledge and collaboration with the wider P&TS PM&C community

Supporting bids and taking the lead on various project control system mobilisation activities

Your skills and experiences:


Significant PM&C experience demonstrated in a professional role within a complex business or project including Earned Value Management

Proven understanding of a range of PM&C tools techniques and practices

Good knowledge of the PM&C capability landscape including with Professional institutions

Ability to influence internal stakeholders to achieve business success and to capture, evaluate and share best practice

Ability to work well in a team

Experience in project planning software, for example Microsoft Project


Good knowledge and experience of PM&C governance and assurance processes such as Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs) and as Assessor of PM&C aspects at LCM Reviews

PM&C Qualifications e.g., AMP-PMQ

Experience of conducting SRA (schedule risk analysis)


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 Radar Project Control team:

This role will give you the opportunity to be a part of a growing company that is changing the way they do things and an opportunity to be an organic part of that change by bringing your skills and experiences to enhance the value of the team. As a Project Controller, you will set up and operate PM&C processes on a medium to large project or be responsible for some aspects of PM&C (for example scheduling) on a larger and more complex project, you will get experience in a variety of process steps, with the potential for future advancement.

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.

Closing Date: 14th September 2023

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.