Junior Delivery Manager - Defence & Security

Greater London
Full time
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PA Consulting
Consulting & professional services
1,001-5,000 employees
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Company Description

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job Description

Ready to take charge and steer projects towards success with your proven delivery expertise?

Our Major Programme Services (MPS) team is looking for exceptional Junior Delivery Managers.  

As part of PA’s Delivery stream, PA’s Centre of Excellence for all project, programme, and portfolio capability, the MPS team works across the defence, major projects & infrastructure, transport, and public sector domains in client-facing roles on long-term assignments. Having experienced repeated successes in delivering value and excellence for our clients, most of whom are within daily commuting range from home, we are in high demand and are now expanding further across the UK.

As a Junior Delivery Manager, you will play a pivotal role in supporting our clients to delivering some of the UK’s most complex products and services. Your expertise in delivery management will be crucial in supporting the successful achievement of outcomes for our clients.  You'll set the team up for success, support them in problem solving and planning and enable them to come up with their own insights within the complex constraints our clients face today. You’ll be fully client-facing, harnessing the metrics coming from the team, both to help the team improve its own throughput and to inform clients and others about how the teams are delivering. You’ll be an experienced delivery practitioner, getting into the detail to make things happen at pace.  


Flexible working - we operate in a hybrid working environment, where there is limited requirement to attend your base office and travel is driven by client needs. Client locations include:

  • London
  • Bristol
  • Andover
  • Portsmouth
  • Cardiff
  • Swindon
  • Cheltenham

You will have opportunity to:

  • Play a role in the formation and running of high performing cross functional teams, where people are excited about the work they are undertaking. This means you are not set in one process or way of thinking but willing to learn new skills and blend approaches to solve our client challenges.
  • Deliver products and projects using the appropriate methodology, learning and iterating frequently, sharing and re-applying skills and knowledge, and bringing in best practice with a view to continuous performance improvement.
  • Set the bar/example of what great Delivery Management looks like, ensuring quality and attention to detail is embedded throughout our work.
  • Lead stakeholder engagement activities, facilitating collaboration and communication among all participants. 
  • Develop your own delivery expertise even further through a range of on-the-job learning, training, and formal qualifications.

Please note: We like to recruit lots of great people into this role, across all ranks. You will see this advertised year-round and you will be individually reviewed by our recruiting team who will reach out to you dependent on your suitability at this time or in the future.


About You

  • Experience and knowledge of estimating, scoping and delivering products, services, and outcomes using a variety of delivery techniques and methods.
  • Experience of working in technical/ engineering projects using Agile Delivery methods.
  • Experience or certification in project management or project controls methodologies (PMQ, Prince2 etc) is desirable.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to identify and solve problems, and to make informed decisions.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to present complex information to clients and stakeholders in a clear and concise manner. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, enabling successful collaboration with stakeholders across all levels.

We know that potential skills-gaps and an expectation to ‘need to tick every box’ can get in the way of meeting brilliant candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply – we’d love to hear from you. 

Apply today by completing our online application.

Additional Information

Life at PA

Life At PA encompasses our peoples' experience at PA. It's about how we enrich peoples’ working lives by giving them access to unique people and growth opportunities and purpose led meaningful work.

We believe diversity fuels ingenuity. Diversity of thought brings exciting perspectives; diversity of experience brings a wealth of knowledge, and diversity of skills brings the tools we need. When we bring people together with diverse backgrounds, identities, and minds, embracing that difference through an inclusive culture where our people thrive; we unleash the power of diversity – bringing ingenuity to life.

Find out more about Life at PA here.

We are dedicated to supporting the physical, emotional, social and financial well-being of our people. Check out some of our extensive benefits:

  • Health and lifestyle perks accompanying private healthcare for you and your family
  • 25 days annual leave (plus a bonus half day on Christmas Eve) with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Generous company pension scheme
  • Opportunity to get involved with community and charity-based initiatives
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • PA share ownership
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)

We recruit, retain, reward and develop our people based solely on their abilities and contributions and without reference to their age, background, disability, genetic information, parental or family status, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), political beliefs, veteran status, or by any other range of human difference brought about by identity and experience. We are on a journey towards ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels and that our firm is representative of the world around us. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.