Name: Defence Equipment and Support
Status: Full Time
Join an integral part of the UK's Defence and play your part in the procurement and in-service support of all our armed forces equipment, from fighter jets, armoured vehicles, submarines and aircraft carriers, to clothing, food, and ammunition. If you have the pride, passion and commitment to be part of an exciting organisation at the forefront of supporting our country's armed forces to deliver on operations at home and abroad, then apply online now!
We recognise the challenges that people with (multiple) protected characteristics may experience on the job market and in their career progression. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, people with a disability, and people with gender diverse identities.
You will be based out of the location listed above in the advert, however, DE&S and the SDA both support Smarter working, which empowers you to make decisions about when, where and how you work.
Are you looking for a challenging and interesting opportunity? Does being a key member of the Project Controls team supporting the Armed Forces & Submarine Delivery Agency excite you?
If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!
DE&S and the SDA are integral parts of UK Defence supporting our Armed Forces across Strategic, Land, Sea, Air and Nuclear Submarines; responsibilities include procurement, in service support and disposal. Our work is of unparalleled strategic importance and delivers some of the most technically complex programmes in Defence.
As a Project Controls Management expert and holding a Senior Management position within Project Controls, this high-level opportunity could see you working on a diverse and exciting variety of tasks, including - major once-in-a-lifetime projects, where you will have a key role in delivering within time, cost and performance parameters. In addition, you will also be expected to help drive improvement in Project Controls and will have the opportunity to work with and influence a diverse internal and external stakeholder community.
Due to security requirements, posts may be reserved for sole UK Nationals only.
This position will work closely with other Projects disciplines and be the "right hand" to the Project/Programme Managers responsible for developing and delivering high quality and professional Project Controls services across a variety of high value and complex projects and portfolios.
As a Project Controls Manager, you will be responsible for setting and maintaining performance measurement baselines, directing and integrating all aspects of Earned Value Management (EVM), cost management, estimating, scheduling and risk management as well as providing analysis of progress and driving agreed recovery actions.
This is a senior position leading and managing the Projects Controls team and your responsibilities may include -
To act as the focal point and to integrate all project controls activities on the Major Projects Portfolios
Analyse performance of projects and portfolios to drive effective delivery
Work closely with Project Managers, Portfolio Managers, Senior Stakeholders and Commercial teams to ensure that contractors and suppliers data is received in a timely manner, in an appropriate format and to the required quality
Analyse performance of projects and portfolios and communicate it clearly and simply to ensure understanding and effective delivery
Manage and co-ordinate portfolio resource planning in line with the project schedule
Manage and drive the assurance and control of scope and change through robust assumptions management and change control mitigation to ensure that only documented authorised changes are made at the right level.
Writing, maintaining and embedding policy, processes and procedures to ensure team compliance
What you will be assessed against
To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:
Significant experience managing Project Controls (encompassing Planning, Scheduling, Cost & Risk) using appropriate techniques and methodologies to analyse and inform project delivery.
Proven team leadership, management and development skills
It would benefit your application if you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:
Professional qualifications in a relevant discipline i.e. Degree Qualified/APM
Proven track record in the ability to constructively challenge and influence a wide-range of stakeholder and industry
Pro-active, forward thinking, and able to translate complex data to understandable information to drive value-added action
In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:
Controlling a Project - Practitioner
Controlling a Project - Practitioner
Communicating and influencing
Delivering at pace
What's in it for you?
You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.
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Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employees ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.
About your team
The Project Controls Function is responsible for providing the right information, at the right time, to support better-informed decisions. Driving accountability, responsibility and efficiency across DE&S, our Project Controls teams are involved in all phases of every project helping to predict and oversee the time and cost management of these projects. From Estimating, Risk Management and Cost Control, to Planning and Scheduling and Project Controls Management, our people are crucial to the successful delivery of our work.
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Molly Brett - DE&S Talent Acquisition Specialist60,350- £71,000
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Defence Equipment and Support
MOD Abbey Wood, Filton
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