Head of Project Planning & Control

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Project management

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Job Description

Job Title: Head of Project Planning & Control

Location: Various locations. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £75,000 to £90,000 depending on skills and experiences, plus executive benefits

 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Providing leadership and management of the Project Planning & Control Capability across the Project Management Function to enable operational excellence across projects, programmes and portfolios
  • Providing Operational Support by Chairing / Assessing in Phase Reviews, Integrated Baseline Reviews and Independent Reviews to provide insight on project / programme / portfolio performance and improvement actions.
  • Ensuring a sustainable approach to the development of project planning & control resources  through talent management and succession planning
  • Leading the management and engagement with the appropriate Project Management Professional Institutions (APM, PMI, and AiPM) to ensure alignment of BAE Systems PP&C capability development
  • Leads Community of Practice(s) to facilitate shared learning around all sub-disciplines of Project Planning & Control
  • Investigating and exploring best practice in BAE Systems and externally to define and refine our requirements for accelerating delivery and growing capability
  • Delivering business cases for opportunities to deploy new ways of working in conjunction with Sectors/Businesses
  • Delivering the strategic approach to understanding stakeholder objectives and requirements. Working with all interested parties to establish effective relationships between stakeholders, including responsibility for the relationship between other functions and project teams
  • Coordinating the promotion, acquisition, development, and implementation of data standards and information systems to enable standardisation and enterprise insights in close liaison with those responsible for PM&C Data and Tools management and strategy
  • Maintaining an awareness of the global needs of the organisation and promotes the benefits that project planning & control will bring to the business as a whole

Your skills and experiences:

Essential:

  • Comprehensive understanding of project’s market, strategic priorities and culture, with a proven background with Project Planning and Control and its value to operational excellence
  • Extensive understanding of the wider project management and business environment, and of developments and practices in the field
  • Proven knowledge, understanding and experience of project management & control methodologies, processes, toolsets and governance and data (including Agile, Waterfall and Critical Chain)
  • Experience of building relationships and negotiating outcomes with internal stakeholders with a proven ability and extensive experience of influencing senior stakeholders to achieve business success
  • Demonstrated experience in leading change initiatives
  • PM or Business Degree and or relevant project management experience. APM Project Management Qualification

Desirable:

  • APM Chartership or progressing towards completion or Membership of Professional Body
  • ICP3 / LCP3 graduate or progressing towards completion

Benefits:

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 Corporate Project Planning and Control team:

As the Head of Project Planning & Control, you will be in charge of developing Corporate Project Planning and Control capabilities across the organisation, collaborating with Sectors and Lines of Business to ensure that the necessary capabilities are available to enable sustainable operational excellence across projects, programmes, and portfolios.

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: 26th July 2024

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.

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