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12 Mar 2021

Full-Time DE&S Project Manager

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Job Description


£34,850 – £41,000, per annum (plus benefits). Salary listed is pro rata. Internal candidates/existing Civil Servants should refer to the Further Information Leaflet for salary details.

Job description

DE&S is the force behind the armed forces, and is a highly specialised part of the Ministry of Defence. From the procurement of clothes to carriers, food to fighter jets, we ensure our UK military customers – the Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force – have the equipment and support they need to carry out their duties effectively.

Based on the waterfront at Govan, Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager working within our Ships Domain. This role will see you directly supporting the build process of our Global Combat Ships working hand in hand with our industry partners including BAE.

Type 26 projects objective is to develier 8 Global Combat Ships (GCS) to the Royal Navy, Ship 1 and Ship 2 are in build at different stages and Ship 3 is due to commence build this year. The Resident Project Office is located onsite at Govan and Scotstoun, co-located with the BAE project team and Ship Staff. This exciting opportunity will see you manage the build, with a focus on delivering a quality product, build performance, risk management, implementing learning from experience between ships and protecting MOD interests.

This could be the ideal career for you, providing a rare opportunity to develop your skills and experience of leadership and delivering successful outcomes in a varied environment working on one-of-a-kind projects critical to UK Defence.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to –

• Stakeholder management
• Customer relations
• Business Case and Customer Change Request
• Facility projects for build enablement
• Responsible for ensuring the most cost-effective and efficient means of delivery, whilst mitigating risk and leveraging opportunities.
• Support an open, honest, no blame culture. Actively highlighting failures and shortfalls positively and drawing through learning from experience (LFE) into the project or control account
• Deliver project requirements within the performance/cost/time envelope. Sustain and leverage value through the monitoring and management of contract performance against commitments (product and services) and meet our own obligations under the contract.

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:

• Experience of leading and managing a project management team delivering semi-complex projects

It would benefit your application if you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

• Any of the following: APM PMQ/MSP/PRINCE2 or similar, relevant graduate qualification i.e. MSc (Project Management).
• Background in the construction industry

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
• Working together
• Making effective decisions

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 employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About your team

The Project Management Function provides a pipeline of project professionals to deliver our complex programme of work. The breadth of what our Project Managers do, means a career with us gives you a fantastic level of variety and a genuine ability to develop your project management career. From developing the nation’s future submarines to acquiring armoured vehicles, our work is at the forefront of fast-paced, cutting-edge project delivery.

How to Apply

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: DE&S, Defence, Glasgow, manager, and Project. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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