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6 Apr 2021

Full-Time DE&S Assistant Project Manager

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Yeovil, England, United Kingdom

Job Description


£24,650 – £29,000, 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

At Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) we’re excited to be expanding our project management team in Yeovil.

In this new and progressive position you will further develop your experience in project management and co-ordination, as well as enhance your commercial understanding, financial awareness and risk management scheduling.

Joining the Merlin Team you will form part of the Helicopters Operating Centre based at the Leonardo Helicopter site in Yeovil. You will be involved with introducing new capability into the Royal Navy Fleet of Merlin Helicopters, as well as responding to customer change requests and initiating small equipment capability projects within the team.

You will be key in ensuring coherence and consistency to customer led changes with the Merlin Delivery Team. This position offers you the opportunity to liaise with customers and the wider delivery team whilst working with Joint Helicopter Command and Navy Command capability managers to develop requirements and plan future change requests in accordance with the capability management plans.

In joining DE&S you will be supported by your manager and wider team to achieve your career goals and aspirations with mentoring available to fulfil your potential.


  • Coordinate and manage a Control Account or simple projects demonstrating ability to lead
    • Develop and control all relevant project documentation from project plans, project schedules, status reports and risk registers to deliver specific project outputs
    • Measure monthly progress explaining variances and taking corrective action
    • Ensure compliance in managing a Control Account or project with alignment within the broader governance framework
    • Conduct internal and external stakeholder analysis, identifying and understanding stakeholder requirements
    • Understand and demonstrate the contractual obligations and the role of suppliers to meet a project’s requirements
    • Manage risk, assumptions, issues, dependencies and opportunities for simple projects or support in the development of these elements for larger projects proactively engaging with the Project Controls Function
    • Maintain financial control, providing analysis in-line with the project schedule
    • Maintain project delivery within defined parameters through effective liaison with project controls
    What you will be assessed against
    To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essentialcriteria:
    • Experience of undertaking project management work
    • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
    • Ability to work as part of a team


    In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviourswill be assessed at interview:
    • Controlling a Project
    • Project / Programme Initiation
    • Working together
    • Changing and improving

    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.

    Find out more about what we offer by clicking here

    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.

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

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