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23 Apr 2021

Full-Time DE&S / SDA Project Manager

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Bristol, England, 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

At Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) and the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA), we’re excited to be expanding our project management function.

We have progressive and dynamic positions for Project Managers to utilise and develop knowledge and experience in line with business needs to support our armed forces.

If you have the pride, passion and commitment, with the drive to develop your skills and experience of leadership and delivering successful outcomes, then DE&S and the SDA is the organisation for you.

Growing your career as part of DE&S or the SDA, will provide you with the diverse opportunities at the forefront of ensuring the delivery of crucial and significant projects. This could include the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) across the country and the planning and distribution of the mass vaccination programme against COVID, to guaranteeing future capabilities involving robotics and automation to take people out of the conflict area.

You will be supported by your manager and wider team to achieve your career goals and aspirations with mentoring available to fulfil your potential.


  • Lead, manage and develop multidisciplinary teams covering a range of subject areas across varying levels of project complexity
    • Be accountable for the delivery of project outputs ensuring the most cost-effective and efficient means of delivery
    • Support an open, honest, no blame culture, actively highlighting failures and shortfalls and Learning from Experience
    • Engage with stakeholders to identify, assess and mitigate risks to secure project delivery
    • Meet with customers to successfully manage the start of projects, leading the development of project business cases and delivery plans
    • Demonstrate a positive can do attitude to all aspects of work with the adaptability and versatility to act as a catalyst for change
    • Contribute to the wider professionalism through a commitment to self-learning and supporting your team’s learning and development

    Due to the secure nature of positions, some posts will be reserved for sole UK nationals only.

    What you will be assessed against
    To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essentialcriteria:
    • Leadership and people management, or that of a multi-disciplinary team
    • Experience in managing a project to deliver outputs and outcomes
    • Experience in stakeholder engagement and building positive working relationships
    • The ability to solve problems and find solutions
    • Proven ability to be resilient in an ever changing and volatile environment

    It would benefit your application if you be able to demonstrate the following desirablecriteria:
    • A qualification in APM, PMQ/MSP, relevant graduate qualification or similar

    In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:
    • Controlling a Project
    • Making effective decisions
    • Leadership

    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.

How to Apply

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

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