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3 Sep 2020

Full-Time SDA Project Manager

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

Job Description


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

Job description

Specialising within the SDA, these opportunities will see you become part of the Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP) – transforming the way that support is provided to all our classes of complex submarines. FMSP encompasses all the activities and infrastructure, from utilities to logistics and engineering, that will enable out vital maritime assets to go to sea when and where the Royal Navy need them – fit and capable to carry out their responsibilities on behalf of the Nation.

Being based and working directly on the waterfront at HMNB Devonport, you will form part of a large team within a high-tempo environment working closely with our industrial partner and the MOD to deliver critical outputs for the Royal Navy submarine portfolio. These positions provide insights on supplier performance and plans, as well as bringing together schedules, costs and risks to inform funding decisions – you will work directly alongside Royal Navy staff, with the rare opportunity to witness your project delivery with the on-site warships and submarines.


Your responsibilities will include:

•Accountable for the delivery of their projects’ outputs within the performance/cost/time envelope for a semi-complex project, multiple simple projects or complex control accounts.
• 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 LFE into the project or control account, advising on mitigations and engaging with OBI owner to mitigate wider occurrence.
• 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.
• Lead the construction (through the Project Controls Function) of the Performance Measurement Baseline for the control account.

Please note that due to the nature of the projects involved, this role will be open to Sole UK nationals only

What you will be assessed against:

To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:

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

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

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

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:

• Controlling a Project – Practitioner

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:

• 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 or by using ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ booklet PDF at the bottom of this page.

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.

Please click the link below to apply by creating an account and upload your details.


Please find ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ attached or click here

This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: manager, MOD, Plymouth, Project, and SDA. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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