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17 Aug 2020

Full-Time SDA Project Support Officer

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Barrow-in-Furness, England, United Kingdom

Job Description


£24,650 – £29,000 per annum (plus benefits).

Job description

As the PNO Project Support Officer, you will be expected to provide regular timely and accurate contract schedule information to the team’s engineering specialists and assist them in task based resource allocation. You will be responsible for maintaining a wider line of communication with the Submarine Delivery Agency by approving and reporting on resource utilisation as set out by your financial delegations.

This is an exciting key role bridging between the wider SDA organisation, the PNO team and the contractor. The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, motivated to prioritise the acquisition and interrogation of unstable project information from multiple sources and present it in a useful format for resource management activity undertaken by the wider team. All training on specialist systems will be provided and candidates should be willing and able to demonstrate the capacity for personal skill development. It is essential that the candidate already possesses proficiency in the use of Microsoft desktop software packages.


General day to day responsibilities will include:

• Working within your financial delegations, approval of team travel and overtime related expenditure ensuring they follow governance procedures and represent value for money
• Carrying out monthly forecasting and provision of feedback, to SDA Corporate Finance, on how the team is performing against the allocated budget. Working with the Head of PNO to provide input into the quarterly 10 year financial look ahead for the team.
• Generation of monthly team performance reports to customers and stakeholders following feedback from subject matter experts on topics pertinent to the team aims and objectives
• The recording, capturing and tracking of team risks (security/performance/information) within the specialist MOD tool sets.
• Maintenance of the team’s supporting documentation such as ‘work or organisational breakdown structures’ as required and support to wider organisation programmes of change
• Being a point of contact for the team for queries on the organisation time recording/cost capture system
• The regular acquisition and summarisation of key submarine build event dates and onward distribution of these to the Technical and Quality teams to assist in workforce planning
• Provision of assistance to internal SDA customers in defining contractor milestones requirements and coordinating the response from subject matter experts
• Management of the internal programme for PNO representation at submarine build committees ensuring there is always appropriate representation
• Support to the Technical and Quality teams in the creation and maintenance of schedules covering audit and build surveillance activities.

Please note that, due to security requirements, this role is limited to SOLE UK NATIONALS ONLY.

What you will be assessed against:

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

• Project Environment Awareness
• A Level, or equivalent qualification, such as ONC or BTEC (Level 3)
• General IT Competence (MS packages)

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

• Project Management
• Scheduling
• Cost Control

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

• Change Management
• Stakeholder Management

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

• Communicating and influencing
• Working together

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.

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: Barrow-in-firness, DE&S, MOD, officer, Project, and Support. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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