Senior Project Manager – Data Transformation

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Bae Systems
Preston or Frimley, United Kingdom
Job Type
Hybrid Working Opportunity

Location: Preston or Frimley

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £57000+ depending on experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Agreeing project approach with stakeholders, and preparing realistic plans (including quality, risk and communications plans) and tracking activities against the project schedule, managing stakeholder involvement as appropriate
  • Defining, documenting and carrying out projects alone or with a small team (without line responsibility), actively participating in all phases
  • Identifying, assessing and managing risks to the success of the project. Applying appropriate project management methods and tools whether predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches
  • Chairing delivery meetings for projects and tasks led by internal and external stakeholders, coordinating ‘time/cost/quality’ demands between stakeholders to drive efficient and effective delivery
  • Consolidating spend data, producing resource forecasts in response to varying planning assumptions
  • Preparing reporting dashboards and packs, provisioning of data and accurate reports to facilitate effective decision making – both ad hoc and in support of routine governance meetings
  • Supporting and promoting the development and sharing of specialist knowledge within the organisation

Your skills and experiences:


  • Relevant vocational qualification or equivalent experience (e.g. HNC / Prince 2 Foundation / MSP / APM) with proven experience of successfully delivering projects
  • A good understanding / experience of project delivery methodologies, including waterfall and agile, and associated delivery governance structures
  • Experience in delivering business change
  • Experience in managing project risks
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, with the ability to influence local organisation, suppliers, partners and peers


  • Experience of working in an IT Function and/or with Data projects is not a pre requisite for this role but a passion for data-centric operations preferred


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Group CIO Team:

As a Senior Project Manager you will shape, plan, mobilise and lead internal and external projects within the data transformation portfolio.  This will involve leading delivery meetings, coordinating ‘time/cost/quality’ demands between stakeholders to drive efficient and effective delivery.  You’ll anticipate, track, and actively mitigate delivery risks and consolidate project status reporting, key milestones, risks and spend data, producing resource forecasts in response to varying planning assumptions.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 11th June 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.


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