Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Project Manager


Job Description:

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 you will find yourself in good company at DE&S and the SDA. Growing your career as part of DE&S or the SDA, you 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, or guaranteeing future capabilities involving robotics and automation to take people out an area of conflict. You will be supported by your manager and wider team to achieve your career goals and aspirations with mentoring available to fulfil your potential and funding for industry-recognised qualifications.


Successful candidates will:

* Lead, manage and develop multidisciplinary teams 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, proactively tackling shortfalls, learning from experience, and implementing constructive next steps
* 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 continual improvement of the team, through a commitment to self-learning and supporting your team's learning and development

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

Please note, these posts will require on-site attendance at Abbey Wood on a regular basis.

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:
* 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

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

* Controlling a Project
* Making effective decisions
* Leadership

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Other