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Job Description

Job Title: Project Control Lead

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

Salary: £54,793+ dependent upon skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Leading a small team of project controllers
  • Engaging with and reporting to the contract teams building key stakeholder relationships
  • Establishing and managing the project schedules
  • Tracking spend and controlling project costs
  • Implementing and utilising Earned Value Management (EVM) methodologies
  • Supporting the identification and management of risks and opportunities
  • Analysing project information to enable early identification of problems and then implementing mitigation actions
  • Driving ownership and managing change of the work scope tasks throughout the project team

Your skills and experiences:


  • Strong analytical and reporting skills to enable key decisions to be made effectively
  • Operated a project control system to define progress and identify programme performance issues
  • Demonstrable experience of risk, opportunity and change management
  • Excellent communication skills and proven experience of developing and maintaining excellent stakeholder relations


  • A formal project management qualification such APMP, PMQ, PMP or Prince 2
  • Experience creating and maintaining project schedules using toolsets such as MSP, Open Plan or P6
  • Experience applying Earned Value Management techniques


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 Fast Jet Support Project Control Team:

You will be part of a team of project control professionals, providing expertise to support the Project Manager in the delivery of large, high value, strategically important programme within our Air business. As a Project control Lead within the Support and Services Service Delivery Unit, you will be joining a large team where you will have opportunity for development and training within the business.

This is a collaborative cross functional role with some great network opportunities.

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: 7th 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.



Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
More information needed
More information needed
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
More information needed
More information needed

Working at BAE Systems

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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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