2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

Job Description

Job Title: Project Planner

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

Salary: Up to £46,000 dependent on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Create, maintain and control the project and delivery schedules, including the monitoring and reporting of project status.
  • Translating the ship design into Level 1/Level 2/ Level 3 schedules with logic, resourcing, and budget
  • Allocating task budgets and alignment of work scope budgets with Control Account Manager (CAM)
  • Taking accountability for maintaining quality standards and compliance to governance measures and the schedule in line with Baseline Change Request process
  • Providing key support and guidance to the management team through regular engagement and a visible presence “on the floor” as the project moves through all phases – Engineering, Supply Chain, Build, Commissioning, and Acceptance.
  • Playing an active part in supporting weekly and monthly project / schedule reviews
  • Being informed and able to validate, advise, and challenge progress and completion forecasts, to identify schedule risk and opportunities

Your skills and experience:


  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Planning/Scheduling policies, processes, procedures and systems
  • Experience within a Defence or related complex engineering or production environment


  • A professional Project Management Qualification such as the APM Project Management Qualification or another appropriate professional body, alternatively be willing to work towards accreditation
  • Experience with Earned Value Management and a skilled user of modern planning/scheduling systems (e.g. Primavera P6,MSP)
  • Experience across a full project lifecycle


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 Planning Team:

As part of this role you will be a key part of the PMO delivering on a fast-paced programme with exciting career opportunities in this critical skill area and associated development activity.

You’ll gain invaluable insight into the intricacies of our business and have the chance to expand your professional network within the industry. This position offers exceptional prospects for career advancement and growth, complemented by comprehensive support from BAE Systems, including opportunities for additional qualifications and training.

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: 13th June 2024- Interviews for the role will take place week commencing the 17th 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

Company employees


Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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