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Senior Project Professional

About BMT

We exist to navigate the most important and impactful engineering challenges of our time. We create environments where people with outstanding technical knowledge deliver meaningful, practical solutions. We are driven by a commitment to a safer, more efficient, effective and sustainable future. To find out more about BMT please go to www.bmt.org

Through our projects and operations, we seek to create positive economic, social, and environmental outcomes, inspiring and helping our customers, suppliers, and partners to have a more positive impact in the world. We are committed to demonstrating sustainability practices across our operations, and conduct business in a manner that is responsible, and accountable.

We know that diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to achieving our purpose as a business. Our goal is to build more diverse teams and to create an environment where employees are engaged, thriving, and feel a sense of belonging.

Why work for us?

At BMT, our employee benefits are designed to ensure you have the resources you need to thrive.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits in areas including health, family, finance, and personal development. An example of some of the benefits we offer.

· Private Medical (family coverage)

· Enhanced Pension

· Flexible Working

· Wellbeing Fund – a yearly fund for you to spend on a hobby or interest.

· Employee Assistance Programme

· 26 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)

· Holiday Trading

· Retail Vouchers

· Professional Subscriptions

“We’ve been Flexified, so you can trust that we’re a truly flexible workplace” This enables us to be more adaptable in how we work and supports us towards delivering our 2035 Net Zero target

To find out more about our verified flexible status, visit - Flexa Careers | Flexible Workplaces Offering Freedom & Choice

About the role

We are increasingly using our knowledge and expertise to drive transformative designs, technology and solutions around the world that will contribute towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). BMT’s focus SDGs are Climate Action and Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure. These goals matter most to our stakeholders and are where we believe we can have the greatest impact towards a better future.

We are seeking individuals who are passionate about addressing these global challenges and are proactive in finding opportunities to integrate sustainable practices as part their role.

As a Senior Project Professional in BMT you will be able to enjoy working in a varied project environment as you help to define, lead and manage projects where key outcomes are delivered successfully for our Clients within contractual service-based relationships. You will be responsible for your contribution to a critical element of BMT’s ability to continually deliver insight, innovation and results across multiple domains.

A Senior Project Professional in BMT is required to undertake a range of tasks and duties related to

  • In the Project Manager role, tasked with the identification, definition, delivery and closure of complex projects or groups of standard or complex projects, and project-related activities throughout the bid and project delivery lifecycles.
  • Leadership of projects or groups of projects in a commercially focused, contract-based environment and delivering strong financial focus, and the ability to manage and report commercial and financial performance.
  • Significant development and support of the Project Management Function and best practice within BMT (and in associated professional bodies).
  • Mentoring or coaching of other staff undertaking project delivery tasks.
  • The line management of other Project Professional colleagues within the Function.

BMT’s projects are spread across our various sites in the UK, with emphasis at the present time on our facilities across Bath, Bristol, Weymouth, Fareham, Plymouth, Southampton and London, but we operate flexibly according to the nature of the project and the relationship with the Client. We therefore typically operate from these base locations, but can include other BMT offices (see www.bmt.org for locations), home-working or working at Client sites – which may include overseas locations. Travel and subsistence to and from the base location to Client sites or other BMT offices will be provided in line with BMT’s policy.

We can work on a full or part time basis according to the roles that the Senior Project Professional fulfils, although the nature of the Project Manager role often drives regular engagement with project teams on a daily basis. But we want the best people for our roles, so we welcome any applications that will help us to continue to deliver success.

About you

We are looking for people who are enthusiastic and as passionate as we are about delivering projects successfully, and who want to contribute to growing a robust project management community and capability not only within the UK, but across BMT global operations.

You will be familiar with delivering projects in an engineering service environment which is built upon defining and managing contractual relationships and with a strong commercial and financial performance perspective. This also includes experience in constructing the project definition elements of bids and their relationship to subsequent project delivery, as well as engaging with key stakeholders both inside and outside our business. We want to hear from people who are able to recognise, understand and undertake project management duties across a spectrum of predictive (plan-based) to adaptive (iterative) approaches. Whether you are familiar with the delivery of products or systems, engineering services, new capabilities, software applications, IT systems, cyber services, environmental systems, or business transformations, we would love to hear from you.

To provide operational flexibility a Senior Project Professional will be expected to operate across the different delivery domains within BMT – which could give rise to some varied challenges for you - but ideally will have some knowledge and experience in one or more specific domains where the nature of the project demands it for maximum effectiveness. More information on the range of BMT services is available at www.bmt.org. At the moment our preference is for those with maritime vessel, maritime systems, cyber service delivery or technical documentation domain knowledge - but we thrive on diverse backgrounds and experiences and learning from each other, so just a desire to work in these areas is welcomed.

You will be able to undertake project definition and delivery responsibilities equivalent to SFIA8 Responsibilities Level 4 (Enable), although the nature of the client relationships requires an ability to “Influence” at Level 5. The expectation is that in the Project Manager role your competency in project management skills should be at or equivalent to SFIA8 Project Management (PRMG) Skill Level 5.

A Senior Project Professional in BMT is expected to hold, or be able to achieve swiftly, one or more of the following Project Management-related qualifications (or their equivalent):

  • APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP®)
  • Agile Business Consortium/APMG AgilePM Practitioner
  • Axelos PRINCE2® Practitioner, MSP®, ITIL©, M_o_R© or MoV© Practitioner
  • Praxis Framework™ Practitioner

But we love to develop our people, so if these are not held right now, we will help you to achieve a recognised reflection of your capabilities. We recognise that project management careers develop through a myriad of different journeys, but a degree-level qualification in a project management- or engineering-related discipline would be desirable. You will be self-motivated with a proactive approach to continual professional development. We value professional qualifications and membership or fellowship of appropriate bodies such as the APM or PMI and we can provide support, training and tailored experience in order for you to achieve these, if not already held, as well as paying for membership of one professional body.

Due to the nature of the work, this position will require full UK Security Clearance (SC) and you should have resided in the UK for more than 5 years. No applications will be considered if you are not in a position to either attain or transfer the security clearance.

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Does this sound like you? If so, please submit your application as soon as possible. We look forward to learning more about you.

A message to recruitment agencies: We receive applications exclusively via our ATS. Please note that we do not accept CVs submitted via email to the HR department or staff within our Operational teams. We will not progress CVs shared on a speculative basis by email and you accept our right to pursue such candidates with no obligation to third-party terms and conditions or liability to a fee

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – After 1 years service, enhanced maternity to max 18 weeks
26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Wellbeing budget - £250 per annum
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at BMT

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

Teddington, Bath, Southampton, Fareham, Bristol, Plymouth, Weymouth, Leeds, Aberdeen, Glasgow

Hiring Countries





United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Professional Services

Professional Services

Industry awards 2023

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