Integration Project Manager

Job Description

Integration Project Manager

Would you like to lead the delivery of the UK Lighting Integration Programme? We currently have a vacancy for an Integration Project Manager at our site in Samlesbury.

As a Integration Project Manager, you will be you will be leading the delivery of the UK Lightning Integration (UKLI) programme, ensuring that the information capabilities required are further developed to support BAE Systems' strategic intent within the F-35 programme.

As part of the UKLI team you will be working closely with the UK MOD Lightning Delivery team (LDT) to provide the engineering rigour and support required to bring the F-35 Lightning II capability into the UK, specifically integrating the Autonomic Logistics Information System (ALIS) into the UK information environment.

Reporting into the DI & IMT US Programmes Portfolio Manager, you will lead a team of 18 people and use a Test & Evaluation (T&E) approach and system integration events to help de-risk the Lightning Sustainment System of Systems.

The role is high-profile and enables BAE Systems Air strategy to maintain our excellent reputation with UK MOD.

This role will provide you with the scope to develop and enhance your skills and knowledge in Project Management, allowing you to explore routes to Project Management Chartership (if not yet achieved).

Your main responsibilities as a Integration Project Manager will involve:

Overall leadership of the UKLI project team, including 18 team members and functional support

Building long term customer relationships based on honest and open communication

Taking a global perspective on where the ALIS de-risking activities fit with the global F-35 programme and the opportunity this presents to demonstrate a discriminating F-35 sustainment capability

Management of UKLI project delivery, planning and monitoring

Managing UKLI project budget and high-level schedule

Identification, development and management of stakeholder relationships - both internal to BAE Systems and external (UK MOD, Lockheed Martin)

Holding regular reviews to identify areas for improvement

Accurate reporting of project status to the UKLI team, the leadership teams in DI & IM&T, and all external stakeholders

Leading & supporting project quality and lifecycle management reviews as appropriate. Applying appropriate tailoring practises to UKLI.

Identifying and managing project risks and opportunities, together with future growth opportunities

Managing product safety reviews and SHE

Mentoring of team members, providing guidance and support

Leading campaigns for follow-on business

Engaging with the DE&S customer to agree the scope of future work

Your skills and qualifications:


Project management and team leadership

Project management techniques and tools

Decision-making and leadership

Stakeholder Management


Strategic planning, risk management and change management

Working to quality standards and qualifications, AS9100 desirable

Deliver on commitments within agreed budgets and timescales

Involve representatives from stakeholders groups in decision making processes to generate enthusiasm, ownership and personal commitment to implementation

Influence and listen to our customers and stakeholders

Project Management Qualification (e.g. APM or Prince 2)

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a leader with a 'can do attitude' who has excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills allowing you to work with a wide range of stakeholders. You will also have excellent interpersonal skills allowing you to navigate this multidisciplinary, multi organisation environment.

Frequent Travel both National and potentially internationally will be required.

Location: Samlesbury

Salary: £49,600

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

BAE Systems Air

If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.