Project Controller

Job Description

Project Controller

Would you like to play a key role in our Air Sector organisation supporting our US customer on complex and challenging projects, where you will play an integral role in Project Management? We currently have an exciting opportunity for Project Controllers to join our F35 team at our Samlesbury site.

As a Project Controller, you will be part of a team of professionals using world class project control techniques to support the Project Managers in the delivery of large, high value, technically complex and strategically important programmes.

This role will provide you with opportunity to utilise project control technology and toolsets, and play an integral role in the F35 Project Management team. This role could lead to future development opportunities within the team or wider BAE Systems Business.

Your main responsibilities as a Project Controller will involve:

Establishing and managing the project schedules in line with agreed deliverables

Tracking spend and controlling project costs

Implementing and utilising Earned Value Management (EVM) methodologies

Driving ownership of the work scope tasks throughout the project team

Supporting the identification and management of Risks and Opportunities

Analysing project information to enable early identification of problems and then implementing mitigation actions

Providing managerial analysis and a level of independent challenge to the organisation with respect to project performance

Lead the monthly Earned Value (EV) and risk cycle deliverables, including processing EV and risk data, generation of reports and Baseline Change Requests as appropriate

Management of performance metrics measuring process compliance and maturity

Drive continuous improvement activities with respect to EV, planning, risk, and the toolset used within the team

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience of operating an effective project control system to define progress and identify programme performance issues

Demonstrable experience of risk, opportunity and change management

Experience creating and maintaining project schedules using toolsets such as MSP and OPP

Strong proven experience of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project

Experience applying Earned Value Management technique

Strong analytical and reporting skills to enable key decisions to be made effectively


Formal Project Management Qualification (e.g. APMP, PMQ, PMP, Prince 2)

What we're looking for in you:

You will demonstrate willingness, commitment, resilience and flexibility, and have the ability to identify potential problems and express solutions with clarity. You will have a proven ability to lead as well as excellent communication skills and proven experience of developing and maintaining excellent stakeholder relations.

Location: Samlesbury

Salary: £37,654 + Dependent on experience

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.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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.