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Part Time Project Planners & Project Controllers

Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Contract Type
Part Time
Job Function
Project Manager


MBDA is a leading defence organisation. We are proud of the role we play in supporting the armed forces who protect our nations. We partner with our governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.
Salary: £40000 - £60000 depending on experience - this is the full time salary and would be pro rata depending on the hours worked.
This is a permanent part time role - we are looking for 21 hours or more per week

Some of what to expect:

  • Bonus of up to £2000 (based on company performance and will vary year to year)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Annual salary review
  • Paid overtime
  • Up to 15 days flexi leave
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking
  • Excellent career progression/development opportunities

Hybrid working pattern:Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working such as 50% onsite and 50% working from home.

MBDA is a world leading defence organisation, with more than 12,000 people worldwide, of which 4,000 employed across our UK sites. Glassdoor has recently ranked MBDA among the top 10 Best Places to Work in 2022 in the UK for work/life balance. We have also achieved three Gold Investors in People Awards for investing in apprentices, wellbeing and people!
The opportunity:
With the recent growth across our Project Control function, we have opportunities for enthusiastic and motivated Project Planners and Project Controllers to join our team, where you will have an opportunity to grow your skills and develop your career within a collaborative and encouraging environment.
You will be working on:
Project Health -Validation of individual Project assessments and identification of issues and risks within the Project assessments for discussion with the project.

Schedule Assessment - steering the validation of Project level schedules as accurate, coherent and in accordance with the Programme planning principles.

Integrated Baseline Management -Leading the generation of the Integrated Baseline schedule in order to successfully deliver the programme in accordance with planning principles;

Costs to Go (and associated EAC)- validation of Project level costs to go as accurate and appropriate, including assessment of outlying forecasts, to support the EAC;

Risk and Opportunity Management- Leading all Schedule Risk Analysis across the Projects where SRA is appropriate;

New Business- Active involvement in Bid Team activity, ensuring the Project Management ‘basics' are appropriately considered and implemented
What we are looking for from you:

  • Planning experience - ranging from detailed planning to summary level milestone delivery plans.
  • Capability in creating and maintaining project structures (WBS/CBS/OBS)
  • Experience in generating and analysing project performance data (schedule, resource, and cost).
  • Ability to perform and analyse SRA/Critical Path Analysis/EVM
  • Motivation to determine root cause and identify corrective action
  • Experience of Project Management Toolsets (SAP/ARM/Primavera/Oracle Unifier)
  • Knowledge of Baseline Management and Change Control
  • Accountability for project data - owning the quality of the project control reporting suite
  • Ability to influence, work independently and be part of an integrated multi-functional team
  • Clear communication skills and the ability to foster collaborative working relationships with colleagues at all levels
  • Ability to prioritise workload and manage conflicting demands

Whilst not essential, it would be beneficial if you have the following:

  • Understanding and involvement in Project Estimate at Completion/Forecast Cost at Completion reviews.
  • Risk & Opportunities / What- If analysis
  • Understanding of resource loaded schedules

What we offer:
Clear development path within MBDA

Opportunity to pursue leadership and subject matter expert paths
Encouragement to achieve recognised (PMI) qualification
Become a valued member of the growing Project Management and Control function, with opportunities to work across varied domestic and international projects.

Working in an exciting and changing environment, there are opportunities to contribute and make a difference in delivering capability to our customers.
Our Business:
We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has equal opportunity to reach their potential.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

Follow us on LinkedIn (MBDA), Twitter (@MBDAcareers), Instagram (lifeatMBDA_UK) and Glassdoor or visit our MBDA Careers website for more information.

Please Note: MBDA UK Limited requires all employees to achieve the required medical and national security clearance for their role. Further restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may also apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

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