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Construction Project Manager

Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Aerospace / Defence
Contract Type
Contract / Freelance
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager

The Role

Would you like to work in our Investment Projects team delivering construction & infrastructure projects from conception through to handover? We currently have a vacancy for a Construction Project Manager at our site in Warton within the Infrastructure and Facilities Services Organisation.

As a Construction Project Manager, you will act as a client-side project manager to ensure successful delivery of the design, planning and construction of a wide range of facility upgrade and estates projects across the BAE Systems sites. These projects can vary and could include; key infrastructure upgrades, utilities installation or removal, building refurbishments, new buildings and installation of plant & equipment to provide manufacturing capability.

This role will provide you with a variety of work across all aspects of running a manufacturing environment and large secure industrial sites. This role could involve occasional travel within the UK. Overseas opportunities may arise if deemed necessary in the design or delivery of a project and is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge & experience.

Role Responsibilities:

Your main responsibilities as a Construction Project Manager will involve (not limited to):

Liaising with both internal and external customers, engineering professionals, subject matter experts and professional consultancy support teams.

Interpreting the customer requirements, leading to the preparation of designs, implementing plans, specification approvals and financial business cases.

Co-ordinating with professional consultant teams and/or construction contractors in respect of the development of facilities including the incorporation of plant & equipment, building infrastructure, utilities, new buildings, site rationalisation work and the major maintenance of the BAE Systems (AIR) Estate.

Safe management and co-ordination of onsite contractor activities.

Responsible for all project design phases following the RIBA Plan of Work.

Responsible for all installations in accordance with the current company, statutory health & safety legislation, building control and CDM regulations.

What BAE Systems are looking for, from you:

You will have excellent communication skills both verbal and written and be able to effectively communicate with stakeholders internally and externally. You will be highly motivated with the ability to influence, be resilient and use your initiative to drive progress throughout your project milestones to meet programme deliverables.


Degree or HNC/D qualified in Construction or Building Services would be ideal, however other disciplines and experience within the Built Environment are welcome.

Experience in the built environment which may include disciplines such as; construction project management, civil engineering, structural engineering, fire engineering, architecture, mechanical, electrical, utilities and/or building services engineering or other built environment disciplines.

Relevant qualifications or equivalent experience in ensuring construction Health & Safety (NEBOSH General Certificate, IOSH, specific safety topic training).

Knowledge of construction and/or manufacturing plant & equipment installations.

Experience of managing contractors in full compliance with the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015.


Previous experience in the design management of construction activities/projects.

Previous experience in onsite construction management.

Further safety awareness, training and qualifications linked to construction health and safety disciplines (Working at Height, Excavations, Confined spaces, Construction Plant, Mechanical safety, electrical safety etc).

Project management qualifications and demonstrable experience.

Membership of a professional organisation.

Previous experience in the installation or commissioning of manufacturing plant and equipment.

Security Requirements: SC & ITAR

This role will require the person to hold full Security Clearance (SC) prior to working onsite. You will need to obtain a BPSS check as part of this process. You must currently hold or be eligible and willing to obtain SC. In addition, this role involves direct and/or indirect access to ITAR Material which means there are restrictions on dual nationals. Therefore you must hold a British Nationality to apply for this role. If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible, please contact me to discuss.

The Umbrella rate quoted above is the Gross Umbrella rate (i.e. the rate we pay to the Umbrella Company inclusive of ALL employment costs). Please note, the rate paid by the Umbrella will be less, as will a Limited Deemed rate or Agency PAYE rate. Please get in touch to discuss the rates via these different payment vehicles.

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