PMO Topic Lead


Job summary

Circa £60000 depending on experience
Manufacturing, Project Management
Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

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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 governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

Salary: Circa £60000 depending on experience 

What we can offer you:

  • Bonus of up to 21% of base salary (Level 5)
  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year) (Levels 1-4)
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Paid overtime (Delete if not relevant i.e. for Levels 5 and above)
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase)
  • Up to 15 additional days flexi leave (Delete if not relevant i.e. for Levels 5 and above)
  • Our enhanced parental leave offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking (and gym on site at Stevenage)
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities
  • We may be able to offer a relocation package for this role (Optional)

Dynamic (hybrid) working: We trust our people to agree, within their teams, where and when they can be most effective. Our Dynamic Working policy allows individuals flexibility around the hours they work and where they work. Typically for this role you will work xxxx days per week on-site.

Role Purpose:

Managing allocated elements of the MBDA Project Management & Control Systems and toolsets, coordinating methods of use including processes and guidelines, providing associated communities or practice as required and providing inputs to support development of associated training courses in the PM Academy

The opportunity:

Initially this will focus on taking on topics for business delivery improvement from the UK & Group change programmes which may include Risk & opportunity Management, Schedule Risk, Project Resourcing and Sales & Operational Planning.

Within MBDA there is a growing Order Book and also a growing workforce in need of good, clear and consistent application with respect to project management & control processes, systems and training.

Business Improvement focus:

  • Liaise with stakeholders from across the Business Improvement programmes and deployed project teams to ensure good practices are in use through the MBDA Greater Engineering community.
  • Provide support to the business users of these tools and processes.
  • Support development of training material into the PM Academy

General activities may include:

  • Provide PMO-C support to MBDA change programmes (Opera, PM Improvements in Greater Engineering, IMPACT)
  • Development of Project Management & Control operational/reporting practices into UK Portfolio of Defence Equipment & Support capabilities.
  • Provide direct support into project delivery teams to help them through the implementation phase of employing new techniques, practices and tools.
  • Support additional investigations or activities as needed within the perimeter of Project Management Office Capabilities.

What we're looking for from you:

  • Experience of developing and utilising Project Management and Controls processes, systems and tools
  • Experience at working on operational projects within a project management and/or project control role
  • Positive, collaborative behaviours and both able to take the lead for new initiatives whilst demonstrating good team behaviours.
  • Sound business judgement and experience of complex problems.

Demonstration of emotional intelligence when working across a broad and diverse range of stakeholders in a complex organisation

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 an equal opportunity to reach their potential. MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more…

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.

Due to the nature of our business, this particular vacancy requires the applicant as a minimum to be a British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship and capable of achieving the clearance levels mentioned above.


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