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Project Controller/Scheduler

Project Controller/Scheduler

  • Location:

    Preston, Lancashire

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  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

  • Salary:

    £19.00 - £19.50 per hour

  • Contact:

    Janet Mottram

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  • Published:

    25 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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An opportunity has arisen for a Project Controller/Scheduler to join the team at BAE


Would you like to work on complex and technically challenging projects within the Europe and International Air Sector of BAE Systems?

We currently have vacancies for experienced Project Control specialists at our Warton and Samlesbury sites in Lancashire. Where you will be part of the Europe and International business. It has a long and proud heritage in the development, manufacture, upgrade and support of world-leading combat and fast jet trainer aircraft. The business operates across the globe supporting our customers with a broad range of products (including Eurofighter Typhoon, Hawk and Tornado) and support, maintenance and training services.


The successful candidate will be required to perform tasks suitable to the internal level of this role. The role will contain, but will not be limited to, the following:

Establishing and managing the project schedules
Tracking spend and controlling project costs
Implementing and utilising Earned Value Management methodologies when appropriate
Driving ownership of the work scope tasks throughout the project team
Managing scope change for the project.
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

The Individual

Essential skills and experience:
Experience of operating an effective project control system to define progress and identify programme performance issues
Experience creating and maintaining project schedules using toolsets such as MSP, OPP, Primavera
Experience applying Earned Value Management techniques
Demonstrable experience of risk, opportunity and change management
Strong analytical and reporting skills to enable key decisions to be made effectively
The ability to identify potential problems and express solutions with clarity
Excellent communication skills and proven experience of developing and maintaining excellent stakeholder relations
Ideally previous experience in a complex engineering business

the candidate must have excellent Microsoft Office Excel & Project skills and have good Word, PowerPoint and Outlook skills

Communication, Team Working and Motivation are essential

This will be remote working to start but then it will move to site working.

Recognising the restricted nature of the work there is a requirement for the candidate to be eligible to obtain Security Clearance for this role.

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