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Project Manager (Bid Team)

  • Location: Christchurch
  • Salary: £41.64 - £46.72 per hour + PAYE or Umbrella company per hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

A Project Manager is required to join the Bids/Campaigns team at BAE Systems Christchurch on a 12 month contract basis, this will be a remote working and on site role, full details to be provided on applications.
As the Project Manager you will be responsible for managing a cross functional bid team to deliver the key project and bid documents needed to support successful order intake.
This key business winning activity provides the bridge between business development activities and business delivery and will appeal to both project management and business development professionals. This opportunity may involve working on prospects across a number of countries and customers.
This role requires a flex between a PM and BD mindset. Delivering to a schedule and managing reviews according to process, whilst being able to adapt and change, alter, or even repeat processes due to changing customer requirements, and dealing with ambiguity. We need people who can keep momentum, enthusiasm and drive in a tough environment
This role will provide you with the scope to develop and enhance your skills and knowledge, with potential to become a leader in a global business.

The role will contain, but will not be limited to, the following:
Manage cross functional bid team, monitoring progress and cost
Production of high standard project management documentation WBS, OBS, RAM, SOW, integrated bid schedule
Co-ordination of all elements of LCM including appropriate tailoring
Support the management of the campaign room
Production and delivery of the Bid Management Plan and the Bid Status Review pack
Management of the proposal process, through response deliverables, story boards, requirements management and configuration control
Supports win theme activities
Leads all aspects of the planning and execution of the overall proposal and proposal development plan
Leads and manages the Bid Team through all the proposal development activities
Ensures RFP requirements are identified and addressed determines appropriate Proposal document structure and conducts storyboard activities. Supports win theme development activities.
Leads and manages the section and volume through all of the Capture activities. This includes managing to budget, delivery against milestones, quality of pricing and written text.
In coordination with the Capture Manager, selects reviewers and schedules/organises Pink and Red reviews to assure Proposal quality and compliance, together with consistency across the Proposal and associated plans and review material.
Supports any re-submission or clarification activities through to contract award.
Manages the development of strategic marketing material.
Plans, appropriately tailors and uses relevant processes, including LCM reviews and approvals
Supports the development and deployment of functional learning and development e.g. Business Winning Developing You (BWDY)
As part of the campaign team you will be expected to lead the bid through the governance process, keeping an eye on all detail and holding members to account to deliver their areas.

Your skills and qualifications as a Project Manager:
Experience of working with campaigns would be advantageous.
Competence in:
Project management and leading teams
Project management techniques and tools
Working to defined and structured lifecycle processes with formal gate reviews and a culture of measurement and continuous improvement
Understands the approach and governance of campaigns and bid
Critical thinking and problem solving
Decision making and leadership
Export compliance
Configuration management
Stakeholder management
Ability to adapt and tailor strategy in line with emerging opportunites
Strategic planning, risk management and/or change management
Working to quality standards and qualifications, AS9100 desirable
Very high attention to detail for proposal management
Can do attitude deliver on commitments within agreed budgets and timescales
Influencing and inter-personal skills
Self-organisation and good time management
Able to maintain focus and drive in a highly demanding environment
Innovative and able to drive improvement through an energetic approach
Taking responsibility for yourself and your team
Occasional travel may be required

Ideally you have an honours degree or equivalent Project Management qualification, although relevant knowledge and experience may offset the qualification requirements.

Recognising the RESTRICTED nature of the work, suitable candidates will be SC cleared or eligible for this level of clearance.