We're Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S). We manage a vast range of projects to supply and maintain vital equipment and services for the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force. Together, we deliver essential defence programmes - and strive for what's next. Because it helps keep our military at the top of their game and our nation safe, now and in the future.
Across our 12,500-strong organisation, we support all our people to be at their very best, fostering a family-friendly approach to flexible and hybrid working. After all, support is in our name.
Are you a Project Controls Coordinator who is excited by the opportunity to shape and define the project delivery of some of the biggest defence programmes in the UK today? If so, we currently have an exciting opportunity for a Project Controls Coordinator to join our Helicopters Operating Centres (HOC) in DE&S, to be located at the site of your choice either: Yeovil, RNAS Culdrose, Wattisham Flying Station or RAF Odiham & Benson.You'll be working with the teams responsible for the in-service support of helicopters within DE&S. Working closely with suppliers, the team manage projects to add new capabilities, modifications, training systems and logistical support for spares and repairs for these helicopters which have a crucial role for the UK Army and Navy and search and rescue.As a Project Controls Coordinator, you will work hand-in-hand with our Project Controls Managers and Project Managers driving delivery, ensuring the right structure, information and analysis is provided at the right time and also ensuring decisions are informed and projects are successfully delivered. You will be empowered to drive accountability and will be responsible for assisting with estimating, risk management, cost control, planning, scheduling through to performance reporting and management.Project Controls are crucial to the successful delivery of our work, and we are keen to support your professional development within this sector.
You will be based at your chosen site. Initially you will be expected to attend the site more frequently to familiarise yourselves with the site, team, and role that you will be filling in more detail. We operate a hybrid working environment and, once your manager feels that you are sufficiently settled in, the expectation will be to attend site according to business need, which can vary from role to role, but on average is around twice a week.
A background in the defence sector is not a prerequisite as we welcome applicants from a broad spectrum of industries and sectors.
As a Project Controls Coordinator, your main responsibility will be to:
To be successful with your application, you'll need to show that you meet the following essential criteria:
In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competences and behaviours will be assessed at interview:
We believe in creating an environment where our people can grow, thrive, and be their best selves. So whether you're looking for a next step, a fresh start, or a helping hand as you return from a career break, here you'll find a supportive, family-friendly organisation to be a part of. If you need any additional support with your application, let us know.