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PMO & Project Management

There are 5 phases to the project life cycle, initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling and closing. Our clients use aap3 across the whole range of the life cycle and we have expertise in placing Project Planners, Schedulers and Co-ordinators as well as ITIL qualified Project Managers with outstanding communication, leadership and industry knowledge.


Project Planning & Control Professional

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • £20.00 - £25.00 per hour

Senior Project Planning & Control Professional Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Preston as a Senior Project Planning & Control Professional. The role will be an initial 9 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to support the Recruitment Transformation Programme Project Control service and Business Review Process.

Senior Project Planning & Control Professional

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Preston as a Senior Project Planning & Control Professional.

The role will be an initial 9 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to support the Recruitment Transformation Programme Project Control service and Business Review Process.

Key Responsibilities

  • To be the primary PMO contact to support workstream leads
  • Working with the workstream leaders to support the monitoring of activities, managing risks, opportunities and resolving issues in a timely manner to keep the project on track to its agreed milestones and deliverables.
  • To be the primary contact for the Recruitment Transformation Programme Schedule & Baseline Change Requests
  • Ensure that the Master programme milestone schedule is updated in line with the Programme calendar, any baseline variance is understood and agreed.
  • Ensure that any Baseline Change Requests raised by workstream leads are impact assessed across programme before being agreed with the PMO delivery lead for change to be implemented.
  • To be the primary contact for the Risk & Opportunities logs.
  • Ensure that the Programme tool is populated with the latest Risk & Opportunity position and kept topical following reviews with the workstream lead.
  • To support the monthly Risk & Opportunities reviews, ensure the Terms of Reference is updated and kept topical and drive all actions to completion.
  • To support the PMO Lead in ensuring the Programme has the correct level of governance and integrity of the project
  • To support to the Contract Status Reporting process. Ensure that there are robust & understood monthly forecasts, and variance information is understood and agreed with both workstreams and the Programme Management team.
  • To Support the Project Control Board (PCRB) Reporting
  • Reporting packs to be produced and reviewed in a timely manner with the Programme Management team prior to review.
  • Ensuring actions driven to completion.
  • Support to the LCM Process

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Preston

Rate: £25.11 per hour (INSIDE OF IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Project Manager – Process Optimisation

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £58.00 - £62.00 per hour

Exciting opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to be based in Farnborough on a contract basis with a defence and engineering giant.

We are working with a huge engineering client who are based in Farnborough on an exciting new contract Project Manager opportunity.

As part of a wider corporate project around efficiency and effectiveness, the Procurement Function are reviewing and identifying opportunities for core activity optimisation (e.g. removal of duplication, establishing centres of excellence etc.).

A dedicated Project Manager is required to support the following:

  • Project Coordination: General project planning and coordination of functional inputs to the wider corporate project – establishing the drum beat within the function and driving actions to completion.
  • Process Optimisation/Value Stream Mapping: Review of in scope activities through a value stream lens to validate thinking of future way of working (local, Centre of Excellence, Transactional service etc.).

This role does not need to be a Procurement professional – knowledge of Procurement would be good, but absolutely more important is Pan-Business Improvement Projects – combining Program and Enterprise interests.

The successful candidate will have direct interaction with the Chief Procurement Officer and senior functional leadership team and should therefore be comfortable with operating at a Senior Leader engagement level.

This role will not have direct authority and therefore will need strong collaboration skills.

PLEASE NOTE: This position has been assess as INSIDE IR35

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Senior Project Controller

  • Glasgow
  • Contract
  • £34.00 - £39.00 per hour

Senior Project Controller Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Glasgow as a Project Controller. The role will be an initial 14 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to take the lead on various project outputs that require a higher level of problem solving, expert knowledge, and analysis.

Senior Project Controller

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Glasgow as a Project Controller.

The role will be an initial 14 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to take the lead on various project outputs that require a higher level of problem solving, expert knowledge, and analysis.

Key Responsibilities

  • Weekly/Monthly Project Reports (inc. CSR (Contract Status Report)) – retrieve, record and present project information (including any supporting reports and metrics.) and may support the facilitation / chairing of meetings
  • Action Management – control and monitor the project actions database and support in the response to project actions
  • Control Account Plans (CAPs) – produce and maintain control account plans
  • Close Out Reports – produce and coordinate the sign off of project close out reports
  • Risk & Opportunity Management – support the implementation of the risk and opportunity process on the project, including reviewing contingencies
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Organisational Breakdown Structure (OBS) – creation and maintenance of the WBS and other coding structures
  • Control Account Management (CAM) Reporting – assist with Control Account production and monthly reporting and may assist control account managers in the analysis of the data
  • Quarterly Estimate at Completion (EAC) process – provide support to the process and/or be accountable for specific outputs
  • Quarterly Look ahead (QLA) – provide support to the process and/or be accountable for specific outputs
  • Baseline Change Request (BCR) – support the creation of BCRs
  • Quality/Safety Reporting – develop and maintain project quality and safety metrics / reports
  • Project Management Plan (PMP) – provide support to the development of the PMP and ongoing maintenance
  • Lifecycle Management (LCM) – provide support to project phase review preparations ensuring deliverables meet LCM requirements. Where required support bid and tendering processes, gathering and compiling data
  • Document Management/ Configuration Management – maintain project documentation in line with project needs and relevant procedures
  • Project progress and delivery – control and monitor assigned sub-projects so they are delivered to agreed time, budget and quality, regularly reviewing and reporting on progress against plan and where necessary, intervening so that the project is delivered to plan.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Seek experienced Cost Engineer / Senior Project Controller with minimum 5 years’ experience in a project environment either supporting a PMO or delivery area
  • The ideal candidate will have:
  • Strong analytical skills and an eye for detail
  • An understanding of Earned Value Management (EVM) and analysis of cost / schedule variance
  • Experience in managing changes to scope and associated budget / WBS updates to reflect
  • Experience in managing small projects
  • Behaviourally the ideal candidate will demonstrate the following:
  • Analytical but also comfortable in engaging with project stakeholders to solve project problems
  • Be proactive and self-directing
  • An effective communicator to enable support to the project

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Scotstoun

Rate: £39.27 per hour (INSIDE OF IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Assistant Project Manager

  • London
  • Contract
  • £36.00 - £41.00 per hour

Assistant Project Manager Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in New Malden as a Assistant Project Manager. The role will be an initial 9 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to support the Project Manager in their day to day management of the project taking a lead in project management principles and processes, which will include planning, project reporting, performance data analysis for cost and schedule.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the production of reports on a monthly basis for input into project reporting packs.
  • Schedule and cost monthly updates including analysis and forecasts.
  • Update resource planning tool iaw schedule requirements
  • Provide general programme management assistance and support to the Control Account Managers (CAM) and other discipline line managers.
  • Prepare project management information in support of the Project / Engineering Manager as required.
  • Support monthly reporting requirements in accordance with the project reporting lifecycle.
  • Lead the schedule management including monthly updates.
  • Lead BCR process for changes to schedule and cost.
  • Assist in the development and management of the support schedule, cost, risk and opportunity baseline.
  • Support all reviews and audits including phase reviews and design reviews.

Key skills & qualifications

  • A good knowledge of project management techniques including; resource planning and management, cost capture, analysis and forecasting, schedule planning and tracking, Earned Value Management(EVM), risk and opportunity management and change management.
  • Able to pursue best practice and align local processes and procedures as applicable.
  • An understanding of Life Cycle Management.
  • Excellent IT skills particularly Microsoft office suite.
  • Understanding of project management and project control processes ideally within an engineering environment.
  • Previous experience of working in a project management environment
  • PMQ or recognised Project Management qualification.
  • Must be eligable for SC clearance

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: New Malden

Rate: £41.85 per hour (INSIDE OF IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Project Manager

  • Dorset
  • Contract
  • £40.00 - £46.00 per hour

Project Manager Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Project Manager. The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to lead various projects ranging from secure 4G communications networks to augmented virtual reality trainers for nuclear submarines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Management and leadership of the project and delivery team
  • Supporting the development of business cases and bidding documentation
  • Identifying project objectives and outcomes
  • Developing and tracking project plans, budget and schedule
  • Work closely with Engineering leads to identify and prioritise workload and tasking in line with strategic milestones and dates
  • The identification, development and management of stakeholder relationships
  • Accurate reporting of project status to team members, leadership and external stakeholders
  • Ensuring business, project and quality management processes are effectively applied across projects
  • Identifying project quality goals and lifecycle management (Gate) reviews
  • Managing product safety and risk / opportunity assessments
  • Identifying key skills required and developing the project team
  • Mentoring of team members, providing guidance and support

Key skills & qualifications

  • Project management, mentoring staff and leading teams
  • Working to defined and structured lifecycle processes with formal gate reviews and a culture of measurement and continuous improvement
  • Working to quality standards and qualifications, AS9100 desirable
  • Understanding or experience of working with Agile methodology and iterative delivery
  • Understanding or experience of working within a SW DevOps environment
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Decision-making and leadership
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Strategic planning, risk management and/or change management
  • Project management techniques and tools

MUST BE ELIGABLE FOR SC CLEARANCE.

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Christchurch

Rate: £46.01 per hour (INSIDE OF IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Project Manager / Manufacturing Experience Essential

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • Negotiable

Project Manager Role Summary We have an exciting new permanent opportunity based in Gosport as a Project Manager. The role will provide you with the opportunity to be responsible for the successful delivery of a variety of engineering or manufacturing Projects, as delegated by the Head of Department.

Key Responsibilities

  • Planning, maintaining and delivering effective projects, proactively monitoring and actively influencing progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action.
  • Working throughout the project lifecycle from the pre-initiation stage, through definition and execution to final closure and post project review.
  • Understanding of the bid development process, providing input into pre-qualification questionnaires, Invitation to Tender proposals and production of project implementation schedules, Risk and Opportunity registers and risk mitigation plans.
  • Ensuring effective time, cost and quality controls are in place throughout the project lifespan, focussing inwardly on the consistency of the project and outwardly on its coherence with customer expectation and specified standards.
  • Facilitating and managing the output of individuals assigned to Project Teams.
  • Producing Work Breakdown Structures and ensuring the correct level of resources and skills are identified to support the required project activities.
  • Ensuring stakeholder and communications management plans are in place.
  • Identifying and managing risks and issues which may affect the projects’ successful outcomes.
  • Initiating training, skills development and recruitment requests wherever resource gaps in the project are forecasted or identified.
  • Reporting the progress of projects at determined intervals to the Head of Department.
  • Proactive identification and exploitation of all new business development opportunities.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Sound knowledge of programme and project management methods including any of the following: APM, Prince 2, PMI
  • Knowledge and experience in the techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling projects.
  • Exemplary leadership and management skills with the ability to motivate and empower those to achieve success, preferably to a nationally recognised accreditation level g. CMI, ILM.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, with the ability to create the full range of project documentation.
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Word, Excel, Projects) with an ability to use bespoke systems and IT packages quickly and efficiently.
  • Excellent communications skills with proven experience of engaging and building relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Skills in negotiating and conflict management, with the ability to identify and address differences of objective, attitude or perception in order to produce an agreed outcome for all parties.
  • Ability to influence and align others towards the vision of the project.
  • The ability to command respect and create a sense of community amongst the members of the project teams.
  • Proven experience of budget and resource management and control, preferably with a working knowledge of MRP is an advantage
  • Willingness and desire to learn new skills and invest in professional development.
  • Willingness to travel to customer sites, when required.

Previous experience working on Manufacturing projects within the Marine or Defence industry is essential for this role.

Additional Information

  • SECURITY – All candidates must be in a position to obtain UK security clearance to SC level and then DV clearance.

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Project Manager

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • Negotiable

Project Manager Role Summary We have an exciting new permanent opportunity based in Gosport as a Project Manager. The role will provide you with the opportunity to be responsible for the successful delivery of a variety of engineering or manufacturing Projects, as delegated by the Head of Department.

Key Responsibilities

  • Planning, maintaining and delivering effective projects, proactively monitoring and actively influencing progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action.
  • Working throughout the project lifecycle from the pre-initiation stage, through definition and execution to final closure and post project review.
  • Understanding of the bid development process, providing input into pre-qualification questionnaires, Invitation to Tender proposals and production of project implementation schedules, Risk and Opportunity registers and risk mitigation plans.
  • Ensuring effective time, cost and quality controls are in place throughout the project lifespan, focussing inwardly on the consistency of the project and outwardly on its coherence with customer expectation and specified standards.
  • Facilitating and managing the output of individuals assigned to Project Teams.
  • Producing Work Breakdown Structures and ensuring the correct level of resources and skills are identified to support the required project activities.
  • Ensuring stakeholder and communications management plans are in place.
  • Identifying and managing risks and issues which may affect the projects’ successful outcomes.
  • Initiating training, skills development and recruitment requests wherever resource gaps in the project are forecasted or identified.
  • Reporting the progress of projects at determined intervals to the Head of Department.
  • Proactive identification and exploitation of all new business development opportunities.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Sound knowledge of programme and project management methods including any of the following: APM, Prince 2, PMI
  • Knowledge and experience in the techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling projects.
  • Exemplary leadership and management skills with the ability to motivate and empower those to achieve success, preferably to a nationally recognised accreditation level g. CMI, ILM.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, with the ability to create the full range of project documentation.
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Word, Excel, Projects) with an ability to use bespoke systems and IT packages quickly and efficiently.
  • Excellent communications skills with proven experience of engaging and building relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Skills in negotiating and conflict management, with the ability to identify and address differences of objective, attitude or perception in order to produce an agreed outcome for all parties.
  • Ability to influence and align others towards the vision of the project.
  • The ability to command respect and create a sense of community amongst the members of the project teams.
  • An understanding of engineering or manufacturing standards, preferably with marine or defence experience.
  • Proven experience of budget and resource management and control, preferably with a working knowledge of MRP is an advantage
  • Willingness and desire to learn new skills and invest in professional development.
  • Willingness to travel to customer sites, when required.

Additional Information

  • SECURITY – All candidates must be in a position to obtain UK security clearance to SC level and then DV clearance.

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Assistant Project Manager

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £40.00 - £45.00 per hour

Assistant Project Manager Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Assistant Project Manager. The role will be an initial 4 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to be responsible for all aspects of project management for construction projects, including the deployment of project control and project management techniques.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the management and performance of assigned projects, sub contracts, vendors and/ or accounts and will ensure plans are in place (e.g. Budgets, quality, performance and output plans)
  • To monitor & report progress and feed information as part of the project recording and review process
  • Management of sub contracts, work packages and/ or small projects, ensure delivery of budget, schedule, scope, risk management and quality of the sub contract
  • Issue authorisations for work within the scope of own activity, ie. release of budget such that work can be undertaken and the contract or project delivered
  • Involvement in the creation of Reporting Packs and delivery of Project reports up through the business chain.
  • Ensure compliance with all Project Management tools and techniques, e.g. Life cycle management, risk register, change control, etc.
  • Ensure SHE and Quality Governance and compliance including application of CDMC across all projects
  • Assist with decision making for projects on resourcing strategy, sub contract and supply chain activity.
  • In the absence of the PM, delegated authority to lead in setting and agreeing direction with senior management on behalf of the Project.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Essential – Project Management qualification (preferred APMP, PMP) or able to demonstrate experience of managing projects
  • Desirable – Degree in a building related subject, or equivalent qualification.
  • Essential – A professional qualification in a construction related discipline either as “Member” or “Associate/Incorporated” membership level, with significant relevant post[1]qualification experience.
  • Desirable – a professional qualification in health and safety.
  • Essential – Current CITB CSCS card or be prepared to obtain.
  • Planning and Scheduling: Extensive skill and significant experience of defining the scope of the project and of breaking this into manageable units; work breakdown structures, control accounts and work packages.
  • Risk & Opportunity Management: Extensive skill and significant experience in
  • identifying, assessing, allocating and managing project risks and project opportunities.
  • Performance Management: Familiar with and some practical experience with a structured approach to planning, cost collection and performance measurement.
  • Lifecycle Management Phase Review: Extensive skill and significant experience of the lifecycle gates to assess the health and management maturity of a project.
  • Lifecycle Management Contract Review: Extensive skill and significant experience in periodic business/ project progress reviews within a project lifecycle.
  • Stakeholder Management: Extensive skill and significant experience in identifying, analysing and planning actions to communicate, negotiate, and influence internal/ external stakeholders.

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Portsmouth

Rate: £45.00 per hour (INSIDE OF IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Software Project Manager

  • Somerset
  • Contract
  • £40.00 - £46.00 per hour

Software Project Manager Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Yeovil as a Software Project Manager. The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work on a suite of Software products deployed into UK and international Defence organisations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Project management of development activities within a technical/engineering environment particularly within software (essential).
  • Management and leadership of the project and delivery team
  • Supporting the developing of business cases and bidding documentation
  • Identifying project objectives and outcomes
  • Developing and tracking project plans, budget and schedules
  • Indentify, develop, and manage stakeholder relationships
  • Ensure business, project and quality management processes are effectively applied across projects
  • Identify project quality goals and lifecycle management (Gate) reviews
  • Manage product safety and risk / opportunity assessments
  • Indentify key skills required and developing the project team
  • Mentoring team members, providing guidance and support.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Project management of development activities within a technical/engineering environment particularly within software (essential).
  • Mentoring staff and leading teams
  • Working to defined and structured lifecycle processes with formal gate reviews and a culture of measurement and continuous improvement Working to quality standards and qualifications
  • AS9100 desirable Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Decision-making and leadership
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Strategic planning, risk management and/or change management

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Yeovil

Rate: £46.01 per hour

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Business Change Manager – Obsolescence

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • Up to £460.00 per day

Opportunity for a Business Change Manager to help support one of the largest engineering and defence giants in the world with IT Obsolescence.

As a Business Change Manager, you will run the Business Change activities across the IT Obsolescence Programme, reporting to Business Solutions Manager.

IT Obsolescence Programme is a major IT and Business Change Programme impacting across the UK. You will be responsible for incorporating and implementing business change delivery across a number of projects, manage a large stakeholder and business change network and track and report business benefit realisation. The role will have responsibility for ensuring the Business Change is embedded across the BAE Systems Organisation.

Your main responsibilities as a Business Change Manager will involve:

  • Accountable for delivery of the business change management delivery across the programme
  • Ensure business benefits associated with the change are measured and tracked within their project/programme and apply consistent benefit realisation standards Perform an impact assessment of the changes being introduced on the business teams, and coordinate project/programme business readiness activities
  • Lead and support Business Groups in carrying out Impact Assessments
  • Monitor and report the Programme business change performance and ensure business change delivery elements are incorporated into the integrated programme schedule
  • Establish and maintain strong stakeholder (internal and external) relationships maintaining regular dialogue and managing expectations. External stakeholders include IT Directors, Business leaders and end users and Internal includes the EITS SMT and employee base
  • Management and leadership of a virtual business change network including running the programme’s business change forums including senior stakeholders.
  • Responsible for ensuring business stakeholders allocate the relevant resource to the deliver the programme objectives
  • Shape and manage the delivery of the communications plan for the programme
  • Proactively identify the risk arising from the change activities and ensure they are properly managed within the programme context
  • Ensure any change management activities are properly incorporated into any programme LCM activities. Be accountable for managing the Business Change element of the LCM process
  • Accountable for Driving Business Change delivery into the Project Services element of the Programme
  • Accountable for the establishment and business agreement of readiness and acceptance criteria
  • Lead the Business Change Forum consisting of all the UK Businesses and ensure a consistent approach is adopted
  • Support other Business Forums to drive the change agenda, e.g. QBR’s, Business Engagement Board etc.

Your skills and qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively lead and deliver Business Change Management tasks of medium to high complexity and provide guidance in those areas
  • Broad understanding of Business Change Management methodologies, toolsets, processes and governance
  • Broad Business Change Management experience demonstrated in a professional role within a business or project
  • Experience in working with, and influencing, senior stakeholders across multiple business functions
  • Ability to deliver business change by working through an extensive virtual network of change agents and project delivery resources
  • Good Knowledge and understanding of both project and the wider business environment
  • Experience of driving business change
  • Develop & implement solutions to problems
  • Identify, adopt and tailor good practice

What we’re looking for in you:

  • Inspirational personality
  • Strong stakeholder management style and able to engage with individuals at all levels
  • Excellent communication skills – written, verbal and presentation
  • Experience in leadership – ability to motivate, empower, delegate, manage & lead teams to deliver required results
  • Understanding of programme governance structures, reporting and measurement methodologies
  • Strong project reporting

PLEASE NOTE: This position has been confirmed as being assessed as INSIDE IR35.

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.