Project Delivery careers at DE&S
Driving progress. Delivering for the nation. Our Project Delivery function delivers some of the most complex and exciting projects in UK defence, offering fantastic variety with the support to shape and grow your career.
Over the next 10 years, we will deliver an equipment and support programme of approximately £178 billion to the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force.
Driving delivery, accountability, responsibility and efficiency across DE&S, our project delivery teams are involved in all phases of every project. You could be working on the project delivery of equipment and services across a range of areas, such as Ships, Land, Air, Submarines, Strategic Enablers and Corporate.
Our breadth and depth will ensure a career with us enables a fantastic level of variety, challenge, learning and career development.
Deliver cutting-edge projects
From developing the nation’s future submarines to acquiring armoured vehicles, our work is at the forefront of fast-paced, cutting-edge project delivery. The specialist areas within project delivery include: project management; cost control (engineering); cost control (finance); estimating; planning and scheduling; project controls management (PCM); and risk management.
Whether you’re experienced in your career or just starting out, there’s a place for all kinds of people from all kinds of backgrounds on our Project Delivery team. Join us, and be part of vital work that helps keep our nation safe.
Learn, grow, progress
We’re here to support you to be the best you can be – whether that’s through support and funding for Association for Project Management (APM) qualifications, on-the-job learning, coaching and mentoring, or the support of a Development Officer who’s there to help you navigate your career. Here you’ll find a great opportunity to kickstart your career – or take it to the next level!
For each of the functions in DE&S there is a technical competence framework. The framework describes specific professional skills or knowledge standards that are required within the function. Click here to open the technical competence framework for the Project Delivery function. You’ll be assessed on two technical competences at interview, which will be stated in the job advert – so it’s well worth having a read before you apply!
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