Project Delivery roles2023-08-09T11:09:39+01:00

Project Delivery careers at DE&S

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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!

Technical competences

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!

Military leaver? 

For many service leavers, DE&S is a natural fit, and we’ve been supporting veterans into rewarding roles for decades. Discover secure and meaningful civilian employment as part of our team – all while helping to support those still serving. Discover more about our career options for military leavers.

Latest Project Delivery vacancies

Can’t find a Project Delivery job for you today? Visit our Vacancies page and register for job alerts.

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Lead innovation

From championing change to delivering innovations, Programme Manager Buhe has an exciting role in our Future Capability Group.

Read Buhe’s interview

Discover a new direction

Joining DE&S from the retail sector, Jamie brought valuable skills in people and performance management – which are vital for his role as a Project Manager.

Read Jamie’s interview

Shape your path

From career switches and specialist training to championing inclusivity, Project Planner and Scheduler Gaurang is carving a career journey unique to him.

Read Gaurang’s interview

Join an award-winning team

In 2022, we were extremely proud to win an APM Award for our on-going dedication in meeting the challenging needs of the UK Armed Forces through robust project delivery methodologies, tools and people. This is just one example of how we’re performing at the top of our game, as we equip the UK military to stay at the top of theirs.

Deliver for the nation

“As a function, what we do is really varied and exciting. Our work makes a real difference for the UK military: we’re providing them with equipment and services that enables them to protect life and protect our nation, and that for me is a job worth doing.”

– Suzy, Programme Manager

Discover where your ambition will lead you. Join our team today.


What our people say


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Where else could you fit in?

Part of the Ministry of Defence, DE&S is made up of eight functions, each supporting its own vital strand of the organisation. Our functions offer professional development and flexibility to our people – and assurance to our customers that we have the scale and expertise to deliver on any project.

See where you fit in and join a world-class team today.

More about Defence Equipment & Support

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Who we are

Part of the Ministry of Defence, we’re a mix of 12,500 talented civil servants and military personnel located across the UK and abroad.

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What we do

Delivering a programme of work of over £13bn annually, we ensure the UK Armed Forces have all the equipment and support they need for their operations.

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Work for us

Join us in specialisms from engineering to project management to commercial – take your first step to a more rewarding career with DE&S.

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