Project Management roles2022-09-27T11:06:15+01:00

A lime green icon showing scales balancing time and moneyOur Project Management specialism provides a pipeline of project professionals to deliver our complex programme of work.

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.

The breadth and depth of what our project managers do means a career with us gives you a fantastic level of variety, challenge and career development.

You could be working on the project delivery of equipment and services across any of our internal business areas – Land, Ships, Submarines, Air, Joint Enablers or Corporate functions.

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Project Management roles at DE&S

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 expertise within project management includes: project, programme and portfolio management (P3M); safety, acquisition lifecycle and business cases.

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 Management and Project Controls function (as a PDF).

Project Manager at DE&S interviewed by Business & Industry website

Project Manager at DE&S

Mark Geoghegan, a Chinook Project Team Leader at the time, and since promoted to Head of the Project Delivery function, was interviewed by businessandindustry.co.uk about project management at DE&S.


Latest Project Delivery vacancies

Can’t find a project delivery vacancy for you today? Check out all our vacancies across DE&S.

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What our Project Managers say

Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at what our people say about us.


I am interested in my work.


I am trusted to carry out my job effectively.


I am treated with respect by the people I work with.

A career in Project Management

“There are development and support teams in the Project Management team to help you progress, but even without them, if you work hard and are prepared to learn and not give up, you will gain recognition and be given opportunities.”

– David, Project Manager

Turn your job into a career with DE&S. Find your place in our team today.

Meet David

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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