Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Project Manager

Support and Service Solutions (S3)

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Do you want to work on real-time projects alongside leading scientists and engineers within a globally renowned company?

Leonardo’s Graduate Programme develops promising young graduates into engineers and business professionals of the future.

Leonardo in the UK

Today we are at the leading edge of advanced manufacturing. Learn more about the key role we are playing in the development of UK engineering

The opportunity: 

Leonardo is an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection and sustainable ’smart’ solutions. We are globally renowned and are continually expanding, offering exciting opportunities to talented individuals who want to work at the forefront of our technology. With the majority of our engineers having chartered status, you can look forward to working with highly skilled professionals that are passionate about their work.

Our 2 year Graduate Programme

On joining the Leonardo graduate programme, you will unlock a wealth of development opportunities and further learning. You will receive mentoring, coaching and support to achieve your personal goals and accreditation from your professional body.

At Leonardo, we have some of the Industry’s most sophisticated technology at our fingertips, and we rely on having the very best employees to maintain our competitive edge. As one of our graduates, you will be working for a company at the cutting edge of technology, as well as enhancing your skills and business acumen, opening up your horizons to the diverse and dynamic ways in which your degree can be used.

We have created a programme across our UK sites that value those who continuously ask questions and look to resolve problems through creative and innovative thinking. We will demand a high degree of customer focus and work performance from you in order to meet our operational challenges.

Job Description

As a Graduate Project Manager in Support and Service Solutions (S3) you will be working within a dynamic, collaborative, creative Business Unit to an experienced Programme Manager or Senior Project Manager.

You will be given responsibilities for working with project stakeholders to ensure Customer satisfaction whilst working on a variety of projects throughout the project lifecycle to achieve successful objectives and outcomes.

Based around the Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge, you will be given opportunities to build on your degree knowledge and to develop your project management skills which, with your developing experience, will provide your route to professional accreditation.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • To support the Programme Manager, Senior Project Manager and Work Package Managers to ensure execution of projects to achieve success criteria/objectives.
  • To identify and manage the dependencies between members of the Integrated Project Teams (IPT), supporting business functions and areas.
  • Coordinate the activities of the IPT by establishing appropriate communication mechanisms encompassing both meetings and reporting requirements.
  • Maintain the tailored Lifecycle Management Framework (project plan, WBS, OBS and cost/control accounts) that governs the operation of the IPT across projects.
  • Manage the planning, allocation and deployment of team members and workload to optimise use of resources to changing project needs.
  • Monitoring and control of all activities and costs, defining and implementing corrective (or recovery) actions required to tackle any deviation from the planned activities.
  • Compilation of report information to assist in the reporting of project status to stakeholders and customers.
  • Support the achievement of the Project's economic-financial objectives ensuring maximum value creation throughout the entire lifecycle of the Project within the constraints and commitments agreed with the Business.
  • Conduct effective risk and opportunity management ensuring that all risks and opportunities are recorded, managed and tracked to closure. Where mitigation activities are required ensure that adequate support is provided to ensure they are undertaken.

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

All of our roles require (a) a minimum of an upper Second class Bachelors/Integrated Masters degree, or (b) a higher degree, such as a MSc or PhD. In all cases the subject should be engineering, mathematics, physics or another relevant discipline.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Excellent organisation, presentation and writing skills.
  • Flexibility including ability and willingness to travel and visit customer sites (occasional travel in UK and abroad).
  • Fully conversant with current IT/computer software packages (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Good team player
  • Desirable. 

Please note that in order to apply for this opportunity you must be eligible for UK Security Clearance. Normally this is to the level of Security Check (typically known as “SC”) for our business

What are you waiting for?

Don’t delay – these roles attract high competition so apply now to avoid disappointment.

Our Assessment dates run from November 2019 to April 2020 and roles will be closed once offered.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 001016
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Opportunity Overview

  • March 30th, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Edinburgh
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Electronic
  • Maths
  • Mechanical
  • Physics
  • Project Management

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