Project Controller - Graduate 2017
graduate scheme

Project Controller - Graduate 2017

MBDA UK Limited
Competitive salary
Time left to apply
14 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic graduate to develop a challenging and rewarding career within Project Management, in a dynamic multinational missile company. Project Management at MBDA will enable you to explore the global culture of product development, manufacture, in-service support and future projects. You will deliver exciting new sophisticated technology and engineering projects, gaining on the job training from experienced professional project managers.

What you will be doing?

The role is for a Project Planner/ Project Controller graduate;thiswill require a well-developed level of judgement, defining complex customer facing programmes and project control structures, developing credible estimates and defining project organisation and work breakdown structures. Your ability to communicate at all levels will be significant to this role, from engaging and negotiating with engineering, business and customer facing organisations to communication of performance to project stakeholders.

We will expect to see good evidence of genuine leadership potential, a communicator and motivator to bring about team building, setting the project management office vision and challenging the project teams to achieve schedule and cost objectives.

This role will involve working within our multinational teams and will involve developing relationships with travel to our French and Italian partners; therefore an aptitude in one of these languages will be a distinct advantage.

Successful candidates will expect to gain a broad understanding of the business through hands-on experience in a variety of challenging project management roles including, Commercial, Project Management and Programme Control

After two years we expect you to perform in the business as a Project Planner or Project Controller or assistant Project Manager.

In return we offer a two-year structured Graduate programme and a fully supported route leading to the Project Management Institutes PM Professional (PMP) Qualification.

Company information

MBDA is a global leader in the design and manufacture of missiles and missile systems; competing at the forefront of the defence industry.

MBDA is a multi-national company, with 10,000 employees on industrial facilities spanning France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States. With some of the most sophisticated technology in defence, MBDA is Europe’s leading guided weapons company and prime complex weapon contractor to the UK MOD. With this in mind we continually look to broaden our existing talent base whilst maintaining a strategic edge and exploiting new markets and applications for our world-class technology base.

Person requirements

  • Willingness to build technical knowledge
  • Good communication, motivational and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work independent and as part of a team.
  • Ability to take initiative and work well under pressure.
  • Language skills could be an advantage.

Qualifications and experience requirements

  • 2:2 Honours Degree in a technical or business-based degree.

Accepted degree subjects

transport engineering · aerospace engineering · business and management studies · mechanical engineering · computer sciences and IT · electronic and electrical engineering · engineering management


Competitive salary

flexible working, paid overtime, a comprehensive pension scheme, discounted private healthcare scheme, on-site gym, sports teams and inter-company tournaments, fantastic site facilities, bonus schemes, and superb learning and development opportunities.




Contract and working hours

Permanent · Full-time

How to apply

Please note that in order to apply for MBDA UK opportunities you will need to be eligible for SC (Secret Level) UK Security Clearance.

Closing date: 31/01/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 31/01/2017