We are SEA.

Engineered to protect. We protect what matters – our nations, our waters, our land, our cities, our people, our environment, our world.


Join us.

A Senior Project Manager typically leads and manages SEA’s projects of highest risk and complexity throughout the entire project lifecycle including bids and post project support. A Senior Project Manager is able to derive wide value by managing collections of related projects with a programmatic view when required.

What we offer

Your work, your contribution, deserves to be recognised and rewarded. Have a look at the benefits we offer:


Work life balance:

  • Hybrid/flexible working arrangements
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus buy and sell
  • Up to 16 days flexi leave accrual
  • Half day Fridays
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive special paid leave
Family & wellbeing:
  • Private medical health insurance & Employee Assistance Program
  • Group Pension Plan of up to 7% employer contribution
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing centre
  • Sports & Social activities
  • Employee Discounts portal – online and instore discounts, travel savings etc
  • Canada Life GP and financial advice
  • Life assurance policy
  • Publication and recruitment bonus rewards
  • Development opportunities, including LinkedIn learning
Facilities & resources:
  • Electric vehicle charging points at all sites
  • Private seated lunch areas
  • Onsite bistro (Barnstaple office) and free hot and cold beverages
  • Onsite showers and toiletries provision
  • Free onsite parking


What you’ll be doing

A Senior Project Manager shall be a skilled influencer, able to develop business and maintain excellent customer relationships. They shall consistently deliver promised business results

  • Manage bids, programmes, projects, tasks and work packages taking responsibility for the outcomes, budget, quality and timescales.
  • Achieve budgeted performance of their projects, monitor progress against targets, providing detailed forecast updates, initiate actions to maintain or exceed budgeted revenue, gross margin and cash performance and effectively manage all associated risks and opportunities
  • Manage stakeholders effectively, maintaining and developing cooperative and constructive relationships with customers, suppliers and SEA staff
  • Proactively develop business opportunities in collaboration with the business development team. Confidently lead the development of business winning proposals for high value and complicated projects.
  • Deliver and plan complex projects and programmes effectively and professionally in accordance with industry best practice and SEA’s management system
  • Be highly skilled in handling of issues, including leading the team in problem solving.
  • Achieve high levels of staff engagement and ensuring team members are aware of and understand their priorities, scope of work, acceptance criteria as well as the relation of their work to project strategy, aims, objectives and business case.
  • Enable the team to continually improve by removing impediments, capturing lessons and reviewing delivery outcomes.
  • Line Manage project staff, as required, setting SMART objectives, monitoring performance, developing personal development plans and conducting annual staff appraisals
  • Develop personal competence and capability within the discipline of Project Management in accordance with the guidelines of the APM.

Travel may be required to other SEA sites as well as customer and supplier premises both in the UK and abroad


The skills you need

  • Experience of managing firm price, complex system contracts of multi-million pound value
  • Expert in planning, risk and opportunity management
  • An excellent communicator and able to demonstrate both effective change and conflict management with highly developed influencing skills
  • Proven in-depth knowledge and experience of all phases of a project from inception, planning and organisation, monitoring and control, closure in the military environment
  • Deep knowledge of the full range of project management competencies including financial and earned value management, risk and opportunity management and supplier and subcontractor project management
  • Extensive Knowledge and experience of different commercial arrangements including fixed price design and manufacture, availability-based service provision, build-to-print, time and materials contracts, etc.
  • Hands-on experience of working with project management tools, such as Microsoft Project, risk registers, etc. including the ability to use advanced features when necessary
  • Formal qualifications with the APM (to PMQ), professional registration or actively working towards similar level qualifications.

Join us and be part of something smaller – with 300 people in the UK and Canada – doing something bigger: protecting what matters. 


If you would like to know more, please give our Talent Acquisition Business Partner Kelly-Ann a call on 01373852083.





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