Project Manager (Alliance/JRTC) – Submarines

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Why Rolls-Royce?

There is currently an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join our ’Joint Route To Contract (JRTC) Team’. Rolls-Royce is a part of The Dreadnought Alliance that was formed  in 2018. The Alliance's mission is to deliver four Dreadnought submarines for £31 billion, with the first one ready for  patrol in the 2030s.

We’re a leader in propulsion system design and development for the Royal Navy’s nuclear submarine fleet and the sole provider and technical authority.

Join us and we’ll provide an environment where you can be yourself. An inclusive, digital-first culture that invests in you, gives you a platform for continuous learning, and access to an incredible breadth and depth of opportunities to grow your career.

This Project Manager opportunity offer Hybrid working opportunities from any of our key sites in Derby, Barrow-in-Furness or Bristol with an expectation of regular travelling to Barrow and Bristol. Throughout our proud history, we’ve discovered pioneers come in many forms, not least through the individual traits displayed by our people.

You will be responsible for: execution of the contract commitments for Delivery Phase 3, essentially developing the agreements and securing permissioning via the Dreadnought Contract & Permissioning Group. You will also be developing the strategy for DP4 and project management of the approvals workstream; and delivering route to contract transformation and continuous improvement activities through joint processes.

This role provides Project Management leadership of the DP3 Commitments working on a range of deals across all of the Alliance Parties.

We offer excellent development, a competitive salary and exceptional benefits. These include bonus, employee support assistance and employee discounts.

Your needs are as unique as you are. Hybrid working is a way in which our people can balance their time between the office, home or another remote location.  It’s a locally managed and flexed informal discretionary arrangement.  As a minimum we’re all expected to attend the workplace for collaboration and other specific reasons, on average three days per week.

What you will be doing:

You will be supporting the development of acquisition and commercial strategies.

  • Preparing detailed plans for the Route to Contract workstreams.
  • Engaging with subject matter experts to bring their advice and expertise into negotiations, coordinating resources to best effect.
  • Providing written and verbal briefings to stakeholders on Dreadnought Commitments
  • Developing contract artefacts including Change Requests, AEDs, MDAL, Risk Register, Scope Description
  • Delegating PM authority to assure new commitments 

Who we’re looking for:

At Rolls-Royce we embrace agility, are bold, pursue collaboration and seek simplicity in everything we do.  These principles form our values and behaviours and are an essential component of our assessment process and are fundamental qualities that we seek for all roles.

  • Commercially aware, with experience of procurement processes, or a keen interest to learn
  • Understands and promotes collaboration both inside and outside of the Alliance, displaying good stakeholder management, communication and presentation skills
  • Displays strong team working skills and has a passion for driving the performance of the Alliance to deliver DP3 commitment
  • Qualified Project Manager (APMP or similar)
  • Numerate, has some skills in Excel and is able to apply analytical skills

We’re an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures give us different perspectives. And the more perspectives we have, the more successful we’ll be. By building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential.

We welcome applications from people with a refugee background.

You can learn more about our global inclusion strategy at

To work for the Rolls-Royce Submarines Business an individual has to hold a Security Check (SC) clearance without any caveats to that clearance. Rolls-Royce will support the application for Security Clearance if the individual does not currently already have this in place.

Due to the nature of work the Business conducts and the protection of certain assets a person has to be a UK national or in MoD approved cases a Dual National from a non ITAR country.