Head of Capture Manager – Future Cap - #28870

BAE Systems

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Riyadh
Contract type: Full time

Head of Capture Manager

Grade: GG14

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


As the Head of Capture, the Job Holder is responsible to the Typhoon Capability Director for defining, bidding, planning, managing and delivering capability upgrades to RSAF Typhoon to meet both customer and business requirements. The Job Holder will be responsible for managing RSAF Typhoon capability projects from bid phase through to entry into service phase and ensuring that they are managed to cost, time and quality.

The key aspect of this role will focus on the bidding and delivery of the Typhoon capability upgrades, operating closely with and providing expert leadership to other functional areas to ensure that the total capability delivered is fit for purpose.

The Job Holder will ensure that all aspects of the bid and project are fully defined to ensure customer requirements are achieved in accordance with all business and commercial criteria, as well as company policies and procedures. In doing so the PM will develop and maintain project plans and budgets which will deliver to customer and business needs, ensuring that these plans are consistent with overall programme needs, and that specific deadlines and milestones are agreed and communicated to all parties involved.

The Job Holder will lead, control and monitor the project so that it is delivered to agreed time, cost and quality requirements, regularly reviewing and reporting on progress against plan and, where necessary, intervening to resolve issues which threaten delivery to plan. To achieve this it will be necessary to ensure that the project adheres to all policies and procedures and that they are carried out in such a way as to minimise risk and maximise opportunities.

The delivery of the role will typically be through the management of a sizeable bid/project team which includes team members from all disciplines (Commercial, Engineering, Procurement etc). This team will also likely be based in both in KSA and UK.

The Job Holder will need to manage the project to ensure that the project achieves all its objectives especially assigned relationships with major suppliers and sub-contractors to ensure all contracts are delivered and that issues are effectively addressed. To undertake this role, the PM will need to ensure the project team possesses the required resources and capabilities to effectively deliver the project in line with all requirements and that staff are led, developed and motivated to ensure they are aware of and capable of meeting their accountabilities. To fully achieve this there will be a need to liaise with all functions relevant to the delivery of assigned projects to build an integrated project team and to enable the achievement of project objectives

The role requires the application of Project Management skills covering the entire project lifecycle. The position is to lead the project by ensuring the technical support through direct and indirect management of the team (both in the UK and KSA) in the delivery of solution. In the Prime Contractorship role, a significant aspect of the job will be the management of interfaces between several sub-contractors with the added complexity of potential significant In Country Industrial Participation and in the case of KSA, Saudisation.

An important part of the PM role will be to conduct post-project appraisals and ensure “lessons learned” dissemination across other business teams

The job holder will hold the BAE Systems Saudi Arabia delegated Project Management Governance from the Project Management Authority and be responsible for the project team for the application and compliance with the BAE Operational Framework , PM functional processes, including LCM and on all projects and tasks. Specifically Planning, Monitoring and Control; Risk and Opportunity Management, Performance Management particularly Earned Value Management (EVM) and Life Cycle Management, Bid Status and Phase and Contract Reviews.

The post holder will delegate specific authority where appropriate to other functions of the project team.


The job holder will hold the BAE Systems Saudi Arabia delegated Project Management Governance and be responsible for the Project Teams compliance with the BAES Operational Framework.

To lead and direct the Project Team in the maintenance, understanding and agreement of the Customer’s specific and derived Requirements and the delivery of an optimum solution to meet those Customers intended operational need.

To lead the project management team in the successful implementation of the ‘right’ partnering team to fulfil the requirements and oversee the management and flow down of requirements to the Sub-Contractors and ensure that the overall technical proposals provided an Integrated Solution that will fulfil the Customers’ expectations. This will be accomplished using the PCL leadership and behaviours and Project Management Capability.

Accountable to the Head of Typhoon Future Capability for the overall integration of the future capability upgrade programmes to support the sustainability of RSAF Typhoon capability. Ensuring that:

Planning, Monitoring and Control

Requirements and acceptance activities are carried out in an effective manner through implementation of agreed processes and Plans

Project Management Processes required to deliver the bids and projects are effectively and appropriately employed

Project Management processes such as those documented in the Quality Management System and the Project management Functional Governance Manual are adhered to

Prove a delegate coordinating design authority role, co-ordinating internal and external design authorities, ensuring that all relevant factors including quality and safety are full accounted for through the implementation of the agreed engineering & safety management plans

Manage the interface between subcontractors employed on the project and ensure the facilities are designed, constructed tested and commissioned to the requisite standards in Storage, Handling and processing of munitions to the appropriate UK Regulations

Risk and Opportunity Management

Manage the project risk plan

Continually assess and analyse the risks on PREDICT

Identify new risks and appoint risk owner where risk best lies, adopt a risk register

Manage the retiring of risks and release of contingency

Identify and manager opportunities to the benefit of the project

Performance Management

To regularly review against agreed standards the performance of the team and subcontractors carrying out the work to ensure that Customer needs are met within the correct and current safety parameters by continually assessing against the Bid documentation and Phase reviews.

To monitor subcontractor performance in the handling of issues arising in the UK and KSA.

To manage and control project costs and report on spend against progress.

Employ Earned value management to measure sub-contractor performance to identify variance to plan and to take measures to bring performance back in line with the plan.

Represent monthly updates to PRS and report progress at CSR reviews.

Life Cycle Management

Ensuring the project meets the requirements of the LCM Documents and associated Project Management Plans

Undertake Phase Reviews as planned


Thorough understanding of BAE Systems Strategy, Products and Capabilities

Thorough knowledge of BAE Systems Process, Policies and external legal constraints

Maintain and develop strategic relationships with other Business Units, Saudi Industry and joint Ventures to ensure business winning solutions are viable, and align processes

In depth knowledge of the Defence Knowledge and experience of business in KSA or Middle East and the culture

A robust knowledge of the business functions and their respective roles and responsibilities.

APMP accreditation preferred

Individual must have credibility and track record of managing and delivering new business, able to operate and influence at strategic levels of BAE Systems, implement and oversee business winning processes

Background would include significant programme management, new business delivery, pipeline development, previous senior role, must be able to see the strategic picture and implement at tactical level

Technical knowledge of business winning process and BAE Systems products, solutions and future strategy. Needs to be knowledgeable / experienced enough that discretion can be appropriately applied. Must have sufficient credibility in organisation that others see individual’s value add through the assurance of correctly applied process and enterprise wide capability development

Able to adapt at fast paced delivery while maintaining governance role

Business Development tools, techniques and processes

Development of partnering / teaming arrangements

Solution Concepts, Options and Definition

Customer and Stakeholder Relationship Management

Target Pricing and Price to Win

Strategic Marketing

Competitive Intelligence

Value Propositions

Generating Business Cases

Application of Offset and Export Finance


In return for the required high levels of commitment and hard work you will receive a competitive salary, rent free accommodation and access to free recreation facilities, all available within Company secured accommodation. In addition, a generous leave and travel allowance makes this an opportunity not to be missed. On successfully securing a role your appointment to Saudi Arabia will initially be on single status. On commencement of employment in Saudi Arabia you will have the opportunity to apply to have your family join you in the future. A full health care scheme is provided within Saudi Arabia.


In return for the required high levels of commitment and hard work you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, including a generous leave and travel allowance, a full health care scheme and access to subsidised recreational facilities

BAE Systems

At BAE Systems, we serve the needs of our customers by delivering a wide range of advanced defence aerospace, and security solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities, and people.

All appointments in Saudi Arabia are subject to receipt of all necessary Government and/or Customer approvals.

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