Project Manager

Job Req ID:  957
Posting Date:  16-Sep-2022
Function:  Cyber Security

Stow On The Wold, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Salary:  Competitive plus excellent benefits

Project Manager

Security isn't always the first thing that comes to mind when you think of BT, but when it comes to keeping everyone safely connected, We Are The Protectors. We deal with thousands of cyber-attacks every day, so that millions of people can safely go about their daily lives and run their businesses. We deliver vital work at scale, with real breadth and impact. We connect for good.


About this role

You'll be joining a specialist security team that is a trusted partner to governments worldwide, protecting critical national infrastructure and committed to the safety and security of our nation and global communities. Our mission focused work is innovative, inspiring and technologically challenging in a way that makes every day different and stimulating. We provide the opportunity to work on rare projects, with exciting tools and brilliant people. Everyone has access to unparalleled professional and personal development opportunities and your contribution is always valued. With incredible opportunities to learn, develop and gore your skills, we’ll invest in you and nurture your potential. 

Empowered, challenged, supported and rewarded, our people are the key to our success. Our people keep customers happy with great service. We’ve focused on creating an energising culture that makes BT an even better place to build a career. We’re at the top of our game, and this is your chance to join us.

From being part of a dynamic, global winning new business team to learning about new security solutions to customer presentations, this is a role where you can make a difference. As one of our Project Management Professionals, you will support project management using your skills and technical capabilities to define, document and deliver mission-critical projects. Agreeing with customers and suppliers, the approach, plans and performance criteria for delivery. Managing costs and resources, handling issues and identifying and escalating risks to ensure project objectives are met.

You'll have the following responsibilities

  • You will be a collaborative partner, creating and maintaining effective working relationships between team members, customers, suppliers and partners.
  • You will define, document and execute mission-critical programmes and projects agreeing approach, engagement and communication plans and quality and performance criteria with business stakeholders.
  • Manage costs, timescales and resources, gaining approval for and implementing actions.
  • Identify, manage and escalate risks to the project, ensuring compliance to terms & conditions of contracts. 
  • Ensure your projects are formally closed, reviewing project performance to identify and recommend potential areas of improvement for future projects

You'll have the following skills & experience

  • Possess a recognised formal qualification in Project Management. 
  • Be agile, using your knowledge to collaborate with peers across the business.
  • Use Data Analytics – using your knowledge of data and its presentations to help colleagues make decisions. 
  • Be able to develop plans or business cases and define timescales and resource needs to deliver programmes. 
  • Demonstrate a compelling rationale while explaining ideas or win support, resolve issues and influences people considering multiple points of view. 
  • Have a proven track record of establishing and running effective project governance, leading teams through periods of pressure. 
  • Have tackled process or policy obstacles to delivery, ensuring compliance and risk mitigation. 
  • Be driven to expand your knowledge and experience, and to develop the capabilities of those in your immediate and extended teams.

You might even:

  • Have experience working with Agile Project Management Methodologies
  • Have knowledge of Security solutions or delivered a security project


Security Clearance: The nature of our work means you will be expected to obtain and maintain a DV clearance, so if you don’t currently have one, we will need to undertake pre security checks before starting the role with us. Once you have obtained DV, you will be eligible for an additional £5k annual payment.

 What’s in it for you?

  • Career progression in BT Security and across BT with our internal development programme
  • Competitive salary
  • Location: Cheltenham
  • Working requirements: On Site full time                
  • Weekly Hours: 37.5
  • Position Type: Full Time  
  • Contract: Permanent



  • Discounted BT Broadband, TV & mobile packages and BT products
  • On target Bonus
  • Share options and 10% pension contribution
  • Professional development and paid for industry certifications/qualifications
  • Flexible benefits/rewards including dental insurance, healthcare, gym memberships etc.
  • Well-being support for you and your family
  • 3 days paid volunteering a year
  • Flexible and smart working (subject to business needs)
  • Due to the sensitive nature of this role you may be required to undergo DV (Developed Vetting) level Security Clearance ( An allowance of £5k per annum may be payable monthly while you hold this DV and continue to work in a role that requires that level of security clearance. The terms of this allowance will be made available if you are successful in being recruited into this role.


About BT

There are two things that we want to share with anyone considering joining us.

Firstly, we’ve got big ambitions for our colleagues and the future of the organisation. These include our vision that inclusion and accessibility drive every conversation we have and every decision we make. We want our workforce to fully represent the communities and customers we serve, because a diverse business is a better business. We value every colleague, their diversity and the contribution that they make. When we say you’re welcome at BT, we really mean it.

Secondly, the one thing the pandemic has taught us is that a lot of current and future colleagues, where and when possible, want to embrace hybrid working. Therefore, we are introducing Smart Working at BT. Smart Working means having the flexibility to choose, as a team, how and where you work depending on your team’s deliverables and needs; when you are at your shared core location to connect with others and when not. It may not be for every role, and, as part of the recruitment process, you’ll have the chance to discuss Smart Working and how it might work for the job you are applying for.


Security is one of the fastest growing parts of our global organisation. We protect our networks from more than 6,500 cyber-attacks each day, invest over £40m in research each year and employ more than 3,000 people - which makes us the largest private cyber security employer in the UK. With incredible opportunities to learn, develop and grow your skills, we’ll invest in you, nurture potential and shape your future – whatever your background or experience. You can find out more about Security in BT here

In today’s world, safe and secure digital connections have never been more vital. You’ll be joining a global company operating at the forefront of the information age: BT employs 90,000 people in 180 countries. With huge scale, we’re capable of achieving great things, striving to be personal, simple, and brilliant for our customers whilst creating an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed. Play your part. Make a difference. We are the Protectors.


How to Apply

It's easy to apply online; you just need a copy of your up-to-date CV and to follow the step-by step process. Don't worry if you need to make changes - you'll have the opportunity to review and edit your work on the final page. We look forward to receiving your application!