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Sharon Pyatt - Project Manager, Artful Externals

Sharon Pyatt
Sharon Pyatt - Project Manager, Artful Externals
Sharon has worked at BAE Systems for 5 years and progressed to her current role after joining as a Principal Project Engineer. She started her career in the shipyard at the age of 16 as a Procurement Records Clerk and returned to the company after a 17 year gap to experience a different set of challenges and develop her career.

She said: “Before joining BAE Systems, my highest qualification was an NVQ level 4 in management but since then, the company has invested in my development and I’ve achieved one of my life goals - I’ve gone to University and have gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Project Management.
The naming ceremony today is a huge celebration for the team and myself for all the hard work that we’ve done over time to get to the state that the boat is in today. It’s an amazing feeling and such a reward to see it.

Sharon Pyatt - Project Manager, Artful Externals

“It’s an amazing experience being part of such a vast, cross functional team. As a project manager, it’s my job to get individuals and teams from different departments to work together to achieve the same goal – to complete Artful to the best possible standards, and get her out to sea. For me, the best project managers don’t have to have lots of technical skills or knowledge. They need ‘softer’ skills such as good communication, team working, problem solving and stakeholder management to get the best out of people.

“The most enjoyable part of my job is achieving our targets!”

When she’s not in work, Sharon likes to visit the waterfalls in the Lake District and she is a trustee of a local community association.