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Programme Manager - Network Infrastructure - 6 Months - Bristol

  • Salary: £650 - £700 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Bristol
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 07/11/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH92242

Programme Manager - Network Infrastructure to be based in Bristol on an initial 6 Month contract. Our client is looking for an experience Programme Manager who has worked on Network Infrastructure programmes of work.

Job Title - Programme Manager - Network Infrastructure

Location - Bristol

Rate - 700 per day

Duration - 6 Months initial

Demonstrates programme management expertise by creation of project deliverables that meet or exceed the needs of the stakeholders. Directs, manages and controls team members, including other project managers, vendors and external suppliers, to deliver the required project quality, cost and delivery timeframes.

Essential Experience

  • Strong Programme Management experience for Network Infrastructure programmes of work.
  • Heavy networking background, ideally a head of networks or similar who has transitioned into project management.
  • Programme covering 20K users, manager is based in Switzerland but role and team UK based. Little travel required (Swiss once a quarter maybe)
  • Dealing with C-Suite members so needs to be a little more mature/ have the experience to deal with CEO level management.
  • Project up to 2nd stage of implementation/ deployment stage - a lot of monitoring, analytics, holistic, network maturity.

Programme Management

  • Exercises overall responsibility for the successful delivery of the project to plan, budget and agreed quality and governance standards
  • Manages the lead supplier in line with agreed contractual obligations, milestones and quality standards.
  • Works with the Programme Manager to deliver effective communications and manages relationships with key stakeholders at executive and direct reports' levels across the Programme/Project Client base and technical community, ensuring continued buy-in to the Programme/Project
  • Owns and drives the Programme/Project planning framework, ensuring that plans are developed and tracked to appropriate standards, are integrated effectively across all work-streams, are unambiguous and achievable, and that dependencies are clearly understood and managed
  • Owns and drives the effective governance of the Programme/Project, via the Programme/Project Management Office, ensuring that technical, risk and other standards and compliance requirements are met and that the Programme/Project governance framework is comprehensively defined and firmly embedded across all areas of the Programme/Project
  • Manages and co-ordinate projects, their interdependencies, associated risks and issues
  • Controls the Programme/Project scope, ensuring that rigorous change control is exercised
  • Ensures the integrity of the Programme/Project - focusing inwardly on the internal consistency of the Programme/Project; and outwardly on its coherence with other technology and business initiatives. Includes identifying interfaces / alignment with other Programme/Projects, business as usual and specialist technical or service standards to the Programme Manager to ensure alignment.
  • Ensures the Programme/Project resource plan is maintained and that appropriately skilled and experienced individuals are appointed in line with delivery plans.
  • Actively manages supplier resource models and identifies issues to the Programme Manager for resolution
  • Ensures delivery of the platform and service meets requirements and that acceptance and handover to business as usual are managed against agreed acceptance criteria and to a defined plan.
  • Ensures that integrity is maintained by taking a best practice approach to development and implementation of Production change to support additional capability
  • Ensures that all Programme/Project/Project status reporting is accurate, informative and timely, and directly provides progress reports to the Programme Manager and Programme/Project governance forums at agreed intervals
  • Initiates extra activities and other management interventions wherever gaps in the Programme/Project are identified or issues arise
  • Provides an ongoing `health check' of the Programme/Project to confirm that delivery meets the Programme/Project's objectives and continues to make effective use of available funds and resources


Candidates should submit CVs in the first instance. Mike Tripp 0161 924 3631

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