Senior Programme Manager

  • Location

    Malvern, Worcestershire

  • Sector:

    IT, Engineering

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    martin ferguson

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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Programme Lead - Technical Project Delivery

Competitive Salary and Benefits


Security Clearances will be required

This Role Will Involve Travel

My client comprises teams of dedicated people; experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets. They draw on their extensive technical knowledge and intellectual property to provide the know-how and support to solve some of the world's most challenging problems.

Their people make the critical difference to customers by providing unique approaches to problem solving. Why don't you join some of the world's finest scientific and technical minds and help make tomorrow work today?

Job description/Person specification:

As the demand for solutions continues to increase within the defence and security market, we are looking to expand our senior projects team & appoint an experienced Senior Programme Manager. The successful applicant will lead the delivery of a complex programme to develop, integrate and prove 4G based communications systems on aircraft for a government client. Working in partnership with a number of organisations, the Senior Programme Manager will work with a variety of customer, partner and internal stakeholders to deliver a technically challenging and cutting edge solution.

The role can be based from Malvern, Farnborough or Boscombe Down & will require regular travel across these sites as well as other UK based locations.

Key Accountabilities:

* Development and maintenance of positive engagement with programme customers, partners and suppliers.
* Delivery of the Programme outcomes, to agreed baseline (customer satisfaction, time, cost, quality, cash and sales).
* Ensuring programme members operate in line with the Operating Framework & functional competency management requirements; and have appropriate personal objectives recorded in the performance management system.
* Resolving conflicts (including prioritisation calls) within the programme and collaborating across the business.
* Leading the embedding of improvement in the project and programme management function, as agreed with IDT Leads and the Performance Excellence team.
* Maintenance of forecasts (both financial and resource demand signal) for sales and delivery which reflects the up-to-date expectations for the work.
* Application of governance requirements (including life-cycle, project & independent reviews as appropriate) for foundation sales and delivery work.
* Reporting progress on all accountabilities to IDT Lead (or their delegate).
* Embedding a culture in line with the business values.

Essential Skills, Experience & Qualifications:

* MSP Practitioner or equivalent APM qualification.
* Experience leading complex technical programmes into government agencies/departments
* Strong interpersonal skills to succeed by networking and integrating across formal organisation boundaries.
* Commercial acumen, politically astute with influencing, negotiating and presentation skills.
* Strong communication skills, underpinning proactive and efficient stakeholder / customer management.