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Senior Programme Manager

  • Salary: £500 - £600 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Malvern, Worcestershire
  • Sector: Management, Other
  • Date posted: 05/05/2017
  • Job reference: J365858A

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Senior Programme Manager

3 - 6 Months


I currently have a Senior Programme Manager role available for a Leading Defence and Aerospace company to be based in Malvern but with occasional travel to Farnborough.

Outline of Duties:

  • Define, articulate and realise strategic benefits
  • Maintain focus on the delivery of agreed strategic benefits
  • Monitoring projects against agreed targets for time, quality, cost, risks and issues
  • Manage risks, issues and changes at the programme level
  • Manage the interdependencies between projects, and between projects and business as usual
  • Manage resources available to the programme and resource conflicts
  • Ensure coherence across the projects within the programme area
  • Develop and maintain a trusting and productive relationship with key stakeholders (such as Range Capability Managers, Facility Managers, etc)
  • Act as Performance Manager for Project Managers within the team
  • Improve the quality of Project Management (planning, forecasting and delivery to time, cost and quality)
  • Proactive support to business improvement initiatives
  • Proactive implementation of new corporate standards and toolsets
  • Oversee the adherence to corporate standards and toolsets
  • Assign Project Managers to Projects and issue appropriate Letters of Authority
  • Authorise spend in line with the corporate financial delegations
  • Monitor and authorise project progress through the lifecycle gates in line with corporate guidance

Skills Required:

  • Leadership across the PM discipline
  • Drive and determination to achieve strategic benefits
  • Broad and deep understanding of the PM discipline
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills; and an ability to tailor your style to meeting/audience requirements
  • Provide a supportive, but challenging, environment to PMs, ensuring timely, open and honest reporting and accurate forecasting
  • Provide an environment of continuous improvement
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