Programme Manager

Ford and Stanley Ltd
£50k - £60k pa
19 Oct 2016
18 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Are you looking for an opportunity to join a business that is one of the leading providers of software products for the rail industry?

Ford & Stanley - The Rail Recruitment Experts are working with one of UK based rail clients who are a provider of software products for railway operations and signalling.

We are looking for a Programme Manager who will report into the Operations Manager, the main responsibilities of the role holder include, but shall not be limited to:

- Line management, including performance reviews and career development, of Project Managers, Project Support and additional staff assigned as direct reports
- Assigning, monitoring, leading and mentoring project management and project support staff within the operations department
- Ensuring effective and timely reporting of project status (both internal and external)
- Ensuring effective and transparent risk management on projects
- Escalation of issues where necessary to Senior Management
- Driving continuous improvement to operations processes

Qualifications & Experience

- Requires proven experience as a Programme Manager, working within a busy Project Management Office, or as a Senior Project Manager running a number of projects in parallel
- Resilience and self-reliance. This role requires a leader who is a self-starter and confident in their own abilities
- Excellent communication skills
- People management skills including line management of teams in excess of 10
- Commercial acumen, project level financial management and budget control
- Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Project, Office Suite and Excel
- In-depth understanding of Project lifecycles
- Experience of working in highly regulated industries, ideally rail although candidates with experience in similar industries such as oil and gas, or aerospace will also be considered

Closing Date: 31st October