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Programme Manager
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Recruiter: Highways England
Listed on: 5th April
Location: Guildford
Salary/Rate: £58434 - £67199
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: HIG00578_1522926293
Contact Name: Highways England

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About Us
We are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England's motorways and major A roads. Consider that a third of all traffic, two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and 98% of UK businesses rely on them, and you can see why our roads, and what we do, matters so much.

It's an exciting time to begin a career with Highways England as we invest £11 billion in our motorways and A Roads boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety which why we're so grateful to our c 4,500 employees around the country. When you work with us, you're helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy. And with responsibility for major projects, working here is also a great move for your career.

Job Description

This role will be based within our exciting Smart Motorways Programme!

The Role:

Lead a segment of a Major Projects Programme; managing the performance of project teams, external contractors and consultants and ensuring adherence to effective governance, quality assurance, health and safety, technical and specialist standards across the supply chain and Highways England, to ensure successful delivery of agreed project outcomes and acting in line with mandatory and delegated responsibilities.

Day to Day:

* Develop and maintain strong collaborative relationships with the Programme Board and key external stakeholders to ensure full mutual understanding of the programme's strategic and delivery objectives, to report on and review programme performance, to agree solutions that resolve complex issues and to generate support for new project business cases.
* Ensure full compliance with Highways England Portfolio, Programme and Project Management System (P3MS), clarifying roles and responsibilities within the project delivery and PMO teams and holding them to account for creating high quality baseline management products, producing timely and accurate reports and for creating and maintaining specified records.
* Establish and manage any programme or project specific procedures, for example risk management, issue and change control, configuration management and communication, in line with P3MS.
* Oversee the production of and approve project plans, to ensure that all activities are appropriately organised to deliver project objectives, are appropriately resourced to deliver the required outcomes, and comply with P3MS and locally defined procedures.
* Ensure Quality Assurance and overall integrity of the programme segment, focusing on the internal consistency of the Programme, on its coherence and interfaces with other programmes and portfolios of work, and its consistency with corporate technical and specialist standards.
* Manage, lead and motivate senior project managers, the PMO and their teams, to ensure effective performance is delivered on the programme and to support their personal development.
* Appoint external delivery partners and consultants; oversee and direct their delivery and hold them to account, to ensure timely delivery, value for money and adherence to Highways England standards.
* Promote continuous improvement and innovation across the portfolio to ensure that work is conducted in manner that takes into consideration wider stakeholders, political nuance and the long-term strategic aims of Highways England.

About you:

* Extensive experience of leading people and teams to successful delivery of a programme of complex, high risk projects, and/or high profile change programmes.
* Extensive track record of managing complex relationships with multiple stakeholders and evidence of skills to influence relationships for positive outcomes.
* Demonstrate experience as mentor and/or coach to develop project management talent, skills and competence within a complex project environment
* Has experience operating within complex matrix organisations
* Strong evidence of commercial skills with proven ability to negotiate and manage contracts to deliver outcomes and drive value for money
* Track record as mentor and/or coach to develop project management talent, skills and competence within a complex project environment
* Evidence of leadership on safety standards and their implementation within multiple team reporting structures within a complex projects environment.


Please see role profile

All applications must be accompanied with a current CV which will be used to assess your suitability for the role. Please ensure all the skills, experience and qualifications requested are clearly demonstrated in your CV as explained in the body of the advert.

All applicants must provide their right to work documentation at interview stage, such as a valid passport.

Please note that Highways England reserve the right to close the advert before the advertised closing date should a sufficient response have been received. Therefore, please complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

To find out more and to apply, please click the APPLY button.

Closing date: 19/04/2018