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Programme Manager in Milton Keynes, South East, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Key Focus of the Role


The programme manager is responsible for the successful delivery of the proposed
change, co-ordination of the project and management of the independencies.

These areas will include, but is not limited to:


• To develop the design and mitigations required to meet the station developments in
line with local and wider contexts
• To deliver the agreed solutions for stations within CS2 including Oxford (excluding
Bedford)vlong the line of route in line with EWR’s and stakeholders requirements
• To ensure that the solutions match the needs of the railway and are fit for purpose for
the life of the railway.
• Coordinate delivery to align with entry into service requirements


Responsibilities of the Role


As Programme Manager you will have the following responsibilities:


• Planning and effective coordination and resolution of issues for the tasks and
projects under your control, where necessary initiating corrective actions
• Co-ordination of the different elements of the project to time, cost and budget and
within the agreed governance
• Oversight and management of associated risks and issues arising from the
programme
• Development and lead on effective change and realisation of the project benefits
• Manage budget and deliverables and where required monitor and prepare reports
• Monitor and manage the integrity and interfaces of the programme, ensuring quality
control, continuous improvement and where appropriate innovation are consistent
with EWR Co values
• Manage suppliers and their project teams, where appropriate, ensuring that any
EWR obligations are delivered
• Negotiate and administer relevant project agreements with outside parties,
including local authorities, developers, Network Rail and wider stakeholder groups
• Communicate with statutory, legal and local authorities, residents’ associations,
contractors, to maintain and promote a positive EWR Co corporate image
• Establish and maintain appropriate, professional and pro-active working relationship
with supplier’s project management team
• Take responsibility of your own and others’ health and safety by adopting and
working to the EWR Co Health and Safety principles.
• Co-operate with EWR Co in all matters relating to health and safety, including
following safe working procedures at all times.
• Act as a role model for EWR Co’s vision and values, behaving in ways that are
aligned with EWR Co’s Ways of Working, as well as encouraging and supporting
others to do so too.
• Promote diversity in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when
interacting with colleagues


You should apply if you are:


• A compelling, convincing and articulate communicator, who uses written and oral
communications to inspire as well as convey succinct and clear messages
• Demonstrably fair, open and honest, with a strong moral compass
• Unswerving in your attempts to seek the best value to the public purse
• A self-starter who excels in a fast-paced and changing environment
• A persuasive programme manager, able to take stakeholders on a journey to help
achieve their aims
• Comfortable in a politically influenced environment where strategic change may
frequently lead to a new approach and a sudden reworking of previous efforts.
• Intrinsically flexible and relaxed in a role which grows and changes as the project
develops, doing whatever is necessary to deliver the desired outcomes
• Motivated by helpfully challenging your peers, and being challenged by peers, to
achieve better outcomes
• A problem solver who is excited by resolving issues at pace
• Well versed in, and at ease with, all the basics of project management – including
the control of cost, schedule and risk
• Proficient in using your analytical skills to develop and deploy incisive mitigations
• A passionate supporter of innovation and improvement, who is always searching for
better ways to deliver
• Captivated by the opportunity to lead disruptive change to the UK infrastructure
sector
• Motivated to develop and grow professionally as a project leader and/or specialist
• A strong enthusiast of a paradigm shift in working practices and project reporting,
using technology to empower honesty and accuracy and drive successful delivery
and productivity change
• Driven to lead a step change in how documentation is used, and how bureaucracy
can be drastically cut to aid delivery certainty.


You should apply if you have:


Skills:


• Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills (essential)
• Confident, succinct and inspiring communication (essential)
• Adept at balancing competing needs and pressures to achieve strategic aims
(essential)
• At ease with, and having an appetite for, technological change (desirable)
• A proven successful deployer of innovation and change in a project environment
(highly desirable)
• Degree qualified in an appropriate business discipline or an experiential equivalent
(desirable)
• Chartered membership of a relevant professional body (desirable)


Knowledge:


• A deep understanding of risk and change management and control
• Good knowledge of programme and project management tools, i.e PRINCE 2
(essential)
• A good understanding of continuous improvement methodologies and ideas (highly
desirable)
• Knowledge of change on a live railway and its operational complexities (desirable)
• Knowledge of all project management activities and procurement (highly desirable)


Experience:


• Broad experience of working as programme management for a complex, safety
focused and regulated organisation with multiple complex interfaces, and delivering
to time budget and quality (essential)
• Significant experience of demonstrable personal responsibility for managing projects
of between £5m-£100m value (desirable)
• Experience leading and/or participating in continuous improvement/innovation
deployment in an engineering/construction environment (essential)
• Sufficient seniority and credibility to be able to advise other members of the team on
wider projects in relation to the programme.

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