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Programme Manager - Automotive / Engine - 12 month contract

​Our client are dedicated to the design, production and sale of powertrains for on and off-road vehicles, marine and power generation applications.

I am currently seeking a Programme / Project Manager to join them for an initial 12 month contract (inside IR35). In this role, you will be responsible for time, cost, and quality for programs relating to the Recuperated Split Cycle Engine and its associated sub systems. In conjunction with the Technical Project Lead, you will strategically work cross functionally with design engineers, system engineers, subcontractors, operations, universities and suppliers in the planning, development, evaluation and implementation of complex designs and projects to achieve the desired goals/ objectives at program level.


• Manages the day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of overall program.

• Reviews high-level deliverables within the project(s) through staged project gateways.

• Manages scope and mitigates risk across the programme.

• Ensures cost, quality and delivery project targets are met.

• Plans and utilises best practice tools such as OBS, WBS, PMP, LFE and RASIC.

• Creates strong organisation relationships and clarify on individual responsibilities within the project delivery environment.

• Complies with company policies, procedures, and regulatory standards.

• Actively promotes continuous improvement on processes, practices, and tools.

• Ensures accurate invoicing, and monitors receivables for all project(s) under his/her direction using the current business tools.

The Person

• Educated to degree level, or equivalent, preferably in a business or engineering subject.

• 5+ years post degree work experience in a project management role.

• Experience of delivering vehicle intent engine programmes (desirable).

• Expert in MS Project and MS Office.

• Professional accreditation: Agile and/or Prince2 certified.

• Solves problems, prioritise, take a proactive hands-on approach.

• Energetic and enthusiastic, a proactive self-starter.

• Capable of running multiple projects with a program and the allocated teams.

• Has worked in an SME environment requiring hands on resolution of issues and an ability to work co-operatively and cross functionally to achieve business objectives.