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Programme Manager - Next Generation Power Generation

Programme Manager - Next Generation Power Generation

Job Title: Programme Manager - Next Generation Power Generation
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Oxford
Salary: £competitive (dependent on proven ability) + bonus + bens
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: PF5041
Contact Name: Paul Frisby
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 07, 2019 08:44

Job Description

Pioneering science business developing key technology for next generation power generation is seeking a proven Programme Manager.

The role

This role is responsible for a major programme delivery to quality, time and budget targets.


  • Define programme requirements that link to business milestones and ensure these are documented and approved
  • Generate deliverables-based, integrated functional plans (timing and resource) to set timelines for requirements capture, design, software development and validation, procurement, installation, commissioning, servicing, calibration, etc.
  • Collaborate with functional leaders to set functional milestones in the plan to track progress against functional processes
  • Establish and control a bill of material for programme builds and co-ordinate delivery of components with the Purchasing and Engineering teams
  • Manage resource allocation (including external partners and contractors) and delivery of programme activities to quality, cost and time
  • Promote adherence to safe working practices in the delivery of programme activities
  • Collaborate with Quality Manager to develop appropriate programme processes and documentation
  • Manage costs to budget and review programme finance status and forecast with Finance team on a monthly basis
  • Establish and manage programme risk register and link mitigation actions to programme timing plans
  • Lead preparation, submission and presentation of programme gateway status documentation

Ideal Proven Experience

  • Considerable experience in delivering complex technology product, construction and / or infrastructure programmes
  • High level user of Microsoft Project and Agile programme management tools (eg Redmine)
  • Knowledge and experience of engineering design and / or software development processes
  • Effective communication (both oral and written), internally and externally
  • Strong problem-solving and decision making skills
  • Well-structured planning and resourcing for budget setting and management
  • Teaching, supporting and leading others