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Our client is a leader in its field with 170 employees in the UK working in new technologies. The Programme Manager will control customer-funded development/ production projects. Activities will be centred on a small number of more significant programmes and the Programme Manager could be expected to assist with the bid and then take responsibility for all aspects of the programme. This will involve contract receipt to final acceptance of the product by the customer.
Programme Management of customer funded programmes.
Liaison with customers to ensure the finished product meets the customer requirements.
Identify and manage areas at risk
Assist Sales and Marketing in the preparation of bids for programmes requiring customer funded development work.
Estimate programme management costs for inclusion in bids.
Monitor programme progress against plan and programme spend against budget.
Maintain an up to date forecast of costs taking corrective action to minimise overrun and overspend.
Liaison with all other departments within the company and with sub-contractors
Reporting of general progress and financial status of programmes managed on a monthly basis.
Prepare financial data for presentation on a monthly basis to the board of directors
Export compliance for equipment being delivered in accordance with appropriate guidelines
Coordinate arrangements for Factory Acceptance Test, delivery, installation, commission and trials.
Attend weekly Production/ Purchasing/ Shipping reviews to agree actions and maximise timely output.
Travel within the UK and overseas may be required sometimes at short notice.
Skills & Experience:
HND or degree level within Project management or equivalent experience.
APM qualified would be advantageous
Must have a good knowledge of Project/Programme Management techniques and processes
Good communication skills essential.
Willingness to occasionally travel to visit Customer sites in the UK or overseas
Experience of Programme scheduling, report writing and presenting to senior Management
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Project
Knowledge of Military/ Naval contracts and processes preferred
Must be a British citizen and able to pass UK Security clearance
Must have a UK Driving License
25 days holiday plus bank holidays.
Hours of work are 8.30-4.30 Monday to Thursday and 8.30 to 4.00 Friday with ½ hour lunch.
Stakeholder pension scheme.
Other benefits include: Employee Assistance Programme, Private Health, Childcare Vouchers and a Subsidised Restaurant