Head of Programmes

Bonus, Benefits
21 Nov 2016
19 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Morson Projects is currently supporting their highly regarded engineering client identify a Head of Programmes to support their Strategic growth plans. As the Head of Programmes you will lead a capable and agile team to deliver multiple concurrent projects and support the continued development of the projects team.

This is a new position within my clients organisation, reporting directly into the board. My client are looking to identify an ambitious, resourceful Programme Manager with proven industry experience. The opportunity is there for right candidate to implement their own knowledge and best practice.

As the Head of Programmes you play a pivotal role in combining existing capability and growing new capability. Ideally have as much of the following experience as possible:

??? Considerable experience in a Project / Programme Management, including responsibility for several concurrent projects.
??? Demonstrable successful experience delivering complex development and integration programmes involving multiple disciplines such as systems, software, electronics and mechanical engineering.
??? Experience in selecting and managing companies to deliver subcontracted elements of work.
??? Experience of leading bids and tenders preferably in accordance with Shipley.

Key Accountabilities:

??? Responsibility for managing and leading the company project management capability.
??? Lead, motivate and co-ordinate a project team within a matrix managed business; ensuring that appropriate skills and experience are utilised to deliver projects in line with the business case.
??? Ensure that all project requirements, work packages and tasks are correctly interpreted, planned, resourced and delivered on time and to budget.
??? Responsible for preparing cost and progress reporting and taking corrective action to maintain project budgets.
??? Build, maintain and exploit strong relationships with customers, suppliers, internal departments, senior management and other project stakeholders to manage project expectations.
??? Provide support to the Business Managers with business development activities that align with the Company's strategic and growth objectives.
??? Manage assigned bids ensuring proposals and tenders are suitably planned and priced ensuring a compelling customer proposal is produced which balances risk and reward.
??? Proactive challenge of engineering staff ensuring projects are deliverable and work content is appropriate.
??? Identify and lead the maintenance and development of project and bid management processes.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

??? Formal project management qualification such as Prince2 or APMP.
??? Preference (but not essential) for an engineering qualification in a related discipline such as systems, software, electronics or mechanical.
??? Awareness of safety standards such as IEC61508, DO178, DO254 would be beneficial but not essential.

For further information please contact Matthew Thompson at Morson Projects.

This vacancy is being advertised by Morson Projects Limited. The services advertised by Morson Projects Limited are those of an Employment Agency