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Programme Manager

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 28 days ago

  • Sector: Infrastructure
  • Contact: Tristan Walker
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: +441483467294
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 30 October 2021
  • Job Ref: 1037900
NRL are currently recruiting for a Programme Manager for work via one of our engineering consultancy clients on HS2. This role would be in Birmingham on a 3-6 month contract basis.

About the role:
  • Acting as L&P’s relationship manager with Phase or Area Construction/ Delivery; working with Project Directors to agree Area wide strategies and priorities
  • Leading L&P’s programme of delivery of land and utilities access, acquisition, possessions and hand back in a matrix environment, to meet the needs of the Construction/Delivery programme; coordinating across the L&P acquisition and land assembly teams to address resource, commercial and other delivery issues
  • Ensuring that change generated from both the Construction/Delivery teams and L&P teams is managed; including scope changes that drive different land requirements and property cost changes that impact on the affordability of the project
  • Providing robust reporting on the progression of Area level deliverables to the Programme Delivery Board and where required more broadly within HS2, on a routine and ad hoc basis
  • Ensuring that L&P programme plans are developed, maintained and analysed in order to identify and mitigate delivery risks
  • Identifying and ensuring that appropriate mitigating actions are implemented to address potential milestone slippages and escalating issues to the Phase Programme Lead as required
  • Interfacing with other HS2 functions including central PMO, community engagement and health, safety and security to ensure the achievement of the broad suite of objectives in relation to the delivery of land
  • Management of compliance with and discharge of Undertakings and Assurances.
  • Ensure compliance with the established Data and Information Management responsibilities (e.g. Share point folders etc).
  • You will be expected to actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work, and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI
What you will need:
  • Programme management skills including the ability to deliver complex and changing requirements
  • Ability to identify programme level delivery risks and work with groups of stakeholders to test the relationship between cost and programme in order to determine mitigation plans
  • Communication skills, including managing stakeholder relationships and the ability to adopt different styles with different stakeholders
  • Ability to present strategies and solutions through papers, reports and presentations
  • Able to recognise commercial risks and supply chain behaviours and determine appropriate strategies to maintain delivery
  • Analysis skills, particularly in relation to delivery programmes, cost and risk
  • Ability to assess financial risks, budgets and forecasts and set the direction for how to handle time/cost/quality issues
  • Ability to work effectively across teams and lead delivery through matrixed relationships
  • Innovative and critical thinking skills with relation to managing programme deliverables and competing priorities
Type of experience:
  • Experience within a complex project / programme environment
  • Experience of managing complex and strategic stakeholder relationships
  • Experience of delivering accurate and relevant reporting
  • Experience of implementing analytical techniques to understand data
  • Experience of designing and managing KPIs
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive hourly rates
  • Strong contract duration
  • Opportunity to work on a largescale rail project