Senior Programme Manager

01 Dec 2020
02 Dec 2020
Job Title
IT Director
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Programme Manager

Fort Halstead

The Energetics Technology Enterprise (ETE) Programme will modernise and transform QinetiQ's Energetics capabilities at Fort Halstead. The programme will cover all aspects of developing a new capability and site, including: introducing new capabilities, refurbishment of existing facilities and developing new site services.

An opportunity exists to join the ETE and Land Investments Delivery Team, specifically supporting the ETE Implementation Programme.

Within the ETE implementation programme you will be responsible for a number of Projects and Project Managers and tasked with ensuring our commitment to our internal and external stakeholders are met. Our projects have a diverse and complex stakeholder community, both internal and external to the company. Delivery through others is essential and the ability to assemble the best team from not only in QinetiQ but wider industry is paramount.

Key Accountabilities

* Development and maintenance of positive engagement with programme customers, partners and suppliers.
* Operating in a Safe & Secure manner.
* Embedding a culture in line with the QinetiQ values.
* Delivery of the Programme outcomes, to agreed baseline (customer satisfaction, time, cost, quality, cash and sales).
* Ensuring programme members operate in line with the Operating Framework & functional competency management requirements; and have appropriate personal objectives recorded in the QinetiQ performance management system.
* Resolving conflicts (including prioritisation calls) within the programme and collaborating across QinetiQ.
* Leading the embedding of improvement in the QinetiQ project and programme management function, as agreed with IDT Leads and the Performance Excellence team.
* Maintenance of forecasts (both financial and resource demand signal) for sales and delivery which reflects the up–to–date expectations for the work.
* Application of governance requirements (including lifecycle, project & independent reviews as appropriate) for foundation sales and delivery work.
* Reporting progress on all accountabilities to IDT Lead (or their delegate).

Key Capabilities/Knowledge

* Leadership; being able to establish the vision and direction for the programme (in line with the ISBP), to influence and align others towards this common purpose, and to empower & inspire people to achieve success.
* Integrity; being open, honest and doing the right thing. Keeping promises, admitting when I don't have the answer and when I have made a mistake.
* Communication; being able to effectively communicate as part of a two–way interaction, using a range of techniques, to ensure the received meaning matches the transmitted meaning.
* Stakeholder Management; being able to identify, plan and implement actions to positively engage parties with an interest in, or influence over, the programme outcomes.
* Teamwork; being able to create an environment where a group of people with diverse personalities, skills, experiences and perspectives are empowered to collaborate towards a common goal.
* Human Resource Management; supporting functional teams (including HR) to develop and manage our people in line with legal requirements and QinetiQ policy.
* Foundation Sales; maintaining strategic relationships with the key stakeholders for the main framework contracts which you manage. Identify, qualify, develop and deliver solutions to your customer's using an existing commercial framework contract (such as EDP) and be able to articulate the benefits of the QinetiQ solution to the customer.
* Negotiation & Conflict Management; being able to identify and address differences of objective, attitude or perception in order to produce an agreed outcome for all parties.
* Change Management; being able to develop and enact a structured approach to organisational change in support of QinetiQ's vision, enrolling the impacted people to embrace the changes required to deliver the desired benefits.
* Benefits Management; being able to identify, plan, agree and realise tangible and intangible benefits from the activities conducted within the programme.

Essential Experience & Qualifications

Track record of successful delivery of complex change programmes covering construction, equipment and capability re–development.
* Over 5 years experience of leading a business, projects, programmes, portfolios or P3 function.
* Demonstrable capability to International Project Management Association Level A.Why join us?

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there's never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success with QinetiQ is the appetite for innovation and courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges. Joining QinetiQ offers an opportunity to work on highly technical cutting–edge projects, enabling customers to protect, improve and advance their vital interests. We offer an opportunity to work across a broad range of interesting defence–based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.

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If you feel you meet the criteria for this position and would like to be considered, please apply with your CV and a brief cover letter demonstrating your suitability for the position and we will be in contact