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Senior Programme Manager

  • Location: Guildford
  • Salary: £Highly Competitive Rate per day
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 25 days ago

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Function: Product design and development
  • Contact: Rachel Meacham
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 446112
  • Expiry Date: 22 October 2021
  • Job Ref: 58352

Our client is looking for an experienced Senior Programme Manager on an interim or permanent basis to join their growing Automotive team, working across 3 sites.


  • Lead the planning and implementation of numerous projects, working closely with other project team members, areas of the Group, and where appropriate, third parties, whilst fostering a positive working environment.
  • Facilitate the definition of various project scopes, goals and objectives, deliverables, and milestones, liaising with project team members, suppliers and other interested parties.
  • Oversee and develop appropriate project plans in conjunction with project team members, suppliers and other interested parties utilising recognised project management tools.
  • Define/oversee the definition of tasks for each project and establish and plan resource requirements.
  • Define work package breakdown structures and manage project resource requirements and allocation.
  • Manage programme risks and issues.
  • Monitor and control all programme plans to ensure timely delivery of milestones and other deliverables, providing status reports as required/necessary, and generating updates at appropriate times/intervals.
  • Track deliverables using appropriate tools, highlighting actual or potential deviations from projects as soon as possible, bringing these to the attention of the project team whilst adopting a proactive approach and producing proposals to rectify any such situation.
  • Record and manage changes to various projects scope, and interventions that may be required to achieve project outputs.
  • Construct / monitor revised plans and costings using the Project Variation Request (PVR) process.
  • Work with the resource managers to profile and schedule the projects within the Project Portfolio.
  • Work with the project managers to summarise the status of their projects by project performance, schedule, resource issues and budget adherence.
  • Oversee/assist with reviews of IPR issues within a project; possibility of infringement or protection of design concepts.
  • Develop tools and implement process improvements to aid the Project Management Group. This may involve the establishment of a Project Operating Plan (POP) as a generic procedure guide to project management.
  • Negotiate with, and balance needs of other resource owners.
  • Implement strategies and initiatives to improve overall business performance.
  • Ensure quality is maintained in terms of project deliverables and the overall service provided to the client, adhering to any formal Quality Assurance stipulations as may apply or be appropriate.
  • Identify and highlight any areas of continuous improvement.
  • Ensure compliance with the Health, Safety and Environmental Policy requirements within areas of responsibility.
  • Conduct reviews and promote effective communication between all areas of the business.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • It is expected that you will be an experienced Programme Manager with a proven track record within the automotive industry.
  • Certification within Project Management (e.g. PRINCE2) preferable.
  • Strong leadership and verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of self-motivation with ability to plan and deliver goals to deadlines, managing large budgets within resource constraints at a senior level and under pressure.

To apply for this role please send your CV to

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.