Head of Programmes - Engineering

Job Title: Head of Programmes - Engineering
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Southampton, Hampshire
Salary: £55000 - £65000.00 per annum
Reference: BBBH10274_1487179944
Contact Name: Daniel Grosvenor
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 15, 2017 17:32

Job Description

Head of Programmes - Power Engineering
£50,000 - £65,000 + Benefits

We are recruiting for a Head of Programmes to join an established company in the Power Generation industry based in Southampton. You will be working as a member of the Engineering & Operations Management Team, responsible for all programme management activities including the delivery of new products, product development and customer application projects. Ensuring that the processes and resources required to deliver a portfolio of projects matches the needs of the business.

Key Responsibilities
As Head of Programmes you will be expected to perform the following but not limited to…

  • Direct line management of the Project Management Team
  • Developing a programme of culture, to enable cross department engagement which includes project review structures, communications, project management tools, team layouts and reward mechanisms
  • Forecasting and strategic planning of the portfolio, including project resource planning
  • Improving the performance of the project delivery
  • Delivery of all development and customer programmes, in accordance with the objectives agreed with the Executive team, ensuring adherence to the scope, budget and time constraints
  • Coordination of all resource assignments, working with the heads of other company functions
  • Represent the business when meeting with customers, suppliers, partners and third party stakeholders
  • Management of programme KPI's and reporting of product life cycle against these KPI's

Background, Education and Experience
To be considered for the Head of Programmes vacancy, candidates should have:

  • A degree in a Technical Engineering discipline
  • Prince 2/APMP/Equivalent Project Management qualification
  • Proven experience of managing a portfolio programme and contract management
  • Leadship of Project Managers in a multi-function, multi-discipline environment
  • Experience working in a high-technology environment, working on both Mechanical and Electrical systems
  • Knowledge and working experience of Earned Value Management

Our client offers a great deal of benefits if you were selected to be the new Head of Programmes.

  • Competitive Salary up to £65,000
  • Excellent Holiday Entitlement of 27 Days + Bank Holidays
  • 5% Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance and Health Insurance
  • Cycle to Work vouchers and Childcare vouchers

If you are interested in this position, please contact Dan Grosvenor on 02392 288 286 or send a CV and Cover Letter to

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