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about 1 month ago
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Dorset
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Cobham
Sector: Project Management
Category: Project Manager Jobs

Cobham Aviation Services are recruiting for a Senior Programme Manager to be responsible for driving and managing a business critical service delivery program for next generation operational readiness training for UK MOD and NATO.

This is a high value, high risk and technically complex program of multiple projects where the individual will be required to deliver the agreed scope within planned quality, time cost and safety parameters to satisfy the specified requirements and drive for customer and stakeholder satisfaction. Motivating the whole team to deliver the business case and margins expected.

The position reports directly into the Program VP and into the VP Flight Operations. The position has a Project Manager direct report and overall indirect responsibility for around 200 staff aligned to the program.

This position is based at our Bournemouth International Airport site and requires occasional travel to other UK sites aligned to the program area.

As a Senior Programme Manager your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Program leadership of service delivery contracts/programs (£30 million+ value)
  • Aerospace/ Defence business experience and experience of delivering to UK MOD as a customer would be highly desirable.
  • Experience of bid management within Programs would be highly desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (communication, motivation, persuasion).

  • Drive, enthusiasm, initiative and a willingness to develop.
  • Methodical, organised and goal oriented.
  • Good facilitator/mediator able to resolve conflict.
  • Able to take corporate or 'global' view.
  • Team player, self-motivated and proactive to drive project teams.
  • Demonstrable evidence of Programme and Project Management competences to an expert level in Risk and Issue Management and Change Management.

  • Demonstrable evidence of Programme and Project Management competences to an advanced level in financial management, Commercial and Contracts, Stakeholder Management, Planning, Governance and Execution and Control.

  • Demonstrable evidence of leadership competences to expert level in Execution to Promise and Targets.

As a Senior Programme Manager your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Deliver programme to agreed time, cost, quality and benefits parameters.

  • Direct, motivate and provide leadership for the project managers and broader Programme team.

  • Organise, coordinate and direct the Programme activities.
  • Ensure effective and open communication throughout the Programme team and with stakeholders.

  • Lead the project managers' planning efforts and resolve resource conflicts across projects.

  • Manage relationships with key customer personnel.
  • Direct the supply chain for the whole Programme.
  • Integrate the reporting for the Programme across all of the projects making best use of available PMO capabilities.

  • Integrate the outputs from the projects turning the capabilities into the required outcomes for the stakeholders.

  • Set up and operate the governance for the Programme.

Cobham Aviation Services UK

Protecting borders, saving lives and enhancing the effectiveness of defence personnel.

We combine state-of-the-art technology with complex air platforms to deliver customised airborne surveillance, operational readiness training and search and rescue services.

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