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Strategic Programme Manager

Birmingham, West Midlands, England
£59000.00 - £68000.00 per annum + benefits
Closing date
17 Feb 2022

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Specialist area
Environmental engineering
Project Management
Contract Type
Full Time
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Exciting Programme Manager job - a brand new role in a brand new function to deliver high profile projects.

Your new company
This organisation is fundamental in delivering a better service for road users and to support a growing economy. They work in the interests of road users and the millions of people who rely on the network every day. Since 2015 they have invested billions in new routes and extra capacity. They also plan and manage a programme of works to make sure our roads and the various structures along them are safe.

Your new role
You will lead a portfolio of strategic change including design, delivery and implementation of future development and delivery of charging and tolling services, manage the response to major UK infrastructure projects.
You will initially lead the initiation of a key programme in the Strategic Projects Portfolio -the £950m Rapid Charging Fund programme. You responsibilities will include developing and agreeing the scope and responsibilities for the organisation as delivery body, scoping and designing the organisation responsible for administering the fund, overseeing the design of the fund to ensure it supports policy objectives and leadership of a small team of internal and specialist resource. This is a high profile and forward-looking position with wide-ranging Government, stakeholder and industry interfaces.
This role is initially for a period of 6 months. Following that you will be encouraged to apply for a permanent role. Your main accountabilities will include:

  • Programme and Project Management
    Design and establish an operating model for the £950m Rapid Charging Fund, including delivery of a high level operating model, project organisation, resourcing strategy and governance, reporting and assurance environment. Develop and agree pilot strategy for the fund.
  • Collaborative fund design
    Working alongside the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV), lead technical partners and internal resource to further develop the Rapid Charging Fund framework, ensuring that it sufficiently incentivises the market to bid and realise Government's policy objectives and that it is ready for pilot, then scheme opening date.
  • Leadership
    Lead a professional core project team, a small team of technical advisors and a cross-company multi-disciplinary team in a matrix leadership arrangement, and contribute to the overall leadership of the Division and Directorate
  • Stakeholder Management
    Develop and maintain constructive relationships with key stakeholders including OZEV,
    Department for Transport, Ofgem, Transport Focus, building confidence in the organisation as a
    delivery body.

What you'll need to succeed
You have a qualification in Project Management and a strong background in project planning, delivery and risk management. You can show a track record of working in fund or contract management ideally within the public
sector. You have significant experience of leading and motivating staff and co-ordinating workloads
across teams, including those not directly managed, to achieve maximum efficiency. You will be able to demonstrate strong commercial skills, including supplier incentivisation as well as strong partnership building and stakeholder influencing skills and the confidence to challenge others, including senior colleagues, where necessary.

What you'll get in return
You will be offered a competitive salary and an extensive benefits package which includes 26 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays) accruing an additional day each year up to a maximum of 31 days, 15% Contributions based pension (5% employee contribution + 10% employer contribution), performance related bonus scheme (PRP) - discretionary based on company and personal performance, Death in Service Benefit - 4 x annual salary, Volunteering leave - 3 days per year, Maternity / Paternity benefits, Holiday Play scheme vouchers, Cycle to work scheme, Access to shopping vouchers/discount. The organisation offers a hybrid working policy so you will be able to work from home 2-3 days per week.

What you need to do now
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