Deputy Programme Manager
Overview of Responsibilities
Who are we looking for?
As Deputy Programme Manager you’ll join the team in the STEP department to provide direct support to the Programme Directors and leadership team to successfully deliver sustainable fusion energy. The programme will deliver a prototype fusion energy plant, based on the spherical tokamak innovation led by UKAEA, and a path to full-scale commercialisation of this new technology.
You will contribute to the design and implementation of a fit-for-phase system of programme controls and processes that enable rapid decision making and effective stakeholder engagement up to the ministerial level; supporting stakeholder engagement efforts in the programme; creating a positive and collaborative stakeholder management environment.
You will coordinate the programme’s projects and manage your inter-dependencies including oversight of any risks and issues arising. You’ll also be coordinating new capabilities for the business to enable effective change and realisation of projected benefits.
What will you be responsible for?
- Providing effective leadership and management controls, identifying, scheduling, and making key decisions to ensure programmes, projects and operations continue without delay.
- Developing, own and run a comprehensive and best-in-class suite of management Information for the Programme, including progress reporting and visualisation.
- Adhering to the expectations of UK Government Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA), ensuring clarity and alignment across the programme.
- Driving clarity across the programme on day-to-day operations, including route to tasking work.
- Identifying and escalating programme level issues/conflicts to the Programme Manager and the Programme Executive.
- Leading the Programme and Information Controls Team
Essential skills, experience and competence required
- Proven track record of leading and delivering significant multi £m scale projects and programmes in complex, technical and highly regulated environments.
- Knowledge of working on conceptual development phase of programmes and understand the balance needed between robust controls and flexibility as the design evolves.
- Experience of leading a team of project managers.
- Comfortable with change and the ability to work autonomously with an organisation that is undergoing significant transformation and can demonstrate a proven ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capability.
- Working with technical and operational ambiguity, in fast-developing programmes.
Desirable skills, experience and competence
- Extensive experience using Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills, ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and to engage effectively with technical and non-technical professionals in a complex matrix organisation.
- A strong understanding of budget, commercial and project/programme methods.
What we offer
Our comprehensive benefits package includes a vibrant culture committed to being fully inclusive, an Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, Flexible working options including family friendly policies, Emergency paid leave, Generous annual leave allowance (30.5 days) increased with length of service, wide range of career development opportunities, outstanding defined benefit pension scheme; Corporate bonus scheme and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).
We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities and women. The Executive team with support from our ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success.
Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 26/09/2022 . We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
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