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Job Reference

SR024

Job Title

Programme Manager (SR024)

Location

Birmingham

Description

Job Title: Programme Manager Job Type: Permanent/Contract (37 hours a week) Salary: Flexible Location: Birmingham Consultant: Alex Townsend Reference: SR024 The Organisation: Delta Recruitment is representing a leading automotive engineering firm with a UK team who are capable of engineering complete vehicles and powertrain components. The client’s scope of work is the concept and initial engineering phases of new vehicle and PT programmes and the engineering, development and certification of products. Job Purpose: To be a key member of the Programme Management Team, responsible for planning, project management and reporting of projects.. Ensure that the processes employed by the CoCs and Work Streams are appropriate, consistent and correctly applied. Responsible for generating and managing Project budgets.

Experience And Skills

Responsibilities: Project Identification and Planning • Support the Lead Programme Manager in creation of the project identification and planning documentation for the Work stream. Project Agreement • Programme Manager to receive proposed work scope and deliverables and to prepare consequent proposal for timing plan and budget (external spend and hours) o Establish project team member(s) in each CoC o Communicate project work scope and deliverables to project team o Agree with CoCs the tasks required to complete each deliverable and what material will be produced to support each deliverable o Collect budget requirements from CoCs for each project task o Challenge and balance CoC inputs to create optimised proposal for project plan and budget • Programme Manager to support WS Leader as appropriate in obtaining agreement from customer to initiate project • Programme Manager to record relevant information on appropriate project control documentation Project Initiation • Programme Manager to update key project information (work scope, deliverables, timing plan and budget) if necessary based on agreement reached with customer • Programme Manager to record on project control documentation the instruction from WS leader to initiate the project • Programme Manager to add names of Project Leader, Chief Engineer and Programme Manager to appropriate project control documentation • Programme Manager responsible for instructing Finance to initiate the project in the relevant company systems (time recording, Purchasing, etc.) • Programme Manager responsible for communicating initiation of the project and to kick-off all required project activities in project team Project Execution • Programme Manager to control and communicate status of: o Deliverables and related CoC tasks o Project timing versus plan o Project expenditure (external spend and hours) versus budget • In controlling these elements, Programme Manager to balance resources within overall project limits where possible o Escalating issues to Lead Programme Manager where a resolution cannot be found within the project • Programme Manager to prepare regular (frequency to be determined by WS director) reports of project status, including: o Progress versus plan ? Tasks and deliverables completed versus target dates ? Percentage completeness of ‘in-progress’ tasks and deliverables versus targets o Expenditure versus plan ? Hours expended by task versus agreement with CoC ? External spend by task versus agreement with CoC ? Each measure summarised by deliverable, and by whole project o Quality assessment of project where project is running across quarters • Programme Manager to append these reports to the relevant project control documentation • Programme Manager to review any requests for change to project scope o To determine, with support from the project team, the consequent change(s) to project o To Balance any revised resource requirements (external spend and / or hours) within overall project limits where possible o Escalating issues to the Lead Programme manager where a resolution cannot be found within the project • Programme Manager to record any agreed changes to project scope on the appropriate project control documentation o To provide feedback to customer(s) and project team of agreed changes • During the execution period of the project the Programme Manager is to convene such project meeting as are necessary for the smooth operation of the project o Agreed as required by the Lead Programme Engineer and or WS Director Project Close Out • Programme Manager to ensure that all deliverables have been completed o Including any agreed changes to project scope o Ensuring that all material agreed to be produced has been delivered to the customer and suitable supporting documentation has been provided o Ensuring that appropriate evidence of materials provided is recorded on the appropriate project control documentation • Programme Manager to obtain authority from the WS Director to close the project, and to record this on the appropriate project control documentation • Programme Manager to communicate project closure to the project team o Instructing Finance to close the project in the relevant company systems o To record the closure of the project on the appropriate project control documentation Project Assessment • Programme Manager to prepare an end-of-project report detailing the performance of the project against the important measures of timing, resource and cost, and to append this report to the appropriate project control documentation • Programme Manager to lead and document an appropriate ‘Lessons Learnt’ review, appending the report to the appropriate project control documentation • Programme Manager to add received project assessment information to the appropriate project control documentation, including ratings for o Project output delivered o Value assessment of project output o Timing and expenditure performance versus plan o Accompanied by a summary of project successes and failures Skills and Knowledge Required: • A minimum of 5 years engineering experience (10 years for Lead Programme Managers) • Educated to Degree, HNC or equivalent with engineering content • Prepared to travel regularly to China and elsewhere • Highly motivated, flexible and organised • Customer oriented approach to all tasks • An ability to develop strong working relationships with colleagues in SMTC Shanghai to ensure that UK TC requirements are prioritised • Strong process capability • Strong communication and presentation skills • Able to manage and prioritise multiple demands • Able to operate effectively in a multi-cultural environment • Strong understanding of the vehicle development process • Ability to lead a team to follow requirements of ADP / GPDP / GVDP • Strong task and project leadership skills, identifying what is important • Strong capability in project planning and task identification • Ability to derive resource and revenue budgets from project plan • Excellent IT skills, including MS Word, MS Powerpoint, MS Excel and MS Project • Capable of working as part of a team or on own • Data driven approach to analysis • The ability to balance challenging self and team members without taking excessive risks • A methodical approach to task management and an ability to communicate task requirements clearly at all levels in UK TC • Design for Six Sigma knowledge or qualification required – full training will be provided by the company

Salary / Rate

Per Annum

Job Type

Permanent

Education / Level

Degree level

Date Posted

21/05/2015