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Programme Manager (Land & Property)

£56940 - £71160 per annum
West Midlands
14-06-2022 02:57 PM
Programme Manager (Land & Property)

We are currently working with a client organisation who are looking to recruit a Programme Manager to join the team in Birmingham, working on new high-speed rail projects. As Programme Manager, you will be responsible for programme management and successful delivery of land requirements for an Area within the Phase, to own the relationship and interface with the relevant Construction/Delivery team. You will be supporting the Phase Programme Lead in Land and Property to be able to make programme level decisions. You will be part of the Land and Property Team of over 130 individuals.

As Programme Manager your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Acting as L&P’s relationship manager with Phase or Area Construction/ Delivery; working with Project Directors to agree Area wide strategies and priorities
  • Leading L&P’s programme of delivery of land and utilities access, acquisition, possessions, and hand back in a matrix environment, to meet the needs of the Construction/Delivery programme; coordinating across the L&P acquisition and land assembly teams to address resource, commercial and other delivery issues
  • Ensuring that change generated from both the Construction/Delivery teams and L&P teams is managed; including scope changes that drive different land requirements and property cost changes that impact on the affordability of the project
  • Providing robust reporting on the progression of Area level deliverables to the Programme Delivery Board and where required more broadly within the project, on a routine and ad hoc basis
  • Ensuring that L&P programme plans are developed, maintained, and analysed in order to identify and mitigate delivery risks
  • Identifying and ensuring that appropriate mitigating actions are implemented to address potential milestone slippages and escalating issues to the Phase Programme Lead as required
  • Interfacing with other company functions including central PMO, community engagement and health, safety, and security to ensure the achievement of the broad suite of objectives in relation to the delivery of land
  • Management of compliance with and discharge of Undertakings and Assurances.
  • Ensure compliance with the established Data and Information Management responsibilities (e.g., Share point folders etc).
  • You will be expected to actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work, and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies, and procedures on EDI
  • Adhere to Health and Safety policies.

Job requirements:
  • Programme management skills including the ability to deliver complex and changing requirements
  • Ability to identify programme level delivery risks and work with groups of stakeholders to test the relationship between cost and programme to determine mitigation plans
  • Communication skills, including managing stakeholder relationships and the ability to adopt different styles with different stakeholders
  • Ability to present strategies and solutions through papers, reports, and presentations
  • Able to recognise commercial risks and supply chain behaviours and determine appropriate strategies to maintain delivery
  • Analysis skills, particularly in relation to delivery programmes, cost, and risk
  • Ability to assess financial risks, budgets and forecasts and set the direction for how to handle time/cost/quality issues
  • Ability to work effectively across teams and lead delivery through matrixed relationships
  • Innovative and critical thinking skills with relation to managing programme deliverables and competing priorities
  • Knowledge of best practice project and programme management techniques
  • Experience within a complex project / programme environment
  • Experience of managing complex and strategic stakeholder relationships
  • Experience of delivering accurate and relevant reporting
  • Experience of implementing analytical techniques to understand data
  • Experience of designing and managing KPIs
  • Experience of managing project teams

As mentioned, this role as Programme Manager is based in Birmingham so could suit candidates in the surrounding areas such as Coventry or Wolverhampton, or Derby. If this position is of interest, don’t hesitate to contact Erin at Critical Project Resourcing.

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