Programme Manager

  • Job Reference: 215895IMM
  • Date Posted: 24 February 2023
  • Recruiter: Morson Talent
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  • Location: England, United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Project Management, Other Rail Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Programme Manager

London /Hybrid working is available

Permanent role

Currently recruiting for a Project Coordintor to work for one of the leading providers of passenger transport in Europe.

The programme manager is responsible for providing support to cross organisational projects and programmes, ensuring the appropriate governance, process and procedure is in place and adhered to.

The role will provide accurate reporting and tracking of projects and programmes managing their inter-dependencies, including oversight of any risks and issues arising and ensuring that projects are delivered to defined standards. The role will work closely with internal and external colleagues, sharing best practice and supporting the planning, resourcing and reporting including business cases, risk management and benefit realisation.


Support the planning and design of projects and programmes and proactively monitor progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action.

Administer governance arrangements and ensure all business process and procedure are adhered to, including any compliance requirements.

Manage reporting of all projects and programmes accurately and in line with agreed deadlines.

Chair programme and project governance meetings as required.

Ensure effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of project/programme - ensuring clarity of strategic alignment.

Ensure the delivery of projects is to the appropriate level of quality, on time and within budget, in accordance with the programme plan and programme governance arrangements.

Work with teams across the business, including but not limited to, procurement, finance, IT, HSSE and infrastructure teams to support the delivery of projects on time and within budget.

Manage both the dependencies and the interfaces between projects.

Support the transition where appropriate into a business as usual position.

Initiate extra activities and other management interventions wherever gaps in the programme are identified or issues arise.

Support the planning, prioritisation and resourcing of projects and programmes.

Utilize rigorous risk identification and mitigation process on an ongoing basis.

Report the progress of the project/programme at regular intervals in line with agreed requirements.

Track the delivery of project benefits and produce a portfolio of use cases.

Support the training and development of colleagues to improve the project management capability within the business.

Actively promote and support the development of the PMO within the business.

Take a leading role in identifying innovation and best practice within the industry.

Establish and foster a culture of continuous improvement by identifying improvements across the business and challenging stakeholders in a positive and constructive way.

Engage with and share best practice across the group.

Experience Required:


Educated to degree level (or equivalent experience)

Project Management - PRINCE2/APM


Proven track record of leading projects/programmes in a multi-stakeholder environment

Project Management in a matrix organisation

Experience of writing and gaining support for business cases

Track record of developing strong relationships within a multi-discipline environment

Skills and competencies:

An understanding of railway operating principles

Experience of Project Management principles and/or relevant Project Management qualification

Proactive problem solver who can work independently to identify and deliver solutions

Ability to build positive relationships across all levels internally and externally and actively coach and mentor colleagues

Financial Acumen

Intermediate Excel / MS Project / PowerPoint

Strong attention to detail and time management skills to deliver engaging reporting to clear deadlines

Commercial acumen and ability to operate in a multi-stakeholder environment

Effective and persuasive written and verbal communication style

Ability to influence others and work effectively under pressure