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Job Title
Programme Manager
Employment Type
Full Time
9 to 26 years
Job Published
15 December 2021
Job Reference No.

Job Description

The primary responsibility of the programme manager will be to focus on delivering the
coordination and management of a linked set of projects to deliver on the required project outcomes.
Responsibilities include the:
• Planning, overseeing and supervising work on the project, providing day to day
guidance, coordinating and ensuring quality control of the outputs;
• Developing a Work Plan, and ensuring that the timelines in the work plan are strictly
adhered to;
• Ensuring consistency of the project outputs;
• Initiating any terms of reference for additional work as necessary;
• Preparing project progress reports and any other reports as may be required.
And to deliver business benefits through:
• Maintaining and flexing a viable portfolio of projects that will deliver the business
• Should be able to institutionalize and implement effect project change control process
to manage scope, budget and schedule
• Structuring planning and sequencing the programme change in line with defined
business transition
• Orchestrating the delivering of the portfolio/programme in order to deliver the required
business transition states and outcomes
• Playing a fundamental role in working with the business to shape and challenge the
business case to drive through the right approach to transition planning and benefits
• Managing different stakeholder expectations
• Manage programme/portfolio and project uncertainty and understand the impacts of
this on the project portfolio and wider business.
• Identifying and facilitating the prioritisation of options
Governance and Control
• Establishing appropriate best practice programme management techniques
• Reports status and prognosis
• Maintaining a close working relationship with both the business area and finance
manager, to understand at all times the financials on all projects within the
Programme complexity
The set of projects are represented by:
• Multiple functional changes impacting stakeholders across the company
• More than 25 primary deliverables – including changes to high-level processes,
systems or product changes)
• External project dependencies – cross programme dependencies impacting the
programme. This is likely to be complex dependency management
• Specifications are continually going to be uncertain throughout planning and
iterations as the business unit grows
• Requirements and deliverables are changing and the investigated business and
structure is complex
• Stakeholder priorities/interests could be unclear and differing.
• A clear understanding of business drivers impacting the programme to drive through
the maximisation of early benefits realisation
• The portfolio/programme is likely to be under continual change, requiring constant
orchestration and transition planning.
Minimum requirements
• Minimum 5 - 10 years project/portfolio management experience essential, specifically
in more complex projects
• Product management would be advantageous
• PMI / Prince 2 / Cranfield College qualification
• Experience in managing larger teams (more than 8-15 staff), geographically
dispersed, delivering multiple concurrent streams of work
Technical competencies:
• Knowledge of project/programme management methodology
• Relationship development
• Strong administration skills
• Project administration training
• Excellent minute taking skills