Senior Programme Manager

  • Job Reference: N6030-767A
  • Date Posted: 26 November 2018
  • Recruiter: Gregory Martin
  • Location: Christchurch
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
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  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Senior Programme Manager –  Aerospace sector, NATO, Electronic Warfare         


Our client is a highly successful global aerospace company they are currently recruiting a Senior Programme Manager – Programmes and Projects to be responsible for delivering a complex New Product Introduction for NATO.  The programme is of strategic importance to our client, high value and complex (£50M+). This technically challenging programme will involve activities in design and development, system integration, qualification, low volume production and support within a dynamic business undergoing significant change and re-structure. The programme manager is responsible for the overall integrity and coherence of the programme. You will develop and maintain the programme environment to support each individual project within it. Effective communication and stakeholder management, internally and externally, is a significant aspect of the role. The role is crucial for creating and maintaining focus, enthusiasm and momentum. A good understanding of how to apply the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) is a key attribute. 


As a Senior Programme Manager – Programmes and Projects your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Qualified to deliver high value, high risk and technically complex CAT 1 and 2 Programmes
  • Degree or equivalent experience with experience of managing programmes and projects throughout the full lifecycle.
  • Evidence of success in managing Programmes comprising Engineering, Support, Maintenance, Operations, Operational Management, System Integration with complex Supply Chains and both legacy and new technologies
  • Strong knowledge of corporate functional disciplines into extended supply chains, with evidence of success in influencing and managing outcomes
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrable understanding of Programme and Project Management techniques, evidenced with formal qualifications such as APM, MSP, PRINCE 2 and continuous professional development
  • Demonstrable experience as a Senior Manager in a product development environment including prototyping, evaluation and testing, design for manufacture


Experienced in the Aviation, Aerospace sector, they may consider another safety critical environment working on complex systems integration projects


As a Senior Programme Manager – Programmes and Projects your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Delivery of the programme blueprint and defined benefits as defined in the Programme business case.
  • Direct and oversee design, development, qualification and low volume production programme to agreed time, cost, quality and benefits parameters.
  • Direct, motivate and provide leadership for the project managers and broader multi-disciplinary Programme team.
  • Planning and designing the programme and proactively monitoring its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective actions.
  • Deliver effective stakeholder management and communication are part of the programme plan; including direct responsibility for management of relationships with key customer personnel.
  • Lead the project managers' planning efforts and resolve resource conflicts across projects.
  • Direct the supply chain for the whole Programme.
  • Integrate the reporting for the Programme across all of the projects making best use of available PMO capabilities.
  • Integrate the outputs from the projects turning the capabilities into the required outcomes for the stakeholders.
  • Set up and operate the governance for the Programme.
  • Working with the multi-disciplinary function leads to ensure there is adequate allocation of resources and skills within the programme’s individual projects.


Keywords:  Aerospace, Aviation, NPI, New Product Introduction, NATO, Systems Integration, MSP, APM, PRINCE 2, Defence, Military, Airborne Systems, Programme Management, Electronic Warfare


Senior Programme Manager –  Aerospace sector, NATO, Electronic Warfare         

Salary:  Competitive with large company benefits

Location:  Christchurch, Dorset