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Programme Manager

Job Title: Programme Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leeds
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: WG374
Job Published: September 19, 2019 15:05

Job Description

We have an opportunity for an IT Programme Manager to join our team in Leeds and manage the delivery of a portfolio of change programmes and projects; ensuring alignment across Group IT and the Construction Business Unit programmes.


You will be part of the Construction Group Business Unit, who are embarking on a new 5-year IT plan, so the project work will primarily be business change and transformation with large elements of IT and technology within them.

Initially there will be a focus to work with the business to identify areas for improvement and focus, followed by projects which concentrate on those areas with key suppliers and applications, such as SharePoint.


Key Accountabilities of the IT Programme Manager role will include:


Manage the delivery of IT programmes and projects under their control, including shaping and guiding in the inception stages.
Responsible for the projects under your control, utilising artefacts such as Microsoft Project plans, RAID Logs etc. to understand the detail and allow you to provide appropriate challenge and guidance where required to project managers.
Work with Business Unit and Function representatives to develop project briefs and project initiation documentation for proposed programmes and projects and control the progress of those end of the programmes.
Ensure exceptional project and change management is being delivered across the portfolio, using recognised methods and tools.
Provide financial reporting and KPI reporting relating to portfolio progress.
Ensure the adherence to governance for all IT programmes and projects.

We are looking for you to already have experience as a Senior Project / Programme Manager and have a credible record of delivering multiple projects or programme management, gained from working in a similar size or larger company.  Drawing on your skills you be able to demonstrate successful management and control, utilising recognised methodology and ensuring best practice.


To be successful in the role you will have highly effective communication skills, able to engage and translate information at all levels, including at Board. You will also be able to deal with issues and escalations, quickly understanding the situation and agreeing the appropriate response and/ or solutions. 


Alongside this, you will hold an appropriate Portfolio/ Programme/ Project Management Qualification (e.g. PRINCE2, APMP, and MSP) and ideally be educated to Degree level, or equivalent.



A bit about us:


Wates Group was established in 1897 and it is now one of the largest, most successful family-owned private construction, development and property services companies in the UK.


We employ around 4,000 people, working with a diverse range of clients and partners from across the public and private sectors. Our work is guided by inspiring better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow.


We offer our people the opportunity to grow their careers whilst working together to deliver the promises we make to our customers. Learning and development activity is aligned with our business priorities and in 2018 we invested c.£1.5m in 6,546 training and e-learning days.


As a responsible and inclusive employer, we are committed to equality and proud to have been recognised for this through a range of accolades including gold accreditations with both Investors in People and C2E (Committed to Equality).


Our In-house Recruitment Team embrace diversity and are focused on finding the best people to join us here at Wates. Apply today and one of our team will be in contact.