Programme Director Full-time Job

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Implement a high-level effective project management framework and project execution statement. Provide guidance and advice to other staff members in relation to the production of the project execution plan, review content and take ultimate responsibility for content prior to issue on the project.

Define and implement criteria for control and management of the project.

Monitor, review and ultimately take responsibility for the content of the project master programme. Unsure the structure of the master programme is in line with the envisaged or agreed project WBS and provide strategic guidance to the schedule formulation.

Monitor and oversee progress status updates of the master programme and where necessary liaise with project stakeholders to lead delay mitigation strategies and improvement initiatives.

Monitor and ensure the contract programme under the construction contracts is in place, fully reviewed and approved by the necessary project stakeholders and that all revisions and or progress updates are thoroughly reviewed and accepted.

Take an active and leading role in the control of ‘time’ on the project, ensuring a protocol and full review of early warnings is in place, and generally ensure a project structure, and personal ownership of changes, is implemented.

Risk Management

Ensure that a formal risk management process is in place on the project, utilising agreed BMS risk register and management process.

Hold, chair and lead risk meeting and actively participate in formulation of mitigation and control measures. Regularly discuss risk management

You are likely to be responsible for the technical and commercial performance of the engagement on behalf of the company. Upon commencement undertake a full handover from the bid manager /responsible director and ensure the engagement risks are fully identified and control measures in place. Lead the formulation of an internal Project Management Plan (as dictated within the BMS) that sets out the internal arrangements around delivery, resource management, financial management and PSR establishment/ownership.

Construction Phase Management

Manage the relationships between all project stakeholders to facilitate effective communications and outcomes

Manage the design team and site delivery team performance of delegated responsibilities

Establish an effective and universal strategy to address major issues that may arise with the site delivery team

Ensure the supervision team and site delivery team receives the necessary stakeholder decisions in a timely fashion

Establish a mechanism to ensure collaborative problem solving with the site delivery team, which will involve regular dialogue with contractors, team working and risk-sharing

Chair and lead progress meetings with the contractor and supervision consultant to pro-actively manage the project and mitigate any delivery issues prior to it impacting delivery

Monitor the delivery of Contract Administration services by other, and ensure such is protecting the Client as far as possible. Pro-actively monitor this service to ensure active claims protection and management is in place through the issue of contractual correspondence and record maintenance. Note if Faithful+Gould is fulfilling the role of Contract Administrator further project specific roles and responsibilities will be required to be set out in the Project Management Plan section and specific sign-off from the assigned regional director will be necessary.


Invest in sound people management principles to ensure that the team of staff, contractors and other partners works well and provides a supportive environment for the achievement of project and individual objectives

Uphold the values of the Company through your actions and assist to enforce Company standards at all times

Demonstrate clear leadership

Manage the welfare and motivation of all company direct reports, providing leadership, guidance and encouragement

Mentor and guide direct reporting staff to grow, improve, develop and together with Senior Management set clear career and role objectives.

Plan for and undertake annual performance reviews in line with company processes.

Commercial Management

Take overall responsibility of the ‘cost’ element of the project, even if through the monitoring and management of a third party cost consultant. If the engagement also includes cost consultancy services project specific responsibilities will need to be included in the Project Management Plan and discussed with your assigned regional director.

Ensure effective budget control is in place across the project, and that such is reviewed and updated on minimum monthly basis.

Where applicable lead and oversee the value management strategy.

Oversee the award of contracts and review on behalf of the Client.

Negotiate and convert contracts as required by the project(s)

Manage the commercial performance of the project for Faithful+Gould in line with corporate governance requirements.

Client Management

As the lead team member for the company assigned to the project you will have overall responsibility to manage and facilitate a pro-active and positive relationship with the Client.

Identify and resolve disputes quickly and reasonably, taking the lead role in the resolution of any disputes that may arise.

Lead the process of Client engagement, through regular meetings, presentations and discussions during the project delivery. Be comfortable leading such scenarios and exhibit exemplar communication skills, representing the company well and in a professional manner in all cases.

Develop and maintain excellent relationships with client representatives, consultants, contractors and other project stakeholders


Receive and review detailed reports on the project from the design and site delivery team

Establish formal reporting arrangements on project progress for the Client and Company

Maintain up-to-date project skite sheets and resumes for the project team for use by the Company

Business Development

Identify and communicate potential business development opportunities to the Company

Actively promote the interests of the Company within the industry.

Company Description
Created by the integration of long-standing organizations dating back to 1911, AtkinsRéalis is a world-leading design, engineering and project management organization that connects people, data and technology to transform the worlds infrastructure and energy systems. We create sustainable solutions that connect people, data and technology to transform the world's infrastructure and energy systems. We deploy global capabilities locally to our clients and deliver unique end-to-end services across the whole life cycle of an asset including consulting, advisory & environmental services, intelligent networks & cybersecurity, design & engineering, procurement, project & construction management, operations & maintenance, decommissioning and capital. The breadth and depth of our capabilities are delivered to clients in key strategic sectors such as Engineering Services, Nuclear, Operations & Maintenance and Capital.