IT Programme Manager

Gatwick, West Sussex
Competitive Day Rate
07 Mar 2017
04 Apr 2017
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed
Job Type


Our client is a world leader in Aviation and they are currently looking for an experienced Programme Manager to join them for an initial 12 months contract assignment based in Crawley / Gatwick. (Duration is likely to extend) 



IT Programme Manager – Asset Data Platforms - ADP


Responsible for :-

  • Managing the delivery of major IT programmes and all work streams from initiation to completion.
  • Establishing setting and managing clear business expectations with stakeholders and managing these through to completion and delivery of true business value.
  • Managing scope, schedule, deliverables, budget, quality and risks related to the programme and all work streams.
  • Programme accounting, planning, scheduling, recruitment and allocation of resources (including secondment of internal resources).
  • Detailed programme finance and schedule forecasting within a maximum of 10% tolerance.
  • Supplier management including resource management
  • Managing all programme communications and liaising with various internal departments and business units.
  • Reporting on programme progress to PMO, programme boards and other governance bodies.
  • Effective change control including cost, schedule and scope impact assessments.

Minimum Experience

Minimum of:-

  • 10 years experience of managing large and complex IT projects
  • 5 years experience of managing large and complex IT programmes
  • 5 years experience of line managing project managers, work stream leads and other programme team members directly
  • 5 years experience in the relevant technology domain such as Software Development and Infrastructure Design

Experience in:-

  • The relevant business domain of:  Airport, Accounting, Asset Management and Engineering Maintenance
  • COTS implementation methodologies and industry best practices
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control methodologies
  • Business user or external client management, communication, negotiation and facilitation skills

Proven track record of:-

  • Delivery through all stages of the programme lifecycle
  • Managing programme teams in a matrix environment

Role Specific Experience

Mandatory experience:-

  • Referenceable experience in:-
  • Delivery of asset data platform solutions (minimum of 2 programmes)
  • Managing demanding senior business stakeholders to maintain strong positive relationships while providing the right quality of   solution, setting challenging but achievable timescales
  • Managing complex supplier relationships bringing multiple competing suppliers together to provide integrated solutions, resolving conflicts and keeping to timescales
  • Quickly understanding new business models, technologies and processes, forming a strong understanding of the necessary business outcomes required and the ability to assess the best fit solutions from multiple options



Highly desirable experience:-

  • Direct experience with the following vendors product sets:- OpenText- Documentum, IBM-Maximo, BlueCielo-Meridian, Ultimo
  • Process re-engineering and change management in an: Asset Management, Work Order Maintenance and Content Management related  environment

Skills and Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken
  • University degree qualification in an IT related subject (Engineering, Information Systems, Science, Business or Commerce) or equivalent
  • Strong Negotiation and Facilitation skills
  • PMP or Prince2 certification
  • ITIL / Software technology related certification
  • MS Project and the ability to generate critical path analysis using the tool


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