Head of Programmes - Defence Engineering Client

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  • Location:

    Uxbridge, London

  • Sector:

    Project Management

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  • Salary:

    £65000 - £85000 per annum + Car Allowance and Corporate Package

  • Contact:

    Alex Froude

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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Head of Programmes - Defence Engineering Client

Uxbridge, Middlesex - Hybrid Role

A leading Engineering and Aerospace innovator are looking for a Head of Programmes in their Greater London base. As the Head of Programmes, you will be leading a team of 5 Programme Managers, Obsolescence Managers and 30+ engineers in the delivery of cutting-edge electromechanical sub systems used in their safety critical products. You will be the technical point of contact with the customer base, controlling, coordinating, and overseeing the internal resources to ensure the programmes are delivered as per the requirements.

Reporting directly to the VP of Programmes you will typically oversee and manage circa 25 projects at any given time ranging in value from £100,000 - £6,000,000. Providing management, oversight, and governance for a range of Electromechanical Systems (EMS) programmes. You will be given the opportunity to develop the long-term product strategy for this established and reputable Engineering organisation.

This role will also include:

  • Manage Programme Managers to achieve objectives, review performance and skills development

  • Oversee risk management processes

  • Responsible for obsolescence management process via the Obsolescence team in EMS

You will need:

  • Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or equivalent

  • Deep and broad Project Management experience with strong ties to engineering principals

  • Extensive experience of managing & developing complex electromechanical systems

  • Experience in multifaceted external facing negotiations

  • People management
  • Risk management

This is a great opportunity to work in an on-going expanding organisation, offering outstanding development and progression opportunities. With their excellent employee retention and reputation in their industry, this will be an amazing opportunity for you to gain satisfaction in your work.

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