Programme Project Manager £43,000 - £47,000 Central London

Gray & Associates Recruitment Services
11 May 2017
09 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Programme Project Manager £43,000 - £47,000 Central London

We are looking for an exceptional Programme Project Manager to work in this fast paced growing institution. The successful candidate will be working in a team of academic research and business staff within a unique scientific institution. The post holder will oversee, plan and organise all the activities and functions of the Institute’s programmes funded with Strategic Partners and/or other sponsors.

The role will include:

Programme and Project Management

  • Overseeing major research, training and knowledge exchange programme initiatives, ensuring they are managed to business requirements, specification, time and budget;

  • Perform strategic project resources planning and financial analysis, including preparation of budgets and assessing staffing and operational needs;

  • Organising programme board meetings, programme management meetings as well as required scientific and other stakeholder workshops and summits, as needs arise;

  • Routinely monitor all activities, review project risks, issues and progress, taking action as necessary to ensure minimum impact on programme deadlines;

  • Directing the communication of programme information and status to all relevant parties, providing early warning and escalation of key issues to the relevant Strategic Programme Directors, Programme Boards and associated management;

  • Taking the lead in maintaining effective relationships with existing academic collaborators and develop links with new research partners e.g. industry, international, etc;

  • Delivering events, including research collaboration meetings, road-mapping workshops and seminars, and coordinate appropriate publicity for the projects. Act as a primary contact point for all internal and external partners;

The successful candidate will have:

  • Degree in a relevant scientific or engineering discipline, or equivalent level of professional qualifications and/or experience;

  • Exceptional project management and organisational skills combined with a strong attention to detail;

  • Experience of facilitating workshops and conferences;

  • Proven experience of stakeholder management, project planning and dissemination;

  • Experience of translating research and policy requirements into a defined project;

  • Proven team building and motivational skills;

  • Experience of developing and managing large multi-disciplinary projects, involving external and internal partners;

  • Previous experience of liaising with external bodies including industry;

  • Proven experience of successful risk management;

  • Experience of the production and analysis of statistics and reports;

  • Solid writing, editing and presentation ability;

  • Diplomacy, able to negotiate and to apply judgement in often complex areas;

  • Ability to manage the change that is required with the introduction of new systems and procedures;

  • Comfortable with the full project lifecycle, best practice and quality standards;

  • Good analytical skills demonstrated by a structured and methodical approach;

  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple and varied activities simultaneously, as well as the ability to perform effectively under pressure;

  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally occasionally, as necessary, and to work evening and weekend hours as required.

Due to time constraints and the number of applications we will only be able to respond personally to successful candidates. Hopefully you will be one of those. If not please do feel free to send your CV again for any other positions that are of interest.

Gray & Associates is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital