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Programme Manager

Heat Recruitment
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Role: Programme ManagerContracting Authority: MODContract Length: 01.07.22 until 31.03.23Location: Portsmouth - Whale Island 2 1/2 days in the officeIR35: INSIDEPay Rate: £818.79 (max umbrella)???????*ACTIVE SC CLEARANCE IS MANDATORY FOR THIS ROLE - PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THIS*The role:Plan and track progress of the programme to ensure an up to date picture is maintained, ensuring actions are progressed. Identify likely problems that may hinder delivery and suggest solutions. Ensure the programme risk register is updated on a regular basis and the information captured is up to date and can be reported on efficiently. Design and create reports for Programme and Steering Boards such as programme dashboards, minutes and presentation slides. Manage the product and risk management processes and ensure there is robust adherence to project management processes including planning, risk management, dependency management and change control.Resource is needed to provide overall co-ordination of the necessary and forthcoming activities which contribute to the continued development of the Naval Strike Network (NSN). These activities are on the critical path towards developing the concept of the Naval Strike Network and the System of Systems approach to the future navy. This progress cannot occur unless Navy Dev-Hd Digital has a Project Manager and a Technical Lead able to carry out these activities.The Naval Strike Network development pathway includes a number of activities which seek to drive the integration of uncrewed and autonomous systems into combat operations. This effort is directed and requires careful control to be established in order to coordinate a range of disparate activities.A core team is needed to:1. Co-ordinate activities that will establish NSN as a delivery programme under ACQ directorate by March 2023.2. Oversee the work of the MCS-IA to establish control (and configuration management) over interfaces and standards for operational C2, and integration with current and future combat systems.3. Co-ordinate with continuing research by Dstl into crewed-uncrewed teaming and frameworks for integrating autonomous systems. This includes further development of the MAPLE framework, and other standards that may be used for C2 of uncrewed systems.4. Align and coordinate trial activity including major NATO and UK-US exercises.5. Liaise with Cdo Force activity to interface the NSN C2 framework and integrate uncrewed systems into operations.6. Deliver the mandated documents to make NSN a programme of record.This activity is on the critical path and is non-discretionary to meet the stated of aim to make NSN a programme of record for FY23-24.TimescalesRequired experience:
  • Experience in complex programme management
  • Experience in Defence maritime system/sector
  • General project management
  • Designing strategic programmes
  • Designing business cases
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