This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of the FSS Programme Office/delivery team and be involved in a strategically important complex project for the Royal Navy (RN) and Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA). You will hold a key delivery role within the Programme and exposure to senior leaders within Harland & Wolff and additional internal and external stakeholders with opportunity of future career prospects and progression within the FSS Programme and Harland & Wolff shipyard and/or business operations.

Location:  Belfast/Appledore/London/Methil. We’re willing to accommodate flexible arrangements with a requirement to attend Belfast/Appledore/supplier site(s) up to 60% in a working month. You shall also be expected to travel within the role; with time at our Client’s Bristol Office and shipyards in Spain and FSS Sub-contractor sites in the UK and abroad on a regular basis.  

The Role

  • You’ll assume the lead role in understanding, influencing and shaping the key focus on the leadership and execution of FSS H&W assigned supplier Major-Subcontracts for the three FSS Ships and the programme delivery of the Recapitialisation Equipment and Civils work scope – working closely ‘hand in hand’ with H&W / FSS Procurement Function, along with assigned staff onto the FSS Programme from H&W’s, BMT’s and Navantia’s Engineering and Production Teams.   
  • Develop, co-ordinate and manage the programme delivery and business requirements to ensure a strong and resilient Programme/Project Management Team in the execution of the FSS Programme; with a longer-term aim to shape programme delivery of major-subcontracts post FSS, including ensuring coherency to the wider H&W Portfolio of Businesses and Services as well as FSS programme-contractual requirements.  
  • Lead the execution-phase of one or more assigned Sub-Contract(s) – post Contract Award (CA) – within a combined supplier facing team – consisting of assigned staff from the Procurement, Engineering/Technical and Production Functions of H&W, NV and BMT.
  • Liaise with our FSS Management, Project Controls and Reporting Teams ensuring the accurate recording and reporting of progress of planned targets for budget, schedule and quality to ensure all facets of deliveries and data ‘map’ from – and into – the FSS H&W Sub-Contract Master Schedule (SCMS) and the overall Programme CMS, ensuring all ‘challenges’, risks and opportunities are logged, managed and/or mitigated through your facilitation, teamwork and leadership. Your scope shall include progress monitoring, delivery of Vendor Furnished Information (VFI), equipment FATs and delivery, in-store maintenance, installation, setting-to-work/commissioning and test & trials of a significant number of ship-equipment (in complexity, value and form) with close liaison with Navantia SA.  

About you

  • An experienced Project professional with a good knowledge of Project and Sub-Contract Management (tools, techniques, practices). 
  • First-hand experience in Development / Production Projects; ideally in a naval / marine new-build environment.  
  • Be able to resolve project-related problems that do not have routine solutions, within the normal operating environment, yet with a resilient and exploratory approach to your business environment – supporting process/procedural development whilst delivering your responsibilities. 
  • Strong commercial acumen and ability – knowing your way around a supplier Statement of Work, Terms and Conditions, with a knowledge of linkage to technical requirements and the progressive nature of “requirements sell off”. 
  • Collaborative team player, yet confident with the gravitas to take the lead when a situation demands either internally, with customers or suppliers. 
  • Good project reporting Transparent and fully inclusive behaviours within the Team environment – with a collaborative style that enables the team and organisation to grow and deliver to its deadlines. 

The Package

  • Competitive base salary
  • Company pension
  • Medical cover
  • Life assurance
  • 31 days holiday
  • Hybrid working

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Job Category: Senior Programme Manager
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Job Location: Appledore Belfast London Methil

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