Programme Manager Ref# TT352

  • South East, West Sussex, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • TT352

Holt Executive are partnered with a global aerospace and defence technology innovator who provide advanced defence and commercial technologies to aerospace, aviation, land and sea, delivering solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs.

They require a Programme Manager – Maritime/Defence to join the team in West Sussex, to manage assigned business programme/portfolio, and be responsible for the development, delivery and through life support of Training Solutions (Media and Courseware) for UK MoD programmes.

The successful Programme Manager – Maritime/Defence will have experience of delivering complex development projects through the project lifecycle to Time, Cost and Quality KPIs, with a broad knowledge of Project Management processes.

The successful incumbent will make substantial improvements to systems and processes and contribute to achievement of business goals and operating plans, having a direct impact on the business results.
Key Responsibilities for the Programme Manager – Maritime/Defence:

  • Responsible for managing complex Programme and/or Portfolio as delegated by the Head of Business, overseeing all Projects that fall below the Programme and/or Portfolio
  • Establish & maintain Programme and Project(s) team organisation, communications and stakeholder management plans
  • Review and Approval of Programme and Project Customer ECRs/Proposals within the commercial delegated authorities limits
  • Responsible for collation, review and approval of Tactical and Strategic Resource demand
  • Responsible for ensuring Integrated Baseline Reviews are carried out at the start of a new Project or major Contract change
  • Support the development of programme/project management capability to support business & company growth (including managing own personal development and direct reports)

Knowledge, Skills And Experience required by the Programme Manager – Maritime/Defence:

  • Creating & maintaining Project and Programme schedules and associated WBS/OBS/RAM
  • Development of Project Management Plans
  • Accurate finance monitoring (Budget/Cost, ETC & EAC, Earned Value)
  • Time, cost & scope evaluation of Change/Bids
  • Managing customer contracts, reporting and negotiating
  • Good understanding and awareness of the engineering lifecycle
  • Good understanding of software development methodologies, service and support contracts, training development and provision
  • SC level security clearance will be required

Company Benefits: 

  • Auto Enrolment Retirement Savings Plan (up to 7% employer contribution)
  • Group Life Assurance, Private Medical Insurance and Income Protection
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and holiday buy/sell
  • Discounts with travel, major retailers, family days out and much more
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free parking (subject to availability)
  • Free mortgage advice
  • Plus, a range of other flexible benefits

Apply for this position

    Accepted files format are: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .txt

    Thank you for your application!

    One of our consultants will be in touch shortly.

    In the meantime, if you would like to contact us directly you can do so by giving us a call on 03333 448009 or drop us an email at

    We update the website daily, so visit again if you'd like to view details on new and exciting jobs.

    We look forward to working with you.

    Holt Executive.

    < back to search results