Lead Programme Manager

Location: Glenrothes, Fife Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Contract Contact: Joe Tomkins

Lead Programme Manager required for one of world's leading and most successful defence companies, based in Glenrothes, Scotland. My best client is looking for someone with experience in a lead role within Programme Management, working on large and complex Programmes within the aerospace/defence industry.

This is a fantastic contract opportunity for an established and professional Lead Programme Manager, to work on a 6 month contract position!

My client are one of the leading multi-billion pound companies within the global defence/aerospace industry.

Candidates for this Lead Programme Manager opportunity must be eligible for SC level Security Clearance.

Lead Programme Manager skills required:

  • Proven technical expertise and management on defence programmes and has knowledge and experience of other related disciplines
  • Clear understanding of financial management and impacts on programmes
  • Experience and knowledge of managing and motivating a group of engineers with varying and diverse skill sets
  • Working with their development team provides technical solutions with a high degree of ingenuity and creativity
  • Uses process from a varied 'tool box' of problem solving techniques
  • Facilitates problem solving within a team environment
  • Recognised as main point of contact of programme engineering issues for their development programmes and as the Engineering point of contact for the Power Development business section
  • Exercises latitude in determining programme structure and engineering management approach
  • Short and medium term desecration on resource allocation relative to long-term perspective
  • Day to day management and motivation of a team of engineers over the duration of the assignment
  • Confident and competent in a "customer facing" role, representing the organisation as the engineering contact on contracts and projects
  • Able to interact with senior external personnel on significant engineering matters often requiring coordination between organisations
  • Demonstrable experience over a range of programmes in the defence or other relevant sectors and business areas
  • Degree or equivalent in Engineering, Science, Aeronautical Engineering or other related field


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