Programme Manager - Maritime

Location: Hampshire, England Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Client Delivery, Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Alex Spraggett

Programme Manager


Programme Manager needed for a leading Defence company who specialise in Maritime, who are based in Hampshire. They are looking to employ an experienced Programme Manager, who has experience of systems and software engineering disciplines, someone who has project Management qualification or equivalent and someone who has previous demonstrable experience of delivering Programmes within the Maritime domain, ideally within Defence and Maritime.

What the role entails:

You will be managing a programme area, comprising multi-disciplined team of project managers; and highly technical system and software engineers across multiple locations developing, integration and gaining acceptance of complex development projects in the Maritime domain. The projects range from 'in-house' development through to procurement of solutions.

Some of the main duties of the Programme Manager will include:

  • Meeting contractual obligations
  • Achieving excellent customer satisfaction
  • Delivery of projects to time, cost and quality
  • Production of open, accurate and timely financial and workload forecasts to support planning within the business
  • Ability to network, building relationships to enable successful engagement with a broad range of stakeholders (external and internal) often with competing interests
  • Management of subcontracts, some with significant development work
  • Application of appropriate project governance in-line with the companies Operating Framework
  • Support the business to develop future pipeline work
  • Promotion of best practice within the projects and ensure that previous lessons learnt are adopted and new lessons identified for future benefit
  • Develop any appropriate follow on work

What you need to be the successful Programme Manager:

In order to be the successful Programme Manager and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

Experience & Qualifications

  • Project Management qualification or equivalent
  • Previous demonstrable experience of delivering Programmes within the Maritime domain
  • Proven ability to decompose complex issues, to an appropriate level of detail, in a methodical manner
  • Experience of procurement and tendering processes (e.g. the production of specifications, definition of supplier selection criteria and contracting) and management of suppliers under contract
  • Experience of systems and software engineering disciplines and lifecycle to develop complex products in the defence domain


  • Drive and determination to achieve successful project delivery overcoming problems and issues as they arise and preferably beforehand
  • Track record of successful delivery of development, build and system integration of complex projects
  • Able to challenge the 'status quo' to produce innovative solutions
  • Pragmatic and reasonable
  • Good problem-solving abilities
  • Open, honest and enthusiastic team member
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to exercise good commercial judgement
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • An understanding of budgeting and resource allocation


  • An understanding of the wider Maritime Defence, in particular Test & Evaluation
  • Information Management Systems
  • Electronic warfare test systems
  • Sonobouy test systems
  • Electromagnetic test and analysis systems
  • Acoustic signature measurement systems
  • Radar Cross Section measurement systems

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Programme Manager to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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