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Programme Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: North East England
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 09/08/2019
  • Duration: staff
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The Role:
We are seeking a passionate leader to shape and manage a business growth programme for the offshore wind supply chain. This is one of the foundations of the recent Offshore Wind Sector Deal and is essential to grow the level of UK content in UK projects and increase exports to a rapidly expanding global market.

The UK government has committed to 30GW of offshore wind by 2030 and the offshore wind industry has committed to establish the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) with a ten-year budget of £100m to help supply chain companies grow through increased competitiveness.

This is a challenging but rewarding role that will have a major impact on the growth of the offshore wind sector.

Main Purpose
The Programme Manager will review successful programmes in other industrial sectors and design a programme of advisory and grant support services to enable companies to grow and prosper. They will manage the delivery of these activities by working closely with regional agencies, delivery partners and hundreds of supply chain companies.

The Programme Manager will develop the activities that will support supply chain companies. This will include discussions with the regional clusters, developers and supply chain companies to understand requirements and current support mechanisms.
The Programme Manager will ensure that activities are compliant with State Aid and Competition Law, have clear eligibility and assessment criteria and that there is a fair and transparent selection process.
The Programme Manager will help establish agreements with multiple delivery partners and will coordinate and monitor the delivery of services. Delivery partners will provide training, advisory, process and strategic support.
The activities include a Strategic Capability Assessment, cross-sector engagement and events as well as innovation competition calls.

The Programme Manager shall:
* Liaise with the regional clusters including development agencies, LEPs, trade associations and developers.
* Develop a programme of activities (timetable, budget, delivery plan).
* Develop the eligibility criteria for the programme.
* Support the procurement of a framework agreement for delivery partners
* Support events and communication to promote activities.
* Work with regional engagement managers to ensure a fair assessment of applications.
* Coordinate activity with the delivery partners.
* Communicate effectively, providing regular and ad-hoc reports to Management Team and the OWGP Board.
* Maintain and control documentation including applications, assessments and outputs.
* Control budget for projects and programmes ensuring that cost forecasts remain within the overall project budgets.
* Commit to ensuring and maintaining a high standard of health & safety awareness through encouraging safe behaviours within and out with direct reports, contractors and other stakeholders.

The Company:
Our client is the UK's leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* A degree or equivalent
* High level of experience within a relevant area e.g. energy, aerospace, automotive.
* An excellent understanding of how supply chains work and the challenges they face.
* Awareness of Health & Safety issues
* Experience of managing a portfolio of projects

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Excellent relationship management skills and confidence working with Project Directors, Senior Management (internal and external) and consultants.
* Influencing, negotiating, and communication skills.
* Strong planning and analysis skills with the ability to look forward and see / anticipate problems and thereafter plan and implement mitigating solutions to negate the effect of such problems.
* Innovative and creative thinking.
* Problem solving - dealing with conflicting requirements.
* Tenacity, persistence and determination to succeed in overcoming obstacles.

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