Company: ENGIE
Skills: Project Management
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Wakefield, United Kingdom

ENGIE is a leading energy and services company focused on three key activities: production and supply of energy, services and regeneration. Our 17,000 employees combine these capabilities for the benefit of individuals, businesses and communities throughout the UK & Ireland.

We enable customers to embrace a lower carbon, more efficient and increasingly digital world. Our customers benefit from our energy efficient and smart building solutions, the provision of effective and innovative services, the transformation of neighbourhoods through regeneration projects, and the supply of reliable, flexible and renewable energy.

ENGIE improves lives through better living and working environments. We help to balance performance with responsibility, enabling progress in a harmonious way.

Globally, the ENGIE Group employs 160,000 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €60.6 billion in 2018.

The Engie Wakefield Programme Manager will work closely with the Capital Programme Lead and Senior Management Team within the partnership to maintain a 5-year long term maintenance plan as well as devise and deliver an annual programme of works across the corporate and education estate. The long-term maintenance annual plan for school and the corporate estate is in the final stages of being agreed which will increase the Minor Works turnover from £7m up to £17m this year We are looking for an experienced Programme Manager who can work in a collaborative style to ensure that the plans baseline data and the proposed strategy to drive investment into priority areas maximises value for money for our client Wakefield Council whilst optimising revenue through our DLO.

What is your day to day?

•Be the single point of contact for Wakefield Council's Corporate Landlord team in respect of the Long-term maintenance plan activity
•Design and deliver the Long-Term Maintenance programme of work and its sub projects in line with ENGIES vision and brand.
•Liaising with the school's capital development manager to ensure the Education estate 3-year plan is developed in accordance with good practice principals, aligning best practice and consistency of approach.
•Lead the planning and design of the annual corporate programme of work, monitoring delivery progress through the project management and operations team
•Liaising with the operations compliance team to ensure the baseline data is regularly updated and validated based on compliance data and inspections.
•Set up and manage a Minor Works PMO function to deliver best in class Project and Programme management to the contract
•Develop back-up/recovery plans in the case of unplanned setbacks in project delivery
•Facilitate and ensure effective communication between senior management, individual project managers and operations team. Ensuring that information/directives being passed down are diligently carried out
•Reporting into the Minor Works Board and the Council's Children and Young Peoples Capital Asset Board, ensuring data and metrics on progress are presented in concise dashboard approach.
•Oversee and develop effective allocation of common resources internal and external amongst the individual projects under the programme
•Manage the dependency of individual projects on each other to maximise economies of scale, identifying resource pressure to create successful delivery conditions.
•Manage all forms of risk at programme level escalating to management where accepted tolerance is exceeded.
•Ensure the output of the programme meets current Health & Safety, Building Regulations and Quality standards set.
•Support the Capital Programme Lead in effective contract management of the partnerships professional service providers
•Provide line management and pastoral support to the project managers working to you.
•Recognise and promote collaborative working and positive safety behaviours.
Who are you?

• Extensive experience of working in a public sector setting on the delivery of capital works programmes
• Excellent leadership and people management skills managing geographically dispersed project resources
• Effective communication and interpersonal skills, proven ability to diffuse conflict
• Experience of engaging and working alongside multiple stakeholders in a public sector setting.
• Experience of delivering programmes involving the design and refurbishment of premises specifically schools and public buildings.
• Extensive knowledge of current Health & Safety Laws, Building Regulations and Quality standards
• Experience of creating briefs, specifications and overseeing tender production and evaluation of tenders from the client side or bidder's perspective
• Good understanding of contracts, evidence of use of standard form and bespoke contracts
• MS Office experience essential
• A Bachelor's degree in construction/ hard FM management
• Project/Programme Management Qualification such as Prince2 Practitioner, Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Practitioner or equivalent
• Current holder of a similar recognised Project Management qualification e.g.: MAPM CIOB RICS.
• A minimum of 5 years' experience in a similar role.

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For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. There is no re-location package with this job role. ENGIE do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The ENGIE Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to ENGIE Managers.

Additional Information
  • Posting Date: Jan 4, 2021