Programme Manager: Major Projects

Programme Manager: Major Projects
Employer: The British Museum
Salary: £47,787
Location: London

The Capital Planning and Programme Management department at the British Museum is looking to recruit a Programme Manager for Major Projects. The ideal candidate will lead on the delivery of major capital projects within a Grade-I listed building, including masterplan initiatives, to time and budget, whilst keeping the Museum open to circa six million visitors per year.

It is an exciting time to join the British Museum’s Capital Planning and Programme Management Department in this role to deliver building construction projects that form part of the Museum’s Capital Plan and provide technical and professional advice to ensure that all work is carried out efficiently, to a high standard, and in accordance with legal and statutory requirements.

Projects delivered by the department range from high-profile front-of-house projects, renewal and replacement projects, to innovative infrastructure projects in a unique environment, as well as masterplanning activity.

Key areas of responsibility:

Reporting to the Head of Capital Projects, the Programme Manager will drive the planning, delivery, programme, cost and quality dimensions, in order to satisfy key programme success criteria.

Person specification:

With a degree level or equivalent experience, the successful candidate will have project and/or programme management qualifications, such as the Association of Project Managers, Managing Successful Programmes or equivalent experience. With membership of (or planning to work towards) a Built Environment Professional Body or Association, e.g. CIOB, RICS, CIBSE, etc., they will have significant experience of project or programme management involving multidisciplinary teams in a complex built environment and extensive large-scale capital development experience. They will also have extensive capital delivery experience, preferably in a heritage environment, significant experience of budget responsibilities and knowledge of legislative requirements as they relate to design and the RIBA Plan of Work. With strong experience of analysing complex information, decision making and providing expert advice on construction themes, they will be able to complete complex risk assessments and use Microsoft Office, and Project Management software.”

We are looking for a self-motivated and highly organised individual, who can maintain a flexible and creative approach to finding solutions for complex problems. As a strong communicator, you will be confident in diplomatically dealing with a variety of stakeholders including senior management.

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