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Programme Manager (EV Automotive)

Programme Manager (EV Automotive)

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Real Time Recruitment Solutions https://www.rtrs.co.uk

Role: Programme Manager (EV Automotive)

Type: Contract

Duration: 10 Months +

Location: Northampton, UK

Rate – £450.00 per day Umbrella Co 

Determination – Inside IR35

Our client is ideally looking for a Project / Programme Manager with experience within the Electric Vehicle automotive industry.

Purpose of the role is to…

  • Create transparency and clarity throughout the business with regards to what the programme is trying to deliver, when, and what’s needed to do it successfully
  • Make complex ideas, plans and actions, simple, understandable and accessible to all
  • Influence and align the business with drive and determination, pushing to deliver against aggressive targets, setting the drumbeat and tone as part of an Engineering led business

Essential Skills: 

  • Understanding people, their preferences and their strengths and how to make the most of them. Motivating a team; leading by example, enabling and expecting action, and driving high performance
  • Communication; clear, concise, confident, happy to speak up and challenge
  • Remaining calm under pressure
  • Simplifying complexity – understanding the fine detail and being able to take a step back to translate that message to others
  • Making rational decisions based on available information (even when incomplete), taking appropriate action, prioritising under pressure and understanding when to escalate
  • Facilitating group discussions, managing and preventing conflict     
  • Have experience of…

  • A similar or relevant position
  • Influencing in all directions in order to achieve programme requirements
  • Motorsport/developing technology or similar industries (e.g. first tier supplier)
  • Working in an equally fast paced/demanding environment (desirable)
  • Delivering programmes from concept to customer (full life cycle), using a defined framework/process (quality gate system) successfully
  • Excel, SAP and Microsoft Project 
  • Demonstrate knowledge of…

  • Operating in a technical environment
  • Operating in a matrix structure
  • Planning ERP Systems
  • Product lifecycle management
  • Value stream mapping (information & materials flow)      
  • Hold these qualifications…

  • An Engineering, Science or business based degree at 2.1 level or above (or equivalent)
  • Post graduate professional development such as chartered status with a relevant professional body (e.g.CEng) or a business related degree (e.g MBA) – desirable 
  • Be…


  • Credible
  • Professional with a positive attitude
  • An agile learner
  • A natural leader and team player
  • An enabler to progress
  • Resilient with an undisputed will to succeed    
  • Deliver the programme, by:

    • Enabling alignment of all key stakeholders across the value chain
    • Creating programme plans to deliver to business need
    • Making sure all stakeholders are aware of programme requirements
    • Identifying and mitigating risks and barriers to progress
    • Tracking & reporting on status vs key plan dates and technical targets
    • Setting a positive tone and work to motivate all project stakeholders and team members
    • Driving and facilitating a formal, disciplined gateway review process effectively
    • Processing ECNs (Engineering Change Instructions) ensuring the requirements are clearly communicated and aligned with the programme needs
    • Identify resources required to achieve programme targets and drive the relevant functions to provide this resource
    • Supporting supplier design agreements to engage the supplier early in the design process and minimise time from idea to stores and cost.