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Programme Manager

£650 – £800 per day (24 Months+ / London / Outside IR35)


£650 – £800 per day and the option of going permanent



  • London


You must have 10+ years Programme Management experience in Software Delivery ideally in Rail Industry and Agile Environment. (YOU MUST HAVE RAIL EXPERIENCE)


We are looking for an experienced Programme Manager to organize and coordinate a greenfield software development project in the rail industry (Train Company). You will provide strategic guidance and overseeing the progress of operations.


You will co-ordinate the programme’s workstreams and manage their inter-dependencies and risks. You will also work with stakeholders across the UK and manage the workstream project managers.



  • Planning, design and monitoring the programme and weekly reporting on progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective actions
  • meetings and communication with client, stakeholders, internal and external technical partners across the UK
  • Ensure smooth and successful delivery of the programme working with senior management and the teams to resolve blockers and manage dependencies
  • Manage the contractual deliverables for the customer
  • Define Governance, decision stage gates and responsibilities (RACI)
  • Oversee delivery of quality assurance of the programme
  • Administration of day to day activities (meetings, calls, documents) supported by a Project Administrator
  • Identify and allocate resources/tasks to PMs, Commercial project Commercial, Service Ops, PMs, Legal, Finance
  • Ensuring the delivery of the project is to the appropriate level of quality, on time and within budget
  • Initiate management interventions wherever gaps in the programme are identified or issues arise


Must have

  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Thorough Agile experience
  • Proven experience as a Programme Manager or other managerial position
  • Thorough understanding of project/programme management techniques and methods
  • Excellent Knowledge of performance evaluation and change management principles
  • Excellent knowledge of program/project management software (Jira, MS Project etc.) is a strong advantage
  • Outstanding leadership and organizational skills
  • Ability to travel frequently in the UK and work out of London
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent problem-solving ability
  • BSc/BA diploma in management or a relevant field; MSc/MA is a plus
  • Agile certification is a plus