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Senior Programme Manager

Date: 03-Jul-2021

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

As part of the Digital Transformation team, accountable for the delivery of the Productivity Programme (Microsoft 365, Intranet and Knowledge Management) within the overall Digital and Data Transformation Programme. This requires experienced and strategic business programme manager.


Accountable for delivery against key milestones using Agile and waterfall (MSP) based delivery methodology (drawing on agile principles where appropriate). Responsible for reporting, risk / issue management, planning, performance, supply chain management, finances and resourcing.


Key Accountabilities: 

  • Delivery of the Productivity Programme. Accountable for implementation of a new Productivity platform of M365, Intranet and Knowledge Management (based on Microsoft 365 E5, providing the foundations for global asynchronous working, co-creation and collaboration (internally and with customers), productivity and efficiency, integrated with a range of other solutions such as SuccessFactors and Cherwell for user requests and services, Azure Active Directory for global Identity services (internal and external), and migration from / decommissioning of legacy solutions. Accountable for implementing and handing over to the new /extended service model across Business Services / IT (deployment into BAU and continuous improvement) and jointly responsible for adoption of new ways of working with the Business Change Lead, Function Leads and Business Units.
  • Shaping the strategic delivery method in line with QinetiQ best practice
  • Programme-level reporting, risk and issue management
  • Planning and scheduling of activities and resources at programme level
  • Programme delivery performance (metrics to be agreed)
  • Financial management (estimating and forecast, plus inclusion of actuals to update cost to complete / earned value in collaboration with finance)
  • Resourcing (definition, recruitment (in collaboration with HR), onboarding and overall performance of delivery team)
  • Line management of project managers within the Business Systems Programme, another element of the Digital and Data Transformation Programme
  • Responsible for supply chain management

QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. People around the world depend on us for their safety and security, and to enable the safety and security of others. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Our is a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines, and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake  this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, we get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Come and find out how you can play a role.