565026 – Programme Manager

Posted 4 weeks ago

Form of Employment: Permanent

Start Date: Immediate

Location: Waterloo, Hybrid (2-3 days onsite)


Role Summary

Aubay is seeking a strong Programme Manager with previous experience within Energy Trading and Customer Lifecycle Management. In this role, you will lead large change agendas of high complexity and risk. This is an exciting opportunity to manage a suite of interdependent projects or products that together contribute to our Supermajor Energy client’s longer-term business strategy and provide benefits that cannot be achieved by the individual projects or products in isolation.


We are seeking a Programme manager who will understand and drive the team and stakeholders successfully to a new way of working, whilst accelerating delivery and lifting team spirit, with full and active support of Programme, Business Interface and Business leadership.


About the Project

The project started in 2018 and our client has invested approx. 40M invested into the product suite to date. The mission of the program is to drive customer centricity, by equipping their organization to run competitive, reliable, and compliant Downstream supply chains. The programme consists of 4 products that together are nearing go-live of the first full MVP.


When successfully rolled out, our client’s project will deliver significant value (>USD$200M per annum across Northwest Europe) and resolve some key compliance pain points and enable core strategic objectives. The project’s future will see a change in the delivery model for the project, further product development, scaling and deployment to drive accelerated value delivery.


This Role’s Unique Challenges

  • Quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders and understand their strategic priorities. Resolve conflict and deliver tough messages with grace.
  • Motivate and advocate for the team while removing barriers so that the team can complete its objectives while managing pressure.
  • Creating executive-level communications.
  • Take calculated risks and apply judgment to make timely decisions that will maximize value.
  • Balance execution efficiency with risk mitigation, value delivery, cost, and quality.
  • Understand integration between project goals and business context when responding to challenges and change


Role Responsibilities

  • Plan, execute, monitor, control, and close all aspects of the project/programme lifecycle, using both Waterfall as well as Agile delivery methods in the right combination.
  • Rigorously manage scope through a structured change management process to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed time, cost, and quality parameters with focus on delivering the business benefits.
  • Create and validate financial forecasts and investment proposals and provide ongoing reconciliation of resources and expenditures.  Use creative costing and business models to capitalize on greater leverage power.
  • Ensure appropriate stakeholder change and communication plans and engagements are developed and executed.
  • Partner with business stakeholders to validate the programme’s strategic business case, define success metrics and criteria, and to identify, measure, and sustain planned vs. achieved benefits.  Proactively look for additional benefits to be delivered by taking advantage of systems, processes, and data already in place or being deployed.
  • Apply project management and IT control/assurance methodologies, standards and processes including architecture, information risk management, and transition to support.
  • Create a motivated high-performing team through team building, information sharing, workload management, and appropriate recognition.  Develop the skills of team members through coaching and delegation.
  • Establish and maintain appropriate and effective Governance structures and procedures to obtain resources, drive decisions, resolve issues, and deliver project/programme objectives.
  • Proactively engage with stakeholders to identify and address the major factors, assumptions and risks (including technical, business, adoption, organizational, government, cultural, etc.) that may influence project/programme direction and success.  As parameters and external influences change, adjusts the project/programme approach to improve the delivery of intended benefits.
  • Prioritize and adjust resources, activities, and schedules across projects and programmes to balance risk and effort between strategic business change and ongoing operations.  Optimize resource allocation based on organizational priorities, capacity, skills, and development needs, taking advantage of cross-business sharing wherever possible.
  • Reports to: Lead Programme Manager


About Aubay UK – Ahead of Innovation!

Aubay UK is a recognised InSourcing Partner for client-side deployment delivered across London. Our team, based in Canary Wharf, specialises in hiring IT professionals within London’s Energy and FinTech sectors, helping our clients to expand their operations with top-tier talent who are experts in their fields. We work exclusively with clients who are globally recognized as Energy Super Majors/Financial Services and innovative FinTech players.


Aubay UK is the most recently started branch of Aubay Group www.aubay.com. Aubay Group is an international Digital Services Company, listed on a Euronext Stock Exchange, who have been operating for 21 years in the European market and working alongside some of the biggest names in the Banking, Finance, Insurance, Energy, IT/Digital, Manufacturing, Transport and Telecoms sectors. With over 7,000 employees across 7 countries and 16 offices in England, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, and Portugal, Aubay Group generated revenues of €435 million in 2019.


What Aubay UK Offers

At Aubay UK, people are at the heart of our business. We offer a competitive remuneration package which includes a range of benefits. You will receive continuous support from our dedicated team of Talent Acquisition Specialists who will support your career development and success during your assignment with our client. Other benefits include:

  • 25 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Access to Udemy training platform and conferences
  • Perkbox employee discount scheme
  • Discount on winter sports holiday at aero1607.com
  • Opportunity to work directly for the client at the end of assignment


Our Client

Our client is one of the Super Major global energy companies with around 84,000 employees across 70+ countries who are working to power progress through cleaner energy solutions.

Specialties: Upstream/Downstream, Bio-Fuels, Integrated Gas, New Energies, Chemicals, Energy and Trading.


You will have the opportunity to work in a challenging but rewarding environment that is fast paced and changing fundamentally, and work towards transforming the business of a Super Major energy company to meet the ambition to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, whilst delivering a world class business case that has a strong societal license to operate. In your role you will be expected to enact change and deliver value globally across business lines and geographies.


Apply via our website – www.aubay.co.uk

You will be working remotely initially and thereafter onsite with the client.

This role requires you to be based in the UK and have the right to work in the UK. This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship. 

Aubay UK is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.

Job Features

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