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Programme Manager- LSE

  1. London
  1. Project, programme & cost management

Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is one of the world’s leading project and programme management consultancies operating at the forefront of the property and industry sectors. Placing great emphasis on the training, development and progression of our staff, we’re dedicated to providing high quality professional services with cutting-edge expertise to our clients.

To help realise our ambitious growth plans with our existing client base, Faithful+Gould is looking for an ambitious and respected Programme Manager with strong and proven relevant programme delivery experience. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the programme management team in London and will work closely with the UK programme management community. You will play a key role in growing one of our strategic service lines.

Based in our London office, you will contribute to the programme management business plan, work on key client accounts, drive innovation in our service delivery, and foster a collaborative working environment with the wider group.


  • Supports the leadership, direction and management of smaller complexity programmes or assists a Programme Director on a major and complex programme 
  • Supports managing relationships with senior stakeholders, and providing a leadership role to the programme team and  project managers. Responsible for ensuring all work and outputs are executed to meet programme objectives and goals
  • Has regular engagement with the client team members and key stakeholders
  • Responsible for and reports progress on all aspects of their allocated area of programme/functional area scope
  • Lead the implementation of smaller complexity programmes, managing multi-disciplinary teams and working to short – mid term timescales, to ensure delivery standards meet expectations
  • Monitor and review the performance and behaviour of all team members, including educating and influencing others, and take action to ensure organisational policies and codes of conduct are followed
  • Assure compliance with contracts in terms of programme delivery parameters and scope of service
  • Analyse and review complex information from a range of data sources in order to identify how different options may impact project delivery and advise clients and internal stakeholders on potential implications
  • Manage relationships with key internal stakeholders in order to identify opportunities for improved efficiencies and collaboration between projects to ensure commercial viability and customer satisfaction
  • Act as a junior technical expert within the programme and associated  projects, providing advice to other managers, in order to support successful delivery in line with programme outcomes
  • Support and sometimes lead the management and building of relationships with the client project sponsors/stakeholders in order to ensure all parties are informed and aware of project progress and are aligned to meet objectives
  • Support the business Programme Management Service Lead in continually improving our service delivery toolkit and establishing best practice in the programme management field
  • Collaboration with other offices, service streams, sectors and the wider Faithful+Gould/SNC Lavalin business to provide combined and innovative solutions to improve our competitive advantage within the Programme Management field


  • Undergraduate/Masters degree level education required and preferably in a construction, real estate or facility management related subject
  • Programme management experience essential and preferably with Corporate Real Estate, Central Government or Local Authority Clients
  • MSP foundation or equivalent qualification
  • Understanding and knowledge of the approach to mobilising and operating programme management solutions and programme management office’s (PMO’s) including governance, assurance, controls and reporting
  • Ability and track record in identifying, planning, implementing and executing programmes of works, that are complex in nature
  • Full understanding of the component parts of projects and overall programme management techniques
  • Track record of winning and/or delivering programmes of work is essential
  • Experience of programme risk/issue management, mitigation and programme reporting
  • Experience of stakeholder mapping and management techniques
  • Understanding of the different procurement methods available in the industry
  • High standard of proficiency in oral and written communication and ability to structure, review and direct resources appropriately
  • Confident use of Microsoft Office and other role related software packages
  • Experience with the administration and of use of programme management software and reporting software solutions (such as Power BI)

The Individual

This is a great opportunity for the right individual to make have a significant impact on the programme management service line in London.  Key attributes include:

  • Excellent organisational skills, the ability to multi-task and identify key issues
  • Charismatic, resourceful, energetic and enthusiastic, individually strong but a good team player
  • Engaging and approachable with strong communication and presentation skills
  • Able to inspire, gain trust and motivate as well influence effectively
  • Innovative, ambitious and confident

Faithful+Gould want to hear from you.

Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices.

All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Atkins, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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