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Programme Manager - Property Services

Posted: 28 Jul 2020 Closes: 4 Aug 2020
Birmingham Competitive
Permanent & Full-time HS2_20000490

As a Programme Manager at HS2 you will you will be responsible for the programme Management and the land requirements for an Area within the Phase; to own the relationship and interface with the relevant Construction/Delivery Team.

The Land and Property Team are responsible for Acquisitions of over £6 billion of land and properties over the two phases of HS2 delivery. This involves the assessments of large volume applications for acquisition under statutory blight and discretionary schemes.

About the role:

  • Acting as L&P's relationship manager with Phase or Area Construction/ Delivery; working with Project Directors to agree Area wide strategies and priorities.
  • Leading L&P's programme of delivery of land and utilities access, acquisition, possessions and hand back in a matrix environment, to meet the needs of the Construction/Delivery programme; coordinating across the L&P acquisition and land assembly teams to address resource, commercial and other delivery issues.
  • Ensuring that change generated from both the Construction/Delivery teams and L&P teams is managed; including scope changes that drive different land requirements and property cost changes that impact on the affordability of the project.
  • Providing robust reporting on the progression of Area level deliverables to the Programme Delivery Board and where required more broadly within HS2, on a routine and ad hoc basis.
  • Deliver in line with the CAPEX programme as determined by the Acquisitions team, regularly monitoring progress against it and coordinating the Area's input to the CAPEX forecast.
  • Ensure compliance with the established Data and Information Management responsibilities (e.g. Share point folders etc).
  • Management of compliance with and discharge of Undertakings and Assurances.
  • Actively drive and monitor the performance of our Supply Chain ensuring they consistently deliver a high- quality service and claimant experience whilst also achieving their contractual KPI's.
  • Identifying and ensuring that appropriate mitigating actions are implemented to address potential milestone slippages and escalating issues to the Phase Programme Lead as required


About You:

  • Experience within a complex project / programme environment demonstrating the ability to implement analytical techniques to understand data.
  • Able to recognise commercial risks and supply chain behaviours and determine appropriate strategies to maintain delivery.
  • Ability to assess financial risks, budgets and forecasts and set the direction for how to handle time/cost/quality issues.
  • Experience of managing project teams, this includes managing stakeholder relationships and the ability to adopt different styles with different stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of best practice project and programme management techniques.
  • Ability to present strategies and solutions through papers, reports and presentations.
  • Innovative and critical thinking skills with relation to managing programme deliverables and competing priorities
  • The post-holder is always expected to behave in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect

It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.

We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

About Us:

High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK's new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between several Britain's major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.

HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.

In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.

HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others' health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our 'Safe at Heart' programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.

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