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Programme Consultant - London

  • Job reference: AD-000908
  • Sector: Aerospace, Defence, Government
  • Location: London
We help our clients achieve outcomes that deliver genuine benefits from their business programmes. We advise organisations at senior levels on complex business challenges, but also take a hands-on role to ensure the solutions are actually delivered and that the intended benefits of the investment are realised.

Atkins isn’t like other management consultancies. Because of our wider, real-world expertise – delivering transformative programmes and projects, often using digital technologies to make strategy happen across public and private sectors. We know how to implement change in practice, not just on paper and we’re there to see change through from start to finish, whatever challenges arise. Helping our clients manage complex programmes and transform their businesses in response to internal and external influences and opportunities is a core skill for our Consultants.

Within the Transformation & Delivery Practice our P3M Delivery teams work with clients to solve some of the most interesting challenges facing organisations today. Our wide-ranging clients include central government, defence, airports, universities and infrastructure. Our team members come from diverse backgrounds that cover the spectrum of services giving them an innovative and creative approach that is key to its success. Everyone in the team is passionate about their work and the value that they can deliver.

Atkins set high standards of integrity and ethics for our people. When joining Atkins, you benefit from a working environment that prioritizes integrity and we also expect each individual who joins us to display these characteristics.

We are looking to attract experienced candidates with a proven delivery and consulting background with an emphasis on Programme and Project Management within investment portfolios delivering major IT enabled business change and business improvement. The successful candidate will have been engaged in client-side delivery management and consulting roles for various aspects of the business lifecycle, ideally including strategy development, investment appraisal, portfolio definition, business portfolio management, delivery and financial performance monitoring.

We expect the successful candidate will have extensive experience of working closely with sponsors, executives and other stakeholders; able to engage with staff at all levels. Specific experience of working within the Public sector is an advantage. Candidates need to demonstrate their ability to both lead significant change programmes and projects, with multi skilled teams as well as to provide client assurance and advise on the development and implementation of good delivery practice.


· Understanding and experience of the processes and tasks involved in successful delivery of an investment programmes and projects in the public sector – covering large complex delivery teams, complex programme definition, investment appraisals and business case development, application of standard management frameworks and involving multiple stakeholders.
· Flexibility to adapt from providing advice on improving client’s delivery to ‘rolling up your sleeves’ to assist clients in delivering key programmes and projects in their portfolio.
· Experience in influencing, communicating with, providing strategic advice to, and collaborating with all levels of stakeholder including senior executives, directors, managers and junior staff.
· Good experience and practical understanding of Portfolio, Programme and Project Delivery.
· Extensive consulting experience within client environments – with knowledge of excellent practices from other sectors that can drive client process and business improvement.
· Recognised and certified qualifications in Programme/Project Management skills/methods (e.g. APMP, MSP, PRINCE2, MoR, Benefits delivery) desirable.
· Commercially astute, able to effectively manage assignments on time, on budget and experienced in engagement and management of 3rd Party Suppliers.
· Knowledge and experience of Agile delivery approaches including Agile at scale using methodologies such as SaFE is highly desirable.
· Experience of full lifecycle implementation of IT system and IT enabled change projects including infrastructure upgrades and major ERP systems is desirable.
· Experience of leading multi discipline teams comprising System Engineers, Business Analysts and Business Change consultants is desirable.

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