Programme Specialist - National PCM

Environment Agency
Closing date
10 Jul 2022

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Programme Specialist - National PCM

National - location is flexible, however there may be the need for occasional travel and overnight stays as the team is dispersed


The role of Programme Specialist provides an exciting opportunity to lead / be part of an integrated team that is driving our aspirations to be exemplar in asset and programme management and tackling the impact of climate change. As part of a collaborative team, you’ll be involved in award-winning work where you will be working closely with others across the Environment Agency, the wider Defra group, statutory bodies, our supply partners, businesses, and communities, leaving a valuable legacy for the future.

Through our ‘Next Generation Supplier Arrangement’ programme we have implemented a commercial framework that brings together collaborative arrangements with our suppliers. In establishing geographically based collaborative delivery hubs we have integrated teams from across the Environment Agency (EA) and our suppliers to manage, design and construct programmes of work on infrastructure assets. Further development of our new ways of working will enable a greater opportunity to innovate, optimise resources, drive shared ambition and outcomes, and put sustainability at the heart of everything we do.

In this role you will be at the forefront of programme delivery, accountable for the performance of Programme and Contract Management services, leading and facilitating collaborative working between our Partners and EA teams.

The National Programme and Contract Management (PCM) team sits within the relatively new Major Projects and Programme Delivery (MPPD) department. It has been designed to provide leadership and centres of excellence in project and programme delivery for the Environment Agency’s ambitious strategies, plans and portfolios.

Directly lead dispersed teams specialising in Programme, Project, and Contract Management disciplines across England. Your role will enable the successful delivery of a programme of works, c.£100m per annum.

You’ll have a degree in an engineering, project management or environmental related discipline ideally with a project management qualification and chartered membership of a relevant professional body.

As an experienced leader, you’ll have a proven track record of successfully leading people through change and delivering complex programmes of work in collaboration with others, harnessing their skills, promoting innovation, and driving improved performance.

You’ll have extensive experience managing complex stakeholders, operating across all levels of an organisation, demonstrating strong interpersonal, collaboration, influencing and negotiating skills. You will have strong mentoring skills to support your teams in the delivery of their work.

Significant experience in managing programmes of work, plus one or more of the following areas is essential:

  • Project governance
  • Commercial and contract management
  • Project management of engineering and construction projects
  • Project management in Flood & Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) activities

For further information, please contact either Stuart Allen on 07443 492093 or or Don Robinson on

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing date: 10 July 2022.

Interviews are anticipated to take place: w/c 25 July 2022.

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