Salary: £ 70,000 per Annum
Reference : 19464

Our client is a major company in the UK Water Sector. They currently have a vacancy for a Programme Delivery Manager to join them on a permanent basis in the Berkshire Region leading their Capital Delivery Team. This role will create an industry-leading engineering team that can achieve the company’s ambitions for AMP7. This is a crucial Senior Leadership Role where the selected candidate will have overall responsibility for the delivery of water and wastewater programmes.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the performance of Senior Project Managers, Project Managers and its framework Contractors to deliver multiple project and programme outcomes. You will have 5-10 direct reports and own the relationship with the framework contractors. The selected candidate will be responsible for the delivery of a programme of projects between £300m-£500m such as water reinforcement projects, Trunk main replacement and reinforcement and sewer flooding prevention projects.


  • Developing and delivering an optimised programme.
  • Commercially managing all contract matters to achieve the optimal outcome.
  • Delivering sustainable financial out-performance against approved budgets.
  • Delivering successful technical solutions.
  • Performance managing the service providers to ensure out-performance of service levels and value for money.
  • Managing risk to minimise the impact on the project.
  • Establishing and continuously promoting a proactive health, safety & environment culture across the company and our service providers.
  • Achieving leading edge performance in safe and sustainable delivery of capital projects.
  • Leading a customer focussed culture unrelenting in its pursuit of excellence in service delivery to both internal and external customers.
  • Ensuring every customer touch point is a positive experience to remember.
  • Maintaining a strong external stakeholder relationship to actively protect and enhancing the company’s reputation to external customers.
  • Managing, leading and developing people in a culture of accountability and achievement.
  • Encouraging and implementing innovation from supply chain to develop a continuous improvement project culture.


  • Degree level qualified with further professional/management qualifications.

  • Proven track record of managing the performance of third-party organisations or contractors.

  • Previous experience managing the successful delivery of significant capital programmes at a senior level.

  • Strong commercial approach.

  • Ability to take on management responsibility.

  • Ability to improve business performance.

  • Proven process improvement design.

  • Ability to demonstrate exposure to risk decisions with implications wider than own area. 
  • Broad industry and business knowledge and experience in complex investment-type choices.