Programme Manager

NATS is the UK’s leading air navigation service provider, handling over 2 million flights each year. It provides air traffic control services from two control centres supporting airports all around the UK, as well as a wide range of commercial solutions to over 30 countries internationally. Our people are at the heart of our purpose to advance aviation and keep the skies safe.

Job Purpose:

Accountable for the Engineering Service Delivery pipeline and delivery of all Asset Replacement related programmes and projects within their assigned units

Duties Include:

  • Planning, implementation, control, tracking, reporting, budgeting and delivery of all assigned programmes and projects within their units; including software and hardware systems, upgrade of legacy equipment and services, new process and procedure implementations, Futures and Opportunities planning, and feasibility studies all conducted within a highly regulated Airport environment
  • Key safety accountabilities including actively promoting a culture of safety awareness.
  • Within their delegated authority, the negotiation and contract let of all suppliers’ contracts associated with the Project(s)
  • Leading the development of bids assigned to them, to cost & schedule, taking ownership for their subsequent delivery


  • Should hold a Project Management qualification (APM Certified Project Manager or equivalent) or equivalent experience and can competently demonstrate working knowledge of Project Management processes and methodologies
  • Qualified to degree level in a relevant discipline. (Exceptional experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications)
  • Minimum 5 years’ Project Management experience in delivering IT and Engineering systems within a regulated environment
  • Ability to demonstrate experience of delivering complex integration projects successfully within a complex stakeholder environment, experience of Air Traffic Management is desirable
  • Ability to demonstrate successfully delivering engineering led projects and the management of complex test and acceptance deliverables
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and judgement required for dealing with both internal and client relationships to develop strong working relations
  • Good understanding of the commercial aspects of providing projects against fixed price contracts.
  • The ability to communicate, negotiate and influence effectively at all levels. Due to the size and complexity of the projects the jobholder is required to interface with many individuals that are at senior management levels and to communicate both verbally and in writing across all disciplines
  • Able to demonstrate a sound understanding of business, finance, and personnel management techniques

We are proud to offer a fantastic total reward package to help you thrive both personally and professionally.  In addition to a competitive salary that’s regularly reviewed, as a member of our senior management group you’ll also benefit from an annual performance related incentive, private healthcare and dental cover, a market-leading defined contribution pension scheme, generous leave entitlement with the option to purchase additional leave and a range of other benefits and retail discounts, wellness support and a comprehensive learning and development offering

We have adopted agile working to provide greater flexibility and increased choice over working arrangements, with the opportunity for this role to work in our modern office facilities as well as remotely. We also welcome discussions on flexible and part-time working arrangements. Find out more here

If you share our passion to advance aviation and keep the skies safe – we would like to hear from you whatever your age, sex, race, faith, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, visible or invisible disability. Individuals that bring different perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds help us be at the forefront of our industry

Job Information

Job Reference: 4703BR_1709911451
Salary: Negotiable
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Industries: Engineering
Job Locations: Whiteley, Hampshire
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: NATS
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