• Technology Programme Lead

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(22/11/2019 10:22)
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    Information Technology
  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    We are currently recruiting for a Technology Programme Lead within our Business Systems Group (BSG) team based in Maidenhead. BSG delivers the Digital Core IT solutions that support corporate departments, contracts and clients.

    What will I be doing?

    You will be responsible for driving and managing a set of assigned technology projects and programmes to deliver the Digital Core solutions that underpin contracts and corporate departments. You will lead complex projects to deliver against high standards of predictability, performance and service. BSG project teams apply ITIL and Agile methods and Oracle, Microsoft or 3rd party platforms to rapidly deliver value. Technology projects will increasingly transform how Costain operates and you will be comfortable working with senior stakeholders and managing the complexity of transformation and people change. You will also play a leadership role within BSG, bringing innovation to our delivery to the business.

    • You will manage assigned projects and programmes to deliver outcomes and value in a complex and fast-changing business environment while meeting cost, time and quality demands
    • You will apply your experience and Costain Way tools to manage risk, change, quality and budget for projects
    • You will input into the BSG standards and PMO reporting to provide cross-portfolio visibility of project status and resource management
    • You will lead and motivate project teams of mixed skillsets – including business participants - often working remotely from one another
    • Using exceptional communication skills, you will support and influence business stakeholders to steer the project and wider transformation effort to achieve recognised outcomes and success
    • You will contribute to the BSG team to support continuous improvements of methods, tools and techniques, and mentor and manage more junior members of the team.

    About you

    • At least 10 years' experience of IT project and programme management within medium to large scale organisations
    • Demonstrable expertise in applying at least one IT project management methodology, either traditional (e.g. PRINCE2, APM) or an Agile method
    • Effective communication and strong stakeholder management skills
    • Problem solver who is comfortable working across business and technology stakeholders and customer-focused in driving the delivery of outcomes
    • Desirable: certified in a recognised relevant project management methodology (e.g. PRINCE2, APM, SCRUM)
    • Desirable: experience of Agile delivery as a SCRUM Master or in a similar role

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme. 


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.


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