Programme Manager

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Job Location: London

Job Title: Senior Programme Manager for Corporate Real Estate Projects

Location: St Pauls + Southwark – London

Job Summary:

Reporting to the EMEA Integrator Lead, the Senior Programme Manager will be responsible for managing projects on behalf of the client from inception through to completion in accordance with the client processes. The individual will be responsible for the execution of all project related processes and financial accountability by utilising CBRE's Kahua Projects tool. Responsible for the delivery of allocated projects within budget and to agreed programme ensuring all Key Performance Indicators are met. Managing all external and internal resources required for the successful completion of each tollgate during the project lifecycle. Extensive liaison with internal and external Clients and appropriate stakeholders is key requirement for this position. An emphasis is to be placed on adherence to the Client Governance processes, successful completion of tollgates, prudent and timely updating of project dashboards and tracking systems and the financial close out of projects.

Key Responsibilities

Manages the delivery of the project from inception to financial close out.
Work with the Client to create the project scope
Ensure that each project is managed in full accordance with client processes.
Ensure On-Time / On-Budget metrics are met in line with the KPI tolerances on all projects.
Pro-active management of Projects.
Regular Dashboard reporting to key stakeholders on progress, risk, schedules and quality
Manage the Health Safety on the projects as per the CBRE toolkit.
Day to day line management of dedicated Project Coordinator ensuring all database administration and financial governance is carried out within Kahua.
Ensure Kahua (CBRE PM reporting software) tool is kept up to date in accordance with key objectives.
Manage the set-up, running and close out of all financial and non-financial project related matters.
Tracking of Project Funding Requests and updates.
Change Management
Reconcile financial system funding with Kahua.
Assist in preparation of Project Budgets and Rough Order of Magnitudes (ROM's).
Coordinate and prepare various reports and presentations as required.
Project Vendor Management performance monitoring of designers, consultants and contractors.
Devise and communicate procurement strategies for approval.
Coordinate and implement process and procedures for the wider PJM Team.
Additional ad hoc tasks supporting the PJM Team.
Assist with preparation of capital expenditure budgets and forecasts.
Ability to support and lead with continual process development, playbook updates, development of new templates
Adhere to the clients Critical Environment Work Authorisation (CEWA) critical processes and reporting requirements
Ensure correct contracting process is followed for each region and that service levels are met in compliance with agreements.
Lead on updating the EMEA Project Playbook
Prepare project scheduling and conflict avoidance with BAU and FM activities and change freezes to maximize programme duration and minimise risk. Key Requirements

Essential Experience

Experienced in delivering projects in EMEA
Strong technical skills: Design Management, Procurement, Contracts Management, Project finance management, Project deliver experience
Experienced at managing an internal team
Has Corporate Real Estate experience – Finance Sector is an advantage
Experience in managing/running commercial construction related projects
Experience and knowledge of Banking Processes and One View Project tool.
Experienced in Stakeholder management and client interface at senior level.
Experience in database systems and project administration.
Experience in construction/design/fit out/project management Essential Skills

Proactive and positive attitude with a calm and methodical approach to work.
Excellent client relationship skills.
A team player that interacts effectively with colleagues and clients.
Excellent communication skills with internal and external stakeholders
Intermediate to advanced level in Microsoft Office applications.
Good interpersonal skills, confident and experienced in dealing with people of all levels.
Ability to prioritise workload with an attention to detail and willingness to complete projects.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to learn new tasks, systems and skills quickly. Qualifications / Professional Memberships

Technical and / or project related qualifications an advantage. DISCLAIMER

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.


We are an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age.


CBRE is the world's leading commercial real estate services firm with offices located around the globe. CBRE currently employs roughly 80,000 people worldwide, with 2,500 working in the UK. The Company's core services include property sales, leasing and management, facilities and project management, investment management and, research and consulting. In central London, CBRE advises on more commercial property than any other adviser and across the United Kingdom with offices in Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Jersey, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, and Southampton