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Job description

Colt is the New Standard in high bandwidth network and voice services for enterprises and wholesale customers in Europe, Asia and North America's largest business hubs. With a global reach but a deep local presence, Colt is big enough to deliver and small enough to care.


Role title:

Project and Program management (SDN NFV)

Colt Level:




Reports to:

Senior Programme Manager/Delivery Lead



Role purpose

To manage internal projects/Programme, with specific emphasis on future-proof design, ensuring that projects are delivered on time, within budget, and with right level of quality, using project management methodology and company standard processes.

You will be required to manage multiple complex projects or program, therefore a high degree of time management is needed

Key accountabilities
  • Accountable to executive sponsor/programme director for schedule, budget, and quality of all programme elements
  • Deliver complex projects with a large number of technical and operational integration point
  • Leads programme and project planning, scheduling, controlling and reporting activities ensuring that comprehensive programme, quality, and risk plans are prepared and maintained proactively
  • Ensures all key PM documentation is developed and maintained, including PID, Project Plan, Risk and Issues register, weekly reports, stakeholder reports, Lessons learned etc. The project managed could be part of a larger program managed by a senior project manager or a program manager and the documentation requirements would be customised as per the program requirements
  • Reviews/approves associated project plans for conformance to programme strategy and programme plan
  • Acts as the communications conduit to executive sponsors and programme steering committee and conducts periodic briefings/status updates
  • Escalates decisions to executive sponsors/programme director as necessary
  • Establishes and executes the governance framework for both the constituent projects and the programme itself
  • Develops strong business relationships with the business divisions upper management levels; utilising the alliances to drive the programme in line with the business divisions strategic vision
  • Provides strategic input to the PMO to enable establishment and execution of project quality gates

Other accountabilities (optional)

Stakeholder Management
  • Establishing a single point of contact for the sponsor for the duration of the project and agreeing escalation paths for all stakeholders
  • Managing all communication during the project life cycle ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction throughout the project.
  • Managing internal and external suppliers to deliver the project on time and within cost tolerances.

Quality and Process
  • Ensuring that all project documentation is maintained to a high standard and that all project deliverables meet the sponsor's expectations of performance and quality.
  • Ensuring that financial systems and project reporting tools are maintained to reflect the state of project progress.

Key performance indicators (financial and non-financial)
  • Program/Project milestones executed as per baselined schedule
  • Project is run within committed budget
  • Project scope delivered as per sponsor requirement
  • Project deliverables meet the quality and signoff requirements of sponsor and operational teams
  • Excellent feedback from Sponsor and key stakeholders

Relationships and key contacts
  • The project virtual team can span the entire organisation - network architecture/engineering, internal development, product management, CCEO functional areas
  • The project steering group will be comprised of senior stakeholders from the teams that are engaged on the project, typically senior managers, directors, VPs, EVPs
  • The PMO team offers tools and reporting support to the PM team.

Role specific requirements

Skills & Experience
  • Proven experience as a Program Manager and senior technical Project Manager managing multiple projects.
  • Direct experience of working and implementing Agile practices.
  • Previous working knowledge of internet and telecommunications networking technologies and related IT systems.
  • Experience of leading SDN/NFV technology driven programmes
  • Experience of new product development and launch programmes.
  • Demonstrable business and financial understanding. Must have a good understanding of their business, its customers and market drivers
  • Experience of 3rd Party Vendor Management

  • Industry recognised programme management qualification
  • Agile certification .(Leading SAFe and Implementing SAFe would be a huge plus)
  • Excellent operational, programme and presentation skills
  • Very good communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent Inter-personnel skills
  • Personal drive, highly self-motivated and self-organised
  • Excellent Team Player and ability to work in an international team
  • Flexibility and creativity
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken) will be beneficial

In addition to offering competitive salaries and incentive plans, a range of benefits and local rewards packages are offered to staff. Colt recognises the importance of a work life balance.

Some benefit examples are:
  • Flexible working and relaxed dress code
  • Two days annually to spend on volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible benefits scheme
  • Access to a virtual business school for on-going learning
  • Business mentoring

We strongly encourage candidates of all different backgrounds and identities to apply. We are committed to making Colt an inclusive and supportive workplace
Job Sector
Information Technology
Job Position
Programme Manager
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