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Programme Manager - Major Projects

  • Department: Sustainable Marine Operations
  • Reporting to: Director of Sustainable Marine Operations
  • Grade: 2
  • Salary: starting at £67,258 per annum + Car Allowance (Cash Alternative)
  • Base: Gravesend
  • Closing date: 21 February 2022

The Port of London Authority, a mjor UK Trust Port, is the statutory harbour authority for the tidal Thames.


The Sustainable Marine Operations function directs, coordinates and enhances a diverse group of support related activities, including Marine Services, Marine and Civil Engineering, Hydrographic and Environmental teams, together with several other functions to ensure that operational and business needs are delivered safely, efficiently, and compliantly.


This is a new role established to enhance and modernise the Authority’s ability to deliver major projects with effective communication, stakeholder engagement, predictability, and value for money.

The postholder will lead and co-ordinate the delivery of significant, strategic projects; business critical, complex, high-value projects with significant organisational impact across multiple business units and locations. Current major projects within the scope of the role include the development of a new marine centre, a government-sponsored future fuels demonstrator project, and elements of the Authority’s decarbonisation workstream.

The successful individual will review and develop the approach to programme/project management in the organisation, lead on the development of standardised, effective and proportionate programme/project governance arrangements and the related processes for project management, keeping the system under regular review.


  • Degree level education
  • Professional qualifications in Project and/or Programme Management
  • Membership of a relevant professional institution, chartered professional status or working towards chartered status
  • A minimum of 5 years of Project/Programme management experience, ideally in a diverse range of sectors
  • Demonstrable experience of significant, business critical programme delivery
  • Experience of developing and implementing project management systems
  • Knowledge and experience of budget development, management and evaluation
  • Experience and successful track record in senior stakeholder engagement and managing stakeholders at all levels.
  • Strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills

For further information or an informal discussion contact;

Jackie Elvin - PA to Director of Marine Operations - 01474 562323

Benefits package:

  • Agile working policy – open to flexible working
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Private medical insurance
  • Generous pension
  • Onsite parking with electric charging
  • Discounted membership with Gravesham Active Leisure
  • Access to Occupational Health, Mindfulness, Counselling and Physiotherapy
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme

Full job description

To apply, please complete an application form (Word, PDF) and send it to recruitment@pla.co.uk before the closing date of 21 February 2022.

You are required to have a Right to Work in UK, as currently the PLA is not a sponsor employer, therefore an offer of employment cannot be made unless you currently hold the rights to live and work in the UK.

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