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Judy Mitchell





Handover & Governance Programme Specialist



Purpose of the Job

To coordinate and manage the implementation of a consistent and integrated programme governance structure, handover and integration strategy, across all infrastructure managers, directorates, projects and teams across all sites.


Principal Accountabilities

To assure that all stakeholders (Technical, Delivery and Contractor teams; IMs) are clear as to what is required to successfully implement the Handover and Delivery Strategies and the part, they play in supporting the overarching programme governance structure

To identify and resolve any programme governance, handover or integration issues necessary to successfully protect the success Delivery and Handover Strategy, with a particular focus on structures for systems integration, assurance and handover across all teams and sites

To lead, develop, and manage integrated resolution plans for any programme-wide integration or governance issues identified, and to help manage any modifications to existing governance, processes and strategies that may be required with the Head of Strategy (Programme Governance, Handover and Integration).

To monitor and assure that these resolution plans are being clearly managed through to effective conclusions, and report on progress.

To maintain close working relationships with Technical, Delivery, Programme, Operations Directorates, RfL, NR, LU, HAL, Bombardier and MTR personnel and their consultants engaged in assurance, integration, handover and acceptance work;

Take reasonable care of your own and others’ health and safety and of those who may be affected in the day-to-day delivery of this role by taking personal responsibility for working to Target Zero principles

Co-operate in all matters relating to health and safety, including following safe working procedures at all times

Act as a role model for vision and values, behaving in ways that are in alignment with Ways of Working. Encourage and support others to do so too

Promote equality in the workplace and adopt appropriate behaviour when interacting with colleagues

Take necessary care to properly protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of corporate information from unauthorised disclosure, modification or destruction. Never knowingly put information or information systems at risk


Main challenges of the job

To be able to develop a full understanding of Delivery, Handover and Integration strategies and able to contribute toward the development of the same

To be able to ensure there is a consistent understanding of Delivery, Handover and Integration strategies on behalf of the Head of Strategy (Programme Governance, Handover and Integration) and to make sure these are consistently deployed across the Technical and Delivery directorates, and the Infrastructure Managers

To be able to successfully establish and maintain high-quality relationships across all teams and organisations, promote “one team” behaviours, and obtain cooperation from all stakeholders to ensure that momentum and consistency in implementing the strategies is maintained

To be able to actively listen to understand multiple perspectives on an issue; to possess the personal credibility to facilitate agreement on plans to resolve complex issues

To be able to maintain a responsive and flexible approach to changing programme priorities and ensuring the governance and strategy can rapidly adjust

To produce regular reports that clearly identify the status of programme-critical integration issues in a format that enables key decision making and rapid resolution of disagreements and blockers

To be able to work in collaborative manner across the matrix organisation, especially with regard to Handover and Railway Integration, to maintain consistent messages and instructions across all the teams involved (Handover Manager(s), IM leads, Project Managers etc.)

Person Specification

  • Professional qualification in programme or project management
  • Strong senior stakeholder leadership skills
    • Expertise in programme management (risk, change and reporting)
  • Experience in project sponsorship of major projects
  • Experience in the development of project/programme policy, strategy and models
  • A comprehensive understanding of the issues affecting delivery of major infrastructure programme, including major programme and project management strategies
  • Able to understand the big-picture and what is ultimately required to do, whilst also maintaining an eye for detail
  • a good facilitator who is able to collaborate across the whole Programme
  • Excellent written, oral presentation and communication skills together with strong inter-personal facilitation skills and experience
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary management team and within a matrix organisational structure




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