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JOB TITLE: Senior Programme Manage
LOCATION: Shannon, Ireland
LINE MANAGER: Christopher Forristal

Post Start Date  15/05/2024

Post End Date: 28/05/2024

12 Month FTC

Dreaming for tomorrow is about more than ideas and ambitions. We’re already building the next generation of vehicles, using repurposed and brand-new technology and techniques. We’re doing more than dream, we’re creating the future of mobility and automotive for years to come.




The automotive industry is in a once in a generation revolution as it accelerates toward autonomous driving, connectivity, and electrification. We are in search of a Senior Programme Manager to join our team, focusing on the development and delivery of cutting-edge development and testing tools across vehicle engineering. As a key player in our organization, you will be instrumental in delivering a roadmap of strategic capabilities that enhance efficiency and innovation in our engineering tooling and processes


You will be joining a well established team with a great culture. High pressure but high rewards and team support


Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:


  • Project Management: Lead multiple projects concurrently, managing timelines, resources, and budgets effectively to ensure on-time delivery of high-quality test tools.
  • Risk Management: Identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies to ensure project success and minimize disruptions to timelines and deliverables.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Communicate project status, milestones, and key deliverables effectively to senior management and stakeholders, providing regular updates and insights.
  • Business Case Development: Preparing, gaining approval of, refining and updating business cases that justify the initiation and continuation of projects in terms of benefits, costs and risks.
  • Business Benefit Tracking: Defining, evaluating and tracking the business benefits of projects and programmes.
  • Resource Scheduling: Prepare and maintain an overall schedule for resource in related projects.
  • Governance: Establish and maintain governance for the delivery of projects within a programme.
  • Consolidate and document the fundamental components of the programme (scope, schedule, resource requirements, budgets, risks, opportunities and issues).
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with engineering, product owners, sponsors and other stakeholders to gather requirements, and ensure alignment with business objectives.
  • Vendor Management: Collaborate with external vendors and partners as needed to leverage external expertise and resources to support project goals.
  • Continuous Improvement: Drive process improvements, best practices adoption, and innovation in test platform development methodologies to enhance efficiency, quality, and effectiveness.




  • We would love you to have proven experience in programme or project management within engineering or automotive.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and stakeholder management skills.
  • Project management certification (e.g., PMP) is a plus.
  • Experience with Agile methodologies and tools such as JIRA is desirable.



  • Project Management Tools: Jira, Confluence
  • Communication Tools: Microsoft Teams, Zoom
  • Document Collaboration Tools: Confluence, Lucid
  • Data Analysis Tools: Tableau



Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team,  membership of a competitive pension plan and private medical cover. All this and more makes JLR the perfect place to continue your journey.

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