Programme Manager

For many fans of Formula One, the sport exists between lights and chequered flag on a Sunday afternoon. It begins and ends with the exploits of the drivers on the track. But this is merely the tip of the spear. The reality of modern F1 is that of a complex and intertwined operation, every part of which needs to perform near its limit if success is to be achieved. From the pit crew searching for the ultimate repeatable pit stop, to the inspiration of the designers, the application of engineers and the herculean efforts of an army of fabricators and machinists. Much of our success is thanks to the diversity of thought and spectrum of skill sets held within the team, our ability to recognise unique contributions from individual team members is just a part of why we love what we do.

Job Description

Red Bull Powertrains is a Formula One power unit manufacturing company and the newest addition to the Red Bull Technology Campus in Milton Keynes. Formed in 2021, Red Bull Powertrains is continuously expanding the team of experienced and talented engineers from different backgrounds, all working towards developing a championship winning Power Unit that will comply with 2026 regulations.

We are looking for a Programme Manager to join the Programme Management Group who are a vital part of Red Bull Powertrains, responsible for managing the successful delivery of F1 Powertrain Programmes to achieve technical, timing and cost targets.

Key Accountabilities for the Programme Manager:

  • Ensure all stakeholders are aligned and working towards the programme goals.
  • Liaise with Engineering to understand the scope, requirements and documentation related to project requests.
  • Approve/review/scrutinise/reject project requests in a timely manner.
  • Create and manage Project plans, identifying the resources required across engineering, supply chain, build and test groups to deliver objectives within target events.
  • Identifying, escalating, and mitigating risks to programme objectives and timelines.
  • Provide Purchasing and Manufacturing clear quantity and delivery schedules for all projects.
  • Hold the business to account on required deliverables to ensure successful programme delivery.
  • Run and chair regular programme meetings on top of providing regular updates to the business to communicate programme status, utilising the business operating systems.

Key Competencies for the Programme Manager:

  • Previous experience in Project/Programme Management in a high-precision manufacturing/engineering environment within Formula one or Motor Sport.
  • Able to demonstrate in depth understanding of ERP/MRP processes, system requirements and maintenance.
  • Able to demonstrate a sound understanding of powertrain materials, production, and operation.
  • Familiar with Bills of Materials, their structure and compilation.
  • Suitably skilled in the use of MS Office software and PC literate (preferred Formula one database experience, manufacturing system knowledge, competent in Excel & Project).

At Red Bull Powertrains, we offer more than just a competitive salary. Other benefits include our bonus scheme, private health care cover, life assurance scheme, workplace nursery scheme, company contributed pension scheme, on site gym & fitness classes, free daily food allowance, and a cycle to work scheme; but above all, the job satisfaction doesn’t get any better than the feeling of making a real contribution to our championship winning team.

Mon, 29 Apr 2024

Red Bull Powertrains