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Program Manager

Location: Multimatic Technical Centre Europe, Thetford, Norfolk, United Kingdom

Posted: December 22nd, 2021

Program Manager

Location: Multimatic Technical Centre Europe, Thetford, Norfolk, United Kingdom


Multimatic Technical Centre Europe (MTCE) provides engineering and product development services to race teams and OEM’s around the world. It is Multimatic's Centre of Excellence for the ongoing design, development, and implementation of DSSV® Damping Technology, and has established a strong relationship with key international Motorsports organizations. MTCE is also a leading contract engineering and vehicle development resource to major automotive OEMs and a growing number of niche vehicle manufacturers.

The role of the Program/Project Manager is to work with the departments located at our facility to support the design and development of the product from initial concept to production release and ensure the product is delivered on time, on budget, and satisfies the manufacturing requirements. 

Note that this position is not remote based; the candidate needs to work on-site at our Thetford location.

Facility Address:  MTCE, Unit 1, Wyatt Way, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 1HJ England

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop, lead and deliver project plans for new proposals and existing projects through liaison with cross-functional department leaders
  • Oversee resource planning, ensure resources are available to support project activities, liaise with functional areas to ensure replacements are provided if necessary.
  • Risk planning and management throughout project – play a key role in anticipating, escalating and mitigating potential risk
  • Manage project timing within overall program plan; track progress changes and develop recovery plans when necessary
  • Track and control project spend within allocated budget using forecasting tools
  • Ensure quality of deliverables, manage achievement of project deliverables at program milestones, and facilitate customer sign-off at gateway stages
  • Collate and deliver progress status reports
  • Act as the external customer liaison and reporting for stand-alone projects
  • Be involved in DFMEA, DVP&R, FEA, product drawings, identification of key characteristics, and design review processes including gates, milestones, etc.
  • Consult on and resolve quality issues as they arise
  • Interface/interact with internal stakeholders (testing, design, analysis, prototype, etc.) to ensure project deliverables are on track and progressing in a timely manner
  • Maintain open communication with various interacting departments including other divisions of Multimatic, as necessary
  • Report on program status and identifying critical issues
  • Act as primary point of communication interface with the customer for the respective program
  • Develop resource plans to support new projects to enable flawless/successful product development
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned

 Education and Experience:

  • Engineering degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • PMP designation is an asset
  • Minimum 5+ years of auto industry experience with 3+ years of program/project management experience
  • Experience in managing a program from initial design to production release would be ideal
  • Experience with the development of mechatronic systems is an asset
  • Must be able to read and fully interpret Engineering Drawings and Standards (applicable GD&T knowledge preferred)
  • High level of organisational skills required.  Able to effectively organise and manage competing priorities; utilise effective problem-solving techniques
  • Strong cross-functional team leadership with the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Demonstrated sound decision making, problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to effectively interact with outside customers, suppliers, and all levels of employees internally
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills specifically in MS Office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project etc..); some experience with CAD software preferred



If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.