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Programme Manager

Location: London
Salary: Up to £36,575 per annum + excellent benefits

We are seeking a dynamic Programme Manager to join the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering team.

The role

As Programme Manager you will help manage and deliver the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) - a £500,000 annual prize which celebrates engineering excellence that has worldwide impact for humanity. You will support the work of our community of global experts as they identify the game-changing engineering innovations which make our world a better place. Working in collaboration with our colleagues at the Royal Academy of Engineering, you will be central to providing our international judging panel with detailed, complete and peer-reviewed nominations ensuring a smooth judging process to successfully celebrate engineering visionaries.

You will manage QEPrize cycle activities and be involved in the delivery of our two flagship events - the annual QEPrize winner(s) announcement event and the prestigious presentation ceremony - where we recognise the work of our QEPrize laureates. You will be responsible for partnership management of senior stakeholders across industry, academia, government and more. Situated at the Royal Academy of Engineering in central London, you will work closely with colleagues across the Academy and key partners including the Science Museum.

Who are we looking for?

You will have a strong track record of delivering all aspects of programme management and experience of working with the most senior stakeholders. You will be a highly effective communicator - both verbally and in writing - and will be comfortable supporting the work of international panels of experts from industry and academia. You will be organised and methodical, with meticulous attention to detail and excellent time management skills. Tracking finances, negotiating with suppliers and managing multiple work streams should be second nature to you.

You will also have a commitment to diversity and inclusion and a conviction that listening to a diverse range of voices results in improved outcomes.

Above all, we are looking for someone with initiative, flexibility, and the drive to learn new skills to help us embed the QEPrize as the world's leading prize for engineers and engineering. If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

Who are we?

Based at the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) Foundation is dedicated to promoting excellence in engineering and inspire young people to consider engineering as a career choice.

With a diverse workforce and an inclusive and supportive culture, we look to attract candidates from wide and different backgrounds who have a passion for the role engineering plays in society. Our aim is to make the QEPrize the best place to work for the staff we have and those we seek to attract.

Why work for The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering?

We’re looking for people who are driven to make the world a better place. If you’re passionate about what you do and want to work collaboratively with talented colleagues to make change happen now and for future generations, we want you to get in touch.

This is the perfect time to join us. We have a dynamic, visionary CEO, a strong leadership team and an ambitious and exciting strategy. Our work with the world's leading engineers and the engineering leaders of tomorrow is highly visible and makes the QEPrize a motivating place to be. As we approach the tenth anniversary of the first awarding of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, we are planning an ambitious future which we’d love you to be part of.

We are looking for talented people who want to make a difference to join our team – is this you?

Company Benefits

The Royal Academy of Engineering offers a fantastic package of additional benefits including:

  • BUPA cash plan
  • Private medical insurance
  • Independent Financial Advice
  • Non-contributory pension scheme with 10% employer contribution
  • Health and wellbeing programmes
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Wellbeing days and office wide Christmas leave
  • Significant investment into your personal and professional development
  • Regular social activities
  • Subsidised restaurant


Our light, spacious offices are based in a fantastic location in central London with views over St James’s Park and close to the West End. We operate hybrid, flexible working practices with a baseline 2 days a week in the office.

Closing date for applications is 13 August 2023, 23.59

Interviews will be held the week commencing 21 August 2023.

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