BT Group

BT Tower Projects & Assurance Manager (One Braham (4140), London, United Kingdom)

BT Group
London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
17 May 2024
29 May 2024
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Recruiter: Carla Ballinger

Hiring Manager: John McGirk

Why this job matters

The recent sale of the iconic BT Tower marks a significant milestone in the transformation of our building estate. This strategic move aligns with our commitment to reduce our telephone exchange buildings. The BT Tower, a landmark in the UK's telecommunications history, will embark on a new chapter while we continue to innovate and adapt in an ever-evolving digital landscape. The transition not only reflects our dedication to modernizing our operations but also our respect for the tower's heritage as we support its journey to its next destination.

The primary purpose of this role is to be responsible for the P&FS programme assurance functions for the closure of the BT Tower working with the buyer and the wider BT and Openreach delivery teams to ensure BT Groups contractual obligations are delivered.

What you'll be doing
• Programme assurance for the closure of the BT Tower complex across all CFU/CU inputs into the closure programme.
• Ensuring all CFU/CU have delivery plans, cost management processes, risk management procedures in place.
• Responsible for BT Tower budget monitoring and agreement/allocation of acceleration funding
• Responsible for co-ordination and progress reports to the Tower Monitoring group on behalf of BT to monitor the decommissioning progress.
• Responsible for SPA (Sale Purchase Agreement) contract management including early access licenses, intrusive investigations, redevelopment brief, heritage equipment et al.
• Responsible for Assurance activities for P&FS input into the wider Simpler Networks programme including setting document management standards, due diligence assurance, audits etc.
• Supporting existing P&FS delivery programmes incl. preparation of vacation brief documents for specialised estate building closures & hand backs.

The experience you'll have
• Programme/portfolio management: strong programme/portfolio delivery management skills. Able to pull out key deliverables/ milestones, interdependencies & to track, report and communicate jeopardy to business audiences.
• Relationship management: strong relationship management skills and able to on board and maintain focus of key stakeholders and delivery partners.
• Real Estate: experience gained or member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
• Knowledge of BT's UK and non-UK networks and data centres.
• Telereal contract and building decommissioning processes

The skills you'll need

Health & Safety
Change Management
Business Continuity Planning
Technical Reporting
Stakeholder Management
Risk Management
Project/Programme Management
Real Estate Asset Management

What's in it for you? What are the benefits?

We work across the group with a wide range of stakeholders including many of the senior leadership teams in the business. We are committed to providing all colleagues with the right opportunities to develop their career. There will be an opportunity to learn from a diverse team, with wide ranging experience. The opportunity to make a difference is huge! You'll get a broad understanding of all parts of BT and the experience will be valuable in any future roles.
• 25 days' annual leave, plus bank holidays, and additional days for length of service
• 10% on target bonus
• Life Assurance
• Pension scheme - If you pay in a minimum of 5% of your pensionable salary every month we will pay in 10%
• 50% off BT and EE mobile pay monthly or SIM only plans
• Exclusive colleague discounts on our latest and greatest BT broadband packages
• BT TV, including BT Sport and the NOW Entertainment membership, and 25% off NOW Sport, Cinema and Kids
• Shared Parental leave - maximum amount of leave you can share with your partner is 50 weeks
• 3 volunteering days per year
• Competitive employee discount on BT/EE products
• Competitive friends and family discount on EE Mobile

Our leadership standards

Looking in:
Leading inclusively and Safely
I inspire and build trust through self-awareness, honesty and integrity.
Owning outcomes
I take the right decisions that benefit the broader organisation.

Looking out:
Delivering for the customer
I execute brilliantly on clear priorities that add value to our customers and the wider business.
Commercially savvy
I demonstrate strong commercial focus, bringing an external perspective to decision-making.

Looking to the future:
Growth mindset
I experiment and identify opportunities for growth for both myself and the organisation.
Building for the future
I build diverse future-ready teams where all individuals can be at their best.

About us

BT is part of BT Group, along with EE, Openreach, and Plusnet.

Millions of people rely on us every day to help them live their lives, power their businesses, and keep their public services running. We connect friends to family, clients to colleagues, people to possibilities. We keep the wheels of business spinning, and the emergency services responding.

We value diversity and celebrate difference. 'We embed diversity and inclusion into everything that we do. It's fundamental to our purpose: we connect for good.'

We all stick to the same values: Personal, Simple, and Brilliant. From day one, you'll get stuck in to tough challenges, pitch in with ideas, make things happen. But you won't be alone: we'll be there with help and support, learning and development.

This is your chance to make a real difference to the world: to be part of the digital transformation of countless lives and businesses. Grab it.


Although these roles are listed as full-time, if you're a job share partnership, work reduced hours, or any other way of working flexibly, please still get in touch.


Studies have shown that women and people who are disabled, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse or from ethnic minority backgrounds are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification and criteria. We're committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace where everyone can be their best, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement on the Job Description, please apply anyway - you may just be the right candidate for this or other roles in our wider team.

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