KBR Airwave Exit Manager in ENG, United Kingdom

Title: Airwave Exit Manager

Location: GB-ENG-London

Job Number: 1051910

A Project Manager is required to by the Home Office to plan and manage a project to facilitate an orderly exit from the Airwave service to the Emergency Services Network (ESN), the new communications network for the 3ES.

The postholder will work closely with other project team members in ESMCP, the Airwave supplier, stakeholders in emergency service user organisations, Ambulance Radio Programme and Scottish and Welsh Governments.

The postholder will report to the Airwave portfolio lead and will ensure fit for purpose model Regional Exit Plans (mREPs) are developed in accordance with the Exit Frameworks of the Blue Light Communities Airwave contracts and can be developed into functioning exit plans for each ESMCP transition region.

The Airwave Exit manager will work closely with Home Office, Firelink and Ambulance Radio Programme teams, the ESMCP transition team and stakeholders in order to develop the plan and activities required for a successful Airwave exit.

The postholder will be required to:

Understand technical and operational aspects of the existing Airwave network and service, build up an understanding of transition timelines, transferrable and non-transferrable assets in order to develop the necessary plans for Airwave Exit.

Develop a strong understanding of the commercial provisions relating to Exit in the national

police, fire and ambulance contracts

Develop and drive the Exit project plans in consultation with stakeholders and report through the governance structure which comprises of an Airwave Steering Group and Airwave Exit Working Group.

Undertake analysis into existing exit and transition plans and identify gaps that will need to be covered with the Exit Plans.

Develop work packages and products that support Airwave Exit which includes documentation, readiness plans and user workshops on Exit.

Manage and resolve any risks, issues or concerns and any blockers for delivery of a successful Airwave Exit.

The post holder will have responsibility for the following:

The project management of the Airwave Exit Plans.

Collaborative working with ESMCP Transition team and Airwave supplier to ensure:

The design, development and implementation of fully effective

Airwave Exit Plan that can be delivered within minimal disruption to Airwave or ESN service.

Timely delivery of all appropriate Exit Plans in time for ESN Service ready.

Management of individual Regional Exit Plans in accordance with transition timelines

Management of Airwave to ensure network decommissioning post National Shut Down.

Working with the 3ES and their Sponsoring Departments to identify and manage:

dependencies on the Programme

risks and issues which could affect the successful implementation of Airwave Exit

Creation of an overall plan for

model Regional Exit Plans and individual Regional Exit Plans and monitoring of Airwave Plan for shut down of the Airwave network

Monitor and report progress against plans and proactive management or risks, issues and dependencies in line with ESMCP’s PPM approach

Engagement with user organisations, Firelink, Ambulance Radio Programme and devolved government to understand all potential risks and issues associated with exit from Airwave.


Airwave Exit Manager will work in a mixed team of Civil Servants, Emergency Services stakeholders and contracted support staff

Role Context:

Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) is a cross departmental, multi-agency Programme based within the Home Office to:

Deliver critical mobile voice and broadband data communications services to the 3 Emergency Services (3ES) and other public safety bodies.

Ensure a smooth operating and commercial transition between current and future communications services.

The Programme has representation from the 3ES at both operational and departmental levels, HMT, CO and Welsh and Scottish Governments.

Key Experiences & Qualifications Required:


Demonstrable experience of planning and delivering ICT projects, including the development of plans, risk assessment, estimation of cost and resource requirements and agreement of these plans with governance bodies

Demonstrable experience in Exit Management, particularly in a related field

The ability to build effective working relationships in a complex multi-stakeholder environment and demonstrable experience of delivering ICT projects successfully in such environments

An understanding of the Airwave network and interworking solution with ESN

An understanding of the communications solutions used by the Emergency Services

Good team working and interpersonal skills with the confidence to deal with people at all levels.

Capable of working independently and collaboratively as part of a wider team.

Good verbal and written communication skills including report writing and presentation skills.

Demonstrable stakeholder engagement, including taking and applying User requirements.

Application of behavioural management techniques.


Experience of working in or with Emergency Services organisations, or Cat 1 or 2 emergency responders

Key Competences and Behaviours:

Delivering at Pace

Changing and Improving

Collaborating and Partnering

Delivering Commercial Outcomes

Making Effective Decisions

Project Management competencies

Project Risk Management

Stakeholder Engagement

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