KBR Transition Planning and Reporting Project Manager in ENG, United Kingdom

Title: Transition Planning and Reporting Project Manager

Location: GB-ENG-London

Job Number: 1053979

Reports to





London based with requirement to travel within the UK


12 Months with potential extensions.

About the Programme:

The Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP) will provide a new communication system for the 3 emergency services (ES) and other public safety users. The emergency services mobile communications programme will be replacing services provided by Airwave with a new national mobile communications service. This system will be called the emergency services network (ESN). ESN will be a mobile communications network with extensive coverage, high resilience, appropriate security and public safety functionality. This allows users to communicate even under the most challenging circumstances. The UK Home Office is procuring three main Lots to deliver this programme:

Lot 1 (Delivery Partner (DP):

KBR ): we will provide programme management, and reporting to assure the build of ESN, provision of training materials and training trainers, and reference vehicle installation documents. We will also assure the Emergency Services and Civil Contingency Responders transition on to ESN including procurement of user devices and upgrade of their vehicles.

Lot 2 (user services:

Motorola ): is a service integrator to provide end-to-end systems’ integration, manage user accounts, provide user services including public safety functionality

Lot 3 (mobile services:

EE ): is a network operator to provide a resilient national mobile network.

About the Transition Team:

The Transition Team within the ESN Management Team is focused on the planning, assuring and reporting of User Organisations (UO’s) transition from Airwave to ESN.

Transition will take place following a substantial period of transition readiness and assessment. The transition strategy has organised the UO’s into 12 Transition Groups, and one National Transition Group which includes Civil Contingency Responder and Other User Organisations (OUO’s). A key component of the Transition Team is the DP who amongst other functions provides a Transition Planning and Reporting (TPR) capability on behalf the Authority.


Reporting to the DP Transition Planning and Reporting (TPR) Lead the TPR Project Manager is responsible for the day to day management of the DP’s London based TPR team for delivering the Programme’s requirements for the Transition Phase of ESN implementation within the timescale and to the standards set by the ESN Management Team (EMT).

They will be required to develop and maintain the National Transition Plan and develop regular communications to Project Managers, Schedulers and UO’s of updates to the National Transition Plan.

They will be expected to provide a consolidated view of UO transition readiness, including risks to the National Transition Plan and immediate issues, escalating to the TPR Lead as required. As part of the risk management process they will be required to liaise with the Authority Service Assurance leads to agree risks and issues to be opened on the Programme risk register whilst also maintaining overall responsibility for the implementation of the processes relating to risks and issue management, lessons learnt and change control.

The TPR Project Manager will:

Deliver professional project management services, representing the Delivery Partner, the Authority (client) and the Programme.

Integrate effectively into a diverse team comprising several organisations including the client (Home Office), Emergency Services organisations and other suppliers, recognising the importance of professional conduct, behaviour, collaboration and building effective relationships.

Maintain the required standards of information security, data protection and discretion, as expected when delivering Government programmes.

Provide day to day management of London based TPR resources and will manage the production and maintenance of Transition Plans, including a National Transition Plan and a plan for each Transition Group.

Implement and oversee the tracking and reporting of UO’s transition readiness and progress.

Track and monitor the progress of Transition (with visibility at user organisation level) against respective plans and produce a monthly national Transition report to the TPR Lead.

Oversee the review and assurance of UO’s entering Transition in line with the Reference Business and Technical Readiness Assessment.

Develop and implement a Transition completion assessment process for all UO’s moving through Transition.



Core competencies:

Flexibility - Be adaptable in responding to change and uncertainty to deliver what is needed and added value. Level = Proficient

Building Relationships – Be able to engage with and maintain productive relationships with a diverse team

Level = Role Model

Communication skills - Be articulate and engaging.

Demonstrate ability across different styles for example, passionate, empathetic, assertive, reflective etc.

Level = Proficient

Self-motivation - Be able to add value without being prompted.

Take responsibility for actions and provide support as needed.

Level = Proficient

Transferrable Competencies for this role.

Influencing – establishes communication channels, actively listens, clarifies, gives/seeks feedback, clear and concise, persuasive/negotiates with others.

People Management – fosters team/individual performance, achieves results, sets targets and reviews against them, leads, motivates and empowers others, deals with issues, coaches and encourages others.

Organisational skills – plans well in advance, sets clear objectives, manages time/delegates, reviews progress against plan, ensures sufficient resources, encourages improvements.

Results orientation – satisfies internal/external customers, effective performance management, addresses cross functional issues and technical issues, knowledge of systems and processes.

Interpersonal skills – builds positive relationships, demonstrates emotionally stability, confident in own ability, approachable to all staff, shows respect and tolerance .




Hold, have held or eligible to apply for UK based security clearance

Hold an undergraduate degree in project management, business management or a core engineering discipline.

Have a Project Management qualification such as: APM – PFQ, PMQ; PMI PMP


Hold a post graduate degree project management, business management or a core engineering discipline.

Experience and Skills:


Project and programme management, including setting up, scheduling, planning and developing project activities and reporting against progress, risks and mitigations.

Successfully managing stakeholders, within an environment where there are multi-agency relationships, conflicting objectives, commercial and political complexity.

Resolving tensions or conflict in project environments efficiently, effectively and with relationships intact.

Proven ability to assimilate planning information from a variety of sources, understand the impact/implications of mis-alignments and discrepancies and propose actions.

Demonstrates good organisational skills giving the ability to deliver to timeframes and estimates.

Demonstrates good written, oral, comprehension and presentational skills to enable effective communication with customers and management.

Ability to work independently, keeping management adequately informed.

Ability to work with a wide range of people with differing skills and experience.

Demonstrates analytical skills to break down complex scopes of work and arrange in a logical sequence.

Proven ability to influence others and explain how systems work.

Implementing technology change programmes.

Broad technical understanding of telecommunications systems / processes and infrastructure

Recent experience of working for or with the Emergency Services.


Had direct involvement in a major Emergency Services communications change programme.

Job: Project Management/Operations