The brief

Resourcing Solutions was asked by Mott MacDonald to source a programme management professional with a blend of major project delivery and strategic operational management expertise. Mott MacDonald was providing project management to a major infrastructure project in the UK, and required a programme management professional to strengthen the team’s offering to the client.

Mott MacDonald was aware of a potential shortage of programme managers in the marketplace and as a preferred supplier, Resourcing Solutions was given the role on an exclusive basis, given our historical and successful relationship with the company.

What we did

We put together an account delivery team made up of an account manager who was supported by specialist programme and project management specialist recruiters. To understand the challenge faced by Mott MacDonald, we attended a briefing meeting held with the client’s regional and recruitment managers and created the detailed profile of the candidate required.

The Resourcing Solutions team carried out a thorough mapping exercise to identify a long list of suitable candidates. We then developed a shortlist following a series of discussions, briefings and checks against the job requirements.

The result

Within four months, Resourcing Solutions had successfully mapped, identified and recruited a head of programme management. Resourcing Solutions continues to work with Mott MacDonald on a preferred supplier basis.

If you would like to discuss your programme manager recruitment needs, please call Nigel Hunt on 0118 932 0100 or email