Centrica • United Kingdom

Senior Project Manager

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

An opportunity to play your part –. In your capacity as a Senior Programme/Project Manager within the British Gas Business - Change & Delivery Programme & Project Management division, you will oversee, orchestrate, and ensure the successful execution of intricate, diverse, and significant projects or programmes. Your role involves employing a mix of agile, waterfall, and hybrid approaches to drive initiatives that collectively advance a unified series of objectives and advantages for the company.

Location: UK (talk to us about flexible working)

The day to day –

  • Take complete control of the project/programme’s plan, budget, and scope, ensuring responsibility for the delivery of the necessary business outcomes and benefits, adhering to time, cost, and quality standards.
  • Collaborate with every sector of the company, including auxiliary services, to formulate a project vision, business case, scope, impact, budget, plan, and structure that will fulfill the project’s vision and the anticipated business outcomes and benefits.
  • Implement and maintain robust project governance to facilitate decision-making, eliminate barriers to advancement, and settle any disputes among stakeholders, all while providing thorough reporting.
  • Oversee the project’s risks, issues, and interdependencies within the various workstreams of the project or programme, as well as the broader CBS portfolio, and develop countermeasures as necessary.
  • Guarantee the maximization of return on investment by evaluating all possibilities and alternatives throughout the project’s duration.
  • Guide communications with high-level stakeholders and oversee change management processes to ensure that changes are integrated into the business structure, thereby achieving the benefits as projected in the business case.

About you

  • In-depth experience in executing IT projects, ideally within settings that accommodate both waterfall and agile frameworks.
  • Established background in program and project management, with a focus on governance, strategic prioritisation, and assurance processes.
  • Competency in navigating vendor and third-party partnerships.
  • Proven ability to forge productive relationships at various tiers of the organization, bolstered by robust business insight and adaptability to change.
  • Comprehensive involvement in project, program, and portfolio management.
  • Expertise in managing interactions with high-level stakeholders.
  • Full-spectrum proficiency in the end-to-end management of projects and programs, encompassing technical delivery.

What’s in it for you –

  • Competitive salary and bonus potential.
  • Company car allowance.
  • Employee Energy Allowance at 15% of the government price cap.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Company Funded Healthcare Plan.
  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus public holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 additional days.
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits, including technology vouchers, electric car lease scheme & travel insurance.

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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