Project Manager

Recruiter
DCV Technologies
Location
Ipswich, Suffolk
Salary
£45000 - £75000/annum excellent benefits
Posted
13 Jul 2017
Closes
12 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Project Manager

We have a great opportunity for an experienced and professional Project Manager to plan and manage IT change projects and cross-functional strategic initiatives, ensures project results contribute positive business value and meet agreed on scope, cost, schedule, and quality objectives.

PMs lead a variety of different types of projects including launching new products and services, large-scale application development, systems integration, BPO arrangements, operational efficiency improvements, process reengineering, and infrastructure upgrades and deployments.

Key Accountabilities:
• Responsible for the management of the full delivery lifecycle of all allocated projects in line with departmental standards
• Ensuring projects are delivered on time, within budget and meet agreed SLA’s and KPI’s
• Establishing and managing benefits case from outset of project
• Working closely with stakeholders and analysts to identify, challenge and agree the scope and critical purpose of the project
• Challenging, understanding and committing to estimates and schedules
• Management of all Project risks and issues including identification of escalation points
• Management of Project budgets
• Engagement with all relevant stakeholders ensuring effective involvement in the delivery life cycle including project reporting
• Create work packages for delivery by Analysis, Development and Test teams
• Engagement with the Service Delivery Manager to ensure seamless transition into Application Support
• Build and maintain strong and professional relationships internal and external to the immediate team and with 3rd party suppliers
• Working with peers to make best use of available resources according to priority and need.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience required:
Essential
• Defines project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders
• Develops and manages cross-functional IT projects and infrastructure initiatives
• Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies issues, and devises contingency plans
• Identifies and resolves issues and conflicts within the project team
• Ensures that work is carried out to a high standard and complies with the company’s polices and guidelines, specifically IT, health, and safety
• Identifies and manages project dependencies and critical path
• Plans, schedules, and tracks project timelines, milestones, and deliverables using appropriate tools
• Develops clear and concise documentation to identify processes, problems, and action plans as well as design attractive and simple sketches, charts, diagrams, and other illustrative material to facilitate communication of complicated topics
• Provides frequent on-site monitoring and enforcement of schedules, milestones, and vendor accountability Facilitates collaboration across multiple functions, departments, and levels and serves as a role model for teamwork
• Ensures asset and inventory management including checks/audits are in line with global standards and processes
• Maximizes availability of all IT equipment and infrastructure through continuous improvement and continuously looks to improve efficiencies and cost reductions accordingly
• Liaises and negotiates with contractors and external suppliers to clearly communicate technical issues, and seeks economies of scale
• Working towards MSP, Prince2 Practitioner or qualifying relevant experience
• 6-18 months experience of project management across business and IT change
• Working towards applying adapting their skills across the full Project Delivery Lifecycle
• Knowledge and awareness of Agile methodology and SCRUM would be beneficial
• Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
• Strong planning, organizational, and leadership skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to make effective presentations and communicate technical concepts to non-technical clients
• Extensive knowledge of project management processes, systems development methods, organizational change management concepts, and business process improvement methods
• In-depth knowledge of project planning techniques and automated project planning tools required
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Ability to work on own initiative but knows when to seek support

Desirable
• Knowledge of Energy Retail sector
• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, quality assurance, or equivalent, required
• Advanced degree preferred
• Project Management institute (PMI) certification preferred

Dimensions:
You will be working closely with the business, Business Analysts, Test Leads, Dev Leads, DBAs, Development, QA and Release Management teams, your opinion and the requirements gathered

Special Features:
• Working hours may need to be flexible to support delivery of various projects and deliverables