Project Manger - 12 month fixed term

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
20 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

NRG are currently recruiting for a Project Manager on a 1 year fixed term contract for a prestigious establishment based in Newcastle.

· Manages projects and project delivery teams in accordance with Project office standards and business objectives, engaging with and managing the expectations of key business stakeholders.

· Plans, monitors, and reports on project activities, ensuring effective governance, risk, issues and resource arrangements are in place, supported by effective reporting.

· Manages project delivery through the "Gateway" process with appropriate documentation, stakeholder engagement and sign off.

· Ensures that projects are managed to realise business benefits and where appropriate, informed by an awareness of current technical developments.

· Ensures projects have the appropriate resources to deliver outcomes by liaison with other functions - in particular Professional Support Services including HR, IT, Communications, Marketing, SLS.

· Ensures that inter-dependencies and impact on current business activities and projects are documented and understood.

· Acts as project "customer" to IT technical project delivery.

· Ensures appropriate escalation takes place in the case of issues and risks within projects.

· Recommends and implements corrective action in projects by engaging the Head of Projects, Project Sponsor and other appropriate key stakeholders.

· Leads and inspires project teams to successfully deliver projects in support of project objectives and deliverables aligned to the Project Office, University Strategy, Corporate Goals and Vision 2025.

· As an ambassador for the Transformation Management Team, positively promotes effective project management practices throughout the University.

· Takes responsibility for budgeting, resource management and activity planning within projects under their control.

· Motivates and leads project delivery teams, ensuring delivery within defined time, cost and quality delivery parameters.

· Ensures that project delivery teams understand project delivery requirements in accordance with project management processes and policies.

· Where appropriate and specific to projects under their control, manages day to day relationships with third party project resources.

· To contribute, where appropriate, to the Northumbria Transformation Programme Board, committees, working groups and University projects.

· To participate in appropriate internal and external networks and professional groups in the interests of the role and in order to enhance networks and share good practice.

Salary: £39,000 - £48,000 plus excellent benefits.