Software systems project manager

Mott MacDonald Ltd
05 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to continued growth, we require a technically experienced project manager who would be based in our city centre Glasgow offices. You will manage a number of project-oriented development teams involved in the full software engineering lifecycle; from requirements definition through to design, development and ultimately live system support. You will have proven project management experience, preferably managing a portfolio of projects. Our Technology Services team within Mott MacDonald develops and supports complex software systems for clients throughout the UK and within the Mott MacDonald group. These systems are developed by our in-house software engineering staff, utilising a wide range of programming technologies. Project-orientated development teams within the group are involved in the full lifecycle of software engineering: requirements capture, design, development, deployment, and live system support. There will be elements of client liaison in the role, requiring an understanding of client requirements and the ability to develop these into opportunities for the development team. You will be comfortable in explaining issues and solutions in appropriate detail to clients of varying levels of technical understanding, fully demonstrating professionalism in all activities. The right candidate will have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the future strategic direction of our business. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture. Job Description Reporting to the Systems Delivery Manager, you will be responsible for: Planning, leading and monitoring project work, primarily the delivery of quality software and associated technical services Understanding the clients' requirements and ensuring we deliver them Liaising with clients to develop work and identify opportunities for further business Developing technical/financial proposals for work packages Rigorous application of our quality and governance processes Financial management of projects, handling budgets, monitoring costs Working with other project managers to coordinate pooled resources Candidate Specification You will have a degree in a computing related discipline, and proven practical experience in team leading or project managing software delivery projects. Additionally you will have a clear understanding of software design, coding, configuration management and testing processes. Your experience must include successful project delivery to external clients through commercial contracts, along with experience of managing financial aspects of project delivery. Experience with Microsoft Project or equivalent is also required. As a person you need to have: Strong organisational skills Highly motivated to learn fast and add value to our development team An ability to communicate effectively with customers, team members and senior management through applicable media Be proactive, able to demonstrate initiative and drive in coordinating and carrying out tasks Have an aptitude for problem solving Be a strong team player and highly motivated by shared success
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