Software Implementation Project Managers for Local Authorities

Applause IT Limited
£35k - £50k pa + Inc Car Allowance + Benefits
03 Oct 2017
06 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Project Managers (All levels). Software Implementations for Local Authorities. Home base + client site work. South East (North Home Counties) or wider Midlands based candidates wanted. To suit M25, M4, M3, M40, M1, M6 Corridor candidate with good motorway connectivity. Good locations - Home Counties - Reading, Oxon, Northamptonshire, Hampshire, Buckinghamshire, etc. or Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester etc. (Approx 2-3 days a week on the road expected - remainder from home) £35,000 - £45,000 basic (might go a little higher) pa depending on experience + Car allowance (£5,400 paid as salary on top) + Comprehensive benefits Package + Expenses. My client is looking for relatively junior PMs as well as highly experienced ones at the top end to reinforce a large professional services team based all across the UK. Leading public sector facing software and information solutions house requires several software delivery focused Project Managers to join an established UK wide team working to deliver an on-going programme of COTS and bespoke software implementations with various public sector clients - mostly local authorities , but also central government, education institutions and various quangos. Will suit an experienced and established professional Project Manager with significant experience of software solution implementations and at least some experience of delivering into the public sector. Experience working was a PM with Local Authority or Central Government stake holders - either as a supplier of software or as the inside PM working directly for a Local Authority, is highly sought after. Experience delivering projects with an element of bespoke work and proven ability to handle multiple concurrent projects is essential. Average project value is between 10K to 50K. Some projects are up to several £M+ value and are usually a mix of back office systems development and further development of white label web sites used by local authorities. This team aims to deliver standard implementations in an innovative way and to spot opportunities for client orders so good commercial understanding and presence will be key. The post holder is likely to possess the following: Experience of managing software projects in a commercial environment for public sector clients An understanding and experience of working with Project Methodologies such as PRINCE, PMBOK or similar and experience of customising methodologies to meet needs Strong familiarity with project management software, such as Microsoft Project, Visio etc. Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment Flexible and can conform to shifting priorities, demands and time lines Ability to effectively prioritise tasks Ability to read communication styles of customers and other team members Persuasive, encouraging, and motivating - with ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources Ability to defuse tension and address objections from customers and the wider project team Able to negotiate and reach compromise to ensure project completion Strong written, oral and communication / interpersonal skills Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies Responsibilities include: To manage and control the delivery of allocated customer projects/orders within a commercially aspirated project framework Agreeing, in conjunction with commercial staff and the customer, the project scope, goals and deliverables Developing full-scale project plans and associated documents Effectively communicate project information to team members and stakeholders Liaise with all project stakeholders (internal and external) on an on-going basis Estimating resources Negotiating with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel Managing project expectations with both the customer and company stakeholders Delegating tasks and responsibilities to personnel Identifying and resolving issues and conflicts, dependencies and critical path Planning and scheduling project time lines and milestones Tracking project milestones and deliverables Developing and delivering progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations Proactively managing changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans Ensuring project success criteria are understood and agreed by the customer throughout project life cycle In conjunction with other managers; coach, mentor, motivating and supervising project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work Building, developing and growing vital business relationships Critiquing personal and project team performance to identify successful and unsuccessful project elements and improve future project success Managing the financial aspects of the projects including controlling project costs and managing customer invoicing. Superb career development opportunity on offer dealing with established professional public sector clients, along with above average rewards, and a comprehensive benefits package. Please send CV now and call Tim Morris on *********** to find out more. Project Managers (4 Hires) South East and Midlands based candidates preferred. To £45K + Car 5K+) + Bens
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