Project Manager

Capita Resourcing
Bury St Edmunds
£60000.00 pa
15 Feb 2017
15 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Purpose of Job:

To take responsibility for the definition, specification and successful delivery of complex projects through the management of internal and, where appropriate, external project resources, ensuring that quality, time and budget targets are met.

Dimensions: Managing the work of between 5 -15 staff at peaks although some will not be permanently attached to the projects.

Responsible for delivery of agreed functionality to time, budget and quality working in conjunction with the Delivery Director to determine profitability and recovery.

Acting as the primary client contact for all project related matters.

Key Result Areas:

- Take responsibility for the delivery of complex projects from pre project/initiation stage in order that timescales, resourcing and budgets are clearly specified and agreed;

- Build an excellent working relationship with all client stakeholders;

- Provide proactive management to ensure projects are well managed and controlled throughout their full project lifecycle and in accordance with any agreed approaches or policies;

- Devise, implement and monitor appropriate management information and review mechanisms in order to be able to assess progress on a timely and professional basis against all relevant measures to all internal and external stakeholders;

- Utilise management information on a timely basis to take appropriate remedial action in respect of deliverables, timescales or budget as appropriate, ensuring that all relevant parties are informed, consulted and participate in decisions as required;

- Escalate appropriate issues immediately they are identified to internal management and the end client as required;

- Provide leadership, management and motivation to all members of the project team and ensure all additional assistance and that any required training is provided on a timely basis, taking into account the impact on agreed project progress;

- Provide all relevant internal and external financial, budgetary and progress reporting as required.

Qualifications and Knowledge

- Sound working knowledge of current, industry standard development methodologies;

- Experience of delivering software development projects within both Agile environments;

- Experience of iterative development process and evolving requirements;

- Evidence of structured project management training such as Prince2 or equivalent qualification;

- Good class degree in computing science or equivalent desirable;

- Membership of the PMI, BCS or other relevant institute would be advantageous.

Skills and Experience

- Demonstrable management experience of highly skilled technical resources is essential;

- At least 5 years technical project management experience;

- Experience of all aspects of software development lifecycle;

- Strong stakeholder management and relationship building;

- Strong interpersonal skills including facilitation, influencing, negotiation, conflict resolution, presentation, planning and empowerment;

- Ability to effectively facilitate or manage workshops to determine and record requirements;

- Excellent written and oral communications skills are essential for the purpose of producing documentation and relating ideas / information to other team members and non-technical people;

- Ability to assist in translating business requirements into technical specifications;

- Experience of mentoring others;

- Strong problem solving skills;

- Experience in various estimating techniques;

- Stakeholder management

- Risk and issue management;

- Planning and execution.

Personal Attributes

- Organised, methodical and logical approach to work is essential;

- Must be self-motivated and self-disciplined; able to manage own time, prioritise requirements and multi-task;

- Flexible and Pragmatic and of sound judgement, commercial acumen and common sense;

- Customer focused;

- Diligent and analytical;

- Dynamic;

- Innovative;

- Dependable;

- Professional;

- Team oriented.

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