IT Project Manager

Ascent People Ltd
08 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

IT Project Manager

Project Manager, Prince2, Software Development, Infrastructure, Analysis, St Helens.

My client - A global company who have been established for over 100 years. A growing IT department with a very low turnover of staff. Benefits include annual bonus and brilliant working environment.

The role - An IT Project Manager

Duties as a Project Manager include;

Acting as project manager on multiple simultaneous IT projects.
Assisting other project managers within the IT department.
Work with all areas of the department, including the Head of Business Systems, Developers, Testers, Business Analysts and support teams, whilst remaining objective regarding their responsibilities.
Collaborate with all project stakeholders to ensure successful delivery of projects.
Ensuring project objectives are agreed.
Organising the various teams and departments working on a project.
Carrying out risk assessments.
Maintaining project documentation templates.
Ensuring representatives from the Project team are present for all project meetings.

Software Releases
Forward plan the release windows and cycles, in conjunction with IT management, Business Support Development teams, and other business stakeholders. Release cycles may include updating software applications, database changes, reports and other related tasks.
Ensure that items to be included in the next release cycles are on target, including specification sign-off, development, testing, training and documentation.
Provide roll-back plans, manage risks, and resolve issues that affect release scope, schedule and quality, escalating where necessary.
Ensure that users are informed of any system downtime due to planned maintenance and upgrades.
Lead and coordinate the go-live activities including the execution of the deployment plans and checklists.
Perform post release reviews, documenting any issues and feedback. Continually work towards making improvements in the release process.

Your previous experience as an IT Project Manager would include;

Project management qualification (Prince2 Practitioner or similar)
Degree level education (preferably in a relevant field)
Organisational ability
Well-developed interpersonal skills
Numeracy skills
Excellent communication skills
Team-working skills
Experience of managing projects
Management and leadership skills
Analytical ability
Managed infrastructure projects
Managed software development projects

With around 2-3 years experience already gained as a Project Manager you will be ready for that next step in your career and ready to take on a challenge!

Please send your CV today for immediately consideration. Applicants from all ages and backgrounds will be considered. Ascent People Ltd is acting as an employment agency for this vacancy.

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