Project Manager - Software Solutions - Senior - Contract

Recruiter
Microtech Global Ltd
Location
Cambridge
Salary
£45+ per hour
Posted
21 Apr 2017
Closes
21 May 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Senior Project Manager - Software Solutions

Job Type: Contract

Duration: End of 2017 initial (Open to renewal)

Location: Cambridge UK

Rate: £45+ per hour

Start: ASAP

Senior Project Manager - Software Solutions - Cambridge - £45+ per hour.

The Project Manager will provide delivery execution leadership (OTR) and bid support (ITO) for high priority projects impacting both business and customer profitability. Working primarily for the Asset Management Centre of Excellence, based out of Cambridge, UK but with potential to engage on projects across the region which includes but is not restricted to Europe, Middle East and Africa. This position is responsible for scope, cost, schedule, change and risk management as well as quality and customer satisfaction for all assigned projects.

Essential Functions (Responsibilities)

- Ability to effectively manage technical teams and suppliers, across multiple large-scale projects and diverse locations
- Delivery of complete project to agreed schedule and budget, able to multi-task across simultaneous project deliveries, demonstrating effective reporting, financial control, risk, scope & change management
- Engage at sales bid stage to lead/support the commercial and technical teams, contributing to proposals to ensure that work is assessed, planned, appropriately estimated and a suitable deal is agreed, with appropriate cost and risks identified to maximise margin
- Working as the customer account manager to foster closer ties with end customer and increase the work portfolio.

Essential Qualifications/Requirements:

- Significant demonstrable project management experience in a global environment dealing with suppliers and multidisciplinary teams in a technical environment, ideally within a utility or telecom segment.
- Proven track record to manage and resolve project issues throughout full project lifecycle
- Natural leadership skills
- Effective, excellent written/verbal communicator at all levels (Director to technical execution)
- Fluent English speaker, excellent and clear written and communication skills
- PRINCE2, PMI or PM-BOK certified

Extremely Desirable expertise:

- Delivery of consultancy services for GIS, Mobile Asset Management or Smart Grid solution implementations
- Project Management for Customer Implementations - with highly desirable experience in Utility Implementations.
- GIS, mobile or asset management software product expertise at user business process or technical engineering level
- Experience in working in a large multinational business operating in a matrix environment

Background Supporting Information:

Duties:

You will:

- Provide effective Project Management support to the Asset Management COE in the provision of Services projects
- Liaise with technical teams to: fully capture all customer product requirements; track and manage customer product developments; oversee product and project testing lifecycle
- Responsible for all customer communications covering: attendance at project meetings; production of regular project reports and schedules; managing and reporting of all issues
- Responsible for delivery of complete project to agreed schedule and budget: covering primarily software but may also include ancillary tasks such as customer training and system hardware
- Build customer loyalty through project execution excellence and actively promote quality awareness and improvements to sustain company ISO9000 accreditation
- Financially accountable for whole project within agreed delivery budget, with regular financial review of incurred to date expenditure and estimate to complete costs, as well as enforcing change control mechanisms
- Responsible for risk assessment and creating/executing plans to mitigate risk to ensure project delivery to agreed schedule & budget
- Must be willing/able to travel to customer sites