Senior Project Manager

Recruiter
Core
Location
London (East)
Posted
18 Apr 2019
Closes
24 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Why You Might Like To Join Us
Core’s a great place to work, and getting better. We’re growing and need the right people to join us. If you measure up you’ll be in for an exciting ride with a team which has already quadrupled in size over the last two years. We train you and create an environment that is designed to help you stay current with the latest technologies. With great benefits and socials, from the Monday morning breakfasts to the Friday afternoon drinks fridge, why wouldn’t you want to be a part of that?

The Senior Project Manager will support the successful delivery of projects undertaken by the Operational Delivery teams within an IT Professional Services Company. Must have effective facilitation, tracking and reporting skills. This is a cross functional role and will require an individual with strong organisational and communication skills. Must be resilient, adaptable to change and able to challenge the status quo when required. The individual must be proactive and have a 'can do’ attitude, and have experience of working in a fast paced environment. Must have the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time and have previous line management experience of a small team.

Role will include:

  • Mentor and support other Project Managers within the team
  • Daily project updates and project reporting
  • Maintain and update RAID logs
  • Create and maintain Time UsedReports/ Burn charts
  • Daily Resource allocations and schedule management
  • Daily interactions with internal and external Stakeholders
  • Timesheet approvals and financial reporting on projects
  • Daily project update calls with clients
  • Daily task updates with project team
  • Ensure projects are on track and within budget
  • Understanding when it is necessary to escalate any problems where unable to resolve
  • Other duties as necessary

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Proven PM experience
  • Understanding of the principles and frameworks of successful project management across a range of models - Agile; PRINCE2; PRINCE2 Agile; etc
  • Proven experience in providing service to internal and external stakeholders to achieve successful project outcomes
  • Understanding of project delivery and acceptance processes within a fast-paced business environment
  • Demonstrated capability for problem solving, decision making, sound judgment, assertiveness
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good knowledge of commercial governance and understanding of financial reporting in a project context
  • Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Experienced user of MS Office toolset (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • End-user experience of SharePoint would be an advantage
  • Professional project management qualifications an advantage
  • Programme Management qualifications and experience an advantage
  • Experience of managing a small team including mentoring, support and goal setting

Key Attributes

  • Professional and positive approach
  • Diligent with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to cope under pressure
  • Collaborates well
  • Dynamic and vigorous
  • Self-motivated & self-sufficient
  • Effective communicator at all levels
  • Team player, and able to work on own initiative
  • Good sense of humour
  • A can-do attitude and willingness to go the extra mile when required

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