IT Project Manager

Recruiter
Centrica
Location
Staines, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Jul 2019
Closes
23 Jul 2019
Ref
1207624475
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Overview:

Location - Staines
  • To manage, coordinate and successfully deliver complex, multifaceted and large-scale or high-risk projects that deliver a single set of coherent outcomes or deliverables.
  • Own and develop key business and DTS relationships necessary to ensure the business outcomes required from the project, leading a team of people typically in a matrix organization.
  • Actively leads in functional Project Management capability development, driving the Agile at Scale agenda through all project activities and supporting the DTS Transformation and Centrica strategic agenda.

Job responsibilities:
  • Manage the delivery of projects that may have multiple workstreams which all contribute to a single, interrelated set of outcomes for the business.
  • Assume overall ownership of the project plan, budget and scope, taking accountability for delivery of the required business outcomes and benefits to time, cost and quality requirements.
  • Work with all areas of the business including supporting functions to develop a project vision, business case, scope, impact, budget, plan and organisation to achieve the project vision and business outcomes and benefits.
  • Ensure the project supports key business objectives and is aligned to the DTS and Business Unit strategy.
  • Support the Change Plan quarterly, annual and 3-year strategy planning cycle, and to identify any strategic dependencies for resolution.
  • Establish and run effective project governance to drive decision making, identifying and removing obstacles to progress, resolving any conflicting stakeholder issues, supported by comprehensive reporting.
  • Manage the project risks, issues, and dependencies across the workstreams within the project and the wider DTS change agenda, devising mitigating actions where required.
  • Ensure optimisation of the return on investment and consideration of all options and alternatives throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Direct senior stakeholder communications and change management activity to ensure changes embed within the business organisation to drive benefit realisation in line with the business case.
  • Manage the inter-relationship of the project with the wider business and DTS portfolio and business as usual business and technical operations.
  • Manage the delivery and relationships with internal functions (e.g. DTS) and the contractual relationship with third party suppliers.
  • Deliver the project in accordance with quality standards, agreed change methodology, and project governance standards as defined by the Planning & Performance team.
  • Plan resourcing for the project to ensure there are adequate resources, including contingency arrangements, to deliver commitments.
  • Lead, coach and motivate the project team, across business functions and the DTS organization to deliver successful project outcomes.
  • Undertake structured quality assurance and health check reviews of projects as required.
  • Manage the delivery of projects that may have multiple workstreams which all contribute to a single, interrelated set of outcomes for the business.
  • Assume overall ownership of the project plan, budget and scope, taking accountability for delivery of the required business outcomes and benefits to time, cost and quality requirements.
  • Work with all areas of the business including supporting functions to develop a project vision, business case, scope, impact, budget, plan and organisation to achieve the project vision and business outcomes and benefits.
  • Ensure the project supports key business objectives and is aligned to the DTS and Business Unit strategy.
  • Support the Change Plan quarterly, annual and 3-year strategy planning cycle, and to identify any strategic dependencies for resolution.
  • Establish and run effective project governance to drive decision making, identifying and removing obstacles to progress, resolving any conflicting stakeholder issues, supported by comprehensive reporting.
  • Manage the project risks, issues, and dependencies across the workstreams within the project and the wider DTS change agenda, devising mitigating actions where required.
  • Ensure optimisation of the return on investment and consideration of all options and alternatives throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Direct senior stakeholder communications and change management activity to ensure changes embed within the business organisation to drive benefit realisation in line with the business case.
  • Manage the inter-relationship of the project with the wider business and DTS portfolio and business as usual business and technical operations.
  • Manage the delivery and relationships with internal functions (e.g. DTS) and the contractual relationship with third party suppliers.
  • Deliver the project in accordance with quality standards, agreed change methodology, and project governance standards as defined by the Planning & Performance team.
  • Plan resourcing for the project to ensure there are adequate resources, including contingency arrangements, to deliver commitments.
  • Lead, coach and motivate the project team, across business functions and the DTS organization to deliver successful project outcomes.
  • Ability to command respect and create a sense of community within the projects teams
  • Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and control
  • Undertake structured quality assurance and health check reviews of projects as required.

Competencies:
  • Strong ability to create a compelling project vision and motivate multiple technical and business teams to deliver the targeted business outcome.
  • Superior stakeholder management skills across the business and strong ability to engage with and influence shared services teams and the operational teams
  • Good knowledge of business case development
  • Commercial awareness, understanding of procurement process
  • Good knowledge of programme and project methodologies (e.g. MSP, Waterfall, Agile)
  • Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation process
  • Ability to identify issues, find ways of solving
  • Ability to pre-empt problems and ensures risks are mitigated

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