Project Manager

Buckinghamshire, UK
13 Jul 2019
31 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Manpower is currently recruiting for a Project Manager to work on an exciting assignment at the Open University in Milton Keynes. This is a temporary position starting on 8th July 2019 until 30th September 2019.

Your main duties will be to to lead the execution of a series of projects or sub projects within a larger project from inception through to business handover, ensuring the delivery of specified outputs within agreed time, quality and cost parameters.

Key Responsibilities

Planning, managing and delivering services -

* Coordinate and maintain project timescales

* Ensure team members work collaboratively in the interests of the project and in partnership with clients

* Communicate progress on developments in liaison with other members of the project team

* Anticipate and contribute to the resolution of problems and departures from project specification and schedule by monitoring project progress

* Assist in negotiating and communicating with client’s variations to project specifications, designs, resources and schedules, as necessary

* Communicate progress in accordance with organisational procedures.

People management â€"

* Understand the role of other team members, and collaborate effectively to ensure smooth and timely production and roll out

* Take a flexible approach to task boundaries where appropriate and also where it is necessary to seek the expertise of others

* Engender a knowledge-sharing and expertise-sharing culture with colleagues to contribute to best practice

* Develop and agree a work plan that identifies key activities, outputs and resource requirements and that provides a basis for monitoring performance

* Take responsibility for own contribution to team performance

* Collaborate effectively with other members of the wider LDS (Learner and Discovery Services) team.

Skills and experience

Education, qualifications and training -


* Higher education qualification or equivalent professional experience.


* A recognised professional qualification relevant to project management.

Knowledge, work and other relevant experience -


* Proven track record of workflow co-ordination, capacity planning, estimating and scheduling

* Experience of using common software tools (e.g. MS Office)

* Experience of using computer based project management or resource management tools.


* Experience of project management.

* Experience of working in a media production environment

* Experience of working in a fast paced environment and within tight deadlines

If you’re looking for an exciting temporary position starting immediately, please apply here today

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