Project Manager

Recruiter
Manpower
Location
Buckinghamshire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Jul 2019
Closes
31 Jul 2019
Ref
1197467615
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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 -

Essential:

* Higher education qualification or equivalent professional experience.

Desirable:

* A recognised professional qualification relevant to project management.

Knowledge, work and other relevant experience -

Essential:

* 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.

Desirable:

* 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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