IT Modernisation Project Manager

Recruiter
Nigel Frank International
Location
Exeter, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Sep 2019
Closes
26 Sep 2019
Ref
1247855301
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Key Experience:
  • At least 5 years of experience as a Project Manager, managing end-to-end digital projects (e.g., website development and mobile application development projects) using Agile methodology and tools (including JIRA, Confluence)
  • Experienced at managing key stakeholders at all levels, preferably within a Public sector environment to ensure project delivery in line with scope, key milestones and budget
  • Proficient at managing project budgets (£m+) and resource planning for their projects
  • Effective project planning, management, and reporting to key stakeholders including the Digital Programme Director
  • Planning and facilitation of project team meetings with experience of leading Agile delivery teams (including offshore/nearshore) including Product Owners
  • Certified SCRUM Master, experienced in running Scrums/Stand-ups, Sprint planning and management on Agile projects (including leading sprint reviews/retrospectives)
  • Previous experience of creating project communications to inform and engage key stakeholders in relation to the project deliverables
  • Experienced at managing vendor and other third-party relationships
  • Solid experience of project managing the implementation of large-scale research management systems.

Key Skills / Capabilities:
  • A solid understanding of project management and governance including experience of preparing RAID logs, RACI matrix, risk management/mitigation, creating terms of reference and running project boards and steering groups
  • Ability to work at pace and motivate project teams to achieve project delivery in line with key milestones
  • Office 365 skills including experienced user of MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Teams, SharePoint etc.
  • Able to manage vendor/third party relationships effectively on their projects
  • Organised, analytical, and accurate with good attention to detail
  • Experience in transitioning new systems into Production
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication
  • Comfortable leading and presenting at project meetings (to key stakeholders at all levels)
  • Able to successfully manage projects to tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure
  • Leading Internal Resources effectively to ensure delivery of project deadlines.

Additional Skills / Qualifications:
  • User-centric approach with a basic understanding of user experience principles (and preferably awareness of the Government Digital Service Design Principles)
  • Conscientious, self-motivated, and enthusiastic
  • Graduate in technology-related discipline
  • PRINCE II, ITIL and/or MSP certification preferred

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