Software Project Manager

Ford and Stanley
Plymouth, UK
15 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a technical minded project manager with a great understanding of software development? and a track record of successfully delivery software-oriented projects? Looking for the opportunity to work for an award-winning company that is at the forefront of the Digital Rail Industry?

Ford and Stanley - The Digital Recruitment Specialists - are looking to recruit a Software Project Manager to join their client based in Bradford on Avon.

The role

To deliver small to medium, low to medium risk, predominately software focused projects that deliver change to existing products and implement new products.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

The Software Project Manager role ensures the smooth start-up, day to day running and close-down of all allocated software projects. Reporting to the Head of R&D, tasks shall include but not be limited to:
  • Manage projects, to process, to agreed scope, from inception to completion
  • Ensure the delivery of quality products, within agreed time and budget
  • Compile and present timely project progress reports
  • Control and Manage project scope
  • Allocate tasks to the available resource effectively and efficiently
  • Ensure staff and projects comply with the company quality and safety standards
  • Manage all stakeholders in the project

Achieving success in the role will be indicated by performance on tasks such as:
  • Represent HICSE on customer project review meetings
  • Work with customers and Head of R&D to ensure timely and cost effective execution of projects to meet commercial objectives and to develop their relationship with my client
  • Compile timely project financial and progress reports as required
  • Frequent liaison with the Technical Authorities to ensure my cilents products are fit for purpose
  • Provide coaching and guidance for project teams throughout the project life cycle from conception through delivery to support
  • Provide input and/or approval to support costing and pricing for sales proposals
  • Assess and authorise product release ensuring compliance with requirements and readiness for delivery
  • Lead project team to deliver the required tasks on the plan
  • Work with other departments to ensure the delivery of the project
  • Ensure compliance of projects to the relevant quality, health & safety and environmental standards
  • Control project quality, cost and time as agreed with the Head of R&D
  • Take full responsibility of all aspects of the project


Key Skills and Experience
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Project or Primavera project management software
  • Prince2 or APM Qualified is highly desirable
  • Excellent full project cycle management
  • Technical Background
  • Proven Software Team leadership skills
  • 5 year+ Project Management in a Technical Environment

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