Project Manager Manufacturing (WM5G)

Employer
WM5G
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
11 Feb 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent

Job Details

Project Manager Manufacturing (WM5G)
Fixed Term Contract
Hours of Work: 36.5 per week
Salary: £60,000 - £65,000 per annum per annum + exclusive benefits
Closes: 2021-01-15T11:59:00
Location: 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD

This opportunity is advertised on behalf WM5G (if successful WM5G will be your employer)

This is a Fixed Term Contract to March 2022

Please note: The successful candidate will need to be available for a start date of no later than 31st March 2021

Who we need
We are looking for a self-starter who can work independently and maximise project value, whilst delivering on time, on budget; managing and mitigating risks against a project portfolio. You will be responsible for building relationships, creating opportunities, project managing, monitoring and guiding partners to delivery across a portfolio of projects. You will be responsible for reporting status to the Programme Director and providing evidence to the public funding bodies of DCMS (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) on a regular basis.

Dissemination of results will be a key aspect of the role, ensuring robust communication and events plans are developed and delivered. We need someone who can really maximise the value created from these public funded programmes and act flexibly across a portfolio of WM5G projects.

Accountabilities
The project manager will be responsible for the management and execution of a number of tasks across multiple projects including:
* Creation, setup of projects, managing the due diligence process, involving expertise from WM5G procurement and financial team.
* Provide strong grant monitoring of the projects delivery, monitoring milestones, deliverables, & benefits against plan.
* Detailed evidence review of milestone achievement on a frequent basis is essential.
* Agree financial forecasts for each project and review spend actuals vs plan for each project. Detailed financial reviews for each project, assessing evidence against a clear set of criteria to ensure expenditure meets grant rules.
* Assess risks for each project and oversee the management and mitigation to assure successful delivery.
* Monitor benefits tracking for all projects and report to DCMS in line with requirements.
* Lead on behalf of WM5G update meetings for every project, managing interface and encouraging cooperation, motivating the projects to deliver on time, on budget.
* Generate & review detailed monthly and quarterly reports with input from the partners for review by WM5G Board Directors and funding partners to evidence progress and meet grant terms.
* Manage security and GDPR reviews using expert resources either in WMCA, WM5G or contract expertise as required to ensure state of the art process and procedures are being utilised by projects in line with WMCA.
* Translate project milestones and benefits into meaningful results that can be explained to stakeholders and target market.
* Coordinate and create a communications plan to disseminate results and broadly share benefits engaging SME community
* Asses opportunities to create incremental value and/or maximise value across a broad ecosystem.

Experience
* Technology & Innovation development in Manufacturing or mobile comms
* Project management of multiple projects using Prince2 or PMP toolsets
* Budget management, forecasting and reporting
* Create, track & record projects delivery from concept to project launch/completion
* Managing government grant funded projects an advantage but not essential
* Telecoms sector and 5G an advantage but not essential
* Working to timescales, with the ability to deliver quality output

Skills
* Self-starter and independent worker - able to deliver tangible results
* Good building strong relationships - able to influence stakeholders
* Excellent written and verbal communications
* Strong completer-finisher - gets job done to quality and on time
* Ability to manage multiple tasks and effectively prioritise
* Ability to innovate/create opportunity

This is a remote working opportunity until a date is agreed for the WMCA workforce to return to our usual place of work at 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham.

How to apply
To apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed to let you know how to continue your application.

Closing Date: Friday 15 January 2021
Interview Dates: Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 February 2021

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The following groups are currently underrepresented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.
We are a Disability Confident Employer and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for applicants who meet the essential job role criteria. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed. Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer

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