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Senior Project Manager

Drax Group
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29 Oct 2021

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Senior Project Manager
Northampton - Flexible
Career Level 4

Are you an experienced project
manager within Business Change and System Implementations? Are you now looking
for a career that will develop, challenge and reward you? Do you want to be
part of our purpose - enable a zero carbon,
lower cost energy future?

Then this role as a Senior
Project Manager could well be what you're looking for

As a Senior Project
Manager, you'll be reporting into the Portfolio Delivery Manager. This is a
hybrid role, whereby we can offer home based working. The office location could be any of our Drax commercial
sites (Northampton, Ipswich or Selby) - if you're able to travel to the office
a couple of time s a week, great!

About the role

You'll be responsible for the delivery of Business projects or
Programmes (which may include IT) to the agreed time, cost, scope and quality

You will manage all aspects of the project delivery, from the
initial stage, through to handing over to the business teams, through the
effective management of assigned resources (both internal and external), approved
suppliers and allocated budgets. Drawing upon your experience of managing
projects varying in type, size and complexity within agreed timescales, within
approved budgets and to an agreed level of quality

You may also have day-to-day management of direct reports which
may include Junior Project Managers / Project Managers. Within this role,
you'll certainly have the opportunity to lead project teams on a project basis
and act as a point of escalation where required

It'll be important to this role to plan and manage Project Boards
to provide status updates, highlight issues and obtain decisions and
direction. Maintain and communicate a
Project/Programme timetable, project plans and logs to project sponsors, stakeholders
PMO and Programme Management

If you excel with leading and collaborating, this role will
provide you with the platform to do just that! As the Senior Project Manager,
you will be confident in collaborating, advising, supporting and leading
projects, project teams and engaging with senior management teams and

What you'll need

You will need extensive experience in managing and delivering Business
Change and IT projects. A good
understanding of both Waterfall and Agile project management approaches. Experience of working with business owners,
stakeholders and subject matter experts in a matrix project environment

You'll also have formal training and/or qualifications (to practitioner
level) in project or programme management with the additional experience of
lean practice / methodologies would also be highly desirable

As a Senior Project Manager, you will provide value, expertise and a
fantastic work ethic and attitude

If all this sounds good,
then we'd love to hear from you

About Drax

Drax Group is a UK-based renewable energy company engaged in renewable power
generation, the production of sustainable biomass and the sale of renewable
electricity to businesses. If you would like to find out more about us, please .

We're at our best when we share inspiration and insight right
across Drax, and search for new ideas and ways of working. We welcome
applications from everyone and hire great people to build talented and diverse
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