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IT Project Manager - 504-1

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6 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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IT Project Manager

Initial 6 month contract with potential to extend


Remote working

Putting people first, pioneering with a collective spirit and always advancing with a growth mindset - that's what we stand for at Pontoon Solutions. We care about making the future work for everyone. And that starts with our own people. Our culture is entrepreneurial and inclusive, and we are united by our passion for making a difference in the world of work.

We are happy to be recruiting for one of our high-profile clients based in Selby. They are currently looking for an experienced IT Project Manager to join their team on an initial 6 month contract but with the possibility for extension.

The Purpose of the role:

Responsible for the delivery of IT projects that meet the desired business outcomes to the agreed time, cost and quality standards. They will manage all aspects of the project delivery, from the approval of the Candidate, through to handing over to the service team and business run. Through the effective management of assigned resources (both internal and external), approved suppliers and approved budgets.

Key Accountabilities:

* Ensure realistic project plans are in place and maintained with risk based contingency planning

* Ensure resources are committed and lead the matrix team to meet agreed timescales, assisting the team in removing blockers to their delivery

* Ensure quality plans and standards in place and appropriate to level of testing required for the change

* Monitor costs, timescales, resourcing, and act on any deviation from agreed tolerances through close management of risks and issues

* Ensure requirements aligned to business outcome of project, working closely with stakeholders and analysts to identify, challenge and agree/challenge the scope and critical purpose of the project.

* Ensure designs signed off by relevant boards

* Use the delivery framework for agreed templates, stage gate reviews and financial governance appropriate for the delivery

* Use the PMO templates and tools for tracking project progress plans, reporting and RAID. ADO for agile backlog.

* Manage stakeholder expectations on delivery and do not over commit

* Communicate and collaborate with IT and business teams to ensure success

* Ensuring projects are delivered on time, within budget and meet agreed SLA's and KPI's.

* Establishing and managing benefits case from outset of project.

* Use escalation channels to remove blockers in a timely manner

* Plan and manage Project Boards to provide status updates, highlight issues and obtain decisions and direction.

* Ensure appropriate Business Readiness activity has taken place including impact assessments, Go / No-Go and deployment planning.

* Engagement with the Service Delivery Manager (Acceptance into Service) to ensure seamless transition into Application Support.

* Build and maintain strong and professional relationships internal and external to the immediate team and with 3rd party suppliers.

* Working with peers to make best use of available resources according to priority and need.

* Champion and adhere to project governance process and procedures, identifying and communicating improvements to drive delivery efficiency.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience required:


* Demonstrable experience in proactively managing and delivering all aspects of challenging systems changes in a complex and demanding environment.

* Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies risk and issues, and devises contingency plans.

* Ability to identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.

* Management of Supplier engagements, from tender through delivery and post project support

* Ability to plan, schedule, and track project timelines, milestones, and deliverables using appropriate tools.

* Evidence of formal training and/or qualifications (to practitioner level) in project management, APM desired.

* A good understanding of both Waterfall and Agile delivery approaches

* Strong planning, organisational, and leadership skills.

* Strong verbal and written communication skills.

* Experience of working with business owners, stakeholders and subject matter experts in a collaborative matrix project environment.

* Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to make effective presentations and communicate technical concepts to non-technical clients at all levels.

* Ability to work in a team environment matrix of permanent and contract resource.

* Ability to work on own initiative but knows when to seek support.


* Knowledge of Energy Retail for business / Energy generation sector.

* Experience of managing third party suppliers.

* Experience of managing regulatory projects.

* Extensive knowledge of project management processes, systems development methods, organisational change management concepts, and business process improvement methods.

* Qualification (APM/PMI/Prince II)

* Microsoft Project On-line, Microsoft Office tools


This is a remote role, however there may be requirements to work from the Selby office occasionally.

Working Hours:

Monday - Friday standard working hours with some flexibility.

If you feel that this is a role that would suit you then please apply today.

If you do not hear from us within 48 hours of your application, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Pontoon Solutions are an equal opportunities company
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