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Project Manager

Elevate Direct
Closing date
25 May 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Position: Project Manager
Location: Brentford
Pay Rate: £530.02 Per Day / Via Umbrella / Inside IR35
LOA: 10 Months

Job Specification
Agile Project Manager
Job Purpose

The purpose of this role is to provide Agile project management skills, capabilities, discipline, and cross coordination in the delivery of a cloud data platform across a team of platform engineers.
This role shall facilitate efficient project progression whilst maintaining quality objectives and required outcomes.
  • Provide agile facilitation of cross-functional teams in the development, delivery, and decision-making practices for the engineering of the data platform.
  • Ensure collaborative, efficient coordination & integration across the projects teams in delivery to required quality and performance.
  • Ensure smooth planning, logical prioritization, and reporting processes, leveraging Jira to manage backlogs and agile sprints.
  • Monitor overall project progress to platform roadmap.
  • Apply agile project methodologies and best practice to facilitate interdepartmental planning and communication via confluence.

Scope of Responsibility
  • Agile project management of engineering teams toward delivery of Data platform capabilities
  • Ensuring collaborative, efficient coordination, dependency management & integration across the project team in delivery to required quality and performance.
  • Ensuring compliance to the required quality frameworks for delivery of solutions & the associated documentation.
  • Apply, Agile Project methodologies and best practice to assigned projects or products maintaining control of scope and delivery to target.

Impact of role
  • Maintaining focus on project target objectives. The efficient use of resource through planned breakdown and execution of Projects whilst remaining agile and adaptive. Maintaining; a clear plan to delivery, proactive risk & resource management along with provision of budget management and stakeholder / team project reporting as required.
  • Ensure the project is set-up for success

Key Responsibilities
  • To drive agile delivery of engineering project to roadmap or execution plan
  • Ensure collaboration across product leadership, data and Tech professionals in prioritisation and grooming of backlogs, sprint planning and roadmap aligned delivery milestones for reporting & tracking progress.
  • Maintain best practice in sprint planning and team velocity to drive progress
  • Proactive decision tracking and risk management.
  • Effective communication and reporting across teams and stakeholders
  • Monitor and maintain performance across project team members including any 3 rd parties
  • Negotiate solutions and address emergent issues

Key capabilities
  • Able to Facilitate and Drive Agile Product Delivery including ceremonies, practices, sprint planning, backlog management via Jira.
  • Ability to establish & maintain Jira based type Kanban and or Sprint based Scrum boards
  • Understanding of data/IT related projects terms, milestones and content
  • Understanding of resource demand management aligned to project plan

PM Role
  • Working knowledge of pro-active Project Risk Management
  • Problem and Issue management and resolution
  • Learning ability to build understanding in processes and approach

Interpersonal Skills
  • Able to effectively interact with a broad range of people
  • Manage and coordinate team towards delivery
  • Understand approach to stakeholder management
  • Ability to negotiate and influence for project delivery

Basic Education
  • Bachelors degree in science, business, finance or relevant subject

Preferred Education / Professional Qualifications
  • Project Management Accredited or Related Professional Membership (PMI, APM or related accreditation) Agile Accreditations

Basic Experience
  • Prior experience of project management (typically 3+ years IT Technical project management experience)

Preferred Experience
  • Ideally experience in Data related projects, IT or Cloud based Technology Sectors orIndustry / R&D operational experience (i.e. a member of project or technology platform team)
  • Agile project methodologies including Scrum facilitationPosition: Project Manager
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