Project Manager

15 Mar 2017
20 Mar 2017
Leigh Cooper
Clearance Level
Job Type
Part Time
My client have an exciting opportunity for a number of Project Managers to work on large programme.

The main duties:
- Manage technical delivery from design to release readiness, cut-over, and transition to service.
- Manage suppliers to ensure alignment with the business and technical requirements, and delivery issues are effectively managed.
- Liaise design, testing and assurance work-streams to ensure hand-over for formal testing stages meets timelines.
- Work closely with business change colleagues to manage effective business integration, achieving anticipated benefits.
- Implement the service management function, and manage the Programme Delivery-Service transition
- Programme reporting and lessons learned

Essential Skills
- Working in a complex public sector multi-stakeholder environment with extensive formal governance requirements.
- Demonstrable experience of successful implementation of complex and innovative technology systems using waterfall and agile approaches.
- Experience of project management of the delivery of system and service integration between a number of suppliers in a multi-supplier model, working effectively with Design Authority and test teams.
- Demonstrable experience of working with testing and assurance functions to support timely "go-live" and associated risk and issue management.
- Excellent commercial, negotiation and influencing skills, with experience of working productively and innovatively with third-party suppliers to deliver demanding project expectations.
- Experience of effectively using contractual provisions and other levers to manage suppliers and resolve issues rapidly, effectively mitigating the exposure to cost and quality risks.
- Strong project management competence, with mature understanding of the different methodologies used in systems and service delivery and evidence of making robust workable recommendations for phasing and management of delivery.
- Demonstrable ability of continual improvement in quality of output and deliverables, influencing and leading third parties in continual improvement.
- Experience following strategic objectives in building implementation and delivery plans involving complex programmatic interdependencies and a significant number of risks and issues.
- Experience of working with suppliers, business change functions and stakeholders on user training, acceptance testing, transition and take-up in order to smoothly deploy the new service and meet anticipated benefits.

Due to the nature and urgency of this post, candidates holding or who have held high level security clearance in the past are most welcome to apply. Please note successful applicants will be required to be security cleared prior to appointment which can take up to a minimum 10 weeks.

LA International Computer Consultants Ltd is an HMG Approved Consultancy and operates as an IT & Engineering Consultancy or as an Employment Business & Agency, depending upon the precise nature of the work, for security cleared jobs or non-clearance vacancies, we welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people with diverse experience and backgrounds. Award Winning LA International Computer Consultants Ltd (Recruiter Awards for Excellence - Best IT, Best Public Sector & Gold Awards) and the most prestigious award that any business can receive The Queens Award for Enterprise: International Trade 2015.

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