Experis IT

Project Manager - Holborn

City of London
£55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
18 Aug 2017
15 Sep 2017
Emily Gandy
Clearance Level
None / Undisclosed
Public Sector
Job Type

Project Manager



Job Purpose

To ensure that projects are set up and deliver the required products within the specified tolerances of time, cost, quality, scope, risk and benefits.

  • To ensure the Business Cases are documented and approved
  • To manage multi-disciplinary and matrix working teams to deliver the projects and products.
  • Ensuring that the customer experience is championed throughout.
  • To provide project delivery advice and support to potential project delivery partners across the organisation
  • To support the effective set-up and delivery of Programme and Project Governance arrangements.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Taking ownership of, set-up, managing and delivering projects from end to end.
  • Planning project budgets, resource requirements and delivery schedules.
  • Draft Project Initiation Documents (PIDs) or Programme Definition Documents (PDDs).
  • Ensuring that agreed specified criteria are delivered on time, quality and to budget.
  • Ensuring project roles and responsibilities are clearly understood.
  • Providing project delivery input and advice to business cases prepared by others in the organisation.
  • Identifying, mitigating or escalating project delivery risks and issues.
  • Applying change management skills and techniques to drive through change projects and initiatives ensuring minimal business disruption and maximum impact.
  • Driving resource efficiency, ensuring that appropriate resource is used effectively during project delivery.
  • Managing project delivery through matrix working and management of 'virtual teams' drawing on colleagues throughout the organisation (and in many cases external parties).
  • Carrying out project delivery stakeholder's analysis and ensuring effective engagement approaches are employed.
  • Ensuring that integration and handover of projects into business as usual operations is successful and on-going support is achieved.
  • Recommending improvements to systems and process that would benefit both the customer and organisation.
  • Ensuring project related documentation such as project Highlight Reports and project plans, are produced in line with agreed organisational approaches and standards (these materials may be best produced by others, advised/validated as appropriate by this role).
  • Carrying out post project reviews and ensuring that any lessons learned are fed into the organisation's knowledge base.
  • Conduct Project Close-down activities as required by the MAS Programme and Project methodology.

Desirable Requirements

  • Proven expertise in delivering large/complex projects through a customer - centred design approach.
  • Good facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to analyse complex data, draw conclusions, produce reports and make recommendations to senior management in relation to project delivery.
  • Evidence of people influencing capabilities and project team leadership and management experience.
  • Expertise in leading change deliverables and engagements within a fast-paced environment using Prince 2 and Agile methodology.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A relevant project management qualification.
  • Expertise in applying change management tools and disciplines to enable effective and sustainable project delivery.
  • Risk management experience and skills in a project-based organisation.
  • Planning and benefits realisation experience.
  • Experience of identifying critical delivery paths for projects in complex organisations
  • Proficient with all standard MS Office applications, and expert in MS Project or similar.

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