Delivery Manager - SC Cleared

£485 - £530 per day
18 Sep 2017
16 Oct 2017
Andrew O'Connor
Clearance Level
Job Type

Our client require an SC Cleared Delivery Manager to manage the delivery of software application development and / or COTS implementation as part of a large digital programme. The role will involve extensive interaction with customers, senior stakeholders, management and third party sub-contractors. SC Clearance will be utilised as part of the role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage a project team to deliver new digital products using agile methods in a fast-paced environment that may cross multiple business divisions.
  • Plan, lead, organise, and motivate the project team to achieve a high level of performance and quality in line with programme standards;
  • Draft contracts for your team members and third party suppliers as necessary and manage them to deliver against those contracts;
  • Support the business project manager and IT programme manager in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance.
  • Work with the product owner and service manager to establish and maintain the roadmap and sprint plans for the product to be delivered according to a backlog of prioritised user stories.
  • Manage the transition into support of new digital products.
  • Lead and facilitate agile ceremonies; prepare and distribute regular reports as necessary.
  • Implement project management processes and champion ongoing process improvement initiatives to implement best practices for project management;
  • Ensure company and department policies, processes and standards are adhered to.
  • Be visible to staff and stakeholders and regularly undertake activities to engage and build trust with people involved in your area of work.

Essential Skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience, in a client facing team (not internal development), as a delivery manager successfully implementing software development projects, managing large, complex projects in a high-tech development environment with cross functional teams.
  • Experience of transitioning new digital products in to support
  • Solid understanding of software development or COTS package implementation life cycle models as well as good knowledge of agile project management principles and practices.
  • Experience overseeing multi-function project teams, including solution architects, developers, testers & business analysts
  • Sufficient level of technical background to provide highly credible leadership to development teams and to be able to accurately and objectively evaluate complex project risks and issues
  • Client facing skills; a capable and confident facilitator with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence
  • Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands

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