Project Manager

Salisbury, Wiltshire
Market rates [negotiable]
24 May 2018
14 Jun 2018
Clearance Level
Job Type

Project Manager

Location: South Wiltshire

Duration: 6 months [initially]

EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY: Sopra Steria is currently recruiting for a Project Manager to join a specialist team, based on site at a key Defence customer in southern Wiltshire.

The Project Manager will own allocated pipeline work items and take them through from conception to internal approval Business Commitment Review [BCR] prior to project initiation.  For approved projects, take ownership, set up and deliver the projects from initiation through to project closure. Delivery should adhere to PRINCE2, tailored to meet the specific requirements of the account.

This contract is for an initial six months, with the option to extend beyond that.

On client’s instructions, due to the urgency, nature and length of the assignment, the successful candidate must have current security clearance to a high level.


  • Excellent experience of delivering either infrastructure or applications projects, ideally in a supplier organisation.
  • Understands how to apply the key Integrated Elements of PRINCE 2.
  • Recent experience in creating / developing the Project Initiation Documentation Set.


  • Creating or commissioning of BCR inputs (full Project Initiation Documentation) and completing all pre BCR checks in line with customer processes.
  • Present solution to BCR then deliver BCR outcomes to the customer.
  • Set up of the project team and governance structure in line with direction provided by the portfolio manager and customer.
  • Monitor delivery against key aspects of time, cost, quality, scope, risk and benefits.
  • Proactive management of Risks, Issues, Assumptions and Dependencies.
  • Effectively manage the resourcing of the delivery team via Project Support Services (PSS).
  • Escalation of any forecast exceptions (to agreed tolerances) via the Project Board.
  • Delivery of the project products on a stage by stage basis.
  • Focus on delivery of project deliverables based on key aspects of time, cost, quality and scope.
  • Manage all project change in line with account level Change Process.
  • Oversee successful service transition of all project deliverables.
  • Completion of all Project closure activities.
  • Complete any other tasks assigned to you by your Portfolio Manager.

On client’s instructions, due to the urgency, nature and length of the assignment, the successful candidate must have current security clearance to a high level.

There are no agencies working this requirement, please contact me directly.

The post holder will work through Sopra Steria Recruitment for Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, providing one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end-to-end service offerings on the market: consulting, systems integration, software development, infrastructure management and business process services.

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