IT Project Manager
||Newcastle upon Tyne, North East
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Leighton is an award winning integrated technology business. We use vision, creativity and expertise to connect businesses with their customers and drive commercial success across multiple touchpoints. Working with us isn’t just about achieving the end result, it’s about what we do to get there, changing the way you think about your business and the benefits of digital forever.
We work with a range of high profile brands such as British Airways, Home Group and IKEA, as well as smaller growing companies.
As a member of the project management team, you will work closely with our clients to ensure that projects run smoothly, and deadlines are consistently met. Working alongside technical teams, other Project Managers, Business Analysts and external clients, you will take ownership over active projects. This will involve providing support where necessary to users and dealing with stakeholders in all parts of the business.
The ideal candidate for this position will be a highly capable Project Manager with the ability to provide a safe pair of hands for a range of IT delivery projects.
Essentially you will have:
Extensive project management experience, ideally within a digital setting, working alongside developers, clients and third-party suppliers.
Ability to multi-task. It is not uncommon to have responsibility for multiple projects at the same time.
An excellent understanding of budgeting and be able to make accurate budget estimates.
Good project planning and coordination skills, with the ability to create robust project plans, write up reports, and subsequently deliver the plan successfully and to a high standard.
A good awareness of risk and issue management and be able to analyse risk appropriately and accurately.
The ability to develop ideas based on client’s requirements.
A flair for presenting information to tell a story and engage stakeholders.
Excellent communication skills.
Experience of engaging in and managing business process change.
The ability to quickly get up to speed in a new project.
Experience of working with offshore suppliers.
Experience of managing numerous projects at one given time (both large and small).
Membership of the Project Delivery Team responsible for delivery of key projects to time/budget and a high quality.
To contribute to the continuous improvement of Project Management processes and best practice frameworks.
To share your knowledge with other team members, including coaching others and providing guidance on best practice.
To help develop Leighton business through strong client relationships.
To help promote the Leighton brand and identity.
What We Offer
We value our team and to attract exceptional people we offer an excellent package. You can look forward to:
A competitive salary this will be dependent on experience.
An annual review, with quarterly 1-2-1’s.
A contributory pension scheme we match 2% - 5%
A death in service benefit
25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays (3 must be reserved for Christmas).
A flexible approach to working core hours 10:00 - 12:00 and 14:00-16:00.
Continuous personal development, career path and training.
It’s the Little Things
Free Fruit delivered on a weekly basis to all sites.
Organised free social club events
Charity fundraising opportunities
Sporting Events - football, yoga, pilates…
Festive day at Christmas time
Funding for training books for personal development
If you want to join a team that is ambitious, challenging, hardworking and fun, please contact our Recruitment Team supplying your CV and a cover letter outlining the reason and motivation for you applying for the position and details of your salary/benefit package by clicking the APPLY button.