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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.
An open and genuine communicator
Able to take responsibility for your actions
Always learning and wanting to improve
Takes responsibility for own development
Love what you do
Value and support your team
Embrace who you are
Open minded and willing to explore new ideas