Senior Project Manager
Office of Rail and Road
26th September 2018
£51980 - £62664
Office of Rail and Road
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We are recruiting for an experienced senior project manager to join the information, facilities and service development team. The team provides a wide range of services in support of the efficient operation of ORR, through provision of high quality computing, knowledge management and physical infrastructure. The team sits within the corporate operations directorate. As a result of these activities and its position at the centre, the team works closely with all directorates in ORR.
The role reports to the Associate Director of information, facilities and service development and will be key in supporting them to deliver a number of high profile complex projects. You will be responsible for managing project delivery to ensure that ORR has information and communication services that support and enable the organisation to do its job effectively and also to provide office locations and supporting services to accommodate all staff. ORR is currently reviewing its accommodation strategy and this role will include project management of the London office accommodation project.
Your previous experience will ensure that you provide an excellent project management service which covers the complete project lifecycle (initiation to project closure); managing the business and technical deliverables as well as project teams and resources.
Your key responsibilities, although not exhaustive will be:
Ensure clear definition, agreement, and management of project scope with the business, and other key stakeholders;
Set up and manage project reporting and formal governance for all projects;
Provide input to the project change control process in terms of plan impacts, feasibility and business requirements;
Leading and managing the project team, with the authority and responsibility to run the project on a day-to-day basis;
Developing and maintaining detailed project plans, and proactively communicating project information to all stakeholders (internal and external);
Ensure project risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies are identified in a sufficiently timely manner, and logged correctly, taking input from service users and project teams, and reflecting in project planning;
Applying standard project management approaches to the specific requirements of the project;
Designing and applying an appropriate project management framework for the project (using relevant project standards);
Build and sustain effective communications with other roles involved in the project as required;
Identifying, managing and mitigating project risks, including the development of contingency plans. Overall progress and use of resources, initiating corrective action where necessary;
Change control and any required configuration management;
Reporting through agreed reporting lines on project progress through highlight reports and stage assessments;
Conducting post project evaluation to assess if projects delivered to scope, time, cost and quality and as per agreed business case.
Successful candidates should have experience of delivering a wide range of business and/or IT transformation projects, in addition to adhering to other competencies.
Candidates must tailor their applications to the essential criteria (level 4): Civil Service Competency Framework.
At interview, we'll assess you against the following Civil Service competencies:
Delivering at pace;
Seeing the big picture;
Changing and improving;
Collaborating and partnering.
Experience of working on large scale change projects;
Public sector experience;
Understanding of agile project methodology;
Experience of IT projects.
The applicant should provide a brief outline of relevant previous experience and skills.
Qualified to degree level or significant experience in project management
PRINCE2 Practitioner or APMP qualified