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Project Manager

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Recruiter: The Competition and Markets Authority
Listed on: 16th October 2019
Location: London
Salary/Rate: £51702 - £59351
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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If you are an experienced project manager and have a keen interest in the challenges and opportunities that digital platforms pose for our society and the wider economy this is the role for you.
The Data, Technology and Analytics (DaTA) Unit helps the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) stay on the leading edge of data and technology. We engineer complex data; deploy advanced machine learning and Artificial Intelligence solutions; and help the CMA understand how firms are using data and technology, what their algorithms do, and how algorithms are interacting to form the markets we see.
Since the launch of the Unit earlier this year, we have established a strong data science and engineering team with a collaborative and open culture. This is supported by cutting edge technology and agile project management. We are now adding a Project Manager to our team to support the DaTA unit in its programme of work under the direction of the Head of Operations. This programme encompasses contributions to CMA cases through creating software tools, gathering and manipulating data, providing data and technology analysis and insight and the creation of publications and other thought leadership materials.
As a Project Manager, you will work proactively with the data scientists and engineers in the team by providing project management capabilities - including agile and waterfall methods. The key aspects of the role will vary from project to project but will include leading on project planning and driving the project forward, assisting in defining the scope of the project, leading on individual workstreams, managing contributions from colleagues, drafting correspondence and key project documents and liaising with internal and external stakeholders.
This role requires a successful track record in delivering projects (preferably agile, digital projects and products). If you have excellent communication and organisation skills, and the ability to use a range of project management methods, in particular agile methods, and adapt to the needs of individual projects while applying suitable governance, we would like to hear from you.
In return the CMA is a hugely diverse, rewarding and stimulating place to work - an opportunity to work for the public good and to stretch and develop yourself in doing so. We offer generous benefits, including an excellent pension scheme, at least 25 days leave (increasing to 30 over five years), and generous maternity/paternity leave provision. You can also take advantage of interest-free season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme, our employee assistance programme and favourable consideration of flexible working.
To find out more about this opportunity and about working for the CMA, please click on the APPLY button.
Closing date for applications: 11:55pm on 4 November 2019.
The CMA are an accredited Disability Confident Employer, and we are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.