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IT Project Manager

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Recruiter: Experis IT
Listed on: 30th November 2021
Location: Reigate
Salary/Rate: £550 - £650
Type: Contract

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Project Manager

12 month contract

Remote with 1 to 2 days travel to Reigate

Umbrella pay rate £650 p/d

The PM will be experienced in shaping and delivering Business and IT change projects, working within the Change Team to ensure projects within the Change Plan portfolio are well planned and delivered to agreed scope, deadlines and budgets, to realise the agreed benefits. They will be accountable to the Project SteerCo and Sponsor but will report to the Head of Change Delivery. The PM will have a thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods to define and adapt the project's path, set out success criteria and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle. They will create, lead and drive a team to deliver the project or programme according to their plans. Delivery & Planning

  • Define project scope and deliverables that support business goals with senior management and stakeholders, ensuring risks identified and mitigated, resources identified, and preparatory work completed
  • Effective, timely and clear communication of project expectations to team members and stakeholders
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools, to design and manage a realistic project master plan, revising forecasts where necessary Manage stakeholders from team members through to senior managers making sure there is buy-in, minimising road-blocks, and ensuring continued commitment.
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders.
  • Understand and apply appropriate project disciplines
  • Track project milestones and deliverables Determine the frequency and content of project team status reports, analyse results, and troubleshoot problem areas
  • Regularly report on status with an accurate and current update on progress and a new forecast Maintain all project data to the required standard in the relevant PMO tools and processes
  • Preparing input into post-implementation reviews, conduct PIRs and create recommendations to improve project and programme controls
  • Estimate resources and participants needed to achieve project goals

Where necessary, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required internal personnel and matrix manage.

  • Develops and maintains robust relationships with key business and IT stakeholders to ensure business analysis, development, test and implementation activities are visible and in line with agreed expectations
  • Facilitate workshops for any aspect of the project including design, planning, tracking and problem resolution
  • Ensure that the delivered project is maintainable and handed over with appropriate documentation
  • Direct and manage project development from PID sign off to project end
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans
  • Responsible for pro-active and regular communication with areas of IT and the business in relation to the project or programme

Skills & Competencies:

  • Good influencing and presentation skills in all aspects of project management
  • Good awareness and application of PM tools
  • Experience of programming languages, database and operating systems in an ecommerce environment
  • Solid working knowledge of current Internet technologies
  • Proven decision making ability
  • Understanding of agile development in respect to IT delivery
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Effective prioritisation and execution of tasks in a high-pressure environment is essential
  • Analytical and problem-solving capability to manage shifting priorities, demands and timelines
  • University degree
  • Qualifications in project and programme management (e.g. Prince2 practitioner)
  • Extensive project experience with proven track record of delivery

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