IT Project Manager

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  • Location

    Plymouth, Devon

  • Sector:

    Project / Programme Management

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  • Contact:

    Rajshree Mogal

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Job Purpose:

To ensure the effective delivery of business value from IT projects

Major Tasks and Activities:

* Ensuring the implementation of structured project management processes to ensure the effective delivery of business value from IT projects
* Assembling project plans and teamwork assignments, directing and monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, identifying resource needs, performing quality review and escalating functional, quality and timeline issues appropriately
* Tracking key project milestones and adjusting project plans and/or resources to meet the needs of customers
* Maintaining a full set of documentation as required by the IT Project Management Process for each project
* Coordinating communication with all areas of the business that impact the scope, budget, risk and resources of the work effort being managed
* Assisting the Portfolio Manager and Business Relationship Manager in partnering with senior management of the business community to identify and prioritise opportunities for business improvement
* Ensuring that through life support capabilities are key design considerations in all new business system solutions
* Ensuring solution designs are compliant with the Company Standard Technology framework

Additional accountabilities:

* Any other duties as deemed necessary to achieve department goals

Key Outputs/Deliverables

* Projects delivered to time, cost & quality while tracking and recording any deviations
* Projects completed in accordance with agreed designs, and to prescribed standards
* Contribute to the maintenance of IT Project Management processes to enable precise reporting on all IT projects
* Ensure that support requirements are built into project plans from inception and that systems are designed for production and support
* Ensure all hardware acquired is compliant with the Comapny Standard Technology framework

* Establish and maintain accurate documentation and plans for projects in accordance with the Project Management Process
* Act as the focal point for all activities associated with the project

Person Specification

Qualification and Experience:

* Experienced IT professional, focussed on being a part of a cost effective and efficient project delivery team
* Minimum of five years' demonstrable Project Management experience
* Infrastructure Project Management desirable
* Software application Project Management essential
* Microsoft Project experience essential (and Project Server preferred)
* PRINCE/APM or equivalent certification
* Experience of managing 4/5 projects simultaneously

Technical & Specialist Knowledge

* Demonstrable knowledge and experience of implementing and delivering large projects in complex environments within Budget and Timescales using structured Project Methodology
* Demonstrable knowledge and experience of current IT technology
* Infrastructure project management experience desirable:
o Network installation
o Server infrastructure
o Citrix
* Software application Project Management experience essential:
o Certified Scrum Master, AgilePM certified or equivalent
o Experience of Agile
o TFS (Team Foundation Server) experience desirable as PM will be expected to manage development work in TFS
o Awareness of the ALM (Applications Lifecycle Management) process
o Experience of managing both in-house application delivery teams as well as third parties
* Microsoft Project power user
* Experience of Microsoft Project Server would be advantageous
Key Behavioural Competencies

* A leader, able to work collaboratively with others in the department and across the Group
* Capable of working on own initiative with self-management of work loads
* Able to work under pressure
* Ownership skills
* Excellent time management skills
* Ability to share knowledge with team members
* Comfortable working across a multi disciplined environment
* Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
* Flexible, can do attitude

Travel Requirements

* Travel will be required with some overnight stays away from home

Security Criteria Required

* SC clearable