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Project Manager

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Fixed Term
Digital, Data & Technology
Project Management
United Kingdom & ROI
Liverpool or Newport
21.01.2020 04:22 PM

The Project Manager will be responsible for cascading the vision and translate into delivery objectives for the project team.

This will be achieved by:

  • Developing and maintaining the project plan and leading the project to deliver the agreed outcomes within time, quality, costs and customer requirements.
  • Day to day management and leadership of the project and the project team (including Matrix management as appropriate) by providing effective leadership and management Controls.
  • Set appropriate delivery methodologies and management of effective transition between project phases whilst setting appropriate project controls and designing the project structure and organisation appropriate to the stage/gating.
  • Develop and draft the business case with input from specialists as necessary.
  • Develop the budget and track delivery within the agreed budget tolerances.
  • Identify skill requirements; and deploy and develop resources as required to deliver the project.
  • Ensure the appropriate benefits realisation plan is in place and monitor longer term delivery of benefits against the business case.
  • Identify and manage stakeholder relationships and need for senior level support whilst managing internal and external relationships as appropriate.
  • Identify and manage project risks and issues; develop mitigating actions and escalate as appropriate.
  • Identify and work with related projects to manage interdependencies.
  • Support effective governance and decision making through corporate reporting and engaging in such a way that hold you, as a project manager, to account.
  • Engage with assurance reviews and support actions on recommendations. Work with the CPMO to organise gateway reviews as required.

Specialist Skills & Requirements

  • Experience of successfully managing several complex projects or may have been in a specialist or work strand lead role within a project.
  • Adept at delivering, breaking down barriers and dealing with escalations.
  • Knowledge of planning at a high level and getting into the detail to make things happen when needed.
  • Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to create a sense of community amongst the interdependent project teams.
  • Proven ability to support, guide and coach project teams whilst promoting effective individual and team performance.
  • Experience of influencing decision making at a senior level.
  • Working knowledge of business case development and approvals skills. Understanding of Treasury Green Book 5 case model is desirable.
  • Understanding of cross government controls and assurance processes eg governments governance process, GDS spend control and design standards etc is preferable but not essential.
  • Will be beneficial to have previous Public Sector experience.

Qualifications & Professional Membership

  • Prince2 practitioner and/or agile project management practitioner
  • APM registered project professional
  • Project leadership programme

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