Overview

IT Project Manager

Contract Full Time

IT Project Manager

6 months

Northampton/Selby/Ipswich (2-3 days per week on-site maximum)

My high-profile utilities client is looking for an IT Project Manager to work on an initial 6-month contract based in one of their offices in the UK – Northampton/Selby/Ipswich. It's a great opportunity to get your foot in the door with one of the UK's and USA's largest utilities clients.

Purpose:

Responsible for the delivery of IT projects that meet the desired business outcomes to the agreed time, cost and quality standards. They will manage all aspects of the project delivery, from the approval of the Candidate, through to handing over to the service team and business run. Through the effective management of assigned resources (both internal and external), approved suppliers and approved budgets.

Dimensions:

* Delivery of projects expected outcomes and benefits within agreed timescales, approved budget and to an appropriate level of quality
* Planning schedule of work to be done and who is going to do it through resourcing appropriately
* Scope management through use of the change management process
* Work with stakeholder at all levels in IT and business
* Matrix management of assigned project resources motivating delivery and to a high standard
* Management of project budgets up to £1m
* Management of third-party suppliers.
* Clear communication of progress written and verbal
* Manage actively Risks, issues, assumptions and decisions
* Facilitation of Project Boards
* Adherence to the delivery framework
* Ability to flex to most appropriate delivery methodology with focus on delivering greatest value early

Key Accountabilities:

* Ensure realistic project plans are in place and maintained with risk based contingency planning
* Ensure resources are committed and lead the matrix team to meet agreed timescales, assisting the team in removing blockers to their delivery
* Ensure quality plans and standards in place and appropriate to level of testing required for the change
* Monitor costs, timescales, resourcing, and act on any deviation from agreed tolerances through close management of risks and issues
* Ensure requirements aligned to business outcome of project, working closely with stakeholders and analysts to identify, challenge and agree/challenge the scope and critical purpose of the project.
* Ensure designs signed off by relevant boards
* Use the delivery framework for agreed templates, stage gate reviews and financial governance appropriate for the delivery
* Use the PMO templates and tools for tracking project progress plans, reporting and RAID. ADO for agile backlog.
* Manage stakeholder expectations on delivery and do not over commit
* Communicate and collaborate with IT and business teams to ensure success
* Ensuring projects are delivered on time, within budget and meet agreed SLA's and KPI's.
* Establishing and managing benefits case from outset of project.
* Use escalation channels to remove blockers in a timely manner
* Plan and manage Project Boards to provide status updates, highlight issues and obtain decisions and direction.
* Ensure appropriate Business Readiness activity has taken place including impact assessments, Go / No-Go and deployment planning.
* Engagement with the Service Delivery Manager (Acceptance into Service) to ensure seamless transition into Application Support.
* Build and maintain strong and professional relationships internal and external to the immediate team and with 3rd party suppliers.
* Working with peers to make best use of available resources according to priority and need.
* Champion and adhere to project governance process and procedures, identifying and communicating improvements to drive delivery efficiency.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Essential:

* Demonstrable experience in proactively managing and delivering all aspects of challenging systems changes in a complex and demanding environment.
* Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies risk and issues, and devises contingency plans.
* Ability to identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.
* Management of Supplier engagements, from tender through delivery and post project support
* Ability to plan, schedule, and track project timelines, milestones, and deliverables using appropriate tools.
* Evidence of formal training and/or qualifications (to practitioner level) in project management, APM desired.
* A good understanding of both Waterfall and Agile delivery approaches
* Strong planning, organizational, and leadership skills.
* Strong verbal and written communication skills.
* Experience of working with business owners, stakeholders and subject matter experts in a collaborative matrix project environment.
* Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to make effective presentations and communicate technical concepts to non-technical clients at all levels.
* Ability to work in a team environment matrix of permanent and contract resource.
* Ability to work on own initiative but knows when to seek support

Desirable:

* Knowledge of Energy Retail for business / Energy generation sector.
* Experience of managing third party suppliers.
* Experience of managing regulatory projects.
* Extensive knowledge of project management processes, systems development methods, organisational change management concepts, and business process improvement methods.
* Qualification (APM/PMI/Prince II)
* Microsoft Project On-line, Microsoft Office tools

Measures of Success:

* Delivery of identified projects to time, cost and quality.
* Benefits established, tracked and realised.
* Project standards and processes are adhered to.
* Mandatory Project documentation is produced and kept up to date.
* Deliverables are transitioned into the Service Delivery function with no issues.
* Stakeholders are fully informed, engaged and satisfied with delivery.
* Accurate and consistent project reporting.
* Appropriate resource allocation across all projects.
* Project and Portfolio level risks/issues/dependencies identified and managed

Please be advised if you haven't heard from us within 48 hours then unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion, we may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly

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