Project Manager

Project Manager

Job Title: Project Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: England
Salary: £500 - £600 per day
Start Date: 19/04/21
Reference: 16857_1616155496
Contact Name: Lauren Byrne
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 19, 2021 12:05

Job Description

Our client is looking for a Project Manager to join their team for an 11 month contract. This role will initially be remote based with regular travel required post covid.

Please note, this will fall inside IR35.

The role of the Project Manager is to lead / manage the project and the project team on a day-to-day basis. The Project Manager is responsible for driving and overseeing the delivery of the project to ensure that the objectives are clearly defined and achieved within the agreed time, cost and quality constraints. The Project Manager has a key role in project governance and working with stakeholders, to ensure the agreed project outputs are delivered to enable benefits to be realised.

Key Responsibilities:
Delivery - Accountable to the SRO for creating and leading the project to deliver the agreed outcomes within time, cost and quality constraints.
Project Management - Day to day management and leadership of the project and the project team. Provide effective leadership and management controls. Set project controls and 'stop
/ go' decision points. Design the project structure and organisation appropriate to stage. Set appropriate delivery methodologies. Manage effective transition between project phases.
Budget - Develop the budget and track delivery within budget.
Resources - Identify skill requirements at all stages of the project, recruit resources within budget constraints, oversee effective deployment of resources including building.
Benefits Realisation - Deliver the agreed Business Case benefits and outcomes. Ensure benefits are identified, understood, measured, tracked and owned. Ensure appropriate Benefits Realisation Strategy is in place and monitor longer term delivery of benefits against the Business Case.
Stakeholder Management - Work collaboratively with the SRO to jointly manage senior stakeholders. Ensure stakeholder interests are identified and addressed. Manage stakeholder communications and ensure buy-in. Form collaborative relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally. Build consensus across a large and often diverse group of stakeholders.
Risks & Issues - Manage risks and issues and escalate to SRO where appropriate. Ensure strategic and operational risks and issues are identified, prioritised, assessed and mitigation actions developed, implemented and monitored throughout the life of the project. Ensure senior stakeholders are briefed, updated and where appropriate, enrolled in the management and control of key risks. Identify and engage specialists as appropriate.
Governance - Held to account through the governance process. Provide all reporting as required by the SRO. Establish and manage Quality Assurance and Change Management processes.
Assurance - Engage with TDA and SDA assurance reviews and acts on recommendations. Organise assurance processes such as gateway reviews, as required by the SRO.
Change Management - Ensure effective Change Management processes are in place to agree and document changes to deliverables as agreed with stakeholders.
Guidance and Support - Provide support, guidance and coaching for the project team. Promote effective individual and team performance.
Project Performance and Controls - Develop and agree the vision and measurable success criteria with the SRO. Develop and maintain the Project Plan and integrates with other inter-dependent projects. Monitor and control project progress and performance. Ensure appropriate standards, good practices and lessons learned are sought and applied. Ensure the product / transition deliverables are well defined and agreed with stakeholders. Manage project closure and sign off.

Essential Skills and Experience:
Visible Leadership - The ability to engage, motivate and coach others. To act as a role model and inspire and empower others. Level: Practitioner (P)
Credible Action - The ability to promote the wider public good in all actions and to act in a morally, legally and socially appropriate manner at all times. Challenges unacceptable behaviour.
Level: Expert (E)
Working with Ambiguity - The ability to work in an environment of uncertainty and continual change. Able to feel comfortable making decisions and setting direction without having the full picture and re-focus as details emerge. Can apply knowledge and techniques to reduce ambiguity.
Level: Practitioner (P)
Collaboration - The ability to establish and develop productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, bringing people together to benefit the programme.
Level: Expert (E)
Influencing - The ability to influence, change and impact decisions with both internal and external stakeholders.
Level: Expert(E)
Conflict Resolution - The ability to recognise, anticipate and effectively deal with existing or potential conflicts at an individual, team or strategic level.
Level: Practitioner (P)
Inspiring others - The ability to create and present a compelling vision and set clear direction, that motivates others to work towards a common goal.
Level: Expert (E)
Resilience - The ability to adapt to changing circumstances and adverse situations whilst remaining calm, reassuring others and maintaining performance.
Level: Practitioner (P)
Innovation - The ability to think of, research and apply new ideas and ways of doing things. Encourages and supports innovations from others, is willing to experiment and follow ideas through to implementation.
Level: Practitioner (P)
Culture change - The ability to plan, lead and effect positive cultural change, securing commitment and buy-in and promoting a positive long term vision. Recognises when broader culture change is necessary to deliver a programme. Level: Working (P)

Other Information
Contract role
Remote based then moving to nearest office
Duration: 11 months
Inside IR35

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

Keywords: project management, public sector, government

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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