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IT Project Manager

IT Project Manager

Job TypeContract
Real Time Recruitment Solutions https://www.rtrs.co.uk

Position – IT Project Manager
Type – Contract
Rate – Circa £491.19 per day Umbrella Co 
Duration – 6 Months + Contract extensions expected
Hours – Typically 38 hours per week 
Determination – Inside IR35
Security – UK BPSS Security Clearance to be in place
Location – Remote, Must be near one of clients offices in UK 
Start Date – ASAP !

Due to Client security – Must be sole British national ! 

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 Babcock 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 Babcock 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   CISCO

    o   Citrix

    o   VOIP

  • 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

  • Other