IT Project Manager

Ref: ZR_7071_JOB  ·  Posted on 29 June 2022


Our client is a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence

The ideal candidate will be experienced in leading technical projects and teams of up to 5

This is a HYBRID role, with a mix of on-site and remote working days!

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Company profile:

  • Our client also designs, develops and manufactures a range of high-technology electronic systems and software at facilities in England, Scotland and Wales.
  • Our client is a technology company focused on Defence, Aerospace and Cyber & Intelligence with sites across the UK; in England, Scotland and Wales.
  • A fully owned subsidiary of a company in the US, a listed technology company, they have been in the UK, in one form or another, for more than 100 years.
  • Currently, they contribute £700 million* to the UK economy and are responsible for 10,000 jobs within the company and within the supply chain.
  • They are strongly committed to investing in the UK and are ambitious to double the size of the business in the UK in the next five years.
  • Achieving this will involve continued investment in skills and training as well as people and technology in order to ensure that everyone can share in a secure and productive future.
  • The increase in data and connectivity is growing exponentially. This brings many positives, but it also brings considerable threats, too. They work with partners in this dynamic environment to ensure they deliver the right solutions.
Key responsibilities
  • Manages all aspects of multiple projects concurrently from initiation through closure.
  • Develops and implements project plans, encompassing project team structure and resource assignment, implementation, testing and training plans, creating of a control plan identifying both business process metrics and IT platform quality requirements and ensuring successful transition to support.
  • Owns all project risk; including time, budget, and scope, and the associated plans to contain and/or mitigate risk.
  • Ensures project quality, schedule and budget objectives are met and deployed solutions deliver targeted business value.
  • Monitors and controls resources, revenue and capital costs against the project budget and manages expectations of all project stakeholders.
  • Takes full end to end responsibility for the definition, documentation and successful completion of IT projects.
  • Identifies project resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan.
  • Liaises and communicates effectively with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Forecasts resources and participants needed to achieve project goals
  • Sets and continually manages project expectations with team members, identifying and resolving issues and conflicts where they arise.
  • Plans and schedules project timelines and milestones using Microsoft Project, and tracks and reports project milestones and deliverables.
  • Develops and delivers progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Proactively manages changes in project scope, identifies potential risks, and develops and delivers associated contingency plans.
  • Ensure all projects are delivered to governance, compliance, and security requirements.
  • Establish and maintains relationships with third parties/vendors.
  • Report and escalate project risks to management and governance function as needed.
Skills & experience

Below is a list of Key Skills required for the IT Project Manager role, however you will not be expected to have everything:

  • Prior experience in Project Management within defence or highly regulated technical industry, ideally within global environments and/or global matrix organisations.
  • Demonstrable project management skills including project initiation, scoping, resourcing, scheduling, budgeting, risk management and communication.
  • Capable of leading technology projects; e.g., multiple stakeholders, teams of up to 5 people, of up to 6 months duration, and up to £0.5m in budget.
  • Experience of full lifecycle management of IT Programmes and Projects from inception to delivery, especially solution identification, design, pricing, risk management and early project definition before transition into service operation.
  • Experience of the critical project to service transition phase and associated early lifecycle support.
  • Proven experience of Project Management Best Practice.
  • Ability to understand complex systems and business processes and define requirements for solutions.
  • Experience of operating effectively under the governance of a PMO structure.
  • Excellent communication skills - written, verbal, presentation and influencing, at all levels within an organisation.
  • Solid experience of delivering complex technical projects across the IT domain.
  • PRINCE 2 and/or PMP certifications.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Engineering, Science, or Mathematics

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Ideally experienced with process quality methodology and ITIL.
  • Six Sigma qualifications and experience
Additional benefits
  • 25 days holiday + statutory public holidays
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)
  • 6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’
  • Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme’
  • Enhanced sick pay scheme
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.
  • 37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements).
  • Flexible working arrangements can be considered wherever we can (depending on the role) so please enquire or highlight any request to our Recruitment team to explore flexible working possibilities.
  • Canteen facilities available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites and Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold)
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