Junior Project Manager

Ref: ZR_6368_JOB  ·  Posted on 04 January 2022


My client has massive growth plans to expand their Project team to work across the public sector (Defence, local/national government, utilities and transport).

My client is a leading consultancy and they are looking for people to work with their public sector clients on large scale transformation projects.

This is a client facing position so excellent customer facing skills are a must, as well as a solid background of 2 years + in a project role.

Key responsibilities
  • Assist with the design and development of major programmes, including programme strategy and set up, programme / portfolio delivery, and assurance reviews
  • Support transformation workstreams including the development of plans, managing critical paths and interdependencies to deliver major change successfully
  • Support delivery including, progress reporting, risk management and financial controls in relation to a project, programme or workstream
  • Support the growth of client relationships, identifying new opportunities within both existing and new clients, and supporting proposals to win work
  • Support the development of our propositions, solutions and methods, and industry points of view
  • Demonstrate excellent presentation, facilitation and communication skills across all levels of client stakeholders
Skills & experience
  • Project / Programme management and Project Management Office (PMO), including development of plans across workstreams and management of critical paths, dependencies, reports and risks in a project
  • Preferred but not required experience across large-scale programmes, including:
  • Programme strategy; definition and planning, delivery strategy, business case development
  • Programme set up; delivery/operating model design, commercial model structure, definition and mapping of programme outcomes
  • Programme delivery; project and programme management, programme controls/assurance, risk management, or operational readiness
  • Commercial and contract awareness, including engagement risk
  • Ability to present to client/stakeholders at all levels in an organisation
  • Problem solving, attention to details, creative thinking and analytical skills
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, and fast-paced project environments
  • Self-starting with high degree of personal motivation and drive.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to form lasting relationships with both team members and clients.
Additional benefits
  • Holidays, starting at 25 days a year
  • A flexible contributory pension arrangement with matching contributions
  • Life assurance of six times your core salary (up to a maximum of six times the Earnings Cap, in force at date of death)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Mobile phone is not fully funded but you can claim on expenses for business use.
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