Senior Project Manager

Ref: DS_SenProj_JOB  ·  Posted on 09 May 2022


Our client is a leading multinational telecommunications holding company who specialise in critical national infrastructure. They are looking for a Senior Project Manager to join the team on a 6-month basis and work in a highly complex fast paced environment.

You will manage a virtual team of up to 100 people, including a number of 3rd party Suppliers and be responsible for creating and leading an integrated team to deliver end-to-end projects ensuring they have a valid business benefit, deliver on time, within budget and to agreed quality criteria from conception through to market launch and transition into operations. 

Key responsibilities
  • Leading – Coordinating virtual teams, working with external partners and suppliers, to deliver against business objectives.
  • Influencing - Using business and domain expertise to affect project outcomes
  • Planning – E2E planning of projects, including resources, negotiating and securing resources as required.
  • Negotiating - Interlocking project with dependencies and dependant projects, securing prioritisation and alignment as required.
  • Driving – E2E ownership of project. Ensure delivery to time, budget and quality as expected.
  • Governing – responsible for project governance, budget management (<£5m), risk, issue and change management for the entire project.
  • Reporting – Provides reports to time and standard as directed by PMO, socilaising within key stakeholder groups.
  • Collaborating – working across all design and delivery partners to produce coherent project outcomes.
  • Communicating – working across the stakeholder group, and up to Director level, visibly owning delivery, change and engagement for the project.
Skills & experience
  • Leadership Skills- Able to provide effective leadership to the project team, and take appropriate action
  • Communication Skills - Able to lead communication with stakeholders and work to drive strong, open and sustained communication channels both within the project team and with the wider stakeholder community.  Up to ‘Director of’.
  • Negotiation skills - able to work with stakeholders to shape the project and proactively solve conflict situations through problem-solving, negotiation, open communication and direct influencing
  • Planning Skills– the ability to organize tasks in the right order, to hit the right outcome at the right time
  • Budgeting Skills - able to proactively forecast and manage the project costs to forecasts, both Opex and Capex.
  • Industry recognised Project Management Qualification
  • Good knowledge of and experience with Telecom products and services.
  • Professional Experience delivering medium to large projects (<£5m) within an appropriate governance process (Gated waterfall, Agile, Hybid).
  • Excellent track record in project delivery within a fast paced, Technology environment in the telecoms and media business using a range of internal and external suppliers to deliver.
  • Experience working with a range of stakeholders, up to ‘Director of’ levels

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

  • Domain specific knowledge

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Additional benefits
  • Flexible Benefits Scheme
  • Private Medical Cover
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Assessment
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Additional Holiday
  • Life Cover
  • Bonus sacrifice – pay amount of Bonus into Pension
  • Legal Protection Insurance
  • Give As You Earn (GAYE)
  • Pension
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Saveshare Scheme
  • Technology Benefits
  • Holidays

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