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Applications Project Manager

  • Salary: £300 - £360 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Plymouth, Devon
  • Sector: Project Management
  • Date posted: 20/03/2017
  • Job reference: J363649A

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Software Application Project Manager

8 Months


Daily rate range - £300 to £360

My client is seeking a Project Manager to join their Plymouth based team. The successful candidate will have naval or defence based background.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver the requirements of assigned projects on time, to budget and to an acceptable level of quality
  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using scheduling tools as directed by the PMO (Microsoft Project, Project Server, IFS or Primavera)
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path
  • Track project milestones and deliverables
  • Where required, negotiate with other department managers for the acquisition of required personnel from within the company.
  • Set, continually manage and communicate project expectations with team members and other stakeholders
  • Liaise with project stakeholders on an ongoing basis
  • Ensures that own projects are formally closed and subsequently reviewed, and that lessons learned are captured and actioned. Produces appropriate documentation to support these processes
  • Facilitate the creation and effective operation of a Project Board
  • Develop and maintain client compliant documentation, including the production of regular highlight reports
  • Develop and implement effective project communications
  • Ensure the effective management of changes implemented during the project
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals
  • Manage the project budget, and recommend subsequent budget changes where necessary.
  • Determine and assess need for additional staff and/or consultants and make the appropriate requests if necessary during project cycle.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel
  • Identify, log and manage issues and risks associated with the project
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope ensuring required changes and their impact are approved by the Project Board
  • Monitor and communicate the progress against project success criteria throughout project life cycle
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project


  • Software application PM experience mandatory / Infrastructure desirable
  • AGILE experience required
  • Awareness of the ALM (Applications Lifecycle Management) process
  • Must be able to manage multiple concurrent software projects/assignments.
  • Demonstrate experience in Stakeholder management and communications

Please submit your CV in the first instance.

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