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Delivery Manager

  • Salary: £500 - £600 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Worthing, West Sussex
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 06/08/2018
  • Job reference: J387649A

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Role: Delivery Manager
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Worthing (2 days per week in Southend)
Duration: 6 months

  • Managing the project to achieve strategic business objectives ensuring the optimisation of costs and benefits of the investment
  • Manage the project ensuring delivery within agreed time, cost and quality constraints in support of the rolling change programme
  • Build strong contacts and relationships throughout the organisation
  • Developing effective working relationships with all customers; project teams, other business representatives and IT suppliers
  • Managing a team of people in a matrix management environment
  • Undertake reviews of existing projects, making recommendations and assessing feasibility of potential projects
  • Demonstrable coaching, development and knowledge transfer of skills to internal Technical Delivery Managers and other team members
  • Working with Senior Technical Delivery Manager to influence technical direction
  • Working with Resource Managers to plan out and secure resources
  • Ensuring effective communication across the programme, working closely with other Delivery Managers and not operating in silos
  • Sharing knowledge of tools and techniques with the wider team and customers

Key Knowledge and Skills:

  • A proven track record of enabling delivery of significant technical change initiatives in a large private or public sector organisation
  • Agile delivery essential
  • AWS & Ansible highly desirable
  • A broad understanding of change management and programme / project management approaches and techniques
  • Experience of managing a team of technicians and analysts
  • Demonstrable experience of playing a key role in a Programme / Project Office / Team
  • Significant Project Management experience in a technical environment
  • Essential Prince 2 Practitioner accreditation and/or other professional PM qualifications
  • Ability and experience in forming effective relationships with senior stakeholders
  • Strong leadership skills and considerable experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams as well as building strong relationships across organisational boundaries
  • Experience of managing work and deliverables of internal and external suppliers
  • Experience of working within a structured and an unstructured project delivery environment including agile and waterfall deliveries in a complex business and/or IT environment
  • Good Planning and Control skills
  • Good Listening and Communications skills
  • Experience in Supplier Negotiation and Management
  • Commercial Knowledge
  • Risk and dependency management
  • People development through coaching and mentoring
  • Ability to adopts a flexible working style

Outputs / Deliverables to be achieved:

  • Producing verified work estimates
  • Drafting the project governance plan and reaching agreement on governance arrangements for the technical delivery with stakeholders
  • Completing project schedules and plans covering all technical activity and incorporating business and user contributions
  • Preparing supplier proposals
  • Integrating technical components with other project deliverables to ensure delivery of new and enhanced services
  • Ensuring work is completed to deadlines and deliverables meet expectations
  • Managing project expenditure by capturing actual work effort and costs and maintaining records in the project finance record
  • Defining and agreeing work packages
  • Developing and delivering prototype solutions
  • Producing progress reports, highlight reports and exception reports
  • Completing project schedules covering all technical activity and integrating technical components with other project deliverables
  • Identifying and managing project technical risks and inter work stream dependencies
  • Integrating technical components with other project deliverables
  • Ensuring that other project deliverables are produced when required and are reviewed and agreed.

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