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IT Project Manager (Baggage Handling Systems)

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 31/10/2017
  • Job reference: J375786A

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We are an industry leader of integrated solutions within the airport sector, providing baggage handling systems and airside solutions within major airports across the UK. From designing, installing and managing complex baggage handling systems, to fleet management and engineering support for specialist ground support vehicles, our customers know they can trust us to deliver.

We are now actively recruiting for a Project Manager IT to be responsible for the bespoke baggage handling IT Systems. This role is accountable for the complete project lifecycle.


  • To deliver the project scope in accordance with the company's project delivery management and control processes and procedures.
  • To ensure that no unauthorised work is undertaken (e.g. out of scope work, scope variations).
  • Delivering project scope to the agreed specification and quality standards.
  • Controlling and reporting project spend, earned value and estimates to complete and managing the project budget within the constraints of the project.
  • Ensuring that financial accounts, invoices and contract cost reporting as being completed to meet the needs of the client and the business.
  • Developing, controlling and reporting the project schedule/programme and for delivering the project in accordance with the agreed milestones.
  • Developing and fostering customer and stakeholder relationships.
  • Managing project risks and risk control/mitigation strategies.
  • Managing project opportunities and implementing strategies to release them.
  • Ensuring that project documents and records are properly initiated/created in accordance with project requirements, authorised, maintained, closed out and stored/archived correctly.
  • Writing the project management plan and agreeing with the business and the client.
  • Organising and chairing the project launch.
  • Monitoring and reviewing project progress against the agreed programme, holding regular meetings with the project management team and creating meeting notes/project reports.
  • Carry out project financial reviews in conjunction with the project management team (Design Leader, Site Manager, project accountants, project planners etc.), evaluate cost variances and prepare corrective action plans.
  • Identify scope changes and manage the scope change process with the client. Develop scope change notices (e.g. NCEs and EWNs), assess cost, programme and resource implications and agree change implementation strategy with the business and the client.
  • Liaise with the client's project team in the coordination of all project interfaces.
  • Instigate and manage the handover where applicable and close out the project.

Key Skills

  • Proven experience in a project management lead role.
  • Extensive knowledge of Airline/Handler baggage operational processes
  • Extensive knowledge of cross Heathrow baggage operations and maintenance processes and procedures
  • Understanding of the NEC3 for of contract
  • Able to manage and co-ordinate working groups consisting of people from differing elements and levels within their organisations
  • Ability to lead and motivate a multi-disciplined team
  • Customer focused
  • Managing requirements tracking process from client's brief and decomposing into functional designs
  • Working in an ISO 9001 environment
  • Full airside pass or the ability to obtain one

Benefits include 25 days holiday entitlement plus public holidays, money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, share ownership scheme and a broad range of career opportunities.

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