Project Manager (Clarity, MS Office, Open Work Bench)

  • Location

    Southend-On-Sea, Essex

  • Sector:

    IT

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits

  • Contact:

    Gemma Grayson

  • Contact email:

    Gemma.Grayson@experis.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    BBBH112473_1571407918

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-11-17

Project Manager

We are actively looking to secure a Project Manager to join Experis as one of our expert consultants, delivering services to our clients.

Experis Consultancy is a Global entity with a well-established team with over 1000 consultants on assignment across 20 clients globally. Our UK operation is growing and has very aggressive plans for expansion over the coming years. We form part of the Manpower group of companies that turn over $20 billion a year collectively.

Experis UK have partnerships with major clients across the UK spanning multiple industries; our approach is a very personal one, with both our clients and our own employees. We are passionate about training, technology and career development.

The Role

Delivery and management of multiple projects, responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments and goals.

Key Responsibilities

Schedule management: Develop and maintain schedules in Clarity/Open Workbench

Financial management: Accountable for the project cost base, manage project costs and forecasts and present project costs and variances with required explanations at the monthly review

Risk management: Identify project and cross-project risks and dependencies. Manage dependencies and enact risk mitigations with escalations as necessary

Change management: Manage change on the project ensuring that change is appropriately configuration managed. Identify the impactors for both customer and project initiated change requests and manage the production of accurate responses in a timely manner.

Customer management: Identify and maintain professional relationships with key project stakeholders. Ensure regular formal checkpoints take place with the customer and that the client is kept appraised of progress on a regular basis. Take the role of a single point of contact for the customer and attend to any adhoc queries. Develop trusting and professional relationships at all levels of the client organisation.

Resource management: Work with resource managers to fully resource project and accurately forecast and record staffing demand and costs. Agree assignments and provide reviews in a timely manner. Ensure that HR policies are adhered to and that team members are released when no longer required by the project. Actively mentor and coach others within the project team

Proposal management: Good level of commercial awareness, develop and present business cases, feasibility and design proposals. Proficient at managing the impacting and estimating process for proposals and change requests.

Communication management: Produce the project governance plan and define the project RACI matrix and organisation structure. Chair regular project checkpoints and ad-hoc meetings. Report project progress to line management, client, stakeholders and the account leadership team.

Implementation management: Manage and direct the execution and implementation of the engagement. Ensure that the project completes the handover to Live process and engages service introduction. Raise the necessary RFC's and present the project/delivery at the Change Approval Board. Agree client acceptance criteria and trial plans and ensure that the project meets the required targets.

Essential Skills

  • Open Work Bench
  • Clarity
  • MS Office
  • UPM

Desirable Skills

  • Strong communicator
  • Ability to influence and coach others
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Strong understanding of the e2e process
  • Good client facing skills
  • Good conflict management and negotiation skills

Interested candidates should submit their CV in the first instance. For more information, please contact Gemma Grayson via