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Project Manager (PMO & Governance)

  • Salary: £350 - £425 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 29/08/2017
  • Job reference: J368583A

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Project Manager, Public Sector, Personal Development Plan, Stakeholder Management, PMO, planning, Governance, strategy, development, risk management, issue management, finance, Manchester

Project Manager - Public Sector

Our Public Sector client based in Manchester is currently recruiting for a Project Manager with experience in planning, strategy and establishing Project Management Offices. The successful candidate will have proven experience of working closely with PMOs and a strong background in managing governance within projects.

Main Responsibilities

  • Fully engage in all development and delivery activities as and when directed.Maintain an up to date Personal Development Plan/Portfolio.
  • Proactively manage stakeholder needs and expectations.
  • Ensure problems and issues are effectively resolved.
  • Ensure Project Execution Plans and Programme Plans are initiated and kept up to date for the project / programme including risk and issue management.
  • Provide support and advice to others (inside and outside of PMS) in preparing Project Execution Plans and Programme Plans.
  • Develop and manage a Customer Engagement Strategy and Plan to ensure that outputs from the project / programme meet the needs of the client's Customers.
  • Develop Strategy with other the client departments to promote and encourage take up and usage of the client's products.
  • Proactively manage the testing process to ensure solution is delivered on time and meeting the acceptance criteria.
  • Ensure compliance with the PMS function's agreed procedures and compliance with all internal standing orders, financial regulations, relevant legislation and other statutory requirements.
  • Actively contribute to the development of the PMS function and organisational procedures.
  • Secure the necessary internal (Programme Board, Executive Group, etc) and external (The client, Third Party) approvals consistent with current clients practices and procedures and negotiate projects / programmes through the appropriate gateway process.
  • Lead and / or participate in appropriate reviews and lessons learnt exercises at the various stages of the lifecycle process.
  • Establish and lead effective working arrangements with multiple internal and external stakeholders to provide guidance on the development and delivery of projects and programmes.
  • Present proposals to, and negotiate with, stakeholders.
  • Undertake consultation and liaison on projects / programmes as necessary. Manage and monitor the outputs of external and internal project and programme teams.
  • Take responsibility for setting detailed task briefs with key deliverables, monitoring progress and taking appropriate action to ensure performance against defined time, cost and quality criteria.
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