Senior Project Manager

  • Location

    Southend-On-Sea, Essex

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  • Salary:

    £450 - £560 per day

  • Contact:

    Andrew Pennycook

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Senior Project Manager


6 Months

£450p/d - £560p/d Max

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Task Description:

  • 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.

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 M 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.
  • Facilitate the production and distribution of any
    necessary tech notes and arrange impacting workshops as necessary

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 ad-hoc
  • Develop trusting and professional relationships at all levels of the client
  • Seek new opportunities to improve the client business and generate
  • Agree and monitor the engagement using the client' processes

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.
  • Develop solid recommendations and solutions and assess requirements and the
    value delivered to the client

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. Where necessary, provide clear and concise escalations to specific parties

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.
  • Complete the project close-down and ensure that the project evaluation review meeting is held in a timely manner and that any actions arising are completed