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Senior Project Manager

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 02/10/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH89477


Role: Senior Project Manager
Duration: 3 Months
Location: Birmingham


Role Purpose
The Senior Project Manager's prime responsibility is to ensure that a complex high risk project or multiple projects, produces the required products, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost.

To manage delivery of a Track of projects, or a diverse range of small and medium-scale software and infrastructure IT projects and non-IT projects, based on a portfolio of prioritised business need, as part of the IT Delivery Team, ensuring delivery of value including all supporting business change and transition to operational service.

Key Accountabilities

* Effective management of the project baseline
* Defines the project requirements, ensuring that the requirements catalogue traceability matrix is complete
* Manages the agreement process of the project requirements and objectives with the Project Board or appointed project assurance role. Operates along Fujitsu's working practices ensuring compliance with local project management policy and procedure
* Manages the production of the required products and the delivery of the project in partnership with the customer and business unit to ensure acceptance, closedown and handover to service
* Pursues excellence in all aspects of Fujitsu business
* Manages the delivery of the project/multiple projects in partnership with the customer and business line to ensure acceptance, closedown and handover to service
* Operates within defined working practices, ensuring compliance with local project management policy, procedure and methodology where this is in place
* Gathers status reports of team members across their projects and addresses issues as appropriate
* Establishing and reporting project Key Performance Indicators to the Project Board through Highlight Reports and stage assessments
* Manages business and project risks and produces an effective plan and risk assessment so that timescales and project costs are understood and underwritten by all by the parties
* Ensures that formal review procedures are used
* Manages the risks associated with the deliverables of the project in order to minimize Fujitsu's exposure to risk across multiple projects
* Integrates financial data for multiple projects
* Analyses profitability, revenue, margins, rates and utilization across projects
* Ensures that the impact on the Business Line Profit & Loss due to project activities within the scope of the project is clearly visible and that all contingency usage is signed-off by the appropriate governance authority e.g. Project Board
* Is accountable for tracking the project costs and supporting Business Units in meeting payment milestones
* Ensuring that the milestone achievements are signed by the customer and relevant invoices are raised

Key Performance Indicators
* Delivery of project to time, cost and appropriate quality
* Achievement of project margin
* Customer Satisfaction scores
* Assignment feedback scores
* Status of project in the project management reporting tool
* Achievement of acceptance criteria and conformance to Operational Readiness Review
* Formal reviews have taken place and are documented
* Successful acceptance into service
* Efficient and timely availability of assets during all stages
* Progress reports are accepted by the assignment manager
* Risk plans are formally accepted by the assignment manager
* Amount of contingency used or released

ROLE OF DIRECTORATE/DEPARTMENT


(Describe the main functions of the Directorate/Department and make clear which part of the Directorate/Department this job fits into)

The IT department has as its Vision: "To craft a digital ecosystem at the heart of a world leading railway experience". It does that by delivering digital and technology services which build new business models and redefine the value chain through innovation. It strives to act as the voice of the customer and design solutions that meet business needs at the right time. It manages the delivery of projects through professional project management and manages business change in a consistent way that realises optimal benefit.
The IT department sits in the Business Service directorate.

REQUIRED CRITERIA



SKILLS
· Be a creative and effective planner - both internal and external to the team - optimising speed to market, value and quality
· Be adept at spotting project risks and blockers to work at removing or actioning them
· Provide leadership to the Delivery team
KNOWLEDGE
· Be well versed in different project frameworks, tools and techniques, both agile and waterfall, and know when to apply the appropriate one

TYPE OF EXPERIENCE
· Have experience of delivering IT projects in a range of environments and sectors, covering project inception to completion
· Knowledge and experience of effective deployment of resources in a dynamic multi-project environment.
Desirable
· Track record of working on high profile, public sector or transport initiatives

BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES
· Be organised and have a good eye for detail
· Be an excellent communicator and team member
· A positive, "can do" attitude when faced with challenges
· Be able to confidently and honestly communicate with people at various levels of seniority
·Be a role model for other team members and Junior Delivery Managers


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