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Tech Project Manager

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  • Salary: £400 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 26/07/2017
  • Job reference: J368438A

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Tech Project Manager - Financial services, Agile, E2E Delivery, Stakeholder Management

Location - Nottingham

Duration - 6 Months

Rate: £400 per day

Our client requires a Technical Project Manager within The Technology Office and Change Delivery organisation of the Finance and Risk Technology Group based in Nottingham. You will be required to work on a project within a strategic portfolio to deliver a range of software application development enhancements.

Role Summary:

The role is accountable for the delivery of business value to their key stakeholders - Product Management, Technology Owners and Services Operations primarily through the execution of programs and projects to bring new products or capabilities to market or implementing large scale change to existing products or infrastructures.

The projects themselves are diverse in make-up and include new propositions, enhancing existing products and transformational platform change. The scope of delivery covers the full life cycle definition (product / design elaboration), delivery (development /implementation) and through to service operations.

Main Responsibilities / Accountabilities:

  • Project delivery - fully accountable for all aspects of the delivery chain and manages project performance throughout execution and identifies opportunities to optimise the execution
  • Risk Management - exhibits strong ability to identify and plan resolution of program risk risks
  • Project Communication - identifies and manages effectively all stakeholders, provides visibility and transparency so that appropriate action can be taken by senior management
  • Improving project performance - Identifies and recommends opportunities for improving the delivery model by analysing consistent themes in lessons learned information
  • Problem solving and decision making - sound judgement at a senior management level using assertiveness and influencing skills to demonstrate business benefits and to ensure the decision is fully understood and accepted
  • Dependency management - Leads analysis and ensures all impacts of dependencies are addressed in the overall project plan. Effectively works across the organisation to ensure all dependent teams are aligned with the project plans and schedules
  • Financial Management and Project Accounting - application of corporate financial measures to monitor and track financial health, analysing resource requirements across multiple projects or across programmes to meet strategic goals
  • Project Estimation and Planning - prepare and maintain overall plan for large, highly complex projects/programs, ensure program plans are kept up-to-date and adjusted with ongoing project activities and maintaining accurate project forecasts. Appropriately identifies when program/project is "off track" to project plans and takes immediate corrective actions, including adjusting plans to account for corrections. Leads project estimating sessions that span multiple departments and organisations
  • Project Gov and Assurance - implement program governance and among internal & external key stakeholders. Work with Program Office to identify improvements in governance and champion the change in order to improve program delivery.
  • Program transparency - deliver accurate and timely reporting for in-flight projects and programs
  • Stakeholder Management - manage stakeholder relationships and ensure strong communication plans, both within and externally to the group

Essential Skills/Experience Required:

  • Define, scope, and manage large, projects typically less than <10M in value, of a regional reach and 12 months
  • Delivers projects within the constraints of scope, time and cost to agreed levels of quality, within the organization's project management framework.
  • Defines, documents and manages smaller-scale projects with minimal supervision, working with multiple teams that may have differing priorities and working/cultural practices.
  • Actively participates in all phases of the project or specific phases of larger projects. Identifies, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project
  • Effectively manage project team conflicts, build collaborative partnerships with stakeholders, and commitment to make decisions
  • Estimates costs, timescales and resource requirements for the successful completion of each project to agreed scope and constraints.
  • Prepares and maintains project plans and tracks activities against the plan
  • Implement effective communication plan and operating rhythm, including provision of regular and accurate reports.
  • Monitors costs, timescales and resources used, and takes action where these deviate from agreed tolerances. Ensures that deliverables are implemented within these criteria.
  • Manages change control gaining agreement for revisions from project stakeholders.
  • Provides effective leadership to the project team ensuring members are motivated and developing their skills and experience. Identifies any problems with sponsorship
  • Define, scope and manage bounded areas of project work while supporting business and program management staff.
  • Typical projects may include the entire lifecycle from requirements through to deployment or specific parts of the lifecycle of a larger project.
  • Implementation may require product launch / direct impact on our customers' businesses.

Desired Skills/Experience required:

  • Background in working with product and technology cross-functional team to plan and execute
  • Background in product and development lifecycles - across product definition, software development, production implementation and support operations
  • Experience in financial Services
  • Background in product and or platform development
  • Experience working within a global organisation with a track record of being able to set priorities and respond to changes rapidly
  • Experience working in a dynamic, fast-paced corporate environment with a global team

Education/ Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree - in an IT and or business related field (preferred)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) (preferred)
  • Prince2 Practitioner (preferred)
  • ITIL (preferred)

Suitable Candidates should submit CVs in the first instance.

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