IT Project Manager (Contract)

To plan, control and execute a broad set of activities to deliver a broad range of IT and/or business projects (Infrastructure and Applications) to agreed parameters of cost, timescales and quality.

Job Knowledge, Skills & Experiences:

  • Educated to degree level, likely in an information technology specialty or holds a professional qualification.
  • Has a Project Management Qualification
  • Has achieved proficiency in project management and change delivery.
  • Has proven, relevant experience of the implementation and delivery of changes to IT systems including, but not limited to ERP systems and associated technologies (Oil&Gas a plus)
  • Security Project delivery advantageous
  • Has proven experience of 3rd party software vendor selection and management.
  • Has proven knowledge and experience of the software development life-cycle and how this translates to the project delivery framework.
  • Has proven leadership skills, and a good knowledge of business analysis.
  • Broadly skilled in information and communications technology. Has a comprehensive knowledge of relevant development life-cycles
  • Understands the corporate policy framework, management structures and reporting procedures, and can see the “big picture”.
  • Has strong planning, communication and presentation skills.
  • Is proficient in project quality management.
  • Is familiar with a range of analysis, modelling and design methods; has good current knowledge of IT standards, applications and trends.
  • Can lead Business Analysts to obtain information from business people in face to face situations, and to analyse information on users’ occupational tasks obtained by a variety of formal and informal means.  Has an analytical and creative approach to problem solving.
  • Has sound understanding of the costs of IT (project and “lifetime”) and the ability to cost operational IT services to identify cost saving or revenue generating benefits.

Principal Accountabilities:

Project Management

  • Responsible for the definition, documentation and satisfactory delivery of projects.
  • Applies Project Management disciplines around all deliverables including planning, RAID management, resource management, procurement management, finance management and quality management.
  • Manages the Project Change Control procedure to track and deliver approved deviations from the initial scope.
  • Responsible for effective Stakeholder selection and engagement for the duration of the project.
  • Manages escalations when tolerances are breached in terms of cost, time and quality requirements
  • Provides leadership to project resources to drive the delivery of the project deliverables/changes.

Benefits Management

Works with the business to undertake post-project implementation reviews to measure the benefits derived by the project changes.

Key Challenges:

  • Ensuring stakeholders are kept engaged and informed throughout the delivery of the project
  • Keeping project scope changes to a minimum.
  • Drive accurate budget estimation and ensuring that actual spend is within 10% or managed via appropriate project management controls.
  • Delivering projects and milestones within agreed timeframe.
  • Managing resources across multiple geographies.

Additional requirements needed for this role:

  • Motivates, Coaches & Develops
  • IT Security Principles
  • Change Management
  • Programme Management
  • Project Management and Delivery
  • Project Planning & Control Techniques
  • Project RAID (Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies) Management
  • Communicates & Persuades
  • Manages Business Performance
  • Stakeholder Engagement (Reporting and Escalation Management)
  • Team Working
  • Budgets and Project Cost Management
  • Planning & Organisation
  • Project Reporting (Progress, Costs, Quality, Constraints, RAID)
  • Project Management Tools
  • Quality Management
  • Resource Management
  • Legislation
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