Project Manager Cloud Senior

Location
Glasgow City
Salary
Competitive
Posted
05 Jan 2018
Closes
05 Feb 2018
Sector
IT
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Salary :  Competitive

Location : Glasgow UK

Posting Date : 3 January 2018

Closing Date : 2 February 2018

Agency Applications will not be considered

 

Objective:

Velocity Technology Solutions is looking for a Senior Project Manager with strong Cloud, infrastructure, Enterprise ERP systems Like SAP, JD Edwards, Infor.

Handles complex long-term focused projects involving multiple disciplines or business units. Provides leadership and direction to high priority or special projects undertaken by the business.

Under minimal supervision, to carry Cloud Projects on Velocity datacenters or public cloud. Working within a repeatable framework, may be asked to take responsibility for the delivery of multiple projects at any one time.

Responsibilities:

●       Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span one or multiple lines of business

●       Provide on-site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones

●       Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously

●       Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives

●       Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities

●       Work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence

●       Participate in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization

●       Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project

●       Procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes

●       Manage the day-to-day project activities and resources and chairs the project management team meetings

●       Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadership

●       Understand interdependencies between technology, operations and business needs

●       Demonstrate a functional acumen to support how solutions will address client goals while maintaining alignment with industry best practices

●       Manage project scope and changes

●       Participate and/or drive feasibility studies, vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholders

●       Act as an internal quality control check for the project

●       Manage ongoing quality control and participate in quality issue resolution

●       Assist in dispute, negotiation, arbitration or litigation, as needed

●       Support formal/informal schedules to manage the engagement contract

●       Define the Statement of Work and Specifications for the requested goods and services

●       Develop and manage all aspects of project and program engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, communications, resources, budget, change, risks and issues

●       Set and continually manage project and program expectations while delegating and managing deliverable with team members and stakeholders

●       Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel

●       Monitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables

●       Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentations to various audiences, including project team, sponsors, CIO and key stakeholders

●       Determine the frequency and content of status reports from the project and program team, analyze results and troubleshoot problem areas

●       Define success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project and program life cycle

●       Identify and develop trusted adviser relationship with project and program stakeholders, sponsors and university stakeholders

●       Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project and program team

●       Deliver appropriate and effective executive level communication

●       Ensure that projects and programs are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards

●       Manage project and program issues and risks to mitigate impact to baseline

●       Continue professional development in order to keep abreast of emerging technologies, methods and best practices

●       Extensive understanding of project and program management principles, methods and techniques

●       Other duties as assigned

●       Proven success in providing on site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones

●       Performance reviews and staff development

●       Establish practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization

Requirements:

●       IT Project Manager with extensive experience and can demonstrate that you have successfully led and delivered projects using:

○        project planning

○        cost and budget control

○        project timeline control and high accuracy on delivered vs planned

○        coordination and supervision of activities including: Velocity employees, third party contractors and customer resources and eventually customer's  third party suppliers/vendors

○        reporting status of the projects to the executives

●       Experienced in ITIL, the areas of change management, capacity planning, incident tracking and reporting, monitoring and alerting, operational system patching, backup and disaster recovery required

●       Former experience with software development.

●       Experience leading projects using:

○        Team collaboration tools (e.g. Jira, Confluence, RocketChat)

○        Build & CI automation tools (e.g. Jenkins, Ansible, Chef, Puppet)

○        Scripting languages (e.g. bash, python, Go)

○        Source code control (e.g. Git)

●     You have experience of working directly with customers and managing stakeholders at a senior level.

Skills:

●       Strong understanding of Cloud Computing.

●       Technically competent with various software programs, including but not limited to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio), Microsoft Projects, ServiceNow, SmartSheet and Lucid Chart

●       Adept at conducting research into project-related issues and products

●       Must be able to learn, understand and apply new technologies

●       Strong understanding of Enterprise Systems Architecture.

●       Strong understanding of Configuration management tools like Puppet, Ansible and Chef.

●       Understanding of open source technologies and some use cases

●       Ability to work nonstandard hours including nights, weekends and holidays

●       Strong understanding of Systems Administration.

●       Bachelor’s Degree in appropriate field of study or equivalent work experience

●       Extensive experience of project management experience, including tracking and planning projects

●       Good experience working with business stakeholders within a cross-functional matrix environment

●       Progressive  experience with gathering requirements from the client / business and documentation

●       Extensive experience with full product lifecycle with understanding of development lifecycle and various technology methodologies that support that lifecycle

●       Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Project, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint and SharePoint with experience presenting to stakeholders and / or Senior Leadership 

●       Proven ability to demonstrate a drive for results and accountability of business needs

●       Proven ability to work in an ambiguous environment and collaborate across multiple areas in order to achieve a common business objective

●       Interpersonal skills to influence and spur change, facilitate and enhance performance within a cross - functional environment

●       Demonstrate decisiveness in resolving business problems, making decisions and identifying priorities

●       Senior Project Manager top skills and proficiencies:

○        Developing Budgets

○        Coaching

○        Supervision

○        Staffing

○        Project Management

○        Management

○        Process Improvement

○        Planning

○        Performance Management

○        Attention to Detail

○        Analysis

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