Project Manager

6 days left

Recruiter
FirstGroup
Location
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Sep 2020
Closes
27 Sep 2020
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

We are looking for a Project Manager to join our Divisional Team.

As a Project Manager you will be required to manage Technical projects within the Engineering Division of First Bus, a Division of First Group plc

The location is flexible, but you will be required to travel. For the time being due to COVID-19 this is a homebased role.

The role will be supported by a Technical Project Lead that is also being recruited

Purpose of Role

  • Overall responsibility for the management of Technical projects
  • Application of standard project management governance and alignment with the rest of the projects run within the PMO
  • Working closely with the respective project teams and stakeholders to ensure successful rollouts
  • Ensuring that the projects meet business requirements and are successfully handed over to BAU
  • Ensuring comprehensive testing, sign off and implementation of any new systems associated with projects
  • Applying lessons learnt to new projects and facilitating a process of continuous improvement
  • Management of risks and issues as well as change
  • Scheduling and chairing of all meetings and project boards

Main Duties

  • Confirm scope and success criteria for the projects and constituent work streams with the project sponsors and governing boards
  • Develop and manage an overarching project plan, associated governance, processes, procedures and tools to maximise the delivery of projects
  • Engage stakeholders to provide feedback on the plan, priorities and project delivery
  • Ensure that projects are executed in accordance with specified budget, schedule and performance - with emphasis on building efficiency and sustainable business change.
  • Develop and maintain communications plans to share progress and change with stakeholders in division and operating company roles
  • Lead specific work streams and deliver practical activities required to maintain progress to plans, i.e. gathering requirements, managing internal and external relationships, drafting reports, etc.
  • Complete all regular project documentation including weekly project trackers, project plans, finance trackers, success metrics, and any additional documentation to support delivery
  • Deliver regular progress reports to Project Boards, Executive Sponsors and PMO, including the raising of relevant risks and issues

Skills and Experience Required

  • Experience managing Technical/Engineering projects
  • Experience within the passenger transport sector and/or managing similar projects would be advantageous
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to manage complex inter-dependent activities in a busy business-as-usual environment
  • Proven experience in delivering multiple strategic priorities in a fast-paced and rapidly evolving business
  • Experience of applying various project management methodologies and processes
  • Exceptional stakeholder engagement, both internally and externally, and the ability to overcome challenges and resistance to change and to achieve momentum despite competing priorities
  • A flexible approach to Project Management with the capability to identify and manage change, opportunities and risk
  • A very high standard of communication (verbal and written) and highly effective at influencing, negotiation and conflict management at all levels
  • Commercial and financial insight, awareness and experience
  • Educated to a tertiary level in a Technical field
  • In possession of a Project Management qualification