Project Manager

6 days left

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
16 Sep 2020
27 Sep 2020
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
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