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Senior Project Manager (Technology)

Metropolitan Police
Southwark, London (Greater)
£56,560 to £60,714 plus an allowance of £1,639.
Closing date
9 Feb 2022
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Job Title: Senior Project Manager (Technology)

Salary: £56,560 to £60,714 plus an allowance of £1,639. You will receive £56,560 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £60,714 will be via incremental progression

Location: Southwark

Biometrics, imaging, secure systems – our team’s exploring all of them, and many other technologies. Every day, our experts work to create innovations that help to fight crime in the capital. We can’t tell you more for obvious reasons, so you’ll have to see for yourself. Join us as a Senior Project Manager and you’ll help to deliver bespoke ICT and electronic solutions in a range of specialist areas. Working with emerging technologies, you’ll support game-changing advancements that help to keep Londoners safe.

Our Technology, Research and Innovation (TRI) team keeps the Met on the cutting-edge of tech. Its work is highly innovative and no two projects are ever the same. Some initiatives involve undertaking research with academia or exploring new off-the-shelf technologies. Others involve modifying commercially available products, or creating a whole new solution from scratch.

As a Senior Project Manager, you’ll be delivering these innovative solutions for specialist and sensitive parts of the Met and Counter Terrorism network using trusted suppliers and TRI engineers. Many projects are both high value and high impact.

With this in mind, we need an experienced Project Manager who’s worked at senior levels before. Used to delivering large-scale tech projects, you’ve managed programmes spanning various IT disciplines. You’ll also be comfortable with the entire project lifecycle, from establishing requirements to creating a fully functional product or system. And, as a natural people person, you’ll be great with clients and contacts at every level.

If you also have an HND/HNC (minimum) in IT or Engineering, we can offer a fascinating role that’s essential to the success of the Met. As part of our team, you can expect a range of benefits plus excellent training and the chance to develop.

This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Developed Vetting (DV) level before taking up the post.

Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) OR Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post.

Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:

To apply, please visit our website. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and online application form. Your personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role and how they meet the essential criteria  (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 23.55pm on 02/02/2022

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Essential For The Role  

Essential for the role 

 Minimum eligibility criteria for the posted role 

  • Honors degree in an IT or Engineering related discipline


  • HNC/HND in an IT or Engineering related discipline


  • Proven working experience (5+ years) in a Senior Project management role delivering large scale technology projects.
  • Experience of Managing a programme of Technology projects across modern IT disciplines throughout the entire project lifecycle.
  • Maintaining the project finance plan/budget, and reporting progress to senior stakeholders
  • Experience of Information security and assurance processes and mechanisms needed to build a secure and reliable ICT infrastructure.
  • Experience of Waterfall and Agile project Methodologies
  • Proven experience in leading, motivating and managing cross functional, multi-disciplined teams
  • Excellent client-facing and internal/external communication skills

Proven practical technical experience in many of the following areas: 

  • Knowledge of different programming languages, database design and web technologies.
  • Knowledge of Network Architecture development, implementation, testing and validation.
  • Secure Network communications architectures including wired and wireless technologies.
  • Specialist Technology areas such as, Audio, Video and CCTV, Communications RF Systems, AI and Machine learning and Electronics.

 Desirable Criteria / Qualifications

  • Membership of professional project management bodies such as APM/PMI
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner Level qualified
  • Membership of an engineering or ICT professional institution

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, which are reviewed and progressed based on merit alone. We are committed to creating a diverse workforce that is representative of the society we serve, regardless of gender and sexual preferences, religion, or disability.

In return for your expertise, we offer a range of benefits. These includes flexible working patterns and a competitive annual leave allowance. More details of these can be found here:

This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Developed Vetting (DV) level before taking up the post. 

More details relating to UK Security Clearance can be found here: 

Reports To  

Head of Technology Research and Innovation

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