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Project Manager (Level 2)

Met Office
Exeter, England, Devon
£37418 - £41159 per annum + reward package up to £51767
Closing date
16 Jun 2022

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As our Project Manager (Level 2) , your starting salary will be £37418.00 and you will have opportunities to progress to £41159.00 over time. New joiners to the Met Office will start on the salary band minima.

Your total reward package is potentially worth up to £51767.00 annually, which includes basic salary, potential corporate bonus and employer pension contributions.

Your package includes:
- Outstanding Civil Service Pension
- Flexible hours and homeworking
- Annual Leave starting at 27.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising to 32.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) after 5 years and option to buy or sell up to 5 days per year of annual leave
- Cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
- Access to discounted shopping on a range of retail, leisure and lifestyle categories

Who we are

We provide critical weather services and world-leading climate science, to help people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.

The projects we are recruiting for are in Tools & Systems, undergoing the largest overhaul to graphical weather production in over 20 years. These exciting projects are fast paced and apply an AGILE project methodology with overarching support from the Senior Project Manager.

Our exceptional people deliver scientific, technological and operational expertise and provide critical services. Our people work together to deliver extraordinary impact, making us one of the most trusted forecasters in the world.

Our values - it's who we are:
- We're a force for good
- We're experts by nature
- We live and breathe it
- We're better together
- We keep evolving

We are the Met Office, join us and help us be a force for good.

Job Purpose

As our Project Manager (Level 2), the key duties are:

  • Delivery - Create and lead the project to deliver the agreed outcomes within time, cost and quality constraints.
  • Project Management - Day to day management and leadership of the project and the project team.
  • Business Case - Coordinate development of the project Business Case.
  • Budget - Track delivery within budget.
  • Resources - Schedule and manage resources to deliver the project.
  • Stakeholder Management - Identify key stakeholders and develop effective relationships.
  • Risks & Issues - Identify and monitor project risks and issues. Develop mitigating actions and escalate as appropriate.
  • Governance - Provide key reports and support effective governance and decision making.
  • Assurance - Support or set appropriate project assurance.
  • Guidance & Support - Seek appropriate support, guidance and coaching from the project community.
  • Project Performance & Controls - Build Project Plan and apply appropriate project principles to deliver stated objectives. Identify and set appropriate Project Controls. Track and report delivery against milestones.

There is an expectation that travel to Exeter HQ will be needed periodically to complete project work as part of this role.

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

The essential criteria are:

  • Prince2 Practitioner and/or APM (Association for Project Management) PMQ Certificate or equivalent project related experience.
  • Can demonstrate experience of delivering a project of low complexity defined by the PDCF as having a high degree of certainty, are smaller in size, have clear stakeholders and can be managed using standard procedures and methodologies.
  • A proven ability to manage issues and recommend solutions through formal and informal channels, securing effective outcomes.
  • Proven ability to co-ordinate multiple activities and work streams, handling shifting demands and priorities, to deliver a customer requirement or business benefit.
  • Excellent communication skills, with a proven track record of successful liaison with stakeholders.

  • Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

    We encourage you to apply if you believe you meet our essential criteria, but your application will be even stronger if you have:

  • Experience of working in an AGILE project delivery environment.

  • How to apply

    Click Apply and attach your CV and Cover Letter/Supporting Statement (which must bullet point how you meet each of the essential criteria).

    Closing date 05/06/2022 at 23:59 with interviews commencing from 22/06/2022 . You will hear from us once the closing date has passed. Our interviews are taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.

    If successful, you will occasionally need to work at our state of the art office in Exeter for team days and face to face collaboration as required, we are unable to offer expenses for travel to your normal place of work. Please ask at interview how often this requirement is likely to be.

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