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Project Manager

Akton Recruitment Ltd
435.00 - 435.00 GBP Daily
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager

Job Title: Project Manager

Position: Project Manager (6-Month Contract, Hybrid)

Location: Exeter, UK

Salary: GBP435/day


Role Overview: As a Project Manager, you will take charge of leading and managing medium-risk projects to enact business change in alignment with the Corporate Plan. Your responsibilities will span the entire project lifecycle, from initiation to successful completion. Currently, we are seeking a Project Manager experienced in software rollouts, primarily tasked with testing and launching Windows 11 as the successor to Windows 10 across our operational landscape. Additionally, you may coordinate smaller software-related projects concurrently, such as the delivery of a new recruitment applicant tracking system.

Key Duties:

  • Delivery: Lead and manage projects to achieve agreed outcomes within time, cost, and quality parameters.
  • Project Management: Oversee day-to-day project operations, set controls, design appropriate project structures, and apply delivery methodologies.
  • Business Case: Coordinate the development of the Business Case.
  • Budget: Monitor project delivery within budget constraints.
  • Resources: Schedule and manage resources independently or within a small team.
  • Benefits Realisation: Identify, measure, track, and ensure the delivery of benefits against the Business Case.
  • Stakeholder Management: Identify key stakeholders and cultivate effective relationships.
  • Risks & Issues: Identify, monitor, and mitigate project risks and issues.
  • Governance: Provide key reports and support effective governance and decision-making.
  • Assurance: Support or implement appropriate project assurance.
  • Change Management: Implement effective Change Management processes to document and deliver changes as agreed with stakeholders.
  • Guidance & Support: Seek and provide appropriate support, guidance, and coaching within the project community.
  • Project Performance & Controls: Develop and implement Project Plans and controls, tracking delivery against milestones.

Essential Criteria:

  • Prince2 Practitioner and/or APM (Association for Project Management) Certificate or equivalent project-related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering projects using standard procedures and methodologies.
  • Proven ability to manage issues and recommend solutions through formal and informal channels to secure effective outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple activities and work streams to deliver customer requirements or business benefits.
  • Excellent communication skills with a track record of successful stakeholder liaison to deliver Business Change.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in IT projects related to software rollouts such as client OS upgrades and/or software application installations would be advantageous.

If you are passionate about leading impactful projects, adept at navigating complex stakeholder landscapes, and ready to contribute to our mission-driven team, we encourage you to apply.

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