Project Manager Level 2

Full Time | Manchester, ENGLAND | 4 months
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Full Time
£38,813 - £42,683 per annum
Manchester

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£38,813 - £42,683 per annum
Manchester , Lancashire
Permanent, full-time
Permanent
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Are you a competent and high performing Project Management professional with demonstrable success in complex environments? Do you have the capability and potential to build and lead high performing teams? If so, we are seeking a Project Manager to play a key and strategic role in the development and delivery of new initiatives to support the vision, objectives and core values of the City Council.

Benefits of working for the Council:

Our benefits package is based around these values, and as a employer we are always seeking to develop and build on the benefits package based on what our people are asking for. The below provides an overview of some of the benefits we offer:

  • Local Government Pension scheme
  • Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Discounted travel scheme
  • 25 days paid annual leave initially, increasing to 30 after 5 years service
  • MCC Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Career development and succession opportunities

Your Project Manager Role:

Working within the portfolio, you will deliver a range of technical projects which cut across the whole organisation. Roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Be responsible for developing, managing and successfully delivering projects and initiatives, taking responsibility for the successful delivery of all elements, ensuring deadlines and objectives are met to specified levels of time, budget and quality.
  • Define scope of projects and initiatives, including producing project initiation documents as appropriate, ensuring deadlines are understood and adhered to and that objectives are clearly articulated and understood.
  • Plan, monitor and report on projects, including delivery timescales, milestones and resource allocation effectiveness.
  • Adhere to key project elements, product specifications, Agreed Timescales, Project Costs, Product Quality/Reliability.
  • Maintain control of the project, responding effectively to changing circumstances and managing an effective and appropriate change control process.
  • Develop and facilitate effective relevant forums and networks involving all stakeholders, ensuring clear and effective channels of communication.
  • Use ServiceNow ITBM to manage and report on the progress of each project.

Our Ideal Project Manager

As the successful candidate you will be able to demonstrate experience and knowledge of the following:

Essential

  • Minimum of three years project management experience
  • Proven experience of successfully managing and delivering projects on time, on budget to the right quality.Demonstrable evidence of working on projects involving data migration, software dev OR tech projects that enables business transformation.
  • Demonstrable evidence of continuous achievement of key deliverables
  • PRINCE 2 practitioner or equivalent project management qualification
  • Well developed communication and relationship skills with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Effective people management skills providing both leadership and direction to the project teams that you matrix manage
  • Experience of delivering projects via third parties
  • Excellent project planning and control skills to track and realise project outputs
  • Excellent financial planning and control skills to forecast and track project budgets
  • Proven experience of managing and mitigating risk
  • The ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to think outside the box to resolve key project issues.

Desirable

  • Experience using ServiceNow ITBM (PPM) or other ppm tooling
  • APM (PMQ and/or PPQ)
  • Previous Public Sector experience

About Us:

The ICT function has 4 units made up of 164 staff: PMO & Governance, Engagement and Strategy, Enterprise Architecture and Service Operations.
The department’s strategy has the customer at its heart, with a vision:

Always, high value, business aligned technology and applications. Delivering high quality agile customer centric service. Always safe, secure and compliant. The department has benefited from significant investment already and has a 5-year investment plan to continue to upgrade applications and the underpinning infrastructure.

Key projects to be delivered across 2019/20 will include the continued integration with Manchester Local Care Organisation, Data Centre migration and the underpinning enabling projects across Networking, new telephony services, a new CRM, end user compute strategy, a new enforcement and licensing application and a new planning application.

The department has benefited from significant investment already and has a 5 year investment plan to continue to upgrade applications and the underpinning infrastructure. Key projects to be delivered across 2019/20 will include the continued integration with Manchester Local Care Organisation, Data Centre migration and the underpinning enabling projects across Networking, new telephony services, a new CRM, end user compute strategy, a new enforcement and licensing application and a new planning application.

To not miss out on the opportunity to become our next successful Project Manager, click the apply now button to complete our online application form and register your interest. We look forward to meeting you!


Required skills
  • project management
  • prince
  • level 2

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