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Contract Project Manager

  • Location:

    Guildford, Surrey

  • Sector:

    Business Analysis & Project Management

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  • Contact:

    Ryan Lomax

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  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Duration:

    4 Months

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Role: Contract Project Manager

Length: 4 Months Initially

Rate: Negotiable

Location: Guildford or remote

IR35 Status: TBC

Responsible for:

  • Managing IT projects and ensuring delivered to, scope, time, quality & budget
  • Ensuring that all projects deliver the defined objectives to the specified quality standard and that the benefits set out in the business case are realised
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with colleagues and stakeholders to enable successful implementation of projects and change requests
  • Reviewing and developing project methodology and documentation to ensure that all projects follow a defined process
  • Providing project management specialist advice and support to colleagues within IT and the business
  • Monitoring of project costs and expenditure in accordance with organisational guidelines and procedures.
  • Ensuring that risk management is embedded within projects and that it underpins all decision making.

Specific Responsibilities:

Project and Change Delivery

  • Produce Project Initiation Documents (PIDs) for all projects
  • Prepare Project Plans, Stage plans and (if necessary) Exceptions Plans
  • Ensure that all tasks on the plan are allocated to individuals and monitor progress to ensure they are delivered on time and that milestones are met
  • Deliver projects and change requests to agreed timescales ensuring:
  • Deadlines are realistic
  • Benefits are managed and delivered
  • Issues are identified and managed
  • Risks are logged and mitigation and contingency plans are in place
  • Solution is fit for purpose
  • Solution is documented so that it can be maintained and supported
  • Solution is thoroughly tested before being released to live environment
  • Progress is reported on a regular basis via highlight reports and progress meetings
  • Project finances managed ensuring:
  • Funds for the project are scheduled optimally
  • Business case at the core of decision making
  • Financial tolerances monitored effectively across all projects
  • Risks evaluated in financial terms and economically viable response plans formulated and agreed.
  • Create lessons learned and project closure reports
  • Maintain project methodology and ensure it is followed for all projects.

Business Focus

  • Build and establish strong working relationships with the business to enable collaboration on projects
  • Ensure a sound understanding of business developments and priorities.
  • Work closely with stakeholders to obtain agreement on project and change request deliverables
  • Ensure that communications are active, bi-directional and embedded in the decision-making process.
  • Ensure communications are measured, relevant and trusted.
  • Communicate and obtain feedback from relevant stakeholders following delivery of projects and change requests, analysing comments and requests, and prioritising if action is required