Project Manager

Project Manager
  • £400 - £450 per Day
  • Contract
  • Edinburgh, Scotland, UK EH2 4QZ Edinburgh Edinburgh GBR EH2 4QZ
Job Ref: BBBH21488
Sector: PMO & project management
Date Added: 15 March 2023


We are looking to bring in a Project Manager to provide project management and business analysis ensuring successful project delivery. The successful candidate will typically work on 3-5 projects. Examples of areas that the role could be involved in include:

  • Agile or waterfall software development
  • Business change e.g. business process re-engineering or organisational change
  • IT procurements
  • Options appraisal and business case development
  • Software upgrades and enhancements

Essential Skills / Experience / Background

  • Significant experience as a specialist Project Manager working on projects that have delivered transformation to end users, software development and/or related projects
  • Relevant project management qualification e.g. APMP, Prince2 or agile certification.
  • Experience of managing multiple concurrent projects
  • Track record of successful project or change delivery
  • Understanding of industry standard Project Management and Business Analysis methodologies
  • Ability to develop and maintain project plans (e.g. in Microsoft Project or equivalent) so that projects are delivered successfully
  • Ability to estimate, identify, secure and manage project resources so that projects deliver within agreed budgets, to agreed standards and to agreed milestones
  • Effective communication skills both oral and written, with the ability to collate and present information to others
  • Proactive and able to demonstrate initiative and sound judgement
  • Ability to balance diplomacy and tact with assertiveness
  • Ability to work at pace and perform well under pressure
  • Must have a strong focus on the needs of users
  • Effective time management and prioritisation skills
  • Sound financial awareness and the ability to created and interpret budget information

Desirable Skills (where appropriate)

  • Experience of working within Higher Education particularly on specific education related business areas such as Virtual Learning Environments, Research Systems or Student Records Management
  • Experience of leading agile and/or iterative software development projects through releases
  • Experience managing software procurement projects within the public sector including evaluation and implementation
  • Experience working as a programme manager or delivering projects within a programme structure
  • Knowledge and experience working with ITIL based service management best practice
  • Effective use of standard business analysis tools and techniques to communicate with IT and business staff
  • Demonstrable business analysis experience gained in an IT systems environment.
  • Agile business analysis techniques e.g. user stories
  • Relevant business analysis qualification
  • Basic understanding of User Experience (UX) best practice

Public Sector background is highly adventageous.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnerships, pregnancy or maternity or age

14/04/2023 11:52:25
GBP 400 450 Day
Contact Consultant:
Antonio Vastano

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