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Programme Manager IT

Job Title: Programme Manager IT
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leatherhead
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: WG375
Job Published: September 19, 2019 15:09

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for an IT Project Manager to join our Group IT team in Leatherhead.  The primary focus of this role will be to manage projects on a day to day basis; establishing the structure, roles and teams, developing and maintaining plans, identifying and managing risks, along with effectively monitoring and reporting on progress.

You will be part of the IT Major Projects team working on a range of Group-wide Infrastructure & Applications projects.


Key Accountabilities as an IT Project Manager will include:


Define and agree project scope, outputs, and timescale, quality and cost criteria to ensure business requirements are understood and agreed.
Define and establish the project structure, roles and teams to ensure efficient and effective project delivery.
Plan, manage, monitor and report on the work of the project and project teams to deliver against what was agreed.
Ensure projects comply with methodology and governance.
Manage risks and issues effectively and play a pro-active part in problem resolution.
Ensure effective management and reporting of all project stages to provide structure and control throughout project lifecycle including management of entry / exit criteria for each stage

We are looking for an you to already have experience as an IT Project Manager who has been responsible for delivering a number of key projects successfully, as well as strong knowledge of Microsoft project.


To be successful in this role you will be a self-starter with a solid understanding of project management principles and best practice along with excellent organisational skills, an attention to detail and overall enjoys a challenge and takes the initiative to get the job done.



A bit about us:


Wates Group was established in 1897 and it is now one of the largest, most successful family-owned private construction, development and property services companies in the UK.


We employ around 4,000 people, working with a diverse range of clients and partners from across the public and private sectors. Our work is guided by inspiring better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow.


We offer our people the opportunity to grow their careers whilst working together to deliver the promises we make to our customers. Learning and development activity is aligned with our business priorities and in 2018 we invested c.£1.5m in 6,546 training and e-learning days.


As a responsible and inclusive employer, we are committed to equality and proud to have been recognised for this through a range of accolades including gold accreditations with both Investors in People and C2E (Committed to Equality).


Our In-house Recruitment Team embrace diversity and are focused on finding the best people to join us here at Wates. Apply today and one of our team will be in contact.