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Project Manager | Ref: PSR0024103

Job Description

Imagine having a talent that could benefit someone you've never met and solve problems you didn't even know existed. Well, you do, and you can. And we're here to help you do just that. At PSR we are the go-to place for talented contractors and temps for a rich variety of public sector roles. We are currently recruiting for a Project Manager for a Government Organisation., The Project Manager is responsible for creating the right environment for teams to deliver, motivating and supporting them while removing obstacles. This includes securing and managing internal resources and external suppliers, taking full responsibility for budgetary forecasting and management, managing the dependencies and interfaces with other projects, programmes and BAU operations at a delivery level. The role involves managing a multi-modal delivery environment, mixing established programme and project methodologies with agile principles and practices. It therefore also encompasses aspects of the Delivery Manager role, as described in the Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) taxonomy within the Product and Delivery job family. The role is also a senior member of the Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) capability, with responsibility for improving the performance of the capability through development of the change lifecycle and methodologies, along with leading and supporting other PPM staff in their personal and professional development. It involves acting as an ambassador for the Project Delivery Profession within DVLA and Government, both internally and externally. The Key Responsibilities of the Project Manager will be to: + Create and lead the project to deliver the agreed outcomes within time, cost and quality constraints + Provide day to day management and leadership of the project and the project team. Provide effective leadership and management controls. Set project controls. Design the project structure and organisation appropriate to stage. Set appropriate delivery methodologies. Manage effective transition between project phases. + Develop and draft the Business Case, with input from specialists as necessary. + Develop the budget and track delivery within budget. + Identify skill requirements; deploy and develop resources. Manage medium sized team. + Deliver the agreed Business Case benefits and outcomes. Ensure appropriate Benefits Realisation Strategy is in place and monitor longer term delivery of benefits against the Business Case. + Identify and manage stakeholder relationships and need for senior level support. Manage internal and external relationships as appropriate. + Identify and monitor project risks and issues. Develop mitigating actions and escalate as appropriate. Identify and work with related projects to manage interdependencies. + Support effective governance and decision making. Provide reporting and engage in mechanisms that hold you, as Project Manager, to account for delivery. + Engage with assurance reviews and support action on recommendations. Organise assurance processes such as gateway reviews, as required. + Ensure effective Change Management processes are in place to agree and document changes to deliverables as agreed with stakeholders. + Provide support, guidance and coaching for the project team. Show commitment to personal development. Promote effective individual and team performance. + Project Performance & Controls: Cascade vision and translate into delivery objectives for the team. Develop and maintain Project Plan. Identify and set appropriate Project Controls. Manage performance and report progress to sponsors. You'll have: + PRINCE2 Qualification

Candidate Description

  • Experience in risks, issues and planning + Experience in the delivery of IT projects; with a particular emphasis on infrastructure upgrades + Experience in upgrading of outdated infrastructure + Previous IT Project Management experience + Knowledge of Windows 10 infrastructure and Windows server upgrades is highly desirable "In applying for this role, you acknowledge the following; this role falls in scope of the Off Payroll Working in the Public Sector legislation. Any rates of payment quoted will reflect the gross rate per day for the assignment, and, will be subject to appropriate taxes and statutory costs. As such the payment to the intermediary and your income resulting from this contract will be different."