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IT Project Manager

  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Projects, Programmes & Change
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Contract IT Project Manager
Capita are hiring on behalf of a leading business in the south west who are looking to hire x3 contract IT project managers on a 3-6-month basis with flexible day rates.
The successful project manager will need to come from an engineering/retail background, be familiar with Agile/Scum methodologies and have some experience with either confluence or JIRA.
Accountabilities

  • Manage changes in project scope, identify potential risks and issues; and devise contingency plans with support/input from the relevant technical authority
  • Coordinate the teams to gain consensus on deliverables and assist and guide the team in understanding technical solutions and available options
  • Prioritise and manage a number of project elements
  • Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders
  • Present reports defining project progress, problems and solutions
  • Implement and manage project scope changes and interventions to achieve project outputs
  • Project evaluations and assessment of results on a regular basis
  • Ensure the project remains within the boundaries of time, specification and cost, maintain and manage the Risk, Action & Issue List (RAIL) tracker
  • Ensure the process for issues management and escalation are adhered to.


Skills
Technical

  • First Degree (Engineering preferable) or equivalent
  • Formal Project Management training/ qualifications are desirable but not essential
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.


Key competencies

  • Critical thinking and good problem-solving skills
  • Planning, organising & monitoring work to tight timescales
  • Ensure projects are kept on track, by negotiating effectively and influencing at all levels
  • Effective communication skills, verbal & written
  • Ability to form good working relationships with colleagues, customers and external suppliers
  • Good time management
  • Adaptable and able to use own initiative.


Essential behavioural skills:

  • Good project management capabilities (i.e. estimating and planning, risk management, status reporting, budget tracking, benefits analysis, stakeholder management and communication, resource management)
  • Strong communicator; ability to convey complex issues concisely and accurately
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build productive working relationships and influence
  • Good analytical skills; to be able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical conclusions
  • Confident; comfortable with interacting with senior executives without being tempted to dilute unpleasant news or back down from well-reasoned analysis
  • Credible; ability to demonstrate a good level of understanding of engineering processes in order to work with design teams throughout the project development cycle
  • To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment
  • Good written and oral communication skills, including good grammar and spelling
  • Commercially aware

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