Senior Project Manager

£50000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Permanent
Chorley, Lancashire
J378360A

Senior Project Manager

We are actively looking to secure an innovative and pragmatic Senior Project Manager to join Experis.

Job Purpose

We require a Senior Project Manager to join the team here at Experis, working onsite with one of our clients based in Chorley. Our client is the world's leading business transformation company, helping clients harness the power of innovation to thrive on change.

Our client is investing heavily in leading growth technology such as Big Data, Cloud and Cyber Security. Due to these investments, they have secured a number of new key wins and require further Project Management talent to assist in delivering fantastic technology solutions for their private and public sector clients.

The PM will work on project deliveries within the security portfolio, the work predominantly involving infrastructure centric solutions, using both physical and virtual technologies.

Responsibilities include

  • Ensure adherence to the client PM methodology.
  • Prepare Project Proposals and Project Initiation documentation.
  • Identify, assess, manage and communicate risks and issues pertaining to the success of the Project.
  • Escalate matters of significance as appropriate.
  • Prepare realistic plans (including quality, risk and communications plans) and track activities against the Project schedule, providing regular and accurate reports to stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Manage the budget (cost, price, and timescales), level of resources, and manage through the change control procedure where these deviate from agreed tolerances.
  • Provide reports/updates to appropriate management, boards and committees.
  • Provide effective leadership to the Project team and take appropriate action where performance deviates from agreed tolerances.
  • Ensure that Projects are formally closed and where appropriate, subsequently reviewed, and that lessons learned are recorded.

Essential skills/Knowledge

  • Managing large complex transformation projects
  • Proven track record of delivering on time / on budget
  • A good understanding of physical and virtual server technologies, firewalls, Active Directory/LDAP, DMZ.

  • Familiarity with both Windows O/S and Unix.

  • Experienced with transition into service of infrastructure/apps projects and revision of process/procedures

  • Ability to develop and track MS Project schedules.

  • Able to work independently to a Senior Client level

  • Experienced in working with geographical dispersed teams and against tight deadlines

Desirable

  • Understanding of US DFARS