Job Vacancy

Project Manager

Job Type:

Full-time, Permanent


Dependent on experience


Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17

Overall Description

Reporting directly to the Head of Professional Services, the Project Manager will be responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of multiple client projects. The successful candidate must have a strong, proven, track record of delivering multiple concurrent projects in a fast-moving client led environment on-time and to budget. A proactive approach to business and client challenges, engaging with subject matter experts to problem solve and capture growth opportunities. A strong communicator with the ability to challenge, candidates will also display commercial acumen that enables them to identify and convert revenue opportunity. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the planning, initiation, execution, monitoring, control and closure of a project
  • Manages and controls the Project Budget to ensure completion within agreed cost and time parameters
  • Identifies, assesses and manages Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies (RAID) through to project completion
  • Manages the project in accordance with Centrality Project Methodology ensuring a seamless handover to Service Centre
  • Identify and schedule internal/external resources to deliver the project, manage those resources within a matrix structure
  • Manage relationships, deliverables and project resources from third party suppliers
  • Ensures that realistic project plans are devised, maintained and agreed with all stakeholders
  • Provides effective leadership to the project team, and takes appropriate action where team performance deviates from agreed tolerance Manage the timely closure, invoicing and handover of the project into Business-As-Usual

Skills and Experience

  • APM, PMPor PRINCE 2 practitioner or hold an equivalent professional accreditation 
Personal Characteristics & Behaviours
  • Strong and consistent leadership
  • Superlative verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to adapt style to relevant audience
  • Strong organisation skills and effective time management skills
  • Able to resolve conflicts and build a supportive environment within the project team
  • Able to lead internal and external stakeholder groups and influence to achieve win-win outcomes
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and calm demeanour when under high pressure
  • High degree of diligence and professionalism and meticulous attention to detail
  • Personable, with an ability to quickly build rapport and trust
  • Demonstrable experience of working within a fast-paced client focussed delivery environment
  • Experience of managing multiple concurrent projects
  • Demonstrable experience of full project life cycle management following a structured approach
  • Experience of 3rd party supplier management
  • Preferably experienced in Microsoft technology project delivery
  • Preferably 3 years prior experience in a client facing Project Management role
  • Valid driving license
  • Own means of transport
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