IT Project Manager 1085

July 14, 2023
Yorkshire house, greek street, Leeds, United Kingdom
Job Type
£60,000 (up to)
Work Hours
35 hours
IT Project Management
MS Project or Prince II
Project coordination within IT
Contact number
Holidays: 25 days holiday, increasing to 28 after 5 years full employment
Additional Benefits
Home broadband, laptop and mobile + free parking
West Yorkshire


Role Title:                  IT Project Manager

The IT Project Manager will manage and lead the IT Elements of the X25 programme within schedule and budget. This will include the management and guidance of the IT activities and wider IT team to support the portfolio of change aligned to the 5-year strategy.

Role Purpose:

Reporting to the Head of Information Services, the IT Project Manager will take the lead role in planning and delivering the IT elements.  Primary purpose of this position is to plan and manage the delivery of all IT elements (eg: infrastructure, networking, data) of the programme in line with business objectives and ongoing operations.  This includes gathering business requirements, project planning, estimating, execution, implementation and management of contractors and 3rd party suppliers.

The nature of the job demands that the job holder has strong IT project management skills and the drive to deliver results.

Ideally the job holder will have relevant project management experience with a very promising track record.  Ideally, they will have experience within a growing and changing environment over a minimum of 7 years.  You will be the prime contact for the IT element of work.


  • Must have a clear understanding of an End-to-End Project Lifecycle
  • Must have worked in a Prince2 environment or similar
  • Must have delivered projects and programmes in an IT environment
  • Must be able to demonstrate a strong track record of successfully controlling and delivering several projects in a complex business.
  • To ensure that appropriate consultation takes place prior to and during projects to enable fully compliant management in a way that meets with the requirements of all regulatory bodies (e.g. Aerodrome safeguarding set by the CAA and security requirements set by the DfT).
  • Liaise with functional business groups to scope project requirements and ensure best practice is adopted and interdependencies are recognised/optimised, in order to enable the effective production of a project brief and fully appraised business case
  • Control the programme to agreed time/cost/deliverable targets and be conversant with appointing and managing consultants including the production of schedules of services required to support our IT Infrastructure
  • Responsibility for ensuring all criteria is aligned for sign off at each stage of the project
  • Support any project related Testing (ST/SIT/UAT/Regression) where required
  • Control the storage and access of documented business processes relating to the programme of work and its implementation in accordance with PMO Guidelines.
  • Ensure the smooth transition to Live.
  • Responsibility for ensuring the integrity of the Project methodology is maintained.
  • Responsible for producing and maintaining MS Project plans
  • To manage the procurement process of projects, including the appointment of contractors in line with company financial standing orders, whilst always obtaining best value.
  • Management of any project related Risks, Issues and Change Requests
  • In relation to major capital schemes, prepare project documentation, specifications, drawings, programmes, estimates and contract documentation as required, in order to enable adequate pre-construction preparation and discussion as appropriate.
  • Strong MS Project and Excel skills.
  • Support the Senior Project Manager in providing appropriate management controls for the overall portfolio, including:
    - Timescales (planning and tracking)
    - Quality (incl scope and stage gates)
    - Costs (budgets, administration and tracking for both capex & opex)
    - Resources (people)
    - Benefits (identification, tracking and realisation)
    - Risks & Issues Management (tracking and escalations)
    - Interdependency management
    - Document Control

- Change control (overall management)
- Stakeholder mapping

Experience & expertise:

  • Project management & proven PM operator - Experience in a high growth environment, with exposure to supporting a diverse range of projects and work streams
  • Relevant industry background – Aviation experience not essential but should have corporate experience of operating in a business of similar, scale and complexity.
  • Experience of operating in a private equity environment is advantageous
  • Experience of delivering infrastructure and/or networking projects
  • Building and Construction background – not essential but would be an advantage.


Personal attributes:

  • Communication - Proactive worker, able to operate at both strategic and operational levels, who is commercially astute with exceptional communication skills at all levels
  • Ethics & integrity - Operates with unquestionable integrity and fosters an ethical, values driven culture
  • Results driven – Pro-active and energetic, with unerring focus on delivering long-term performance goals and continuous improvement
  • Calmness under pressure - able to handle high levels of pressure, pro-actively manage multiple priority projects and exhibit critical decision-making
  • Stakeholder management - able to balance the interests of the various stakeholders
  • Accountability – takes clear ownership and accountability for assigned projects and tasks and is focussed on consistently delivering a high-class service to stakeholders
  • Solid organisational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • An educational background, preferably in the a field related to technology, such as computer science, management information systems or technical project management
  • Ability to act decisively in critical situations or to circumvent potential problems
  • Team worker with a problem-solving aptitude

This job description is intended to reflect the post holder’s duties that would normally be expected to be undertaken. Owing to the nature of the post, the above duties are not exhaustive and the Company may require you from time to time to undertake additional duties within your capabilities.

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