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Project Manager – Software Implementation – Warrington / Hybrid – REF 1094

Published
October 17, 2023
Location
Birchwood, Warrington, United Kingdom
Category
Job Type
Salary
£40,000 - £50,000 - NEG
Work Hours
9am - 5.30pm - Flex
Responsibilities
Software & Systems Implementation
Industry
Software Vendor - 40+ years History
Qualifications
Prince2 (Training will be provided if you do not have this)
Skills
Project Management
Contact number
0113 299 0570
Benefits
Company Shares / Car Allowance / Possible Profit Share / Bonus (Exceptional Performance) / Pension / Holidays + Banks
Additional Benefits
Free Parking
Region
North West

Description

Job Title - Project Manager

Location - Hybrid - Can report into Sheffield / Warrington / Luton (2 days pw in the office - Flex)

Salary - £40,000 - £50,000 NEG

Benefits - Company Shares (Possible Profit Share) / Car Allowance / Pension / Flex Holidays / Free Parking

 

The Client

My client provide a single-source software product, delivered as a cloud service, with sophisticated customisation facilities. The software is very wide in scope, covering areas such as works management, work planning and co-ordination, quality and safety inspections, customer service management, routine maintenance, contract and contractor management, financial control, surveys and capital projects, life-cycle projections etc. with associated GIS functionality, and including mobile apps, interfaces, alerts, emails, dashboards and extensive report options.

They also offer professional services such as training, business process analysis, data migration, interfaces, bespoke reports, and system configuration, making use of the wide range of customisation facilities available.

The company is a well-established business, specialising in the development and supply of Works and Asset Management systems to local government and utility services sectors. The Company has an unrivalled reputation for the delivery of quality products and services, and a history of approaching forty years of ethical business practices and consistent profitability.

Several years ago, they became an employee-owned company. The controlling majority shareholder is a trust in which all employees have an equal share. This means that every employee is a co-owner of the company with certain ownership benefits and responsibilities.

In 2020, the Company launched a flagship cloud-based software product that they have been developing over recent years, which provides unrivalled facilities in the marketplace.

The Role

We are looking for a proactive and motivated Project Manager to join their team. The responsibilities of the role include overseeing and coordinating projects, contributing to project planning, preparing and maintaining documentation, reviewing contracts and financials, monitoring project activities, encouraging the active progression of those activities by both customers and colleagues and evaluating the overall project.

You will be involved in a wide range of IT projects, both internal and external, including the implementation of software for new customers, system and data migrations, system upgrades, the delivery of services such as training courses, as well as internal projects such as internal system improvements, etc.

Responsibilities:

Project Planning

You will prepare detailed plans for new projects, collaborate with stakeholders (internally and externally), and secure and allocate resources. You will review deliverable timelines and communicate possible issues. You may also be required to conduct a feasibility analysis to ensure consistency with the customer’s requirements.

Evaluate and Monitor Progress

You will start the evaluation process by establishing performance indicators during the planning phase. You will then monitor every step of the project regarding estimates, overall plans, and deliverable deadlines, alerting colleagues if the project is at risk of not progressing according to plan.

Project Management

You will be required to complete all operational aspects of the Project Management procedure based on the tailored and adopted processes reviewed and approved by the Programme Manager (selected when initiating every project). Possible tasks include coordinating with stakeholders and consultants, conducting internal meetings, producing and maintaining Job Tickets, reviewing finances, and streamlining the overall workflow with the primary aim of keeping the project on schedule.

You will be expected to keep all necessary project collateral up to date to ensure that the Project Register is accurate. You will frequently be asked to present the status of the Projects you manage, including an objective RAG analysis on KPIs.

Create Documentation

You will be responsible for creating and maintaining project documentation, including but not limited to: schedules, resource plans, RAID Logs, meeting agendas and meeting minutes. You must also prepare presentations and regular status reports, serving as the primary source of information about a project to internal and external teams.

Requirements

The successful applicant will be highly organised with first-class communication skills. You must champion the project objectives vigorously and goals, take a diplomatic approach to challenges from various stakeholders as they arise, and respond positively to meet requirements.

Organisation skills

This role involves juggling multiple tasks and even multiple projects. To keep everything running seamlessly, you should be highly organised and manage your time well. You must be able to identify the priority tasks, making sure that these are given attention when needed.

Communication skills

You will collaborate at all levels, working with team members, senior management, and business owners to move projects forward. This requires excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Project management

You will be responsible for directing a project’s day-to-day tasks, so previous Project Management experience is required.

Project Methodology

The Projects Team as well as the Account Managers are qualified in Prince2, a standard methodology their customers sometimes ask them to adopt. However, the approach is based on a variety of formal methods which have been tailored to suit their needs. Training will be provided as required but the company are also willing and keen to learn from your ideas and experience to help them grow and improve.

Technical knowledge

Although a software company the business delivers IT services and solutions, which means that many of their projects are technical. It is important that you understand technical subjects and interact with stakeholders from a technical background. Good, hands-on technical knowledge and experience is required around software integration (APIs – Restful / SOAP), system integration and platforms to allow a successful collaboration with client’s technical teams.

Data analysis

You must be comfortable using software programs to process data and interpret the results through critical thinking. They predominantly use MS Project, Salesforce and Excel to manage work, and Power BI is being introduced to assist with reporting. Knowledge of these would be advantageous but not essential.

Business knowledge

You will play a critical role in the team, and take part in setting the team’s direction, so you should have a solid understanding of business and operational fundamentals. Previous experience delivering software projects is required and ideally from an out of the box approach with minimal configuration.

 

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