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Project Manager

  • Salary: £405 - £406 per day
  • Location: City of Westminster, London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: MoD
  • Job reference: BBBH375084_1515684404

Job description

Project Manager
Working for the Department of Health based in Westminster, London.
12 month contract
Disclosure Scotland Security Clearance required.
Contractor rate: £405 per day
PAYE rate: £325 per day

Description:
Main Duties and Responsibilities: Management and delivery of plans to ensure all necessary preparation and execution tasks and dependencies are included. Ongoing management of those plans to achieve the delivery goals Work with key stakeholders to manage the deployment of all aspects of the project assigned to Identify and mitigate potential risks for delivery of products Operate as a full member of the team; supporting the Programme Director and other team members as directed Project Manage all aspects of specific work packages Working with stakeholders to ensure Design; Delivery; Technical Build; testing; MI requirements etc are managed and delivered to date and time Completion of detailed plan for the medium term including MSP; Resources; costs Completion of the detailed design phase to time and quality; working with the Design team to secure stakeholder sign-off at all stages. Development of stakeholder relationship with suppliers; including preparation of joint plans; proposals and any design and build documentation. Completion of the high-level plan through to Go Live and BAU handover. Experience in the delivery of projects; with particular emphasis on the management of suppliers and stakeholders Experience of governance and risk control frameworks Good planning and organisational skills Strong leadership; people and communications skills Possess strong analytical skills with a proven ability to persuade and influence senior decision-making.

Role description:
The Programme Manager is responsible for delivering the business's required new capabilities through the management of the programme's portfolio of projects, on behalf of the Programme Director. The Programme Manager must ensure the coherence of the programme within the overall context of change and 'business as usual' within the business, and develop and maintain the appropriate environment to support each individual project within it.
Objective Areas:
To ensure effective management of the Programme Team;
To drive tracking and reporting on the overall programme expenditure in order to ensure that the cost specified in the project proposal are not exceeded;
To work through programme team members and project managers to manage milestone adherence and ensure that planned programme and project targets are achieved to the schedule agreed within each area and with each market;
To manage the quality of programme outputs to ensure that they are fit for their stated purpose;
To work through programme management team members and project managers to ensure that all programme materials and documentation are to an appropriate standard of accuracy and professionalism;
To manage all routine programme processes (risks, issues, dependencies) and ensure management of subordinate processes at the market project level;
To ensure that all programme level issues, risks and dependencies requiring Programme Director focus or action are flagged to the Programme Director in a timely and appropriate manner;
To ensure that reporting of an appropriate level of detail is provided to the Programme Director and stakeholder population to enable senior management decision making

Key Responsibilities:
Manage both the dependencies and the interfaces between projects
Actively manage the issues, risks and dependency mechanisms that underpin the programme's successful outcome
Initiate extra activities wherever gaps in the programme are identified
Report progress of the programme at regular (weekly) intervals to the programme director
Ensure that the delivery of new products or services from the projects is to the appropriate levels of quality and in accordance with the programme plan and governance arrangements
Ensure that there is efficient allocation of resources and skills within the project portfolio
Ensure an appropriate project management method is used across the programme to provide continuity across the various process streams and projects
Oversee the definition, establishment and management of a Programme Management Office that provides support to the programme and its projects
Monitor the programme's overall progress, resolving issues and initiating corrective action as appropriate
Design and plan the programme to deliver objectives and benefits as early as possible and in line with company strategy and that risk to the business is kept to an acceptable level
Ensure that appropriate Programme and Project methods are used across the programme to provide continuity across the various process streams and projects
Ensure that the delivery of new products or services from the projects is to the appropriate levels of quality, on time and within budget, in accordance with the programme plan and governance arrangements
Ensure that there is efficient allocation of resources and skills within the project portfolio
Be responsible for the quality assurance and overall integrity of the programme - focusing inwardly on the internal consistency of the programme; and outwardly on its coherence with IT planning, interfaces with other programme's and corporate technical and specialist standards

Job Ref: 375084

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