Project Manager

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Company: PA Consulting
Location: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Sector: Information Services
Sub Sector: n/a
Position Type: Permanent
Employment Type: Competitive
Salary: Competitive
Date Added: 26/03/2019

Job Description
This is a project management role where the person will be working with a number of different stakeholders across PA. Typically, these projects will be either software package implementations or in-house bespoke software developments. Within this role, the person will be expected to:

• Develop strong, credible working relationships with PA stakeholders that are critical to the delivery of the projects
• Develop high level business cases for the projects
• Use a range of methods to deliver the projects .e.g. waterfall or Agile
• Develop detailed plans for application projects including providing options for both delivery and implementation including: objectives and benefits of the project scope high level delivery and implementation plans including change management, costs, risk mitigation
• Work closely with the architecture team throughout the project to ensure that the solution meets current and future business and IT needs
• Work closely with PA’s delivery partners to deliver the project. This includes managing the relationship with the supplier to both agree a project contract with the supplier and ensure that the project is delivered in line with the agreed contract. This will require the person
• Proactively manage the project to ensure that it is delivered in-line with the plan agreed with the project’s stakeholders. Examples of working pro-actively include: ensure the project team members can work effectively as possible removing roadblocks where required use an understanding of customer priorities and the technical content of the project to manage the detailed delivery tasks use knowledge of the productivity of the team vs. the project requirements to balance delivery work with stakeholders within PA to socialise change in advance of it happening e.g. the business to ensure they are engaged during the change or IT Operations to manage IT technical changes through the Change Board

Job Requirements
• Experience of delivering software package implementations or in-house bespoke software developments
• Strong people skills including managing a software development team
• Strong customer and stakeholder management skills
• Project management including project and resource planning
• Risk and issue management
• Customer focused
• Delivery focused
• Tenacious problem solver
• Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
• Excellent interpersonal/ communication skills
• Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to take initiative.

About PA Consulting Group
– Private medical insurance
– Transport allowance
– 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
– Company pension scheme
– Annual performance-based bonus
– Life and Income protection insurance
– Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn, childcare benefits)
– Voluntary benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment â€" one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.