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TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGER

TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGER

December 2021

SUMMARY

An exciting opportunity to join an experienced team providing a wide variety of project management in support of public sector procurement.

Permanent Position only.

TECHNICAL CRITERIA

You will be…

  • An experienced project manager with proven technology project management capability.
  • Someone with a strong awareness of relevant methods and tools including project analysis methods.
  • Able to thrive in an environment of uncertainty and change.
  • Comfortable defining and managing digital transformation projects.
  • Familiar with the challenges and rigour of software and solution development / deployment
  • Formally qualified in one or more project management methodologies.
  • Able to champion the professional practice of project management
  • A graduate with a strong numeracy component.
  • Someone who can lead both internal and supplier teams and deliver/maintain a Professional approach to Project Management as a discipline for SVGC working closely with the Programme Manager(s) and Head of Delivery.
  • Someone with strong written and presentational communication skills.
  • Someone who recognises and respects and ideally is experienced in the need and process for public sector scrutiny of major procurement.
  • Be willing to fully engage, be supportive and take on the challenges of working cross- functionally with a wide variety of tasks.
  • Able to build your own network of contacts, share your knowledge and network for mutual benefit, be a fast learner, be willing to make mistakes and get things done.
  • In this role, you are likely to be working with approaches such as …
    – Scheduling and Timescale Risk Analysis
    – Organisational definition and Management
    – Project Management methodologies such as Agile, Scaled Agile or Waterfall
    – Tools such as MS Project or Primavera P6
    – Project Control tools such as Projectworks

You will have …

Essential

  • Strong project skills especially in technology delivery
  • Strong analytical skills for project performance analysis and reporting
  • Strong, demonstrable, rapid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Degree (or equivalent) in numerate subjects such as, Mathematic, Engineering, Statistics or Physics.
  • Confident and familiar with a range of tools such as MS Project.
  • Strong configuration control approach and pro-active approach to documentation.
  • Strong client-centred stakeholder management.
  • The willingness and ability to gain UK Security Clearance (SC) as a minimum
  • Willingness to take managed risks and assess impact effectively.
  • Comfortable in inviting challenge and where appropriate involving others in decision making.
  • The ability to identify and address team or individual capability requirements and gaps to deliver current and future work.
  • The ability to motivate a wide range of personality types and situations.
  • Experience in following appropriate financial procedures to monitor contracts to ensure deliverables are achieved.

Desirable

  • Confident and familiar with public sector procurement methods and scrutiny.
  • Project analysis skills and wide range of toolset experience.
  • Experience of application of Project Management in Defence & Security or other Public Sector

CULTURAL FIT CRITERIA

Seeing the Big Picture

  • An ability to focus on the goals and overall intent rather than just individual tasks.
  • Taking an active interest in expanding your own knowledge.

Changing and Improving

  • Taking the initiative to suggest ideas for improvement of yours or others’ approaches in an appropriate way.
  • Learning new procedures and seeking to exploit new technologies and helping colleagues to do the same.

Making Effective Decisions

  • An ability to speak with relevant people in order to obtain the most accurate information and seek advice when unable to proceed.
  • Monitor and store critical data securely and accurately, confidentially and responsibly.

Leading and Communicating

  • Listen to, understand, respect and accept the value of different views, ideas and ways of working.
  • Put forward your own ideas in a clear and constructive manner, choosing an appropriate communication method.

Collaborating and Partnering

  • Readily identify opportunities to share knowledge, information and learning and make progress by working with others, and other organisations.
  • Proactively seek others with whom collaboration would deliver benefit.

Building Capability for All

  • Take responsibility for quality of your own work and seek opportunities for improvement through continuous improvement.
  • Take account of the diverse contributions of team members.

Achieving Commercial Outcomes

  • Recognise factors which contribute to achievement of commercial outcome and proactively support them.
  • Gather and use evidence to assess the costs, benefits and risks of a range of delivery options.

Delivering value for money

  • Understand that all actions have a cost and choose the most effective way to do something in a resource efficient way.
  • Handle numbers confidently, collating information ensuring accuracy of data.

Managing a Quality Service

  • Work with team to set priorities, create clear plans and manage own work to meet the needs of the delivery teams.
  • Communicate in a way which meets and anticipates the customer’s requirements and promotes an effective view of SVGC.

SOME REASONS TO JOIN SVGC

  • Opportunity to play a significant part within a small business.
  • Joining unique projects to learn, grow and excel, by learning on-the-job, learning from others and through formal learning.
  • Work in a supportive culture with access to a wide range of people to support your development – with professional qualifications and mentoring to help you steer your career in your chosen direction.
  • Be at the heart of the digital revolution in globally important organisations.
  • Earn a competitive salary, with 28 days holiday plus bank holidays and the ability to design a flexible benefits package to meet your personal needs.
  • SVGC is based in Wiltshire but you will be operating partly from home and partly in various locations mainly on the M4 corridor.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • SVGC provides and active approach to professional development with a centrally funded budget including full scope of EdX courses available to all our staff.
  • Coaching and mentoring is provided utilising the best experience across our collaborative partnership to provide a wide range of formal and informal accelerated development.

EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

  • Entitlement to join the company Medical Insurance scheme.
  • Additional Health related benefits.
  • IT and Mobile Phone.
  • Starting Salary (employed) SVGC F2 (£60,900 to £65,975) based on individual skills and experience.
  • Entitlement to join the company Pension scheme.
  • Company performance bonus scheme.

HOW CANDIDATES WILL BE EVALUATED

Assessment methods

  • Work history review
  • Triage Interview followed by 2nd interview including presentation on relevant topic

Evaluation weighting

Technical criteria: 50%
Cultural criteria: 30%
Cost: 20%


Please make an initial application using the form below. You will then be contacted to request any additional information including your CV.

Technology Project Manager Application

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