Technical Project Manager - Flexible Working Available
Contract Type: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract
Location: Reporting office either Sidcup, Kent DA14 5HU or Stratford, London E15 4PH
Persona: Agile working
Salary: Circa. £50,000 pa.
Closing date for completed applications: 3rd May 2021
Interviews will be held on: Telephone interviews 6th to 7th May 2021
FTF/Teams interviews 11th to 14th May 2021 via Microsoft Teams
Due to COVID19, colleagues in eligible roles are currently working from home in line with government guidelines
Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the advertisement and interview earlier than stated
A great opportunity has arisen for an experienced Technical Project Manager to join L&Q at a very exciting time where we will invest, grow and transform our business to provide a better service to customers old and new. This is an exciting time to join the IT team as we continue to increase our utilisation of Cloud Services. We have recently introduced SD-WAN technology and upgraded our telephony systems and are now looking to improve our JML, Identify Management and Disaster recovery processes alongside a host of other challenging projects.
The Technical Project Manager will report into the Technical Project Lead. The Technical Project Manager will be accountable for planning and implementing projects within the Cloud & Infrastructure team taking responsible for organizing and controlling specific project elements such as budget, procurement plans and tender from initiation through to delivery.
The role is specifically aligned to the Enterprise Services and Security function, who’s focus it is to delivery infrastructure related Technology projects whilst maintaining exceptional service to all customers, internal and external to the business. This is an Agile role which encompasses a mixture of home and office working.
The Technical Project Manager will:
· Provide oversight to and planning of projects to support maintenance and change activities
· Ensure project governance processes are adhered to, collaborating with stakeholders to ensure there is cross-functional representation; cross-functional partnership to remove impediments; accurately reports on comprehensive project status weekly
· Provide project leadership and accurately reports on project progress relative to schedule, scope, budget, and quality
· Create Procurement Plans, tender documents and perform other procurement related tasks.
· Perform Business Analysis duties if required.
Skills and Experience:
· Expertise in the Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Visio are preferred
· Proven history of managing technical projects in a hybrid/agile framework
· Experience working on medium to large infrastructure projects preferably with a technical background and knowledge of security concepts.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills with all levels of users and with management
· Ability to comprehend technical subjects including systems architecture, as well as document/translate the basic meaning behind these subjects
· Project Management certification preferred
· Strong influnncing, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
· Procurement Plan experience preferred but not essential
If you are interested in this role and have the experience required, then apply without delay!
COVID 19: The safety of our staff and our candidates is of the utmost importance. Every effort will be taken to ensure that safe ways of working are adopted throughout the Recruitment and Selection process. We are introducing extra precautions in line with UK Government Guidelines. Our recruitment processes will follow social distancing and COVID-19 Secure requirements. This will include the use of various technologies to support the interview process. Should candidates have any questions regarding this, or if you require additional support please let us know at the interview planning stage.
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In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.
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