£550 - £650 per day
3 months ago
My client, a major central government organisation are looking for a confident, enthusiastic and experienced Project Manager with SC level security clearance to provide project management, business and organisational change expertise at a senior level on a Transformation Programme (You must already hold active SC Clearance). The project operates within an Agile environment and the successful candidate will require a current active SC clearance.
This role requires regular travel to other stakeholder locations for up to 4 nights at a time across the UK (including York, Liverpool, Milton Keynes and other locations as needed).
You will be reporting into the Programme Director and working alongside a diverse team of Project Managers, Business Analysts, Architects, Data Migration specialists, Product Owners and Developers, you will be responsible for overseeing a large, complex and challenging project that is demanding in terms of its delivery timeframes and variety of stakeholders, so you must be comfortable facing these types of challenges. To be successful you must quickly settle in and begin delivering to a high level of quality.
Key skills & responsibilities;
·Minimum of SC level Security Clearance
·Proven project leadership experience gained on similar government or defence projects and programmes
·Demonstrable experience of successfully delivering transition and/or transformation projects
·Extensive business and organisational change experience and wider IT project delivery knowledge
·Previous experience working on both Waterfall and Agile projects within the public sector
·Ability to ensure robust planning, management (through appropriate governance) and progress reporting against the approved plan
·Represent the project with, and escalate issues to, the Programme Director, SRO and governance boards
·Ability to advise the project team on the optimal approach to meet project objectives against time and cost.
·Provide line management to project team members
·Proven experience in stakeholder management, must be able to effectively engage, communicate, influence and challenge stakeholders across a range of departments and external suppliers
·Able to build relationships and engage with project team members and senior business stakeholders alike.
·Be content to travel to other stakeholder locations for up to 4 nights across UK (York and possibly Liverpool, Milton Keynes and other locations as needed).
·Knowledge of MOD and/or Government working at Secret, IT development, Ways of working, Records Management and Security organisations.
·Must possess the experience and gravitas to hit the ground running.
·Prince2, APMP, MSP or formal PM accreditations useful