An IT Project Manager is required for a global professional services firm in Essex. The Project Manager will be part of the team in Essex, which is comprised of project management and business analysis specialists. However, travel to the firm’s other UK offices will be expected from time to time.

The Project Manager has an excellent understanding of project management techniques, methods and tools and will ensure that projects are delivered to time, cost and quality success criteria.

Key responsibilities

Ensure successful delivery of business driven technology projects to a consistent time, cost and quality model
Ensure project financial management, including forecasting, is diligently and accurately executed
Ensure project organisations are structured appropriately with effective, efficient engagement of business stakeholders
Ensure projects are led and governed appropriately
Ensure that project communication plans are clearly defined and executed
Manage any external vendor engagements that may arise in the project life cycle
Contribute to the development and on-going evolution of a project management methodology

Experience/Technical Expertise Required

At least 5 years’ experience managing a variety of IT projects within a medium-large corporate environment (ideally professional services).
Commercially astute with a strong track record in project financial and supplier management
Experience of working in the legal industry, or professional services environment would be an advantage
Proven and demonstrable experience of delivering large scale (up to £5 million), complex projects on time and budget
Excellent practical understanding of project management techniques, methods and tools
Solid understanding of project management methodologies (ie Agile, Prince2 etc.), with demonstrable experience an advantage
Excellent, detail-orientated, approach to risk and issue management
Excellent, diligent and accurate financial management skills
Experience of using Microsoft Project, or an industry-standard equivalent tool, to plan, manage and track projects
Good understanding of business analysis techniques
Ability to analyse problems and present solutions to management or the business
Strong commercial skills, including vendor management, reviewing and validating proposals, making recommendations

Qualifications:

Good educational background to degree standard or equivalent.
One or more professional and widely recognised qualifications or accreditations which relate to business analysis or project/programme management would be preferable (ie Prince2, AMP, ISEB etc.).

Desirable Experience:

Experience with delivering projects around document automation would be useful.

Duration/Salary:

Permanent; Up to £58k basic salary. Contact ashleigh.barsley@picturemore.co.uk