Senior Project Manager

Role:
Project management for large IT infrastructure projects for the firm and provide relevant business analysis
Main Tasks:
• Lead and direct global project teams to ensure timely delivery of projects facilitating business initiatives, keeping within budget and managing risk to the firm
• Manage large, complex projects end to end, from requirements gathering, contract negotiation, development and testing through to implementation and handover to the operations and support teams
• Manage internal and external project communications to all levels of stakeholders both business and technical
• Carry out business analysis where required
• Create and manage project plans and documentation
• Recommend and manage project budgets
• Manage, monitor and motivate the cross-functional project teams
• Conduct project presentations and compile reports
• Manage third parties and suppliers
• Act as a role model for others within the team and provide mentoring services where necessary
• Work with the Projects Team Manager to identify opportunities for improvement
Essential Skills & Experience:
• Extensive experience as a project manager with a proven track record of successfully managing and leading global infrastructure projects through the full project life cycle in a professional services company, ideally a law firm
• Proven track record of managing a programme of work
• Working within a structured project framework
• Good understanding of soft skills involved in successful management of projects and team motivation
• Able to manage teams remotely in a global context.
• Team leadership or supervisory/management skills
• A good eye for detail; ability to work accurately and effectively even when under pressure
• Able to learn and understand current business processes and help to model new processes/procedures
• Excellent analytical skills and excellent initiative i.e. ‘can-do’ approach
• Excellent knowledge of all elements of the project lifecycle
• Able to listen and understand customer requirements
• Able to manage multiple projects concurrently
• Liaise and influence at a senior level within the firm
• Able to challenge and motivate others and be a strong mentor for individuals in the team
• Assist with research and evaluation of software solutions from 3rd party suppliers and production of necessary deliverables such as tender documents, liaising with suppliers
• Tactful and diplomatic when in pressured situations
• Excellent presentation, written and communication skills
• Client focused

Desirable skills and Experience:
Familiarity with some or all of the following: –
• Prince 2 or similar project methodologies
• MS Office implementations
• Operating System implementations
• Document management systems
• Accounting/billing and/or time recording systems
• Workflow applications
• Integration projects
• Client/server architectures
• ITIL
• Web technologies – Internet, Intranet, Extranet
• Microsoft environments – Windows 7, .Net, SQL Server, MS Project
The client:
A major, international law firm based in central London.
Hours: Monday to Friday, 09:30 – 17:30. You may be required to work additional hours to facilitate project implementations.
Salary: Up to £75k

Please email: ashleigh.barsley@picturemore.co.uk