Project Manager (Business Systems)
Location: Exeter /Newton Abbot /Sidmouth
Salary: £27,668 to £30,153 per annum
37 hours per week
Fixed term up to 2 years
Strata Service Solutions Ltd. Has over 70 employees based throughout its Head Office in Exeter and other sites in Newton Abbot and Sidmouth.
Strata has invested heavily in hardware and software delivery platforms and is now proud to offer its local government customers some of the latest technology around virtualisation, application delivery and mobile working.
About the Role
We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to join our 20 strong Business Systems Team. The role will be responsible for developing and maintaining the completion of projects for the Financial, HR and Records Management systems in use across 3 large public sector organisations.
As well as developing and maintaining projects for these systems, you will also be expected to manage the risks and issues of the projects. You will take responsibility for the overall progress within each project, and liaise with the Project Board to ensure the overall direction and integrity of the project.
The role will require you to develop excellent working relationships with our customers and suppliers, to understand their requirements and work with them throughout the project life cycle during and after implementation of any solutions.
Strata are strong believers in investing in training and skills for our staff and provide access to a range of on-line training courses as well as specialised trainer-led courses on a wide variety of technical and business skills. The role also offers a generous pension scheme and holiday entitlement.
This role can be based at either Exeter, Newton Abbot or Sidmouth and location will be agreed with the successful candidate. Our Exeter office is located in the city centre and ideally situated for shops and restaurants and all public transport connections. Alternatively our offices in Newton Abbott are easily accessible just off the A380 and parking is available. We also offer a cycle to work scheme.
You’ll be an experienced Project Manager, with a working knowledge of the full life cycle of an ICT software system. You’ll also need a good standard of education and a passion for delivering high quality IT projects to meet complex user requirements.
With a good knowledge of local government business and processes, you’ll be able to provide sound project management for complex ICT projects. You’ll also have a solid understanding of how modern technologies can be integrated to deliver world-class IT infrastructure, with experience in developing business cases for technology implementations.
The ability to manage, communicate and work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure IT architecture meets the needs of the business is essential. Experience of delivering projects using a recognised project management technique such as Prince 2 would be an advantage.
A driving licence and own transport is essential (although reasonable adjustments may be possible) as you will be required to travel regularly to attend meetings at our other sites.