Senior Project Manager

Posted 15 May by Heat Recruitment Easy Apply Featured

Position: Senior Project Manager

Location: South London

Salary: £50,000 - £70,000

A long standing and established Legal 500 law firm are looking to recruit an Project Manager to join their growing IT Team within their London office. This is a great opportunity to work for a company that prides itself on being able to offer top quality work, excellent career prospects and a healthy work life balance in a supportive working environment. As a senior project manager in the Business Solutions team within IT, you will be responsible for the end-to-end management of multiple projects to enable successful business change, driving adoption of technology solutions within the firm.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project governance - further developing and building on the established project governance methodology to ensure the right projects are initially prioritised within the programme of change;
  • Supporting the IT director to agree and communicate the status of the programme of change within the firm;
  • Support the business users with development of an investment case to help prioritise business projects to obtain sign off;
  • Manage technical resources - ability to understand the business requirement and keep technical resources on track with the defined requirements when delivering projects;
  • Liaise with stakeholders at all levels to ensure that project requirements are met, bridging the gap between business analysis and project management;
  • Ensuring requirements are succinctly documented and all stakeholders are clear on the vision for each project;
  • Regularly communicate progress of managed projects to various stakeholders at all levels of the business;
  • Assist throughout the IT team to help improve project documentation and governance of IT projects;
  • Building relationships with the IT Service Delivery team to understand pressures of support, analysing problems and helping to define projects that deliver real benefits to end users;
  • Developing and publishing project resource plans, ensuring that projects are kept on track. Communicating variances and developing strategies to bring projects back on track; and
  • Management of external resources - identifying areas where resources are stretched and delivering project outcomes through external flexible resources.
  • Managing projects that may be entirely delivered by external resources, ensuring that the needs and requirements of the firm are met; efficiently, on time and on budget.

Key Skills

  • Proven experience of delivering multiple IT projects from inception and sign off to a successful service transition.
  • Willingness to be flexible in the delivery approach to projects depending on the requirement and timescale.
  • Commercial awareness coupled with a solid technical background in an IT discipline throughout your career
  • Ability to quickly identify projects that may be at risk, with the ability to develop and communicate remediation plans
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to use your experience to help develop processes and people
  • Ability to quickly gain credibility within the firm to help build relationships, manage expectations and establish consensus within all stakeholder groups.
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering communication programmes

Reference: 34640799

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