The Project Manager will be responsible for managing projects, both for internal and external clients, in accordance with the project management methodology. They will work with other senior stakeholders to ensure projects are completed within agreed constraints of time, cost and quality, and that projects are correctly incepted, well administered, and risk and change are well managed throughout the lifetime of the project. Responsibilities ? ? ? ? Work with other senior stakeholders to ensure that the assigned project is completed within agreed constraints of time, cost and quality both internally and to external clients. ? ? ? ? Effectively manage scope from inception to close down, enforcing strict control of requirements and Change Management. ? ? ? ? Negotiate available resource on projects with relevant team leaders and Programme Manager(s) or other Project Manager(s). ? ? ? ? Work with technical experts to distribute work effectively between the project team. ? ? ? ? Create and manage project plans (schedule, dependencies, budget, risks/issues). Responsible for presenting and justifying these plans to the Programme Manager or Client Manager for approval and baselining. ? ? ? ? Capture and report project progress and financial data to the Programme Manager, project team, the Client, the JHC Project Review Board (PRB) and other relevant stakeholders. Work with Release management teams both internal and external to create a migration release calendar that the project plan and deliverables align to. Work with client andTesting staff to optimize testing. Work within the governance processes required for a given project with regular reporting of status to various bodies, inc. Steering Committees as appropriate. ? ? ? ? Track and control project milestones and external deliverables promised to the Client. ? ? ? ? Identify and manage risk and critical path activities in the various Project Plans, and facilitate the project teams involvement in this. ? ? ? ? Ensure all relevant processes are followed on projects. This includes the correct methods for re-planning and escalation if projects go off plan. ? ? ? ? Hold project team meetings; define agenda, produce and distribute all relevant project documentation (including the project risk log, issues log, commercials, decisions log, meeting minutes and actions.) ? ? ? ? Also responsible for post implementation reviews and lessons-learnt processing, including documentation. ? ? ? ? Ensure all project deliverables, including documents such as test plans, and specifications, are of the correct quality, reviewed and signed off according to procedure. ? ? ? ? Administer the allocation of jobs and budgets, and track and report project costs. ? ? ? ? Engage with stakeholders to ensure that everything is running in accordance with their requirements. ? ? ? ? Responsible for ensuring that software development projects leave the core product complete and that the software provided is supportable for the future. ? ? ? ? Be the active point of contact for the Client on assigned projects. ? ? ? ? Hand over work properly when taking holidays or unable to work on the project currently assigned. ? ? ? ? Other ad-hoc duties. Skills & Attributes ? ? ? ? Understanding of risk / issue management and able to proactively de-risk. ? ? ? ? Can work efficiently under pressure and to tight deadlines. ? ? ? ? Fully competent on Microsoft Project, Excel & other Microsoft Office programs. ? ? ? ? Strong facilitation and analytical skills, with an eye for detail. ? ? ? ? Strong communication and stakeholder management skills: ability to communicate concisely with all levels of an organization. ? ? ? ? Ability to follow and manage project processes; good judgment of when to escalate issues on a project. ? ? ? ? Understanding of management and development methodologies and industry best practice. ? ? ? ? Prince 2, MPM and/or ITIL certified a preference. ? ? ? ? Commercially and numerically minded a preference. ? ? ? ? Experienced in financial sector software project delivery a preference. Notwithstanding any guidelines given to years of experience sought, we will consider candidates from outside this range if they can demonstrate the necessary competencies. Square One is acting as both an employment agency and an employment business, and is an equal opportunities recruitment business. Square One embraces diversity and will treat everyone equally: Please see our website for our full diversity statement.