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  • Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
  • Rate: Up to 630.00
  • Start Date: 29/08/2019
  • Duration: 13 weeks

Project Manager – Microsoft/Windows/Agile – Liverpool/Newcastle 



Square One are looking for 4 project managers to come on board for a 3 month rolling contract based in Liverpool/Newcastle.



You will be working on a number of Wintel & Microsoft projects so experience in this area is key.



Tasks: 

* Schedule management: develop and maintain schedules in Clarity/Open Workbench 

* Financial management: Accountable for the project cost base, manage project costs and forecasts and present project costs and variances with required explanations at the monthly M review 

* Risk management: identify project and cross-project risks and dependencies. Manage dependencies and enact risk mitigations with escalations as necessary 

* Change management: Manage change on the project ensuring that change is appropriately configuration managed. Identify the impactors for both customer and project initiated change requests and manage the production of accurate responses in a timely manner. Facilitate the production and distribution of any necessary tech notes and arrange impacting workshops as necessary 

* Customer management: Identify and maintain professional relationships with key project stakeholders. Ensure regular formal checkpoints take place with the customer and that the client is kept appraised of progress on a regular basis. Take the role of a single point of contact for the customer and attend to any ad-hoc queries. Develop trusting and professional relationships at all levels of the client organisation. Seek new opportunities to improve the client business and generate revenue. Agree and monitor the engagement using the client process 

* Resource management: Work with resource managers to fully resource project and accurately forecast and record staffing demand and costs. Agree assignments and provide reviews in a timely manner. Ensure that HR policies are adhered to and that team members are released when no longer required by the project. Actively mentor and coach others within the project team 

* Proposal management: Good level of commercial awareness, develop and present business cases, feasibility and design proposals. Proficient at managing the impacting and estimating process for proposals and change requests. Develop solid recommendations and solutions and assess requirements and the value delivered to the client 

* Communication management: Produce the project governance plan and define the project RACI Matrix and organisation structure. Chair regular project checkpoints and ad-hoc meetings. Report project progress to line management, client, stakeholders and the account leadership team. Where necessary, provide clear and concise escalations to specific parties 

* Implementation management: Manage and direct the execution and implementation of the engagement. Ensure that the project completes the handover to Live process and engages service introduction. Raise the necessary RFC's and present the project/delivery at the Change Approval Board. Agree client acceptance criteria and trial plans and ensure that the project meets the required targets. Complete the project close-down and ensure that the project evaluation review meeting is held in a timely manner and that any actions arising are completed 



Skills: 

* Open Work Bench 

* Clarity 

* MS Office 

* UPM 

* Ability to influence and coach others 

* Excellent team working skills 

* Strong understanding of the E2E process 

* Good client facing skills 

* Good conflict management and negotiation skills



Project Manager – Microsoft/Windows/Agile – Liverpool/Newcastle 



Notwithstanding any guidelines given to level 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.

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