Project Delivery and Technical Lead

Roles at this level are a key interface with projects and can cover capacity planning and resourcing to technical co-ordination and planning for specific projects.

The post holder may lead a mixed skills team, via matrix management, and co-ordinate the delivery of projects across Infrastructure Services through negotiation, liaison and resource planning. They may be responsible for providing technical oversight and liaison for programmes and projects in which the Infrastructure Services group is playing a key role. The post holder may be expected to provide a co-operative technical design and management role involving project and service teams, oversee the delivery of technical outputs across a range of technologies, and lead in technical design, product specification and engagement with senior stakeholders across the collegiate University.

Essential selection criteria

  • Knowledge, intellectual capacity, reasoning and analytical skills equivalent to those of a graduate
  • Demonstrable experience (or potential) of providing leadership to highly expert technical teams, including recruitment, matrix management, staff development and performance management
  • Familiarity with processes and recommended practice associated with IT project delivery
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and manage resources within a collaborative team-based environment
  • Knowledge of financial processes, including budget planning, expenditure forecasting and reporting
  • Familiarity with IT service life cycle management, from design through to implementation and management
  • Ability to develop sustainable models for project delivery within an IT service environment, including engagement and communications with senior programme and project roles across the University
  • Understanding of the challenges of transitioning the outcomes of projects to sustainable services
  • Excellent communications and negotiation skills, including the presentation of complex ideas to a variety of audiences and the production of accurate written documentation
  • Proven ability to develop and enhance expertise in relevant areas of knowledge
  • Demonstrable experience of organising a busy and varied workload requiring self-motivation and excellent time management skills

Desirable selection criteria

  • Experience of IT project or service delivery within a university environment
  • Certification in, or demonstrable knowledge of, IT programme, project or service management methodologies
  • Successful experience of developing business cases for funding
  • Experience of managing IT infrastructure programmes or projects