Project Manager

The post holder will define, manage and deliver large and complex projects within IT Services. The postholder will have full financial responsibility for assigned projects and will be responsible to the performance of PPDG staff assigned to their projects.  

Essential selection criteria

  • A high level of general education to degree level or equivalent
  • Proven project management experience, including the successful implementation of a sizeable enterprise-wide application
  • Proven experience of managing, influencing and participating in large scale business change initiatives
  • Proven accountability for sizeable budgets, and adherence to these budgets for the projects delivered
  • Experience of using industry-standard project management methodologies and tools
  • Proven successful risk mitigation and quality management experience
  • Experience of working in a complex environment where there is a wide range of parallel and mutually dependent activities
  • Previous experience of managing and motivating a large team, including both business and technical staff, and of working effectively as part of a wider, multi-disciplinary team
  • Proven negotiation skills, including managing third-party supplier relationships
  • Proven ability to manage, plan and take responsibility for a range of tasks involving interaction with, and the co-operation of, business and IT people, including the agreement of technical solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to relate confidently and effectively to users at all levels

Desirable selection criteria

  • Experience of working within the University, or a similar organisation, and an understanding of the higher education sector