The Technical Project Manager is responsible for leading I.S. Application Delivery projects, working closely and effectively with various I.S. and business leaders, project team members, other I.S Professionals and external parties, to ensure that projects are correctly planned and executed. The Technical Project Manager is accountable to the Head of I.S. and Portfolio Delivery Leaders in the management of project scope, budget, quality, schedule and outcomes. He/she must also meet the leadership expectations of the sponsor and I.S. leaders.
The Technical Project Manager manages one or more projects within the portfolio of projects.
Current technical projects include:
- Data Server Move – including test server decommissioning, server continuity assessment and data server location
- Cloud Enablement – part of strategic move to cloud based applications
- Ensuring solutions adhere to present and future business objectives
- Managing stakeholder relationships
- Managing system development priorities and delivery schedule
- Managing IT project teams
- Deliver projects on time, on budget to the expected quality.
- Work with key stakeholders to define project scope, goals, and deliverables that support the Business and I.S. goals.
- Plan and manage the project life cycle from initiation to handover to production.
- Liaise with project stakeholders throughout the project life cycle.
- Develop project plans and associated communications documents.
- Identify project pre-requisites, dependencies, constraints, risks and critical path and manage these proactively.
- Create and manage project budgets.
- Work collaboratively with the Project Leadership team to develop detailed project schedules, resource requirements and key milestones and manage these throughout the lifecycle of the project.
- Conduct project ‘Lessons Learnt’ and create recommendations that will improve future project delivery.
Essential Skills and Experience:
- Minimum of 8 years I.T. industry experience with at least 5 years as a full life-cycle Project Manager on high profile and innovative technical enterprise solutions.
- Experience managing and delivering technical Applications & Server projects including integration and data migration projects using .NET environment (C#, SQL Server, SQL Data Warehouse, ETL etc.)
- Experience managing cloud solutions/platforms projects
- Experience in planning, organising, and controlling resources and tasks.
- Strong technical background
- Excellent knowledge of formal project management methodologies and processes.
- Practical experience of application development life cycles (Waterfall & Agile)
- Experience communicating at all levels from Executive to Team level. Strong verbal and written skills are essential.
- Experience of building strong relationships with stakeholders and technology partners.
- Experience of building project plans that ensure the quality of the deliverables, and conform to the standards and best practices defined by the organisation.
- Experience of managing multiple parties, including Senior I.S. staff, and 3rd party Vendors.
- Strong leadership skills with the ability to build consensus and bring the project forward.
- Experience in influencing at all levels within an organisation.
- Great problem solver – ability to get to the root cause of a problem and put corrective actions and preventative measures in place.
- Ability to set and work to strict project deadlines.
- Comfortable working with ambiguity and negotiating win-win outcomes.
- Proficient user of MS Office tools, in particular, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, MS Powerpoint, Sharepoint.
Desired Skills and Experience:
- Previous experience in managing cloud migrations to SAAS
- Previous experience of DevOps
- Experience working in geographically distributed teams.
- Previous experience in the Financial Services Industry.
- Project Management certification.
- German Language