IT Project Manager

Location Reading
Discipline: SAAS
Salary: £40000.0
Job ref: 26

A leading B2B software solution provider is looking for a Project Manager with previous exposure delivering software projects to join their expanding team.

Job Purpose:  

  • To project manage small and low risk projects from project initiation through to closure.
  • Responsibility for ensuring projects are on track and to within the agreed budget. 
  • Projects will include Client Implementations, Business Change and Product Development. 
  • This role will also carry out project administration duties to ensure internal processes are adhered to.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • End to end project management of small, low risk projects from project set up through to closure.  This will include; working with the Account Manager /CEO / Operations Manager to determine the scope, delivery scales, and financial costings of a project.
  • Build and keep up to date a project plan to be agreed with the client and lead technical delivery consultant
  • Ensure the project is resourced efficiently taking into account resource capacity and skills.
  • Monitor delivery of the project on a daily basis to ensure the project is completed on time, scope and to agreed budget.  
  • Escalate any risk or issues impacting the delivery of the project to the Head of Operations
  • Manage the client to ensure deliverables are met and if not the plan impact, risks and issues are communicated.
  • Manage any changes to the project by following the change request process
  • Complete weekly status reports to provide the Head of Operations with a temperature check on project delivery
  • Ensure projects are invoiced monthly as required
  • Ensure all company processes are followed as outlined (included gates project management procedures)
  • Test / review delivered work where required
  • Support the Head of Operations or CEO with project administration activities as required, including;
  • Ensuring resource planned leave is entered in the project management tool
  • Ensuring task administration is followed (deliverables outlined, active tasks are only data in the past if they are still being worked on or are blocked)
  • Reviewing resource capacity and liaising with the appropriate project managers to review deliverables where resources are over/under
  • Assist with reporting from the project management tool where required

Skills and Knowledge:

  • At least one year within a project management role or working in PMO with a career pathway into project management. 
  • Experience of the end to end project life cycle from project initiation through to closure
  • Experience of both agile and waterfall project management methods
  • Experience of working in a dynamic, fast paced environment with changing priorities
  • Excellent organisation skills, able to manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Confidence to communicate, negotiate and influence varying levels of stakeholders both internal and external
  • Able to build rapport with others
  • Resilient individual with the ability to work calmly under pressure
  • Diligence and attention to detail to ensure work is delivered to a high standard
  • Able to work independently but be a key contributor to a highly efficient team
  • PRINCE 2 or equivalent is advantageous but not essential
  • Experience of Celoxis Project Management tool is advantageous but not essential