Senior Project Manager Software & Data
About the job
Our client is a forward-thinking dynamic technology business. They develop cutting-edge software and data to provide more efficient, more precise easier to use services for conveyancers and other property, Estate Agency professionals.
They are rightly proud of their unique team culture it is one that supports innovation and impact. Whilst it encourages people to be bold but human, creative, focused, and hard-working. They work in an agile way that’s supportive of each other
They now require an experienced Senior Project Manager with a Software - Data background to work fully independently and be able to support the Head of Delivery in refining business processes and representing the team. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills will be required along with a determination and drive to make each and every project delivery successful.
Successfully coordinate timely and prioritised software delivery, manage appropriate testing, and deliver regular programme updates. Lead the planning and implementation of projects. Bring a level of expertise to the business for others to aspire to.
Create and maintain project documentation such as risk/issue logs, meeting minutes, meeting schedules, project summaries, and updates.
Create and maintain project schedules by developing project plans and specifications, estimating time and resources, monitoring milestone completion, tracking all phases of the project lifecycle, providing timely reporting of issues that impact project progress, coordinating actions, and escalating conflicts.
Able to plan and own deliverables, report progress, identify risks, and facilitate an environment that enables the analysis, development, and QA teams to deliver, as planned.
Track delivery progress, manage risk, manage escalations, Seek advice (when necessary) or manage independently the decision as to when escalations and interventions are required.
People Management - organise people, tasks, and resources to bring about a successful conclusion. Resource planning and allocation.
Stakeholder management and reporting -
Write informative, high standard, and relevant weekly reports to update stakeholders of the key activities, risks, issues, progress, and next steps
Prepare, deliver and minute stakeholder meetings to update all key stakeholders on progress, risks, delivery status, etc, and also to take direction on the next priorities and issue handling.
Ability to work with minimal direction, yet also able to work in a team environment
Ensure that multiple release cycles are being prepared and worked on in parallel to ensure that there is an uninterrupted flow of work.
Defining a project’s scope and goals, including budgetary objectives
Mentor and support more junior members of the team - lead the way, inspiring others to perform to high standards of expertise. Indirect Reports will include: Developers, UI/UX Designers, and QAs
Essential Knowledge, skills, and experience
Prince 2 Practitioner -
Experience of using Jira
Knowledge/experience Evidence of ability to consistently deliver large, complex projects to plan without support and intervention.
Knowledge of working with AGILE project management methodologies is essential
In return, they are offering a highly competitive salary and benefits package of £55-65,000 basic + excellent benefits. The role will be primarily based from home with perhaps one of two days a month in the head office in Swindon so this still needs to be a sensible commute. If you meet the criteria and can demonstrate the skills and experience required as Senior PM with a Software & Data background please send your CV today.
£55,000 - £65,000 per annum, negotiable
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