IT Project Manager
Location: Tyne and Wear
Job Type: Full time
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Mott MacDonald is a global management, engineering and development consultancy employing more than 16,000 staff working in 140 countries and with an annual turnover exceeding £1 billion. Our breadth of skills, services and global reach makes us one of the world's top players in delivering management, engineering and development consultancy solutions for our customers.
We are a global team of IT professionals - the project delivery team supports IT projects across all Mott MacDonald geographies. The IT Project Manager acts as the key interface between the project team, project board and stakeholders from the business and IT while managing the scope, budget, timeline, resource, quality and benefits of the projects.
This includes shaping the project plan with technical leads, tracking and adjusting plans to ensure smooth delivery, managing and escalating project risks, managing resources (including third-party contractors or consultants), project documentation, and project plans in order to successfully deliver IT projects.
The IT Project Manager works closely with IT Project Management Team Leads, the IT PMO, IT Resource Management, business analysis, technical teams and business stakeholders. The role plays a pivotal part in ensuring that our Project Systems, Group Systems, IT security, Desktop Services, Infrastructure and IT Operations projects get delivered on time and deliver value for our business.
The role is responsible for the end-to-end project management of IT projects, including:
Defining and tracking of project scope, budget, time-line, resources, quality and benefits
Project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and control, closure
Assignment of work packages to project resources and monitoring of deliverables
Effective communication with the project team, project board, IT team and business teams
Motivating project teams and ensuring work is delivered as per the plan
Working with technical and business teams to build the project charter, project plan, communication plan and other project assets
Following IT PMO and project delivery governance standards, ensuring that project documents are current and change control is followed
Monitoring the quality of deliverables and ensuring that they are in line with expected scope
Qualifications & Education
University degree or college diploma related to technology, project management, engineering or relevant industry experience
Project Management certification: Prince2 (Practitioner) or PMP
Scaled Agile, Scrum Alliance or other agile certification (desirable)
Other relevant professional IT Certifications (desirable)
Knowledge and Experience
Significant end-to-end project management experience
Experience managing projects and resources from different countries or having worked in a matrix environment
Experience with productivity tools such as Microsoft Teams and Office 365
Ability to manage multiple projects at once or to manage projects within a program, and able to manage projects using waterfall, agile and hybrid approaches
Good working knowledge of project management software such as MS Project, Planview Project Place, JIRA, DevOps or other
Previous experience working in a corporate IT team (desirable)
Takes ownership, acts as a servant leader for teams and acts with integrity in all that they do
Problem Solving and Negotiation
Skilled at understanding risks and emerging issues and proposing solutions to reach desired outcomes
Listens actively, understands contextual information and is efficient in verbal and written communication, articulating messages clearly
Time Management and Organisation
Manages priorities efficiently, ensuring effort spent on tasks is aligned with value and importance
Empowers teams to deliver results, values collaboration and works out loud
Can navigate changing priorities and adapt to change
Our employees are Mott MacDonald's most valued asset. Regular connected conversations with your line manager will help identify, record and support training requirements and career aspirations. With ongoing support, mentorship and opportunities for internal and external training, you will have access to the right tools to help you evolve professionally and within the organisation.