Project Manager

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    £400 - £450 per day

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    Luke Horner

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Project Manager - SC Cleared

Location: UK - must be willing to travel four days a week

Rate: £450

Clearance: SC

Contract: 6-months


  • Must be able to travel around the UK al least 4 days per week - Much of the daily business will be conducted on customer sites all over the UK including Scotland Northern Ireland and overseas
  • Desirable - Military knowledge / ex-military
  • Accountable for leading the delivery of project(s), programme or portfolio that are large, complex and represent significant benefit / risk to our customers. The delivery will be highly visible and recognisable
  • Accountable for building complex matrix delivery organisation consisting of a mixture of dedicated and shared resources: These resources will be Project Management, other internal specialists and external third parties
  • Act as a customer champion. Establishes customer needs, uses operational and technical expertise to deliver brilliant experiences by resolving customer issues and delivery quality and timeliness
  • Understanding the customer business context and the impacts the programme has on successful business outcomes
  • Accountable for delivering projects to contracted service levels
  • Accountable for setting / agreeing a significant delivery budget and and ensuring that costs do not exceed this
  • Accountable for customer satisfaction associated with delivery
  • Accountable for identifying and managing changes in scope - ensuring the appropriate governance is applied
  • Accountable for building a comprehensive governance structure with relevant customers, client service managers, account team and the programme team. Taking responsibility for leading the development of the appropriate plans and controls to ensure successful delivery
  • Accountable for ensuring that the solution (and other deliverables) are of the right quality and accepted by the customer
  • Accountable for ensuring that defined methodologies, processes and tools are consistently applied across the projects in scope, in-line with the overall standards set by the PMO
  • Manages project risk for BT and customers with an ability to use and adapt recognized project management methods and processes depending on elements of the risk profile and governance needs
  • Ensures the PMO and resourcing functions have clear line of sight of upcoming demand and contract requirements
  • Works in collaboration with the Practice and Hub Managers as well as the Client Services team to ensure consistent delivery to customers
  • Provide direction to the team on requirements, scope, timescale, cost constraints and quality expectations.
  • Accountable for mobilising the project, programme or portfolio

Required Skills:

Knowledge and experience of technical installations in the MOD environment (SCIDA, JSP compliance) - Mandatory

MOD Standards for structured cabling installations

  • Knowledge of relevant JSP documentation for CIS delivery into MOD
  • Able to 'walk off' a site and maintain BT's reputation by ensuring installations are compliant before SCIDA identifies issues

Highly desirable - Knowledge and experience of:

  • CDM2015 regulations for construction
  • LAN infrastructure Outside Plant and Inside Plant
  • Networking Topology
  • WiFi installations
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • High degree of personal resilience
  • Commercialy and finiancially astute and able to sieze opportunities to improve profit or new business
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to create a culture of high performance
  • Ability to manage complexity
  • Ability to work with complete independence / autonomy
  • Ability to remove internal / external barriers
  • Ability to network and form relationship. Expected to have a good internal network
  • Great stakeholder management skills. Ability to work with multiple internal and external partners to deliver great outcomes for our customers and business
  • Negotiation, communication and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to interpret Commercial Contracts and identify area of risk / opportunity
  • Ability to understand and assess risk
  • Demonstrate initiative
  • Ability to build a culture of continuous learning and development and mutual support
  • Ability to coach for great performance, including being able to articulate what fantastic performance looks like
  • Ability to connect with our customers and grasp the challenges faced by their business
  • Role model for other Project Managers


  • Experience as a Project Manager, delivering complex solutions. The value of delivery (Not contract) will typically have been between £5 Million and £20 Million but this should not be viewed as the deciding dimension of this role versus others
  • Experience of delivering a broad range of IT and network technology. Ideally this should be in a range of industry sectors
  • Expected to have attained an advanced project management qualification - Prince 2 Practitioner, MSP, APM RPP etc.
  • Working with customers at in leadership roles (i.e. IT Manager, Programme Manager etc.)
  • Financial tracking and management of a large programme
  • Creating Stakeholder management and Communication Plans
  • Manging significant risk
  • Knocking down internal barriers and issues that exist in other parts of the business
  • Building and managing teams
  • Experience of producing accurate and timely management information to support decision making