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Project Manager

About the role

We’re recruiting a Project Manager to join one of the largest property management organisations in the North East. The role sits within the PMO and will report into the Programme Manager.

Salary: £34,373 - £38,553

The role offers a hybrid working pattern of 37.5hrs between Monday and Friday, with an office based in Newcastle.

Role Description:

To manage the delivery of large-scale projects to help deliver the Digital & Data strategy and other corporate initiatives and priorities as well as smaller changes that require structure and control to mitigate risk.

  • Support the business in development of outline business cases for projects including creating high level timelines, indicative costs, return of investment and identifying key risks and anticipated benefits.

  • Liaise with all relevant stakeholders to ensure all relevant information is gathered to help determine priority, feasibility, dependencies and constraints and appropriateness.

  • Ensure business representatives are clear on the internal PMO processes.

  • Follow project governance processes to ensure all required documentation is in place ensuring all project plans, logs, controls are maintained through the life of the project to a high standard.

  • Create an inclusive and productive project environment that supports ongoing contribution, engagement, and constructive challenge from the initial kick off meeting, through regular project delivery meetings and through to lessons learnt.

  • Ensure a project RAID log is maintained and utilised as a valuable project management tool. Resolving issues timely, escalating as required; developing mitigation to reduce risk; documenting actions ensuring they are followed through, and recording key decisions.

  • Produce regular status reports and submit to the PMO in line with Programme Board cycles.

  • Ensure work packages, tasks and actions are clear and effectively assigned and followed through.

  • Develop a clear and accurate project budget which, along with regularly reviewed forecasts, is maintained throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Ensure key milestones are identified and appropriate decision and sign off points are recorded and documented.

  • Produce and deliver appropriate communications plan to support engagement within the project, across the organisation and externally when required.

  • Follow PMO methodology ensuring objectives and success measures are recorded and delivered.

  • Develop deployment plans when projects go live, and handover documentation prepared to support a smooth transition to ongoing BAU operation.

Essential Criteria

  • Holder of recognised Project Management Methodology qualification or equivalent vocational experience.

  • Experience delivering major projects, across multiple departments.

  • Knowledge and experience in the creation and management of full project lifecycle.

  • Experience developing and managing project budgets.

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.

  • High level of problem-solving ability.

  • Comfortable under pressure and commitment to tight timeframes.

  • Highly organised with an eye for detail.

  • Ability to build trusting relationships with key external and internal stakeholders.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in the delivery of IT related projects.

  • Experience coaching/mentoring other project managers as well as project team members.

  • Experience in the Housing or Public Sector.

Benefits package:

  • 25 Days annual leave + Holiday buy scheme

  • Extensive learning and development opportunities

  • Public Sector Pension Scheme

  • Hybrid Working

  • Flexi Working

  • Bike to work scheme

  • Child care vouchers

  • Free counselling services & on-site mental health first aiders

  • Car lease scheme

  • Save up to 55% on your next mattress from Palatine Beds

  • Colleague recognition programme

  • Discounted annual travel passes, MOTs & gas servicing

  • Electronics salary sacrifice scheme

  • Staff events & competitions throughout the year

If you are interested in this Project Manager position, click 'Apply Now' and a member of our team will be in touch.

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