Project Manager

£25k – £30k plus Benefits

South West / Bristol


Our client are a rapidly growing company based in the south west, they sell their software product into the education sector around the world. This is a great opportunity to join a growing team with a future to look forward to.


Responsibilities:

  • Act as the main point of contact to the client and or key internal stakeholders, on behalf of all departments associated with the project.

  • Coordinate resources to effectively ensure successful execution of the project plan to ensure that the project is delivered on time, to budget and meets the committed specification.

  • Manage project risks, issues and changes; ensuring appropriate controls and mitigations are in place.

  • Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases and workstreams of the project.

  • Manage project scope and changes.

  • Monitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables.

  • Manage project quality control and participate in quality issue resolution.

  • Define success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project life cycle.

  • Deliver appropriate and effective executive level communication.

  • Ensure that projects and programs are proceeding according to scope, schedule, budget and quality standards.

  • Create and maintain all project documentation, to the companies standard, identifying resource and budgetary needs.

  • Host project meetings, at least once a week with the project team. Document all meetings.

  • Coordinate with vendors and suppliers as required.

  • Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities

  • Provide leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones

  • Manage multiple projects, of varying size and scope, simultaneously.


Key Behavioural Characteristics:

  • Communicates in a professional, concise manner, both verbally and in writing, with both technical and non-technical staff to develop strong working relationships throughout the project.

  • Has knowledge of the principles and methods of project management and practical experience of their employment.

  • Able to engage stakeholders and successfully transfer knowledge.

  • Skilled in the creation of documentation that is clear and user-friendly.

  • Able to monitor and report on project progress, highlighting the remaining project time and pro-actively escalating issues where necessary.

  • Able to make appropriately thought through recommendations to ensure successful completion of the project.

  • Has the capability to work independently and as a member of a team with minimal supervision.

  • Can engage client staff in delivering necessary decisions and outputs to ensure that project timelines are maintained.

  • A collaborative approach, learning from other members of the team and contributing to the continuous improvement of the companies project delivery.

  • Ability to cope with the occasional long day for more distant clients (UK).


If you are interested in this vacancy and believe you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful, please send your CV to alex@planetrecruitment.co.uk or call 01865 257 455


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