Dexra Solutions Limited Job Title: Project Management Specialist Salary: £35,000 to £45,000 per annum Location: Ashford Surrey Job Type: Permanent / Freelance Job Status: Full Time / Freelance No. of openings: 2 Job Reference Number: PERM/2020/008
Dexra Limited is a progressive IT and Digital service provider. We partner with organizations to develop technology strategies and solutions that deliver tangible business value. We help companies outperform their competition by applying technology and talent with unique insight, global scale and a powerful network of aligned strategic partners.
We are looking for an experienced Project Management Specialists to work with business users and stakeholders.
Skills, Qualification & Experience Required: • Ensure the successful implementation of the PMO’s strategy, responsibilities, services and deliverables. • Monitor Programme reporting and assist the Head of Programmes in reporting to Senior Management. • Establish frameworks and standards for Programme and Project Management • Manage and compile Programme related financial and KPI information • Oversee project costs and ensure finances are well managed • Prepare and present cost-benefit analyses to support business case development and the implementation of projects • Provide and maintain a capacity planning and resource tracking service across the Programme • Update and maintain the Risk Log, Action Log, Decisions Log, and Issue Register • Ensure the appropriate programme benefits are identified, quantified and their realisation planned • Track financial reporting whilst ensuring that the programme and projects adhere to the corporate financial processes • Ensure cross-programme dependencies are managed and the dependency log is accurately maintained. • Provide a quality assurance role in line with defined Programme Management Office process. • Coordinate project closure to distil good practice and ensure lessons learned are logged. • Line Manage PMO staff • Build cohesion within the PMO team and motivate them to produce quality work. • Deputise for the Head of Programmes when required • Define and embed project control and governance • Provide Project planning, Milestone management, Scope management, Resource forecasting; Financial Management; Change Management across the project portfolio • Prepare regular status reporting to all levels of the business • Ensure efficient change control methods and process are utilised
Skills, Qualification & Experience Required: Skills and Knowledge • Proven track record for planning, executing, controlling and closing projects and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision • Experience of managing a PMO office • Experience of managing the complete lifecycle of a project with project teams of 2 to 15 people • Experience of project management using AGILE or PRINCE2 methodology (or equivalent) for medium to large sized projects • Strong skills in creating and maintaining project and programme plans, including risks, actions, issues, dependencies • Highly efficient in resource planning and tasks assignment • Knowledge of benefits and dependency mapping, risk management and resource planning • Highly proficient IT skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS project • Line management or team leader experience • Excellent written/oral communication skills for reports and presentations • Diplomatic ability to influence others at all levels of the business • Strong and demonstrated ability to build lasting relationships with key stakeholders • Ability to competently mediate disagreements and negotiate agreeable resolutions • Experience of Programme and project level financial management • Experience of defining and delivering benefits realisation for projects and programme • Training and coaching of Project Managers and PMO staff • Knowledgeable and experienced in efficient Change Management methods
Relationship Management • Personable, pro-active, professional and able to demonstrate full commitment to exceptional customer care and service in all activities. • Work as a key member of the Programme team • Lead the project team which will comprise of staff from across the organisation • Ability to communicate and interact at all levels of the organisation • Maintain effective relationship with third party suppliers • Focus on our customer relationships and impact on our customer service • Work closely with colleagues in Business Systems • Respected leader and role model • Handles difficult personnel situations directly, using appropriate discretion, HR advice, and respect for the individual. • Exemplary communication skills • Challenge others to develop as leaders while clarifying roles and responsibilities. • Pursue excellence in all aspects of business. • Possess the expert knowledge to identify opportunities for change and the ability to convey the need for change. • Evoke creative and innovative thinking from team members while helping them to bring their ideas and career plans to fruition.