We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Project Delivery Manager with an interest in deploying industrial software that facilitates the energy transition. Multiple delivery methodologies, Inc. Waterfall, Agile and Hybrid, are all likely to be used at some point in the delivery cycle.
As part of delivering these systems, there may be a need for some site-based work. Flexibility is therefore key to the role:
You will be expected to:
Manage the software development and deployment projects.
Own and Manage the Software Product Requirements, both functional and non-functional;
Manage the technology solution providers to ensure Software is delivered for our Go-Live dates;
Create, agree and oversee defect management frameworks with suppliers;
Develop high-level project plans and track progress of development against agreed targets.
Track project budgets.
Monitor and enforce critical project milestones.
Monitor and report on benefits realisation as the project progresses
Work closely with both on and offsite technology teams that are involved in delivering the software solution.
Manage project risks, issues, and changes as they arise; and where an issue needs to be escalated to senior management, prepare briefings, options, and expert advice to enable an effective and timely decision
Undertake, track and manage resolution of issues identified during testing within the timescales of the testing phase.
Manage the onsite software delivery and commissioning.
Work in partnership with peers and departmental heads, to prioritise and resolve technical and timeline issues with the projects.
Work closely and diplomatically with all business stakeholders to ensure that a positive working relationship is fostered whilst ensuring cost, programme and scope are maintained.
Manage the relationships with the key technical stakeholders from UK Power Networks and suppliers to deliver working software.
The role may require “on call” style work in the evenings and weekends during key implementation periods. So flexibility of working hours will be required.
Suitable candidates will demonstrate a good mix of the following
Strong technical background, Computer Science / Engineering Degree background or equivalent.
A strong understanding of software development lifecycles;
A strong understanding and experience of Product Management and associated techniques;
Essential to have experience delivering modern (distributed), and technically complex, systems requiring extensive software development.
Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building along with the ability to interact with developers and technical leads in a technical manner.
Experience of working with both Agile and more traditional project methodologies.
Experience building and managing teams.
Direct experience of software development and deployment;
Knowledge and understanding of business needs with the ability to establish/maintain a high level of customer trust and confidence.
Have a real interest in Technology - delivery and the quality and appropriateness of the technical solution.
Ideally has some experience of successful project delivery in Industrial Automation involving a range of technologies / technical solutions.
Experience of IT and OT environments and projects;
Experience of developing/improving technical solutions and processes.
Intelligent, numerate and logical and can understand/analyse the business requirements regarding the capabilities of Technology (drive out inconsistencies and project risks).
Basic understanding of electrical power systems is preferable;
Basic understanding of network operator SCADA/DMS/OMS/DERMS systems;
Candidates should also show strength or aptitude for
Design and analysis.
End to End project ownership and management.
Comfort at all levels of interaction from Board to Field Engineer.
Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical audiences.
Proficient with software tools. Experience with Microsoft assumed.
If interested, please send your CV
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