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Senior Project Manager

June 1, 2022

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Job summary

The Senior Project Manager is an individual with experience running complicated projects across a wide range of technology streams in an organisation providing consultancy and technology services as a key supplier.  They are responsible for the end-to-end project management and professional implementation of IT business solutions and will have a proven record of success. They may also take responsibility for delivery of a programme of work for a client, reporting and managing a programme view.  Strong team work and analytical / problem solving skills are required to ensure effective delivery of these projects.

They will plan and resource a wide variety of customer projects, liaising internally with members of the Professional Services Group and Sales Teams and externally with customers and third party suppliers.  They will be responsible for building and maintaining strong working relationships with the client representatives and all team members and will be capable of managing expectations and understanding political issues.

Throughout project planning and project implementation it will be the responsibility of the Project Manager to provide information on progress to the customer, project stakeholders, Account Manager and all other staff as necessary.

The Senior Project Manager is expected to be an effective, authoritative leader who inspires confidence and respect from the internal teams, customers and suppliers. An effective Senior Project Manager goes beyond traditional Project Management skills. They build strong interpersonal relationships and convey personal effectiveness to achieve their goals.

Accountabilities and main responsibilities

The main responsibilities are detailed below, although the post holder would also be expected to perform any other duties which might reasonably be required by the business.

  • Identify internal and external resources, whether financial or human, in order to deliver the project successfully
  • Accept and close projects in distress or which contain significant management on client sites.
  • Support the Delivery Services Manager in coaching and mentoring other Project Managers in the tools and techniques suitable for projects in flight
  • Evaluate the progress of project on regular basis and take proactive steps to resolve any risks or issues
  • Set realistic and practical goals for the project. Moreover, they should also develop appropriate strategies for achieving these goals.
  • Manage the commercial aspects of the project both in terms of the client and internal Finance procedures, remaining cognizant at all time of the commercial status of the project.
  • Provide coaching and guidance to the team members about every aspect of the project so that the team members can understand their tasks fully and act on them efficiently
  • Initiates and flags investigation of issues arising in Project Management engagements
  • Supports “continual improvement” of self and the team
  • Develop and execute an efficient internal communication strategy for ensuring communication with all levels of management within the team

Role Interfaces

The key interfaces of the role are detailed below, although the post holder would also be expected to interface with any other parties which might reasonably be required by the business.

  • Professional Services Group Management Team
  • Sales Managers
  • Technical Services Manager
  • Nominated Practice Lead
  • Other Trustmarque Teams and Staff
  • Customers and External 3rd Parties including Vendors, Suppliers and Partners

Qualifications/Experience

  • PRINCE2 Practitioner (or equivalent)
  • Breadth and depth of knowledge and business acumen obtained from previous experience of project and programme delivery
  • Persistence and resilience in seeing a project through to completion
  • Practical and hands on approach to delivering outcomes
  • Ability to form and maintain solid working relationships
  • Self-motivation and self-sufficiency, with excellent time management skills and the ability to manage a demanding workload and conflicting priorities
  • Ability to learn new information quickly and keep up with rapidly changing products and processes
  • The ability to communicate effectively and professionally, with the confidence and gravitas to build working relationships at all levels, both internally and externally
  • Integrity, honesty and reliability
  • A flexible, creative approach, with the ability to find innovative ways to overcome project obstacles
  • Willingness to travel, with occasional overnight stays
  • Experience of a variety of industries, public or private sector

About Trustmarque

At Trustmarque we strive to help our customers go further, innovate faster and achieve more through technology-enabled transformation. By making IT all about our customers, we pledge a partnership that ensures technology works to their advantage.

Our people are at the heart of our customer-centric business. When you join Trustmarque, you will work with some of the best experts in their field. Since mid-March 2020, all our staff have been working remotely and are given all the tools to work with effectively. Alongside this, we support our people’s mental health through regular work and well-being seminars and a team of dedicated mental health champions.

All interviews, assessments and background checks will continue to take place online, to completely remove the need for face-to-face contact. All Capita colleagues who can work from home should do so; and where it is not possible for colleagues to work remotely, we have taken important steps to protect those working from Capita’s offices. Social distancing, enhanced hygiene and safety measures are already in place at all Capita locations that are open to protect our colleagues and manage the risk of COVID-19. The welfare of our people is of paramount importance to us, and we’re doing everything we can to keep our colleagues and customers safe during this time.

Standard benefits

As well as competitive rates of pay, we offer a substantial benefits package which includes 25 days holiday (rising to 27), plus bank holidays, and the option to buy extra leave, a company-matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme and more.

Trustmarque is an award-winning IT partner that delivers IT solutions allowing our customers to work smarter and more effectively. We simplify business, through a flexible and cost-effective approach that empowers organisations and their people. Giving honest, simple, and independent advice we help our customers to navigate an increasingly complex world of IT – and that’s exactly what you’ll do too, if you join our talented team here.

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