IT Project Manager

Location : Preston, Hertfordshire, England
Job Ref : JA1072
Consultant : James Alexander
Sector : IT, Internet
Salary : £40k - 45k per year


JA1072 – IT Project Manager

Location – Preston

Salary – £40+ DOE + O/T

Hours – 37/week



We are currently recruiting for an IT Project Manager to join our client’s Corporate Head Office. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering small to medium business and enterprise IT projects to cost, timescale, quality, and customer satisfaction.

The projects could include both infrastructure and business applications as well as requiring experience in delivering business change to ensure successful adoption and benefit release. The incumbent will be expected to mobilise, plan, and deliver projects whilst adhering to Company delivery assurance processes, and will be required to collaborate across EITS and within the Projects and Transformation Team (P&T) to address lessons learned, share good practice, and continuously improve delivery management.

This role will provide you with opportunity to explore many paths within the company and develop a Project Management career.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing the delivery of the project to time, cost, and schedule in line with business success criteria and customer satisfaction and acting where these deviate from agreed tolerances
  • Adhering to regulatory processes and procedures including Company project management methodology and life cycle management
  • Collaborating with, and managing 3rd party suppliers to drive successful business outcomes
  • Providing effective leadership to the delivery team, being able to take appropriate action addressing any issues
  • Identifying and managing project level risks, issues, opportunities, and dependencies
  • Developing and managing realistic project plans, identifying, and recording lessons learned as part of project closure
  • Managing project changes in line with governance and project assurance frameworks, providing effective and appropriate reporting to the appropriate stakeholders
  • Managing business change to ensure successful delivery of business benefits and project outcomes
  • Collaborating with PMO on knowledge transfer, lessons learned to simplify project management processes ensuring compatibility with the concept of continuous improvement across the business

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Demonstrable experience of collaboration and cross functional working
  • Experience of working on enterprise-wide projects and successfully managing suppliers as part of the project delivery team
  • Proficient understanding of project lifecycle management
  • Experience of waterfall and agile project delivery methodologies
  • Experience of working within an environment with mature and established governance practices and processes
  • Proven experience of successfully delivering business outcomes such as business change delivery within the project
  • Familiarity with computer-based Project Management tools including MS Projects, and MS Office etc

What we are looking for in you:

You should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to confidently manage stakeholders of all levels. You should have the ability to work collaboratively within a team, understanding how the team integrates with other teams to achieve objectives. You should feel confident challenging the status quo through bold behaviours.


Employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Due to the volume of applications, our client receives, they sometimes close their vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered.

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