Project Manager

Job Title: Project Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 72133-ITENG-JNB_1533628975
Contact Name: Janne Bate
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 07, 2018 09:02

Job Description

We are looking for a Project Manager with proven Project Management experience, delivering complete solutions (hardware, software and training) to end customer, to be responsible for managing several concurrent high visibility projects using agile methods in a fast-paced environment. As an experienced PM, the successful candidate will leverage their knowledge and hands-on experience to support the UK and European client.

With overall responsibility for scope, cost, schedule, and risk management as well as quality and customer satisfaction for all assigned projects, the successful candidate will be experienced in delivering complex WAMS software projects, assigning responsibilities, creating project schedule and determining resources needed.
Candidate Essential Responsibilities

Project Planning & Management
·Define and supervise scope of delivery, schedule and budget while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organise and lead project status and day to day work; prepare and distribute progress reports; manage risks and issues; correct deviations from plans. Ensure a state of the art quality delivery
Team Management
·Assist in team development while holding teams accountable for their commitments, removing roadblocks to their work; leveraging organisational resources to improve capacity for project work; and mentoring and developing team members
·Ensure effective cross-functional teamwork among project team members including both internal and external

·Solution Owner Support
·Support the Solution Owner / Delivery Manager in managing customer expectations for project deliverables, managing stakeholder communications, and helping to implement an effective system of project governance

·Liaise with product development / R&D teams to: fully capture all customer product requirements; track and manage customer product developments; oversee product and project testing life-cycle

Team building
·Promote empowerment of the team, ensure that each team member is fully engaged in the project and making a meaningful contribution, and encourage a sustainable pace with high-levels of quality for the team
Business acumen
·Build customer loyalty through project execution excellence and actively promote quality awareness and improvements
·Working as the customer account manager to foster closer ties with end customer and increase GE work portfolio
·Provide support to bid team in preparation of tenders and assist in contract negotiations with end customers and third-party suppliers

·Proven Project Management experience, delivering complete solutions (hardware, software and training) to end customers
·Experience overseeing multi-function project teams with at least 5-10 team members including Developers, Business Analysts
·Excellent communication skills to liaise with both internal development team and external customers
·Proven track record to manage and resolve project issues throughout full project lifecycle
·Excellent understanding of software development life cycle models ideally with knowledge of both Agile and traditional project management principles
·Balanced business/technical background: Sufficient level and acumen for technical background to provide credible leadership to development teams and to be able to assess project risks and issues
·Strong understanding of project strategy with the ability to establish/maintain high level of customer trust and confidence
·Flexibility to travel to customer site (predominately London & Europe) for short periods
Candidate Qualifications:
·Degree from an accredited university or college (or equivalent qualification) in Engineering
·Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
·Strong analytical, planning, and organisational skills with an ability to manage competing demands problem solving abilities
·Experience of delivering projects to global customers
·PRINCE2 or PM-BOK or AGILE certified
·Strong interpersonal skills including collaborating, and team building
·Experience interacting with IT community
·Creative approach to problem-solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the "big picture" view
·Proven ability to lead software development projects and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met