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Project Manager (Consultancy)

£35-45k pa + Benefits

About the Project Manager (Consultancy) role

As a client facing Project Manager you will be an integral part of an ambitious team that manages the delivery of a wide variety of IT projects to clients in a range of industry sectors to ensure all project outcomes are successfully achieved. This a great opportunity to manage and deliver to the following types of projects as a Project Manager in Consultancy.

  • Business Systems Implementation (e.g. ERP upgrade)
  • IT Infrastructure (e.g. AD, networking, storage & virtualisation, communication & messaging)
  • Cloud Infrastructure (e.g. O365, IaaS, SaaS)
  • Bespoke software development (Waterfall / Agile)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Site/office moves

Responsibilities for the Project Manager (Consultancy)

  • Be actively involved in business development activities such as the creation of proposals and responses to tenders for opportunities with existing clients and new prospects.
  • Initiate projects, agreeing the approach, governance, scope, project plan, resources, project controls, and project communication and change management required.
  • Deliver the project to time, cost, and quality that deliveries the project objectives.
  • Organise and chair project meetings, ensuring agendas are in place, meetings are scheduled, and minutes are taken.
  • Update project artifacts, including the project plan, communication plan, risks, issues, assumptions, change log, dependencies, decisions, actions.
  • Ensure that all facets of the project are agreed and understood by all parties involved in the project (scope, plans, risk, governance, communication, change, quality, and controls).
  • Engage with people working on the project to ensure their responsibilities and tasks are understood and delivered. The people working on the project may be other Waterstons people, client staff, or other third parties.
  • Establish strong relationships with all parties to benefit the project and future engagements.
  • Cleanly close projects, carrying out project review and lessons learnt exercise.
  • Support the development of best practice project management within Waterstons.
  • Engage and support the development of our project management service offering.
  • Proactively develop knowledge of programme and project management skills and frameworks as well as increasing understanding of technology.

Personal Specification for the Project Manager (Consultancy):

We are looking for self-starters that have the ability to demonstrate the following transferable skills in their profiles

  • Highly Organised
  • Think on their feet
  • Big picture thinkers (Strategic & Tactical)
  • Ability to communicate & push back on all levels
  • Decision making skills
  • Leadership qualities
  • Attention to detail

An exceptional Project Manager will be a problem-solver that can work independently. You may also have

  • IT / Consultancy / Professional Services Experience
  • Project Management Certifications- Prince2 / Scrum / PMP
  • A good understanding of how being part of a consultancy environment may differ from being a member of an in-house team.

As a Project Manager (Consultancy) you will build relationships with prospective and active clients across the business and act as their trusted advisor; helping them to secure their business through the pragmatic use of technology and protect them from incoming threats.

If you enjoy a varied environment, sharing your knowledge and experience to support, coach and mentor your colleagues, then we want to hear from you.

Your progression is important to us and your career path is up to you. We commit to invest in our people and reward you for your commitment and effort.

This role will can be based in either Durham or London. Travel to our office & client sites is essential in this role when required. We’re utilising technology to work remotely and continue our great work wherever we can.

Waterstons are proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer, committed to drive forward diversity and inclusion & determined to speak up against discrimination. Waterstons will make any reason adjustments if you have a disability or special needs.

We are ISO accredited and are committed to ensuring and developing our quality standards and measures. This is an important part of what we do to ensure we are continually raising standards.

We're Different

Speak to our people anywhere in the world and you will get a feel for our culture; the buzz of people who are doing work they’re passionate about and choosing their path. There’s no corporate mould to fit and hierarchy doesn’t get in the way. Everybody contributes and has the chance to get involved. We’re always looking for people to join us who are excited by unfamiliar challenges and enjoy collaborating with others. Our culture and values are fundamental to us and they inform and influence everything we do. Our people are empowered to make their own decisions and we’ll support where you need it. We’re growing and you’ll find interesting people who measure success by what gets accomplished, not how many hours are worked. Your wellbeing is important to us and we believe family comes first. At Waterstons, we are committed to diversity and inclusion. We have a working group who are helping to raise the profile of equality, diversity and inclusion both internally and externally and we encourage applications from everyone. We’re community minded and work with local and national charities and initiatives to support and give back. We’re not perfect though and are always looking to see how we can develop our approach. That’s why we’ve been awarded Gold Investors in People for a fourth consecutive time.

The Perks

As well as offering a competitive salary, we also have an attractive benefits package including: * A healthy work life balance with flexible and agile working being the norm
* Unlimited holiday allowance * Flexible working hours * Private medical Insurance * Technical development opportunities and sponsored training * Enhanced family policies * If you ever need it; company sick pay and life assurance * Supported wellbeing with regular initiatives * Employee assistance programm * Company profit share scheme and purchase of shares available * Flexible benefits such as a dental scheme, eye care support, season ticket loan and cycle to work

Our Recruitment Process

We want to support all candidates to shine. Please tell us what you need to make this possible. We'll do all we can to make any adjustments that work for you. Once you’ve applied, we'll be in touch to let you know whether we would like to progress your application. Initially, we'll usually arrange a telephone conversation which will help us both assess if we’re a good fit for each other. From there we'll arrange an interview which will cover both personal skills and professional abilities. We want to make sure you have a great experience with us, no matter the outcome, so are keen to hear what you think of us too.

Reference Number- 13/2021

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