Senior project manager

Delivers through suppliers and other managers large complex projects end to end involving several organizations and multiple disciplines, interfaces and suppliers.

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Job title

Senior project manager

Purpose

Delivers through suppliers and other managers large complex projects end to end involving several organizations and multiple disciplines, interfaces and suppliers.

 

Delivers a result to the defined standard of quality, whilst managing the within cost and time constraints that is capable of achieving the anticipated benefits.

Average competence level

Level 3.5

Accountable to

Business manager / head of projects

Responsible for

Direct reports,

Key staff relationships

Accountable for project specific delivery to project sponsor / programme manager

Matrix management of project specific work-package managers, external suppliers and team members.

Main accountabilities

1.       Manage the project’s deliverables to the time, cost and quality requirements

2.       Manage the expectations and satisfaction of the project’s sponsor and stakeholders

3.       Specify, select, engage, lead, direct and motivate the project team

4.       Create and maintain detailed integrated plans for the project

5.       Manage the level of risk in the project and implement effective change control

6.       Deliver the management of the project within the organisation’s policies, processes and best practice

7.       Implement control measures and regular reporting and take or recommend corrective actions as necessary

8.       Implements health, safety and environmental management processes

Person specification

Career experience – at least seven years as a project manager with relevant industry sector experience

Project experience - whole lifecycle management of a project with a value of at least £5 million lasting typically at one to two years, involving many external suppliers and an overall team size of at least 50 people.

Education – graduate level or equivalent

Qualifications – practitioner level in project management (e.g. APMP, PRINCE2, PMP or equivalent)

Skills – drive, commitment, confidence, leadership through engagement and influencing, communication, organising, resilience, problem-solving, flexibility

Programme and project management competence levels

Required average is Level 3.5 across all 15 areas.  Minimum levels:

 

·         Risk management (Level 4)

·         Change control (Level 4)

·         Management planning (Level 3)

·         Monitoring and control (Level 4)

·         Stakeholder engagement (Level 4)

·         Benefits realization (Level 3)

·         Line management (Level 3)

·         Others (Level 2)

 

 

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