Job Description – Project Manager by SergioF


									Job Description – Project Manager
Operations Directorate

Main Purpose of Job

      To manage the progress and delivery of major projects as directed by
       the Project Portfolio Manager,

      To work with the Project Portfolio Manager in co-ordinating all major
       projects across HPC; IT and non-IT (business process re-

Position in Organisation

      Reports to the Project Portfolio Manager,

      Liaises with the Chief Executive, the Executive Management Team
       (EMT) members and their departments.

Scope of Job

      To successfully deliver a range of projects across HPC using existing
       resources and according to agreed budget, time and quality criteria,

      Provide project-based support to the Director of Operations, the
       Project Portfolio Manager and other HPC managers as required,

      To provide advice and guidance across the HPC on best practice in
       the development and delivery of projects.

Dimensions and Limits of Authority

      To work independently to project manage allocated projects,

      To lead the project management function when the Project Portfolio
       Manager is unavailable.

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Skills, Knowledge and Abilities


      Educated to degree level or equivalent skills and knowledge,

      Prince 2, APM or equivalent qualified,

      Proven project management skills with           knowledge        of   project
       management methodologies and processes,

      Proven experience of successfully managing a range of projects,

      Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
       including the ability to communicate complex ideas to technical and
       non technical employees at all levels of the organisation,

      Task oriented with excellent organisational, time management and
       prioritisation skills,

      A flexible approach to work with demonstrated ability to lead and
       exercise initiative with minimum supervision,

      Ability to work independently and manage own workload,

      Ability to work as part of a team and support colleagues,

      Ability to work within a legislative framework where required,

      Experience of Project Management Office (PMO) functions,

      Sound working knowledge of window based software packages,
       including Microsoft Project, word processing, spreadsheets, databases,
       electronic mail, and the internet.

Duties and Key Responsibilities

Your principal duties and key responsibilities will be those set out below. In
addition to those duties, HPC reserves the right to require you to undertake
additional or other duties within your capacity as may from time to time be
reasonably required and necessary to meet the needs of the HPC.

   Project Management
    Manage projects allocated by the Project Portfolio Manager according
       to HPC’s Project Management Methodology and internal processes,
    Manage allocated projects in a controlled manner in order that the
       project objectives are met according to agreed time, budget and
       quality criteria,

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   Escalate issues that may prevent the successful delivery of projects
    through the appropriate channels; always including to the Project
    Portfolio Manager and the Director of Operations,

   Liaise with third party suppliers and vendors,

   To provide advice, support and basic training across the HPC on best
    practice in project management.

Business Analysis
 Assist project teams to understand, define and document their

   Conduct and manage User Acceptance Testing on systems-based
    projects, including writing testing scripts where required,

   Using knowledge of the HPC business and business needs, assist in
    providing and implementing appropriate solutions to issues highlighted
    during the course of a project,

   Using knowledge of the HPC business and business needs, act as a
    control point to ensure that solutions proposed by the project team are
    in the organisation’s best interests.

Portfolio Management support
 Assist the Project Portfolio Manager in project portfolio management
   and reporting, as required by the Project Portfolio Manager or the
   Director of Operations,

   To carry out the responsibilities of the post with due regard to the
    HPC's Diversity Policy and to treat colleagues and other HPC
    stakeholders with respect and dignity at all times.

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