Project Manager (Temporary)

Vacancy posted: Friday, 23 September 2016

Salary: 38,842 - 41,217
Location: Irvine

Closing date: 06 October 2016
Job ref. no.: NAY01899

Role Profile Temporary for 12 months ROLE DEFINITION

To plan, execute and complete projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of project team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Project Manager will also define the project's objectives and oversee quality control and manage risk throughout the project's life cycle.

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Corporate Responsibilities

To manage/deliver the Service in accordance with the Council's corporate policies and procedures and relevant strategy provision. To manage/deliver the service outcomes, in the most efficient and effective way, that delivers the Council's Strategic Priorities within the Council Plan and contributes to the production of Directorate Plans. To manage and monitor Capital and Revenue budgets as assigned and contribute to budget development. To lead, or contribute to, the preparation of cross-service business development plans, as required. To ensure the effective management and leadership of employees, where appropriate. To prepare and co-ordinate reports for the Council, its Committees or working parties and to attend these meetings as required. To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.

Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

Direct and manage project development from beginning to end, using the project management framework and adhering to the Change Programme governance. Adopt a structured programme management approach, by utilising techniques and disciplines to support organisational development, change and management of risk. Ensure project delivery team has the knowledge, skills and abilities required to effectively develop and progress project plan and ensure promotion of continuous development of these. Support and challenge the senior and line managers in their duties and responsibilities relating to the project and assist with the development of creative change solutions. Ensure that project outputs meet Service(s)/IT requirements and are to the appropriate quality, on time and within budget. Work collaboratively with the Service(s) to ensure project outputs incorporate skills development and knowledge transfer within the project team. Manage the project's budget, monitoring the costs against benefits that are realised as the project progresses. Promote and champion a culture of organisational transformation across the Council. Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals in collaboration with senior management and stakeholders. Effectively communicate, liaise and manage with team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion. Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals and produce relevant budget proposals. Identify and manage project dependencies, the critical path, change requests and proactively manage changes in project scope. Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools tracking project milestones and deliverables. Produce and present progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations as required. Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work. Comply with the Council's Health & Safety policy in accordance with all relevant statutory requirements and codes of practice and be aware of equal opportunities in employment practices.

ESSENTIAL / DESIRABLE CRITERIA

Essential

Desirable

Evidence

Education and Qualifications

Educated to Degree level or equivalent in appropriate discipline Accredited Project Management qualification Relevant Professional Qualification Application Form Interview

Experience

Experience in managing and delivering change Experience of using project management methodologies Experience in leading, motivating and managing project teams Experience of organisational development, and planning Experience of supporting cultural change in a large and complex change initiatives Experience of working in a public sector organisation and within IT Services in particular Application Form References Interview

Specialist Knowledge

Knowledge of key strategic risks and issues facing change projects Knowledge of legislation affecting Local Government in Scotland Application Form Interview Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities

High developed communication and presentation skills Ability to work flexibly Ability to seek solutions to problems and deliver results Strong influencing and persuasive skills and ability to resolve conflict Effective analytical and investigative skills Developed skills to manage competing priorities and to meet deadlines

Application Form References Interview

Other

Ability to travel throughout North Ayrshire

Application Form Interview Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

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