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Senior Project Manager

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Home Based
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 24/10/2017
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Exciting permanent opportunity for a Senior Project Manager to manage complex software projects for clients in the electricity industry. The role can be home or office based.

The objective of the Senior Project Manager role is to ensure successful execution of assigned projects delivered through:

* Manage and influence the project teams, both internally and on the customer side to create a positive outcome
* Work closely with other internal teams to meet the overall objectives of the project delivery
* Continuously examining of existing Project Management processes and practices, propose new improvement

Typical duties/responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

* The Project Manager is responsible for the P&L of the projects assigned, which consists mainly of complex software projects
* Provides leadership to project staff and create a culture that is customer focused, demonstrates a sense of urgency, and takes pride in customer success
* Actively develops personal relationship with all level of the organization internally as well externally with the customers such as executives, mid-management, project management, engineering management, finance, accounting, contracts and legal.
* Recognize what is important for different functions and persons to accomplish project goals and objectives
* Works proactively to set customer expectations to assure the acceptance of the project deliverables and to enhance long-term customer satisfaction
* Oversees and controls project finances with an objective to maximize financial efficiency. Actively strives to optimize overall resource planning and resource utilization
* Acts proactively to avoid/minimize risk and turn situations into opportunities
* Understands project contracts thoroughly, uses this knowledge to negotiate and utilizes terms and conditions to company advantage
* Creates effective reports (status/progress) to all stakeholders
* Participates in and presents project status in project reviews with senior management on a periodic basis
* Establishes rapport with other departments and uses these relationships to manage projects via influence were needed.
* Identifies and manages overall project delivery risks through effective identification, mitigation and tracking of the identified risks
* Some national and international travel is required as needed for the successful execution of the projects

The Company:
Our client is an Engineering Services company, who are an international technical consultancy, providing a range of services including licence to operate, asset management, manufacturing improvement and capital investment to customers in the chemical, petrochemical, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and consumer industries worldwide

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* A demonstrated ability to deliver commercial projects of different sizes (up to at least £7m), complexity and contractual types including fixed price, T&M, Maintenance and Support as well as, recurring revenue project to end-customers
* Ability to lead and motivate internal and external teams, at times across wide geographical areas, through the project lifecycle, including but not limited to, monitoring and reporting on the progress, risk and issues of activities and tasks
* Ability to think ahead and plan over a multiyear time span
* Positive, proactive, and energizing personality, while still remaining calm under pressure
* Financial and Resourcing Forecasts
* Negotiation skills
* Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills are required to achieve cooperation, to negotiate and reach agreement with internal and external stakeholders.
* Requires solid project management skills and business skills to evaluate and solve financial and technical problems and to

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* Project Management Certification (PMI or equivalent)
* Experience in mission critical software solutions delivery
* Electricity / utilities markets experience
* Knowledge and/or experience of mathematical optimisation
* Experience of power systems software e.g. energy management or SCADA systems

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