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  • Job reference: RMS0182733

IT Project Manager - Connected Car

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/07/2017
  • Duration: 28/11/2018
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The Role:
To deliver various IT projects in parallel within the connected car programme. Experience is essential in the following areas:

* Cloud technology implementations - particularly public cloud.
* Software development projects.
* Single sign on implementation.

Previous experience of Agile working is essential; due to the fast pace nature of the projects this must be an environment the candidate is used to working in.

The role will involve dealing with and collaborating with multiple suppliers around Europe and managing remote development teams.

They also make sure that the needs of the business operations are met through maintaining good working relationships with counterparts and senior stakeholders.

The job holder manages, plans, coordinates, controls and steers the overall project execution including milestone management, the project team, reports and results.

They must ensure that the projects do not deviate from the allocated budget and that procuring processes are adhered to and well managed.

Main Responsibilities

1. Project Management

* Project planning, execution and closure. This includes the management of the resources (people and budget) assigned to the project, as well as project status reporting to the Project Steering Group and IT Prioritisation Board.
* Investment planning and management (planning round for investment).
* Planning and provision of hardware and software.
* Management of change requests / releases during the project.
* Coordination of hardware and software requirements.

2. Relationship, Demand and Architecture Management

* Business Relationship Management, Request Demand Management, Architectural Management to ensure solutions are proposed using the appropriate technologies.

3. Clarification and Conception

* Order Clarification - Preparation of estimates of resources required to deliver IT solutions. Contribute to the development of a business case and the calculation of ROI (Return on investment) calculations.

4. Design and Implementation

* Applications Analysis and technical development when appropriate.

5. Solution Introduction & change request support

* Service Operation handover to Run teams.
* On-going process and application optimization and support.


Demonstrable experience in an IT related application or technical area with supervisory or management control over projects and resources.
Must be able to organise and manage workload to reflect company priorities.
Evidence of successful delivery of strategic projects with targets.
Evidence of interpersonal skills appropriate to the role, good communication and influencing skills.
Analytical and decision making skills.
Wide-ranging business process knowledge or the ability to gain the required knowledge quickly.
Experience of complete project life cycles from project initiation to implementation.
ITIL awareness (IT Infrastructure Library: a set of comprehensive and inter-related codes of practice, useful to achieving the efficient support and delivery of high quality, cost effective IT services.)
Evidence of successful programme management would be beneficial.


Project Management.
Specific advanced specialised technical skill (preferable but not essential).
Oracle & SQL
Oracle App Server
SAP various - Process, Development, Programming, Netweaver
Web Skills - .Net and Sharepoint
CAE - Automotive process knowledge
Catia LCA - Development skills


Degree (or Diploma) Computing/Business Administration related subject or equivalent.
Advanced Project Management (eg. Prince2 higher).
ITIL certification (IT Infrastructure Library: a set of comprehensive and inter-related codes of practice, useful to achieving the efficient support and delivery of high quality, cost effective IT services.)

The Company:
Is a leading Automotive manufacturer with a reputation for outstanding quality the world over. With demand increasing and an upturn in production, there is a need to bring further skills into the business to deliver on current and future projects.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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