Senior Project Manager

  • Job Reference: 00002526-1
  • Date Posted: 14 February 2020
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application

Job Description

As a result of our continued successes we have an opportunity to join our award-winning team within the Vivace IDT. Vivace is a consortium of companies set up in 2017 (led by QinetiQ group PLC) that is charged with delivering ACE' - the Accelerated Capability Environment for the Home Office. This capability was set up to bring industry and academia closer to government and law enforcement problems, and stimulate the flow of innovative, agile and flexible solutions to problems in the digital environment, delivering real impact for law enforcement agencies. Vivace works in partnership with its Home Office and law enforcement partners, helping to identify threats, risks and areas of need, then works with the best and brightest from industry to facilitate innovative thinking, fast. Based in our project office in London we are at the heart of delivering a new and exciting way of working for government. As Senior Project Manager, you will be expected to lead the project delivery function within the team and be accountable for the delivery of a complex portfolio of projects. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain the pace of delivery in an Agile-by-default environment ensuring appropriate governance is maintained. In addition, you will be expected to lead on the continuous improvement of the function in conjunction with the other functions. Key Accountabilities: Development and maintenance of positive engagement with project customers, partners and suppliers. Delivery of the project outputs, to agreed baseline (customer satisfaction, time, cost, quality, cash and sales). Ensuring project members operate in line with the Operating Framework & functional competency management requirements; and have appropriate personal objectives recorded in the QinetiQ performance management system. Resolving conflicts (including prioritisation calls) within the project and collaborating across QinetiQ. Maintenance of forecasts (both financial and resource demand signal) for sales and delivery which reflects the up-to-date expectations for the work. Application of governance requirements (including lifecycle, project & independent reviews as appropriate) for foundation sales and delivery work. Reporting progress on all accountabilities to programme / portfolio manager (or their delegate). The successful applicant will be able an experienced Project Manager, able to demonstrate a track-record of delivering either Engineering, IT or Cyber based complex projects. You will be comfortable managing fast paced projects, with the knowledge & experience to apply Agile techniques and methodologies. You will have experience across multiple stages of the project lifecycle from project initiation through to delivery, able to manage resourcing requirements, budgets to agreed levels and oversee less experienced Project Managers. You will have strong interpersonal skills, able to build long standing & trusted relationships with our clients whilst being able to react to the ever-changing demands on projects. If you are looking for a challenging yet rewarding opportunity with a market-leading organisation, contact us today. Due to the nature of the work we undertake, candidates must be eligible for high-level security clearance. Desirable Experience Exposure to defence and security environments. Understanding of national security and law enforcement. Flexible working arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.