Software Project Manager

  • Location

    Manchester

  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-11-30

  • Client:

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About the Role:

As one of the world’s leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we’re passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us that’s all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that’ll make a profound impact felt long into the future.

We are looking for an experienced Software Project Management Professional to lead the delivery of our Digital Projects and collaborate and work within our Digital Delivery team.

We are looking for a talented Software Project Management Professional who is experienced in the art of planning and leading complex software projects. You will work within the Digital Delivery team and liaise with the PMO and other client and project stakeholders. The Software Project Manager will lead and support the Digital Delivery teams directly with the planning, implementation, monitoring and control of software projects.

Overseeing and working with a large team of digital delivery resources such as software developers, solution architects, data analysts, business analysts and GIS consultants you will be required to lead the collaboration, communication and management of the day-day delivery of our digital projects, ensuring our services are provided on time, to the required quality and within the allocated budget. You will be supported by the Digital Technical Leads within GSS.

Our clients develop major aviation, highway, rail, energy and water infrastructure Projects. We are seeking to appoint an experienced Project Manager who can effectively lead and support a diverse team whilst being the principal point of contact with our client project managers in the delivery of the project.

Within GSS we develop and support a software platform called PinPoint that is utilised by internal and external stakeholders and clients to deliver client projects. PinPoint is a data management system with a suite of software applications, web portals, business intelligence reports, mobile applications, 2D and 3D Maps with a data warehouse backend system. You will be familiar with working in this environment and technical area.

A typical week would include:

  • Lead on the safety, health and wellbeing of the digital project team working with the digital technical leads in GSS

  • Manage software project controls through WSP, Jira and client systems

  • Interface with client internal project team counterpart to understand the client expectations, milestones and plan and turn into a digital internal delivery plan

  • Manage and lead on the delivery of the internal delivery project plan working with the digital delivery team ensuring the correct tasks are prioritized and delivered across the team within scope, time and budget

  • Implement and manage lessons learned exercises to ensure scope and delivery are continuously effectively controlled

  • Manage effectively all communications within the digital delivery team • Manage change control effectively

  • Review and advise on the digital scope and discuss with project and digital delivery teams

  • Manage the interface between the project delivery teams and GSS and manage all progress reporting

  • Work with the GSS business managers to ensure cost controls meet expectations

  • Manage and utilise effectively Jira reporting to client, internal and key stakeholders 

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

  • An appropriate degree qualification in a relevant discipline

  • Membership of a Professional Institution

  • Experience of working with Digital Delivery Teams and Software Platforms and Projects

  • APMP, Prince2 or similar Project Management qualification

  • Working within an agile project environment

  • Experience of working with Jira Software to manage and track projects or equivalent

  • Experienced project manager with a track record of successful delivery of services on internal and external projects

  • Ability to interrogate, question and challenge information

  • Ability to coordinate the submission of accurate reports to predetermined deadlines

  • Understanding of project management, project controls and procedures normally associated with software projects

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel and Project (or Primavera P6)

  • Experience managing and working with internal teams and interfacing with client organisations

What if we can?

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP – we can!

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important – be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme – so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) – WSP can help!

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and PLEDGE (Promoting Leadership, Encouraging Diversity & Gender Equality) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

About us:

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services firms providing technical consultancy to the built and natural environment. We believe that for societies to thrive, we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. For us, that means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring to the communities and environments where we live and work across the UK.

We are locally dedicated and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, programme and construction management professionals. Our experts design lasting solutions in the property & buildings, transportation & infrastructure, environment, industry, resources (including mining, and oil & gas) and power & energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. And safety and sustainability are embedded in everything that we do.

Please note that WSP reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date.