Interim Project Manager

Ref: 153 Date Posted: Wednesday 14 Mar 2018
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We have a Public Sector client based in Hampshire is looking for an Interim Project Manager on a 20 month contract. This role is INSIDE IR35 with a maximum day rate of £422.06 on offer.


Key Tasks & Deliverables:


  • Developing, planning, and implementing a project, whilst delivering the desired outputs
  • Forecasting and management of project finances against an agreed budget
  • Defining the project’s governance framework including a monitoring and control regime, stakeholder engagement and issue management, quality and assurance, information management and resource allocation
  • Identifying, managing and mitigating the project risks
  • Ensuring the appropriate capabilities are employed in the execution of the project
  • Tasking and managing external contracts with both industry and academia
  • Establishing, maintaining and controlling project documentation and management information
  • Leading change management, adapting plans to meet changing customer, capability and business requirements and priorities
  • Defining tasks and success criteria and providing individuals with performance feedback
  • Ensuring that the project follows Dstl's Health and Safety policies and processes
  • Building a positive working environment that aligns with Dstl Principles, supports diversity and enables staff working on their project to excel.
  • This is NOT an IT project management role.


Essential Experience Required:


  • Experience in the delivery of projects; with particular emphasis on the management of suppliers and stakeholders
  • Experience of governance and risk control frameworks
  • Demonstrate a strong background in project planning, leadership and delivery
  • Work with multidisciplinary teams across the breadth of the organisation
  • Show their recent successful delivery of the full project life cycle, including quality assurance and financial planning and management
  • Demonstrate effective Project control and reporting
  • Be clear and confident in communicating, both in writing and verbally, and who can deliver messages to a range of different audiences
  • Provide evidence of building and maintaining effective relationships across technical and functional boundaries
  • Manage complex and sensitive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrate an enthusiasm for continued professional development and convey the importance of effective project management to deep technical specialists


Desirable Experience Required:


  • Understanding of the Defence and Security context.
  • Understanding of Dstl’s business model.
  • Understanding of the relevant Account environments.
  • Understanding of the relevant programme and desired outcomes.