Software Project Manager

Ellesmere Port, Merseyside, England
£35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
04 Nov 2016
02 Dec 2016
Vacancy Filler
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is a specialist boutique software development company who have been developing market leading software products for over 10 years. Our client developing a suite of web and mobile applications for the Healthcare Industry.

Our client, part of the mission, is a UK top 20 integrated communications and technology group with energetic businesses spanning software development, advertising, digital, 3D spaces, media, direct response, training and PR. More than 300 people work here across sites in Cheshire, Bristol and North Devon.

The Role:

  • As a Software Project Manager you will be responsible for leading and managing multiple projects from initiation through to delivery on time, in scope and within budget
  • They are looking for a highly motivated and well organised Software Project Manager to join their team to work with their clients to plan and deliver successful projects. Projects will include Software Development and deployment, including Web, Mobile and Desktop, elements of data migration, business intelligence reporting and business change
  • This is an exciting time to join the team as they are looking to significantly develop the business and the products they offer to their clients. This role offers a fantastic opportunity for someone to play a key role in ensuring client delivery in this period of growth
  • You will work day-to-day with the Development, Design and QA teams and continuously stay in touch with clients. You will need to be able to take a balanced view of the delivery of solutions across time, cost and quality and be able to communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences

Key responsibilities:

  • To lead and coordinate the scoping, technical requirements gathering, estimating and planning for single or multiple projects
  • To anticipate, manage and resolve issues, risks and dependencies that may impact on the delivery of the projects
  • Assemble the project team, assign individual responsibilities, identify appropriate resources needed, and develop schedules to ensure timely completion of projects
  • Leverage technical expertise for project planning, resource management, system / technology / validation, testing and implementation planning
  • Provide technical and leadership guidance and direction to the team to ensure accurate and timely completion of work
  • To ensure that project progress is reported in an accurate and timely manner
  • To ensure that all projects are delivered with quality as a priority and that appropriate levels of testing and technical governance is carried out

Desired Experience:

  • Experience of successfully delivering complex software / IT projects
  • Degree or equivalent qualification/experience in IT/ ICT / Computer Science / Engineering
  • PMP / Prince II / Agile or equivalent experience, would all be desirable
  • Experience of managing resources, budgets and performance expectations effectively in order to drive business and service performance, accepting personal accountability for results
  • Ability to work within a team and motivate people
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation communication skills
  • Evidence of analytical, investigative and problem solving abilities

Rewards & Benefits:

  • 25 days' holiday, increasing to 29 after 2 years' service (not including Bank holidays)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Medical cash plan - including employee assist programme, contributions to dental, optical, physio etc.
  • Employee discount scheme - an online platform for all staff offering a variety of discounts at various shopping outlets
  • Outstanding training and progression
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Regular staff social events
  • Cycle to work scheme

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