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Project Manager

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Professional Services

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £410 per day

  • Contact:

    Eszter Katona

  • Contact email:

    ekatona@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    RQ463164_1636541215

  • Published:

    26 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-12-10

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Project Manager- Met Office
£410/day

The Project Delivery underpinning capability team sits within the newly formed Programmes
Directorate and is committed to delivering a wide range of business change, lifecycle and
transformation projects in support of the Met Office and its business activities. Our projects cover a
wide range of different areas that support and underpin every aspect of the organisation's activities;
from major IT procurement and installation, to managing and updating the property and estates,
through to installation of world leading weather and climate monitoring systems.

The role of Project Manager in the Met Office encompasses leading, controlling and delivering medium
to high-risk projects to deliver business change in support of the Corporate Plan. We are currently
looking to find an experienced project manager to work on a major IT related project to replace our
current legacy finance system with a new cloud-based finance system(s). This complex project is
currently in the scoping phase, preparing a business case, but is expected to proceed to involve
procurement and full implementation phases. The ideal candidate will possess experience of financial
system implementation and of managing stakeholders and third party suppliers in previous roles.


Essential Criteria
1 Prince2 Practitioner and/or APM (Association for Project Management) Certificate.
2 Proven experience of managing a number of business change projects, from start to finish with a
track record of delivering on time and to customers' requirements
3 A proven ability to manage issues and recommend solutions through formal and informal channels,
securing effective outcomes.
4 Proven ability to co-ordinate multiple activities and work streams, handling shifting demands and
priorities, to deliver a customer requirement or business benefit.
5 Excellent communication skills, with a proven track record of successful liaison with stakeholders
at all levels, including third parties such as suppliers or Public Sector Bodies.
6 Evidence of having managed or played a lead role in a team delivering successful business
change.
7 Experience of using financial reporting and planning tools and of accurate financial management of
a project.
Desirable Criteria
1 Experience of working on a similar finance or full system implementation projects
2 Previous experience of developing and delivering communication plans targeted at a wide range
of internal user communities across an organisation
3 Experience of managing stakeholders and a third-party supplier relationship
4 Knowledge of procurement processes using Find a Tender or Government Frameworks such as
G-Cloud.