Technical Project Manager – Data Centre Programme

Job Category: IT
Reference HQ00019955
Service Cambridgeshire County Council
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Three months initially
Location Cambridgeshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date ASAP
Hours per week 37
Rate Contact us, £239.00 per day umbrella (equivalent to approx £24.00ph PAYE)

About the job:

As a Technical Project Manager working for Cambridgeshire County Council through Opus LGSS, you will provide project management and consultancy for a variety of IT projects relating to the relocation of the Data Centre from central Cambridge to a purpose-built building in Alconbury Weald.

  • Start up, run and see to completion assigned projects following the Council’s adopted methodology, PRINCE2.
  • Work with the project sponsor, project board, Programme Manager and IT Managers to confirm the definition of the project, assisting them where necessary, to produce an agreed Business Case and Project Initiation Document.
  • Draw up detailed plans for IT projects and agree the resourcing of those plans with the Project Board and with senior management.
  • Formulate and lead a project team to carry out the tasks and deliver the products defined in the plan.
  • Manage the tasks of the project team, suppliers, and Council staff outside the project team, reporting progress, risks, issues and exceptions regularly to the programme manager, project sponsor and project board.
  • Work with members of the project team to analyse and redesign IT related business processes, taking a lead role as required
  • Ensure that appropriate quality checks are designed and carried out for each of the deliverables of the project.
  • Work with the Programme Manager to ensure the activities in the project are co-ordinated with the other projects in the programme.
  • Review the outcomes of projects and make recommendations for the next steps.
  • Take a part in other projects, programmes and other work of the IT Services and Governance, Skills & Strategy teams as and when required.

The successful candidate will ideally hold Prince2 certification together with proven experience of delivering IT Infrastructure and Application projects of varying size and complexity predominantly in Waterfall methodology. In addition, experience of network design / transformation / troubleshooting and a good industry understanding would be required. Strong leadership and direction including delegating, motivating and developing members of the project team would also be required for this role.

  • -Holiday entitlement of up to 31 days per annum, pro-rata (including bank holidays) where applicable
  • Permanent equivalent council pay rates offered after 12 weeks
  •  Pension contribution from employer
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’
  • Gain experience to support permanent applications

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