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Project Manager


25,000 - 32,000


The Project Manager is responsible for managing and leading project teams to provide comprehensive project management and delivery to Aspire’s customers. You will take full ownership of the planning, resourcing, controlling and implementation of each project ensuring that all project objectives are met and that projects are delivered within agreed timescales and budgets. The Project Manager will be technically minded and will be required to manage multiple IT projects in parallel covering a wide range of technologies including hosted services, data centre solutions, connectivity and telephony. You will also have excellent stakeholder management skills, strong customer service skills and excellent communications skills.Requirements Plan the projectDefine the scope of the project in collaboration with senior management and technical staffCreate a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the projectValidate the resources (time, money, equipment, etc.) required to complete the projectDevelop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities Staff the projectIn consultation with the appropriate manager, select staff with appropriate skills for the project activitiesManage and track project staff according to the established policies and practices of the organisationEnsure that all project personnel receive an appropriate orientation to the projectContract qualified 3rd party external resources to work on the project as appropriate Implement the projectExecute the project according to the project planMonitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the projectEstablish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organisation on the progress of the projectReview the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards Control the projectUpdate CRM records on the project for management and interested partiesCommunicate internally and externally project commercial status/risksMonitor and approve all budgeted project expendituresMonitor invoicing projections and report actual invoicing schedule and variance to senior management on a regular basisManage all project budgets according to established accounting policies and proceduresEnsure that all financial records for the project are up to date Evaluate the projectEnsure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of qualityEvaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phaseEvaluate/report the final status of the project, detailing if the project was completed on time, on budget, within the allocated man timeEvaluate/report any lessons learnt from the project and feed these back to senior management Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required: Essential The Project Manager should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough, and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organisation and to create new opportunities.Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organisational effectiveness.Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organisation.Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organisation.Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.Plan: Determine strategies to move the organisation forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problemCustomer focussed: Ensuring customer satisfaction is given the utmost priorityHighly motivated: Sets and achieves challenging goals and constantly looks to improveQuality management: Ability to look for ways to improve and promote qualityDriving License: Must have a full, clean or near clean UK driving licencePlanning & Coordination: A minimum of 1 year planning and/or coordination experience DesirableUniversity Degree in a related subjectProject Management qualification, e.g. PRINCE2, APM, PMPSome knowledge and understanding of IT infrastructure would be beneficial Proficiency in the use of computers no formal qualifications are essential for this role, the successful candidate should have relevant work related experience, attained a good all-round standard of education and have a good knowledge of current IT technologies. Location and Working Arrangements: The position offered is based out of Aspire’s Gateshead Head Office however, there may be a requirement to visit customers sites on occasion to attend project meetings. The working hours are normally Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:30 with 1hr for lunch, although extended hours may be required to meet customer requirements and project milestones. It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to accommodate changes to their working hours and also be available to work weekends & evenings as required.   Reporting and Department:​ The role will report directly to Head of Delivery and will be part of the Project Services team.

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