Senior / IT Project Manager, Infrastructure

Crawley, West Sussex, £45 – 70k plus bonus plus benefits
Reference: RC5717

Active Directory, Infrastructure

Infrastructure Project Managers are required for international financial services organisation based in West Sussex. We are actually looking for 2 additional Project Managers (one Project Manager and one Senior Project Manager) due to a high profile and exciting acquisition.  You will be joining their central IT team and working within a vibrant and upbeat team.

The portfolio includes, but is not limited to, technology migrations, product development, Regulatory changes, Client and Customer data migrations, business acquisitions and system integrations and upgrades. We are specifically looking for strong Infrastructure focused Project Manager with good knowledge of Active Directory.

This role will see you responsible for managing a portfolio of small to medium projects or a smaller number of larger projects, throughout the delivery lifecycle, from initiation to implementation.  Delivery will involve close liaison with Business stakeholders, Operational business teams, IT delivery teams (both onshore and offshore), 3rd party suppliers and for some projects this extends to external Client engagement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing a portfolio of work, being either single or multiple projects throughout the project life-cycle
  • Adhering to the Group Project Management Methodology, ensuring that gateway criteria are met at each stage in the project delivery and all project documentation is developed and maintained to agreed standards.
  • Ensuring delivery to agreed business/Client objectives, requirements, schedules, costs and quality objectives.
  • Managing project deliverables and resources, ensuring timely and complete delivery by self, project team and 3rd party suppliers
  • Co-ordinating and contributing to the production of requirements, assessments, designs and supporting documentation
  • Production of high quality project documentation, including schedules, management delivery plans, reports, logs, IT support models and IT service introduction material
  • Support analysis and production of material for business cases for IT sponsored projects
  • Review and sign-off of project deliverables and documentation and representation at IT Change Approval Boards prior to implementation
  • Identifying and managing risks, issues and dependencies that could threaten a project’s delivery
  • Identifying countermeasures and recommending and/or taking appropriate action to overcome delays, issues, challenges or cost over-runs
  • Chairing project meetings and facilitating project workshops
  • Co-ordinating and/or contributing to the design, development and specification of new/revised processes and systems, documentation, training materials etc., as required
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, suppliers and clients
  • Adherence to all Regulatory, Security and Compliance requirements.
  • Capturing and acting upon recommendations arising from post implementation reviews, to support continuous improvement.


Key Requirements:

  • Track record of successful and timely delivery of Infrastructure IT Projects, specifically with a good knowledge of Active Directory
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, with the confidence to positively influence and challenge supportively and effectively where appropriate
  • Experience of delivery with and managing 3rd party suppliers
  • Experience of managing cross-functional delivery teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to communicate IT and Infrastructure terminology and technology in plain-English and in non-technical terms to colleagues.
  • Experience and working knowledge of MS Management Solutions
  • Effective time management skills with proven ability to manage multiple projects effectively
  • Ability to work calmly and methodically when under pressure
  • Experience of building and leading effective project delivery teams


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