Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Senior Project Delivery Manager


Job Description:

This is an exciting opportunity to join HMRC’s Project Delivery Profession team where you will be supporting a large scale and radical transformation that will have a profound impact for both the customers and the staff. HMRC has one of the largest IT estates ranging from data analytics platforms to complex legacy systems. The breadth, variety and complexity of these systems and business processes they support are on a scale rarely seen in other global organisations. We are responsible for the end to end delivery of all IT projects across HMRC.
Job description
This is an opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to lead a range of exciting HMRC programmes and projects during a time of significant change and transformation as HMRC drives the focus of IT delivery away from product centric solutions and fully exploits the opportunities that Digital Services and Data Analytics can provide. This position will play a key role supporting EU Transition delivering IT change to HMRCs complex IT estate alongside delivery of Digital Services.

Within this role you will be responsible for the delivery of large scale or high impact IT change which supports the HMRC’s strategic objectives. You will take full ownership for the end to end delivery of business initiatives, system integration and large-scale change projects from definition through to successful completion.

This will include

• Identifying, assessing and managing risks
• Ensuring realistic project and quality plans are produced and that change is effectively managed
• Ensuring that project deliverables are completed within planned cost, timescale and resource budgets.
• Engage with key stakeholders across HMRC and drive delivery through providing effective leadership to internal projects teams and external delivery partners
• Taking responsibility for managing supplier relationships and for all commercial aspects of the projects.

The role may also include management of staff.

Responsibilities • Able to work independently in a fast-moving environment to carve out your own role and deliver through others
• Able to understand the wider strategic picture, applying that knowledge to ensure work takes into account current and emerging Government priorities
• The ability to work in an environment of uncertainty and continual change. Able to feel comfortable making decisions and setting direction without having the full picture and re-focus as details emerge. Can apply knowledge and techniques to reduce ambiguity.
• The ability to promote the wider public good in all actions and to act in a morally, legally and socially appropriate manner at all times. Challenges unacceptable behaviour.
• The ability to influence, change and impact decisions with both internal and external stakeholders.
• The ability to recognize, anticipate and effectively deal with existing or potential conflicts at an individual, team or strategic level.
• The ability to create and present a compelling vision and set clear direction, that motivates others to work towards a common goal.
• The ability to adapt to changing circumstances and adverse situations whilst remaining calm, reassuring others and maintaining performance.
• The ability to think of, research and apply new ideas and ways of doing things. Encourages and supports innovations from others, is willing to experiment and follow ideas through to implementation

Essential Criteria

• Accomplished experience in end to end delivery of complex, large scale, high impact technical and IT enabled business change projects.
• Simultaneously managing multiple deliveries that cut across different areas. Understanding how these fit together, managing inter-dependencies, putting in place appropriate governance structures and ensuring a strategic approach to their delivery.
• Commercial management of project costs and financial monitoring
• Ability to effectively challenge external suppliers to ensure best service and value for money
• Accomplished in driving delivery through the management of direct teams and multiple external suppliers. Providing effective leadership to the project team ensuring members are motivated and developing their skills and experience.
• Understanding and practical experience of both Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

Desirable Criteria

• Ability to work under broad direction in challenging and unpredictable environments, playing a key role in influencing strategic decision making and understand strategic consequences of IT decisions.
• The ability to influence, build and maintaining strong working relationships with stakeholders at a senior level in order to achieve successful outcomes for the business
• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension
Closing date for applications is 1st April 2021