Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Senior Project Professional


Job Description:

Senior Project Professional - 6 month contract - Barrow-In-Furness - £23.39ph PAYE or £30.06ph UMB (Inside IR35)

The Umbrella rate quoted above is the Gross Umbrella rate (i.e. the rate we pay to the Umbrella Company inclusive of ALL employment costs). Please note, the rate paid by the Umbrella will be less, as will a Limited Deemed rate or Agency PAYE rate. Please get in touch to discuss the rates via these different payment vehicles.

This role will require the person to hold full Security Clearance (SC) prior to working onsite. You will need to obtain a Criminal Record Check. You must currently hold or be eligible and willing to obtain SC. In addition, this role involves direct access to ITAR Material. Therefore we can only consider UK Nationals for this position. If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible, please contact me to discuss.

Job description:

  • The individual in this role will manage a small project, or a part of a larger, more complex project, (such as a particular work package), or will support a Project Manager with aspects of managing a larger project.
  • At this level the incumbent may supervise or guide one or two professional staff, and be involved in managing their delivery and performance and providing appraisal and support to their development.
  • They will have a level of experience in one or more areas of PM practice and be expected to be able to adapt and apply these practices in different circumstances, to develop these practices and to guide and instruct others in their application.
  • Support where appropriate the Platform Procurement team by being reactive and flexible to emergent demands.
    • Procurement interface in engaging internal Key Stakeholders.
    • Chair Issue resolution and KPI meetings
    • Hold Cross functional reviews to ensure issue resolution.
    • Help in the collation of review packs
    • Must be good at communicating
    • Good at managing own workload

Able to use TC & SAP is desirable

The individual:

  • Able to perform intermediate project reporting & scheduling.
  • Able to undertake intermediate problem solving typically based on previous experience.
  • Have a good knowledge of Business processes and procedures.
  • Administration and general office skills including spreadsheets/ Microsoft packages.
  • Attend on the job training as appropriate.
  • Able to lead a small non-complex project or a work package of a larger project.
  • Able to manage the full project lifecycle to ensure that, over time, the needs of customers/users continue to be met and that financial and other benefits are achieved.
  • Identify, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project. Applies appropriate PM methods and tools whether predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches. Agrees project approach with stakeholders, and prepares realistic plans (including quality, risk and communications plans) and tracks activities against the project schedule, managing stakeholder involvement as appropriate.
  • Consolidate expertise from multiple sources, including third party experts, to provide coherent advice to further organisational objectives. Supports and promotes the development and sharing of specialist knowledge within the organisation.
  • In some business, this will be a transition role for a PM Apprentice or Graduate coming off their development scheme.


  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of PM policies, processes, procedures and systems.
    • Comprehensive PM experience demonstrated in a professional capacity within a project.
    • Good knowledge and understanding of their projects.
    • Comprehensive understanding of one or more Project Management tools techniques and practices.
    • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the Business environment for their project.
    • Knowledge and experience of PM governance and assurance processes such as Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs)

Competencies continued:

  • Problem solving most likely to apply in an existing Business environment.
    • Good understanding of the structure, organisation, processes and culture of Line of Business, so as to be able to support implementation of appropriate PM approaches.
    • Applies problem solving techniques to routine situations or situations of moderate complexity under limited supervision, in the field of PM, taking requirements and data from internal (project) sources and external (customer, competitor and academic) areas.
    • An ability to gather information. Supports development of solutions and of implementation approaches.
    • Ability to capture, adopt and share good practice.
  • Job Type

    Contract, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Other

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