IT Project Manager

Company

Recru-it

Date

07 May 2018

Reference Number

2213421

Salary

Market Related basic salary

Description

Job Purpose:
To plan, control and execute a broad set of activities to deliver a broad range of IT and/or business projects (Infrastructure and Applications) to agreed parameters of cost, timescales and quality.Dimensions:

  • Budget – project driven (between $50k-$1m are the anticipated levels)
  • Resources – no direct reports, project deliverables drive resource pool and model

Organization:

  • Reports directly into Portfolio Manager

Principal Accountabilities:
Project Management

  • Responsible for the definition, documentation and satisfactory delivery of projects.
  • Applies Project Management disciplines around all deliverables including planning, RAID management, resource management, procurement management, finance management and quality management.
  • Manages the Project Change Control procedure to track and deliver approved deviations from the initial scope.
  • Responsible for effective Stakeholder selection and engagement for the duration of the project.
  • Manages escalations when tolerances are breached in terms of cost, time and quality requirements
  • Provides leadership to project resources to drive the delivery of the project deliverables/changes.

Benefits Management

  • Works with the business to undertake post-project implementation reviews to measure the benefits derived by the project changes.

Key Challenges:

  • Ensuring stakeholders are kept engaged and informed throughout the delivery of the project
  • Keeping project scope changes to a minimum.
  • Drive accurate budget estimation and ensuring that actual spend is within 10% or managed via appropriate project management controls.
  • Delivering projects and milestones within agreed timeframe.
  • Managing resources across multiple geographies.

Job Knowledge, Skills & Experiences:

  • Educated to degree level, likely in an information technology specialty or holds a professional qualification.
  • Has a Project Management Qualification
  • Has achieved proficiency in project management and change delivery.
  • Has proven, relevant experience of the implementation and delivery of changes to IT systems including, but not limited to ERP systems and associated technologies (Oil&Gas a plus)
  • Security Project delivery advantageous
  • Has proven experience of 3rd party software vendor selection and management.
  • Has proven knowledge and experience of the software development life-cycle and how this translates to the project delivery framework.
  • Has proven leadership skills, and a good knowledge of business analysis.
  • Broadly skilled in information and communications technology. Has a comprehensive knowledge of relevant development life-cycles
  • Understands the corporate policy framework, management structures and reporting procedures, and can see the “big picture”.
  • Has strong planning, communication and presentation skills.
  • Is proficient in project quality management.
  • Is familiar with a range of analysis, modelling and design methods; has good current knowledge of IT standards, applications and trends.
  • Can lead Business Analysts to obtain information from business people in face to face situations, and to analyse information on users’ occupational tasks obtained by a variety of formal and informal means. Has an analytical and creative approach to problem solving.
  • Has sound understanding of the costs of IT (project and “lifetime”) and the ability to cost operational IT services to identify cost saving or revenue generating benefits.

Competencies
Key CompetencesMotivates, Coaches & Develops

Skill

IT Security Principles

Skill

Change Management

Skill

Programme Management

Awareness

Project Management and Delivery

Master

Project Planning & Control Techniques

Skill

Project RAID (Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies) Management

Master

Communicates & Persuades

Skill

Manages Business Performance

Skill

Stakeholder Engagement (Reporting and Escalation Management)

Skill

Team Working

Skill

Budgets and Project Cost Management

Skill

Planning & Organisation

Skill

Project Reporting (Progress, Costs, Quality, Constraints, RAID)

Skill

Project Management Tools

Skill

Quality Management

Skill

Resource Management

Skill

Legislation

Awareness

Contract Type:

Permanent, Permanent/Contract

Region:

CPT - CBD
Western Cape
South Africa