Department for Transport
Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London, Southampton, Swansea
About the job
National Salary band – £48,774 – £55,322
London Salary band – £54,105 – £59,537
We recognise the challenges that people with (multiple) protected characteristics may experience on the job market and in their career progression. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, people with a disability, and people with gender diverse identities.
Are you looking for the opportunity to work in and shape a role using your ambitions and experience, and with the support of a highly inclusive and supportive senior leadership team?
Are you excited by the opportunity to lead, shape and deliver a high profile and complex project requiring significant collaboration across multiple stakeholders?
If so, we are looking to recruit a Project Manager to lead a project in our Future of Shared Services (FOSS) programme, and we’d love to hear from you!
This project will deliver the systems and capability our organisations need to plan, monitor and decide on how we use the £200 billion future investment in programmes that improve journeys and support the economy. You’ll operate with significant autonomy to negotiate between partners to secure resources, decisions and resolve differences while managing and co-ordinating resource across organisations and functions to achieve the project outcomes. We want you to drive the project team to achieve it’s milestones and remain aligned to the wider programme, and engage with stakeholders to keep them aware of project progress. You’ll also lead the project office to support the R2R project with a robust governance framework.
This role will include both Delivery and Project Management elements, where within your role you will:
– Lead the completion and full approval of functional and solution designs for Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting (PBF), Business Intelligence (BI) and non-standard Finance Operational Reporting (OR);
– Lead the project team to build the new systems, managing resources, inbound and dependencies to ensure the build schedule integrates into the wider FOSS programme milestones;
– Define the test plans for the solutions, working with stakeholders including the Testing teams to define the scenarios and resources required, defect resolution approach and acceptance criteria;
– Define the project, its outcomes and set up governance to manage the project and ensure it delivers FOSS programme objectives and benefits;
– Ensure the interests of FOSS boards and stakeholders across organisations and functions are understood and that they are consulted on decisions and kept informed of progress;
– Work with Finance Product Owners (FPO’s) and Build Partner to understand Business Unit (BU) R2R requirements and ensure these needs are met in the Functional and Solution Design documents.
You will have experience of successfully delivering Digital, Data and Technical projects, and managing them through robust governance controls. You’ll be able to deliver complex solutions at pace in a dynamic organisational context with shifting priorities, through a multifunctional team.
You will have excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing, with the ability to adapt your delivery to suit a wide variety of audiences, maximising both impact and understanding. You are someone who gains rapport quickly with others as you build effective working relationships with both colleagues and stakeholders. You will have confidence in your ability to come in and make a real impact within our team where you will lead from the front and drive those around you to achieve the same shared objectives.
Project management professional with certification and demonstrable experience of applying project management approaches such as Agile, Prince
We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.
Find out more about what it’s like working at the Department for Transport .
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Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.
We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.
Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.
The Civil Service Nationality Rules has been updated following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. The new rules will come into effect on 1st January 2021. We urge people from the EU, European Economic Area and Switzerland to be familiar with the updated Nationality rules prior to applying for this role.
As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.
How to apply:
When considering your experience, please tailor your CV/Personal Statement to provide evidence of when you have:
• Experience of successfully delivering Digital, Data and Technology projects preferably in a Shared Services or multi-organisational context;
• Demonstrable experience of establishing and managing a project through robust governance controls;
• Experience of managing multiple stakeholders with differing business models and priorities;
• Delivering complex solutions at pace in a dynamic organisational context with shifting priorities, through a multifunctional team including direct and indirect reports, suppliers and co-opted resources.
The sift is due to take place 01/02/21.
Interviews/assessments are likely to be held w/c 15/02/21.
This interview could be conducted via a video interview, details of which will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.
We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.
The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:
• an interview
You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.
The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.
For further information on Success Profiles visit our Careers website .
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