Project Manager

Location:
Edinburgh
Contract Type:
Contract
Sector:
Interim Jobs
Specialism:
Change Management Jobs
Salary:
£300 - £450 per day
Posted:
06-Dec-18
Job Ref:
154089

To support a variety of projects in a prestigious Edinburgh high education institution, we are seeking an experienced, hands-on project manager.

For a five-week contract, you will be working three days a week in central Edinburgh in the set-up of a number of projects: specifically in developing documentation for project initialisation; planning key milestones, creating Gantt charts, supporting budget setting, and setting in place reporting protocols for colleagues outside the traditional project environment. The rate of pay is up to £450 per day.

Requirements:
To be successful in this role you will be:
· A hands-on experienced Project Manager with skills developed from working within the public sector and/or higher education, along with extensive stakeholder management experience
· Experienced technically in developing detailed Gantt charts, complex multi-project work-flows, project planning documentation and tracking outputs aligned to client needs
· Experienced in designing management budgets alongside project plans
· Experienced in using a number of different project management tools and software.
· An active membership of the PM community
· Highly motivated, delivery-focused and a self-starter, and capable of providing coaching or advice to team members and senior staff
· A highly skilled communicator with the ability to work collaboratively and to manage stakeholders
· Able to plan and organise tasks on a weekly, cycle and to be aware of key tight deadlines and ensure they are met
· Responsible for supporting a team and taking instruction on priorities on a daily basis and provide the ability to be agile, organised, responsive and adaptable

Responsibilities:
· Work as part of a small delivery team that is responsible for developing high quality project / services and delivery of detailed project documentation
· Work alongside service teams to ensure highly accurate technical considerations are addressed and reviewed / approved before reports are delivered to senior owners

Essential:
· Strong background in applied project management within a professional services environment
· Hands-on project set-up experience (bearing in mind our requirements are not within the ICT sector but for research and development projects and change projects/programmes).
· Project delivery experience
· Experience in using appropriate PM tools and software
· Strong client management experience
· Experience in resource planning within a projects environment
· A proven background from working with project management technology and working with professionals of different backgrounds and with varying experience
· First class communication skills, especially in written communication - a proven ability to create well-structured and articulate reports
· Analytical mind-set and an excellent attention to detail
· Act to resolve any complex requirements
· Provide expertise in working with colleagues to translate requirements and support these details into the new project specifications.

If this sounds like you, please apply today via the link below.

ASA Recruitment is one of Scotland's largest independent multi-sector recruitment agencies. We specialise in providing effective tailored solutions for permanent, contract and temporary employment requirements for our Clients and Candidates. We are members of the REC and are ISO certified.

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