IT Project Manager (SSC Migration)

Job reference: SYS-4462

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Location London and Glasgow
Business Area / Department Head Office ~ IS
Type of Role Fixed term
Salary & Benefits competitive salary and full benefits package, including pension, travel pass, 25days annual leave, healthcare benefits, loans, discount schemes and more
Closing Date 31/01/2019

IT Project Manager (SSC Migration)

Job reference: SYS-4462

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About Abellio

Abellio operates public transport contracts in Europe, while working in partnership every day to consistently exceed passengers’ and stakeholders’ expectations. 175 years of experience has embedded in Abellio a social duty to passengers which extends beyond the journey on one of our trains, trams or buses. ‚ÄčThe delivery of safe, reliable and comfortable services is the starting point for every transport provider, but that is not enough for Abellio. Our services must play an integrated role in the socio-economic development of the societies we serve. 

Our operations span three countries including UK, Germany and the Netherlands, across bus, tram and train services.

In the UK 14,400 Abellio people provide safe, easy and reliable public transport each day for more than a million passengers on our services. In the UK we operate train services for ScotRail (Scotland's national railway), Greater Anglia, and Merseyrail (in a joint venture with Serco), as well as buses through Abellio London & Surrey.

We challenge the traditional conventions of travel so that we can provide better quality, safer, more convenient transport services that genuinely benefit our clients and customers, and we do it the Abellio Way - Genuine, Professional, Proactive, Inclusive.

Our success is a reflection of our unique way of doing business and the Abellio Way provides a common and collaborative way of working with our clients, stakeholders, and each other.

The Role:

We are looking to bring on board a dedicated Project Manager for a 6 month FTC to help us through a critical period of change within our Shared Service Centre (based in Glasgow).  We are moving away from our existing legacy infrastructure and building a world class SaaS capability based on Salesforce and we require a Project Manager to help guide this project from initial scoping through to delivery.

Key accountabilities / responsibilities:

  • Create and maintain all relevant Project plans to effectively steer Projects through to end delivery (including resource plans)
  • Sign off by Project Sponsor. Estimate, schedule, plan, track and control tasks throughout the Project lifecycle including tasks assigned to Project team members
  • Create Project delivery strategies to manage key areas around communication, risk management and information management. Ensure these are clearly articulated in a PID (Project Initiation Document)
  • Ensure plans are aligned to business / IT strategy and system standards. Where deviation is valid, ensure this is fed into an updated strategy/framework.
  • Ensure that there is a smooth and seamless transition of the Project’s outputs into the Business as Usual environment. Ensure that transition plans are represented fully in a Project EPR (End Project Report) and performance to Project benefits are identified and realisation is planned
  • Manage the transition of a shared service centre from a legacy infrastructure onto a SaaS / Cloud based solution, managing the interactions and dependencies of the business stakeholders, the software partner and the preferred delivery partner.
  • Accountable for the overall quality and integrity of project managed ensuring that both IT and business change is delivered effectively

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Qualified in either: PRINCE2, APMP or PMIBOK
  • Expertise in Project Delivery particularly in complex environments
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills
  • Conflict Management skills
  • Proven leadership skills  
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Change management
  • Strong Delegation skills
  • Impactful presentation skills
  • Project Finance - ability to forecast effectively, manage change requests and supplier costs/ payments
  • A self-starter and independent, with the ability to operate within a lean HQ environment
  • Flexible, with the ability to switch between strategic and operational activities, while able to direct and influence colleagues in OpCos
  • Significant IT Project Management experience
  • Proven experience of delivering IT change in a complex business environment
  • Strong service orientation, with a flexible can-do approach
  • Flexibility to travel