IT Programme / Project Manager

Job reference: SYS-6043

Location 134 Edmund Street
Business Area / Department HR
Salary & Benefits competitive salary and excellent benefits
Closing Date 24/02/2020
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IT Programme / Project Manager

Job reference: SYS-6043

IT Programme/ Project Manager

Birmingham with travel around WMT network

2-Year fixed term contract (no day rate available)

We are looking to recruit an IT Programme Project Manager to act as the interface and conduit between IT, the business user community, supplier, WMT Project Management Office (PMO) and Abellio Group IT on all Technology impacting projects. You will Create and maintain all relevant Programme and Project plans to effectively steer Projects from initiation through to end delivery (including resource plans) and ensure they are agreed with the Project Sponsor. Estimate, schedule, plan, track and control tasks throughout the Project lifecycle including tasks assigned to Project team members.

You will be responsible for working within the IT Team to Programme manage principally on the Project which will enable the upgrade of the Wide Area Network including Software Defined Network WAN and implement IT (IP enabled) equipment on site to be connected via a newly provisioned local area network.  You will communicate with business colleagues in a language style they are comfortable with avoiding unfamiliar terms and reference. In. addition you will ensure that Project stakeholders are furnished with the appropriate level of engagement to meet and surpass their needs.

Experience, Knowledge & Qualification Requirement

  • Significant (10 years +) IT Senior Programme Management experience in technical/digital delivery.
  • Qualified/Experience in either: PRINCE2, AGILE, TOGAF, ITIL
  • Proven experience of delivering IT change in a complex business environment.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing cogent and compelling business cases and budgets.
  • Strong service orientation, with a flexible can-do approach.
  • A self-starter, with the ability to operate within a lean HQ environment, with the ability to switch between strategic and operational activities, while able to direct and influence colleagues.

Please see attached job description for further information.

In addition to a competitive salary, West Midlands Trains offer a wealth of benefits including free first class travel on West Midlands Trains and other Abellio group trains for you, your partner and dependent children, 75% discount on all other train travel over most of the UK rail network, development opportunities to help you further your career with West Midlands Trains and a competitive pension scheme.

Applications will be considered from colleagues with 6 months experience after completion of their probationary period and a full check of absence and disciplinary records.