IT Project Manager in Portsmouth

IT Project Manager in Portsmouth

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: £40,000.00 per year

Recruiter: WhatJobs

Date Advertised: 2021-07-22

Project Manager

- based in Portsmouth, Hampshire, but flexible working options available

Paying up to £50,000 on a fixed-term contract until April 2022

Need to be able to start ASAP

A global ecommerce company who is undergoing an exciting IT transformation, is looking for an experienced Project Manager to help deliver a number of key projects.

Purpose of role:

As part of the PMO, reporting to the PMO Manager you will be responsible for delivering both tactical and strategic change to the customer-facing ecommerce websites, internal business systems and processes.

The PMO is responsible for the delivery of a portfolio of projects identified by the business. You will be required to manage 3-4 projects at any one time starting from concept creation through to warranty and closure.

Key Job Accountabilities:

Be responsible for all aspects of project management; accountable for project delivery to agreed cost and time parameters.

Design, maintain the project plan within MS Project. Assigning and tracking the tasks necessary to achieve each stage of the project.

Engage and manage project resources, both from the business and within IT to ensure project is kept on track.

Capture and manage RAID, highlighting any significant risks, issues or dependencies to PMO.

Capture and tightly manage project budget, both external and internal resource spend.

Create and update resource plans, highlighting conflicts to Project Sponsor and PMO Manager in advance of conflicts.

Ensure project documentation is current and available to project stakeholders as required.

Ensure project is focused on benefits reported within PID, highlighting to PMO if going off track.

Manage change requests to ensure delivery timelines are not blindly impacted and business value is assessed.

Complete project close, holding lessons learned workshops and handovers to business owners and IT Support and to evaluate the success of the project and the business learnings.

Take part in any ad hoc project work improving the performance of the business as and when required


Experience of working in a project manager role within an Agile software development environment.

Good working knowledge of PRINCE2, PMBOK or similar would be an advantage.

You will have experience working with a distributed project team; experience working with near-shore development resource would be an advantage.

You will have experience working on bespoke applications, although change delivery to enterprise-level retail systems would be an advantage.

You will have experience of delivery of business change projects, involving process improvements.

You will have experience working on multiple projects concurrently and be able to manage the priorities within your workload.

You will have good general IT skills (MS Office, etc), but will also be able to talk to technical team members about more complete technologies.

A good understanding of commercial priorities and the trading environment would be an advantage.


Any project managements qualifications would be an advantage : Prince2, Agile, APMP


You will have excellent organisational, planning and time management skills and have experience in budget control.

You will have great communication and negotiation skills with the ability to communicate with a variety of business and IT teams. You will be able to facilitate decision making.

Good team player who can foster strong relationships cross-functionally

You are motivated, and have the passion and drive required to get the job done.

You are a logical thinker with creative problem-solving ability. You need to be used to relying on your initiative in an environment where not all processes and principles are well prescribed.

Ability to be flexible with work duties and hours as required by the team and business, and able to attend other sites for which travel may be required
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