Digital Catapult

Project Manager

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The Project Manager manages delivery of a variety of Digital Catapult projects, working closely with colleagues across technology, R&D, commercial, marketing, community, finance and software development teams. Many of these projects will be as part of European consortia, funded as collaborative R&D activities through programmes such as Horizon2020, so experience in an R&D setting is essential. Other projects may be with commercial partners, or may be Catapult-funded developments. At times there will be software development projects to manage. Our philosophy is to use agile methodologies and focus on clear economic outcomes for the UK, keeping tight control of timelines and costs.

what you’ll do
  • Manage the planning, initiation and delivery of a series of projects
  • Ensure that tasks are clearly coordinated, delivered to timescale and that specifications are agreed with Digital Catapult colleagues, gaining full agreement of any external partners involved
  • Explore and specify future collaborative R&D and consortia activities and R&D projects with external partners, both in the UK and internationally
  • Provide resource, schedule and cost estimates for potential new projects
  • Initiate and maintain all project artifacts such as budgets, regular status updates, plans, timelines and resourcing estimates. Initiate and run regular standup meetings, update sessions and workshops as needed
  • Manage suppliers and 3rd party vendors ensuring deliverables are delivered on time, budget and quality. This will include (from time to time) evaluation of prospective suppliers regarding production capability & quality management
what we’re looking for
  • Hands-on project management experience in a technical setting, managing multiple stakeholders with direct experience in managing agile projects, including methodologies such as Scrum or Kanban
  • Pro-active and self-confident, adaptable and able to cope with ambiguity, changing and evolving priorities whilst being able to identify new opportunities
  • Excellent analytical problem solving and multi-tasking skills, with a creative and flexible attitude
  • Experience managing groups of stakeholders for complex projects
  • Very collaborative working style
  • desire and ability to share ideas
  • Project management qualifications such as Agile certifications or PRINCE2 an advantage