Digital Catapult

Project Manager - Contract or FTC

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The Project Manager will manage delivery of one or more Digital Catapult projects, working closely with across technology, R&D, commercial, marketing, community, finance and software development teams. Many of these projects will be as part of a government programme, so experience in a government delivery is essential. 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 end to end delivery of one or more projects
  • Ensure that tasks are clearly coordinated, delivered to timescale, and that specifications are agreed with Digital Catapult colleagues and 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 artefacts such as budgets, regular status updates, plans, timelines and resourcing estimates
  • Initiate and run regular stand-up 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 on Prince 2 methodology, other Scrum or Kanban experience is an advantage
  • Significant commercial expertise & experience managing government relationships
  • 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, including government entities, for complex projects
  • Very collaborative working style
  • Desire and ability to share ideas
  • Prince 2 project management qualification is essential, other Agile certifications an advantage