Junior Project Manager

East Midlands Region
£25000 - £35000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
31 Mar 2014
28 Apr 2014
AJPM
Aimee Peacock
Entry Level
Permanent
Full Time
My client is looking for a Junior Project Manager to join their team on an initial 12 month fixed term contract.

You will be required to support the Programme Management function to achieve its corporate and operational objectives. Responsible for coordinating projects, managing issues, risks and dependencies ensuring projects are delivered on time and to budget. Support the programme of change through effective communication and coordination at all levels of the organisation. Actively contribute to the growth and development of the group.

Role and responsibilities:
Provide the Programme Manager and project teams with effective support to enable them to develop and deliver programmes and projects.
Contribute to the preparation of project documentation in a full project management lifecycle including maintenance of project files and compilation of reports.
Manage projects as delegated by the Programme Manager in accordance with defined project accountabilities
Establish controlled project quality procedures and administer all related project plans including quality, test and implementation plans.
Manage project progress proactively, resolving issues through initiating appropriate corrective action.
Ensure efficiency in allocation of resources across projects and provide timely and appropriate reporting ensuring escalation of critical issues.
Develop team working principles with all areas of the organisation that encourage a positive and co-operative environment.

You will need to have:
Experience in a project environment preferably within a financial services organisation
Good project planning skills
Ability to use project management software
Advanced skills in Word/Excel/Powerpoint
People Management skills
Managing large, complex projects
First class communication (written and oral) and presentation skills.
Excellent planning and organisation skills
Strong interpersonal relationship-building skills with a Pro-active, ‘can-do’ behaviour and attitude
People management skills within a ‘virtual team’ environment
Self motivated and disciplined
Willingness to learn and develop new skills
Manage project progress to defined budget and timescales up to implementation.
Co-ordinate multiple projects and teams
Balance conflicting priorities

Desirable
Prince II Principles qualification