IT Project Manager

Service Area:
Business Services
Location:
Manchester
Salary Details:
Competitive
About The Role

Employer Information:

A successful niche practice, Horwich Farrelly offers an excellent working environment in a contemporary and modern office, with a wide range of benefits including: free private health care, childcare vouchers and an excellent holiday package.

Horwich Farrelly has a strong reputation for developing and nurturing employees, there are many opportunities for progression and for the successful candidate to have a rewarding and successful career at our firm.

The basic purpose of the job and its primary objectives:

This is a key role in the Project Office Team at Horwich Farrelly; the team has a critical position in the business to support the continued growth of Horwich Farrelly, and build upon our reputation in the industry based on our proven success with our clients. This role will support Horwich Farrelly’s strategy which is to continue to recruit and develop the best people to maintain our culture of entrepreneurial partnership, innovation and market insight.

 The main objectives of the role include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Ensure projects are delivered on time and in budget, and met the projects objectives
  • Scope and deliver business cases and project plans, including benefits identification and realisation, and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements
  • Conduct and respond to risk assessments and business impact assessments
  • Identify, coordinate and manage internal and external suppliers and stakeholders
  • Ensure budget and resources are appropriately allocated and controlled
  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of projects
  • Plan, coordinate and deliver testing and implementation of projects
  • Produce project status reports for stakeholders
  • Produce and maintain high quality and contemporaneous documentation
  • Liaise with the full project team, IT, L&D, operational and financial departments
  • Conduct lessons learned reviews and actively support continuous improvement

From time to time, the project manager will be required to carry out any other ad hoc projects and duties as required.

Personal Specification

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following:

Candidates must be organised, analytical and innovative, with strong negotiation, diplomacy and interpersonal skills. A sound commercial awareness and ability to work to tight deadlines, anticipate and react to change is essential.

  • Extensive project management experience using industry standard good practice such as Prince2 and Agile
  • Full Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • It Project Delivery – IT Change, Software, Infrastructure, Applications or integration
  • Strong stakeholder management experience
  • Ability to deliver projects in both Agile and Waterfall methodologies
  • To define, plan, direct and deliver projects to time, cost and quality objectives
  • To work as part of a flexible collaborative team across the IT Department
  • Experience in overseeing a multi work-stream programme with numerous phases and functions
  • Experience managing and delivering cross departmental, multi work stream projects both internally and client facing.
  • Ability to work under pressure, adapting to changing requirements/priorities.
  • Experience in an IT Development environment is advantageous but not essential. 
  • A professional services background is advantageous, particularly in the legal sector, but not essential.