Project Manager - Digital & Data
The Digital and Data team has recently been revamped. We are creating a high performing team that can provide excellent support to the complex multi functions of the WMCA. Our key aim is to deliver a robust, high-quality customer-focused Digital and Data function to our stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity to join us at a time when we're modernising our ways of working and delivering significant advancements in our digital services - and your expertise will help develop and shape our future vision and implement cutting edge technologies.
As Digital & Data Project Manager, you will support the successful delivery of high-priority business change and transformation digital/IT projects.
What will you be doing?
- Manage projects throughout the project lifecycle from kick-off through to close-out and ensuring use of project/control documents, ensuring technical schedules of work are optimised and delivered on time, to budget to quality and scope
- Establish, monitor, and manage risks and issues through Risk Register for all project work
- Develop and agree technical projects briefs and PIDs as well as project and resource plans
- Report on project progression on things like budgets, milestones, and analyses of implementations
- Work closely with key stakeholders to enhance delivery of an ambitious and challenging change agenda
- Provide an active internal consultancy in project management, delivering joined up digital enhancements through a blend of modern and agile solution
- Engage with stakeholders to envisage, document and deliver enhanced and new digital solutions, influencing both technical and business change
This role is fixed term for 12 months and preference will be given to those who are immediately available.
We're looking for someone who has successfully managed a variety of digital/IT-related projects using traditional and agile delivery methods. Over and above this, we are looking for evidence of managing project budgets, creating Business Cases and managing costs, excellent technical, analytical, and project management skills and strong communication, and interpersonal skills.
We work remotely and so evidence of 'managing' virtual project teams is needed. Your ability to utilise project scheduling software e.g. MS Project and being well-practiced in identifying opportunities and risks, with evidence of evaluating, weighting, and mitigating issues, will be an advantage.
WMCA is committed to a better connected, more prosperous, fairer, greener and healthier region. This is our vision. We will achieve our vision through living our values which are central to how we work and interact with our wider partners and stakeholders.
We’re a partnership organisation. Our people feel valued and respected, have a can-do attitude and are innovators. We try new ways of doing things, we aren’t afraid to fail, learn from what went wrong and try again. Our people are empowered to be creative and explore and innovate.
We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women. As a Disability Confident Employer, we have made a positive commitment to interviewing all applicants with a disability who meet the essential role criteria. We are committed to building a team of people with varied backgrounds and experiences as we recognise that this will only benefit us as an employer, the more inclusive we are the better our work will be.
As an organisation, we will continue to adapt and develop to the opportunities and challenges ahead. We will continue to transform ourselves and our organisation into the best we can be, underpinned by our values and behaviours and everyone contributes towards achieving our vision.
Furthermore, wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance. We are very happy to discuss a flexible working pattern that suits your needs, so please do not let that be a barrier to applying. If your values align with ours and you’re committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.
About your application
You will be asked to upload an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the essential criteria for the role for which you are applying.
If you would like to discuss alternative methods to the online application as a reasonable adjustment please contact the Resourcing Team by email (email@example.com).
16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD. Hybrid working conditions are currently in place which means working remotely and coming to the office when required.
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