ITS Estates Project Manager
Department: IT Services
Salary: £55,840 - £62,415 (Grade 7)
Location: All three sites
Closing date: 18-Nov-2019
About Queen Mary
At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.
Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.
Our reformer heritage informs our conviction that great ideas can and should come from anywhere. It’s an approach that has brought results across the globe, from the communities of East London to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.
We continue to embrace the diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.
About the Role
This is a new, cross-departmental role created to support a large, multiyear and multimillion building works programme to support the realization of Queen Mary’s strategic vision. ITS and Estates Project Manager involves relationship management and technical project management, taking primary responsibility for the overall management of IT infrastructure components of the Estates Building Programme. The ITS Estates Project Manager will have ownership of the strategic relationship between ITS and Estates, meeting with Estates Project Managers and IT technical delivery team, stakeholders and customers to ensure requirements are fully captured from inception and managed through to delivery and into production dealing with all technical, resourcing (staffing and financial) and programme management activities.
The post-holder will work with partners to ensure work can be completed with minimal impact on existing business as usual (BAU) resources and identify and recruit where additional resources may be required to facilitate the delivery of the programme or a specific project.
Working across the entire Estates Capital Programme, the post-holder will ensure ITS inputs into the building programme covering teaching space technologies (AV), telephony, CCTV, networking fixed and wireless, inter and intra building network connectivity, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and smart campus requirements working to existing, while challenging, ITS standards. This role is pivotal project management/matrix management of both Estates and ITS resources and solution implementation.
Ideally, ITIL, Prince2, AgilePM, BRMP qualified and academically achieved, the successful candidate will have significant experience of operating at a Senior Project Manager level and be skilled in building trusted and impactful relationships with senior stakeholders, preferably within a complex and diverse organization. Substantial experience in and a proven track record of complex Projects Delivery, Business Change and Communications and the Transition into Operational management will be key, along with effective communication skills including influencing, diplomacy and persuasion. You will be flexible, pro-active and resilient and enjoy variety in your work.
Experience of working within Higher Education, specifically in the area of Estates, Facilities and IT or a similar public sector environment beneficial. We are looking for a candidate who really identifies with the importance of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as a driver of improved organisational performance.
About the IT Services and Estates Departments
The IT Services function sits within the Professional Services Department and is part of the professional services group that enable and facilitate the success of our students and academics. Along with other professional service areas the IT Services seeks to deliver value for money through technology, efficiency, economy, effectiveness and equity.
We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ annual leave (pro-rata) per annum, a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work-life balance and family-friendly, inclusive employment policies and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus
The post holder will be required to carry out duties at all University sites, 5 days a week.
The role is full-time and permanent. Starting salary will be Grade 7, in the range of £55,840 - £62,415 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Agnieszka Jankowska, Interim Assistant Director for Projects and Change, email@example.com
To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.
The closing date for applications is 18 November 2019. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.
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