Project Manager

Liverpool, United Kingdom
£33,797 - £40,323 per annum
25 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Contract Type: Fixed Term
Hours: Full Time
Job Type: Manager
Salary: £33,797 - £40,323 per annum
Vacancy Type: Other Vacancies
Closing Date: 01/07/2020
Ref No: 2981
Documents: 2981 JD Project Manager (fixed term).pdf(PDF, 343.94kb)

The Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Liverpool John Moores University is seeking to appoint a Project Manager in a software development project that develops a new staff information system for the rail industry. 

This project, funded by the Department for Transport via InnovateUK, converts existing technologies developed by LJMU into a new kind of staff information system to provide rail staff with richer information. The software system includes a web-based user interface to be used on staff’s device, a cloud-based server to host the web, and a core data component that gathers/processes real-time data from different sources, as well as makes estimations on train time, train position etc. The system will be trial in a station near the end of the project.

You will work alongside a software development team to oversee the day-to-day technical delivery of the project in accordance with the project plan and outcomes (build, test, deploy, and exploitation). You are expected to communicate with project partners and stakeholders to ensure that the results from LJMU can be integrated smoothly into the specified station during the trial, in addition you will be managing and contributing to the exploitation plan to maximise the exploitation potential of the product. You will also be responsible for the communication of progress and deliverables to the funder (including preparing quarterly reports and organising quarterly meetings). 

This post does not require any specific programming skills, but experience in general project management is essential, ideally in previous software development environments. Specific programming skills are not required however the successful candidate will have management experience in one of the following: InnovateUK project, a software development project using agile process, or a technical project with a very short and fixed deadline. 

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Trung Thanh Nguyen, email: 

The School/ department is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter for promoting the career of Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post and all appointments will be made on merit.

Please note all of our vacancies will be closed to applications at midnight on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise stated.