Senior Project Manager

Durham (County) (GB)
£43414 - £51805 per annum
12 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
26 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Department purpose

The Computing and Information Services (CIS) has an annual operational budget in the order of £10m, multi-million pound programmes of change within year, and approximately 185 staff. The Senior Leadership Team report directly to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) with the following portfolios: Strategy and Change; Operations; and Information Systems. CIS provide academic, teaching and administrative services across the organisation that underpin the day-to-day activities of the whole organisation.

Recent infrastructure improvements include investment in a new network backbone, including new cable runs throughout the city to all of the Universities core buildings, network virtualisation, new scalable user facing storage, and a new hosting environment. Corresponding business led investment also continues to be made with a new web programme, training platform, student relationship management system, investment in research administration, and maximising the breadth of opportunities available to the University through Office365, alongside numerous other important initiatives. Investment is aligned to the University's Digital strategy which seeks to provide a clear vision for how digital services can be an enabler to the overall University strategy and objectives.

CIS is a friendly, but demanding department, where much is expected and can be achieved by competent, self-motivated individuals who are demonstrable in their team work ability.

The Role purpose

The University has an exciting programme of activity ahead which spans a range of technical infrastructure enhancements and business led IT projects with corresponding business change. In this role you will play a key part in a number of initiatives, the exact project mix will vary based on demand and skills however, the focus will be on leading the delivery of the IT work packages associated with the University's Estates and Facilities projects and programmes. This will include the planning and implementation of the IT infrastructure required for new installations, refurbishments and decommissioning projects. The position will ensure the IT elements of these initiatives are robustly project managed to enable the project to be delivered in the agreed timescales and ensure that the benefits can be realised. This will involve working collaboratively both within the University and with external partner teams to coordinate resources to ensure effective delivery.