Information Technology Project Manager, Project Initiation Lead

Guildford, United Kingdom
13 Jul 2018
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27 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Who are we?

We are the University of Surrey, one of the highest achieving universities in the UK. Ranked 4th in The Guardian league table for 2017, 11th in the Complete University Guide and the recipient of three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes.

We were named the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2016.

Who are you?

You have experience of either developing or challenging project ideas within a formal approval structure and so know what is needed to inform a decision on whether to undertake an IT project. You’d get a sense of achievement from helping to define and select the right IT projects for the University.

You want to be able to help customers to either clearly show why the University should invest resources in their IT projects or understand why the resources may be needed more urgently elsewhere.

You enjoy building relationships and being able to work with business and technical colleagues at all levels; taking customers high level needs and working with business analysts, solutions architects, technical teams and the IT PMO to be able to clearly show what the customer wants delivered, what priority this should have for the University, what resources are needed to do so and when it might be possible.

You arean experienced Project Manager who has a strong track record of managing and delivering successful IT projects using established project management methodologies but particularly enjoy the project definition stage.

You are looking for an opportunity to join a professional services team in an exciting, complex and dynamic university environment at an exciting time of change.

We have …

A varied, sophisticated IT and digital environment which supports our amazing students and staff to make wonderful things happen here.

Coherent IT and Digital Strategies which develop and support our Learning Environment, our Research Agenda and our professional services.

An excellent benefits package, with generous leave entitlement, award-winning pension scheme, child care assistance and discounted membership to our world-renowned Surrey Sports Park.

Opportunities to work with talented, enthusiastic colleagues in a collaborative environment which fosters learning, research and personal and career development.

A beautiful, green campus with a lake, close to Guildford town centre and railway station, with on-site restaurants, coffee bars, shops and bus stops.

You have …

Extensive experience in helping to develop or challenge project briefs and business cases within a formal project approval structure.

Strong project management experience including qualifications in, and use of, formal project methodologies.

You thrive on clarifying uncertainty, solving problems and using your judgement and experience to quickly make appropriate decisions.

Good knowledge of IT systems, infrastructure, software development lifecycle and developments and trends in the industry.

Excellent self-organisation, budget management, time management and communication skills, and the ability to put together, lead and motivate virtual teams.

Demonstrable aptitude in forming effective professional relationships and networks.

We want …

To maintain our position among the UK’s Top 10 universities. To grow our national and international reputation for world-class teaching and research. To continue to attract the brightest students by giving them the best quality university experience, whether physical or digital.

To ensure that our IT projects make the best use of the resources available and support the University’s business and strategic plans.

To recruit and retain talented people like you to help us achieve these ambitions.

What do you want?

Come and join our University IT Services Project Management team today and help us make wonderful things happen here.

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