Project Manager at Data Communications Company, London/Remote, 6 Months initial, £Excellent Day Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Hybrid (London, UK)
  • May 15, 2024
6 Months or more

Contract Description

We are Smart DCC
Together we're building a greener tomorrow

Connecting every home and business to a single, secure smart meter network is a huge undertaking. So you can imagine the scale – and variety – and opportunities for the people who'll help us do it.

The role

Project Manager

London or Manchester

Excellent day rate, inside IR35

A fantastic opportunity to secure an initial 6 months day rate contract inside IR35 as a Project Manager with Smart DCC. The Project Manager can be based in London or Manchester on a hybrid working model (2 days office based, 3 days remote).The Project Manager will be responsible for the successful start-up, initiation, delivery and closing of projects, ing appropriate knowledge, skills, tools, techniques and practice at each stage and with effective stakeholder management throughout.

What will you be doing?

  • Start-up - establishing the outline business case for carrying out the work; putting in place the project management team to deliver the work; and defining the right approach for meeting the projects target outcomes.
  • Initiation - confirming the business justification for the project through a detailed business case; setting up the project’s controls and reporting mechanisms; and defining project delivery roles and nominating role holders.
  • Delivery – Working within a regulatory framework assigning, monitoring and delivering work packages required to achieve the projects outcomes; regular progress reporting at project, programme, DCC and external governance forums; taking corrective actions where necessary to ensure delivery remains within tolerances; and confirmation of continued business justification and acceptance of risks.
  • Closure - preparing the project for formal closure; handing over the project’s products to the business as usual; and evaluating the project’s performance, recording lessons learnt, and disseminating learnings back in to the project and programme delivery community.
  • Engagement – actively engage internal teams, senior management, third party suppliers, industry and Government departments. In doing so, they will demonstrate an ability to manage and influence these stakeholder groups whilst adhering to the appropriate level of governance required to deliver the project / programme.

What are we looking for?

  • An experienced project manager who can demonstrate credibility and the ability to influence at a high level within their current or previous roles
  • The candidate will have managed significant £ multi-million projects with multiple stakeholders, customers and multiple 3rd suppliers
  • Confident interacting at Executive level and be passionate about best practice project management disciplines,
  • Demonstrable experience in leading complex business transformation projects, 3rd party technology delivery, integration projects or procurement projects.
  • Demonstrable experience of building high performing project delivery teams and managing others to consistently deliver high a quality project management service.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to gain credibility with Executive level stakeholders

About the DCC:
At the DCC, we believe in making Britain more connected, so we can all lead smarter, greener lives. That desire to make a difference is what drives us every day and it wouldn’t be possible without our people. Each person at the DCC brings a special kind of power to the business, and if you join us, we’ll give you the means to unleash yours. Here, we depend on each other and hold each other accountable. You have the power to challenge and make change, to take the initiative and enjoy real responsibility. Whether it’s doing purposeful work, helping us grow or building the career you want – we’ll give you the support to do it all. Our secure network for smart meters is transforming Britain’s energy system and helping the country’s fight against climate change: we want you to be part of our journey.

What to do now

If there are any questions you’d like to ask before ing, please contact Nick Hayman on or complete your application, so we can learn more about you. Your application will be carefully considered, and you’ll hear from us regarding its progress.

Join the DCC and discover the power of you.

Choose ‘ now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you.

Smart together
Our values and behaviours
Make a difference

We believe in our purpose. Together, we work as one team, always looking for ways to improve and support DCC’s role in a low-carbon future.

Act with integrity

We treat everyone with kindness, consideration and respect. We keep our promises to our customers. And if something doesn’t feel right, we speak up.

Be accountable

You can depend on our word. We’re clear about our roles and we take the initiative, while respecting the processes we have in place.

Rewards & Benefits
Get perks that work
Personal Development

Our training and development opportunities help you be your best self – from regular 1-2-1s all the way up to professional qualifications.

Group income protection

Provides a continuous income if you're unable to work due to illness or injury for more than 26 weeks.

Pension Plans

Our Capita Choice partners will match the salary contributions you make to your pension up to 5%, depending on your plan and time with us.

Flexible Holidays

Need more time off? Increase your standard 25 days of leave by buying extra to rest, spend time with family or satisfy your wanderlust.

Cycle to Work Scheme

We’re big on keeping things green. If you want to cycle to work, we'll loan you the gear through salary sacrifice to make it tax-efficient.

Flexible working

As we all transition to a new normal, we can help you find the hybrid working pattern that suits you and your team best.

Additional Benefits
Add more to your core
Travel season ticket loan
Medical cash plans
Life cover
Charity days
Childcare vouchers
Health screening
RAC discount
Vision Express discounts
Mobile phone discounts
Discounted gym membership
Retail and leisure discounts