Project Manager at Ministry of Defence, South West England, to £700 per day

£500 - £700 per day
  • Contract Spy
  • South West England, UK
  • Apr 01, 2021
Duration not stated

Contract Description

 
Overview
Specialist role Delivery manager
Summary of the work PM to manage delivery of a move to pre-emptive Event Management, involving procurement of event management tooling licences and support, securing MOD supplier event management data, and overseeing a phased roll-out. The project forms part of the SDO Reset Programme and will provide capability enhancement benefits to the OSM Programme.
Latest start date Saturday 1 May 2021
Expected contract length 11 Months (only first three months funded), option to extend for a further 12 months.
Location South West England
Organisation the work is for Ministry of Defence; Defence Digital
Maximum day rate £700 per day Ex VAT. No T&S expected on this contract.
 
About the work
Early market engagement  
Who the specialist will work with Civilian, Military and contractors within the Operational Service Management (OSM) Programme and SDO Reset Programme (which is providing the funding). Also, other stakeholders across Defence, including Service Management Integrated Technical Solutions (SMITS) Team which provides data collection and exploitation for the MOD Global Operations and Security Control Centre (GOSCC). The specialist will also work with supplier Commercial Contract Managers plus suppliers, including the provider of the Event Management software.
Specifically, the specialist will work as part of a workstream within the OSM Tooling Project, part of the wider OSM Programme.
What the specialist will work on The Project Manager will manage the outputs and deliverables of a small team of contractors charged with delivering the move to adopt a pre-emptive posture in IT incident prevention, faster resolution and a significant uplift in Defence Digital's ability to 'discover' events taking place on MOD IT infrastructure. The specialist will oversee all aspects of project delivery, including: development of Product/Work Breakdown Structures; RADIO artefacts; establish schedule; Business Case governance and approvals; draft and implement Request For Changes for Core Service Suppliers to secure Event Management Data; develop an Integrated Test, Evaluation and Assessment Plan.
 
Work setup
Address where the work will take place Defence Digital, Building 405, Spur E1 Westwells Road, MOD Corsham, SN13 9NR
Working arrangements The team will be based at MoD Corsham but, due to COVID, most activity will be carried out remotely and the specialist will be expected to work remotely. There will be occasions when the specialist will need to visit Corsham, for collection/return of passes, laptops, etc. and for occasional face-to-face meetings/workshops.
Security clearance SC (as a minimum) must be in place prior to the contract starting due to the projects the specialist is required to work with. Clearances must remain valid for the duration of the contract.
 
Additional information
Additional terms and conditions  
 
Skills and experience
Essential skills and experience
  • Demonstrate, with evidence, your specialist's experience of successfully delivering projects to the APM BOK 7 methodology.
  • Demonstrate, with evidence, your specialist's experience of defining and refining clear, concise Market Facing requirements.
  • Demonstrate, with evidence, your specialist's experience of effective Stakeholder Management to ensure a common understanding of aim, objective and progress of projects.
  • Demonstrate, with evidence, your specialist's experience of drafting Business Cases and Review / Information Notes, developing supporting evidence and managing cases through the approvals process.
  • Demonstrate, with evidence, your specialist's experience of effective Risk management, integration of risks with project schedules and financial Forecast of Outturn to ensure a coherent risk picture
  • Demonstrate, with evidence, your specialist's experience of developing and managing a detailed MS Project schedule from defined WBS, PBS and OBS structures.
  • Demonstrate, with evidence, your specialist's experience of managing a Cost Model, specifically ensuring a coherent picture of risk and delivery profile with the separate risk register and schedule.
  • Demonstrate, with evidence, your specialist's experience of reporting project performance to senior audiences.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Demonstrate, with evidence, your specialist's experience of the successful Project Management of UK MOD projects or UK Government projects.
  • Demonstrate, with evidence, your specialist's experience of managing projects involving ITIL processes, including Event Management.
  • Demonstrate, with evidence, your specialist's experience of integration test, evaluation and assessment planning
  • Demonstrate, with evidence, your specialist's experience of using the UK MOD 'JAMES' Cost Model
  • Demonstrate, with evidence, your specialist's experience of writing MOD policy-compliant Business Cases and Review Notes plus managing Business Cases through the MOD approvals processes.
 
How suppliers will be evaluated
How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Describe how you will work constructively and effectively within a team made up of suppliers / contractors from different organisations, civil servants and military personnel
  • Describe how you will provide support in a constructive, collaborative and insightful manner, without "laying down the law " within our programme
  • Describe how you will provide support, where appropriate, coaching and mentoring to members of our Team
Additional assessment methods Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%
 
Questions asked by suppliers
1. What is the IR35 status of this role? IR35 rules will apply
2. What does the contract duration of "11 months (only first three months currently funded) " mean? The contract will be placed for an initial period of three months, pending Financial approval which allows for extension to the full 11 month intended duration, The contract will contain options covering a second year,
3. Assessment Method is "interview " - will this be face to face or electronic? Due to Covid restrictions we will not be conducting face to face interviews. Interviews will be via telephone.