Technical Project Manager at Home Office, Remote, 10 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Remote (United Kingdom)
  • May 13, 2022
6 Months or more

Contract Description

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Technical Project Manager - Inside IR35

Contract Term: 10 Months (Possible Extension)

Contracting Authority: The Home Office

Location: Remote

The first duty of Government is to protect the public. Since 1782, the Home Office has led work to keep the country safe from those who seek to do it harm; in doing so, we make a vital contribution to HM Government’s plan for a stronger, fairer, outward-looking and united Britain.

The Home Office covers three systems: Homeland Security, Public Safety and Borders, and Immigration and Citizenship. These systems work collaboratively to deliver our cross-cutting priorities, whilst providing increasingly efficient and secure services for the public. These are difficult areas that can rapidly change in the global environment we work in – this makes us one of the most exciting and stimulating government departments in which to work.

As a Technical Project Manager your main responsibilities would be: 

  • Lead specified change projects to deliver the agreed outcomes within time, cost, and quality constraints, including providing technical project management expertise.
  • Bridge the gap between the technical and non-technical by speaking on behalf of technical teams and facilitate relationships with indirect stakeholders.
  • Undertake detailed analysis of technical designs and provide the business with assurance of supplier designs and proposals.           
  • Implement effective project controls and governance processes in line with corporate requirements.
  • Translate the project vision into tangible delivery objectives for the project team.
  • Support the delivery of relevant business cases to support investment decisions and achieve value for money and delivery of the agreed benefits and outcomes. Ensure benefits are identified, understood, measured, tracked and owned/benefits realisation strategy is in place, and monitor longer term delivery of benefits against the business case.
  • Identify business requirements, defining and agreeing project scope and objectives and negotiating to resolve priority conflicts.
  • Manage project performance and provide reporting and engage in governance and other mechanisms to hold the project to account.
  • Identify and manage relationships with key stakeholders, both internal and external. This will require the Technical Project Manager (Project Professional) to engage with senior leadership, suppliers and programme and project teams.
  • Ensure that effective change management processes are in place to agree and document changes to deliverables as agreed with stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain project plans and establish budgets, resource forecasts and skill need and track and report the project against the project baseline.
  • Assessing risks and issues, leading mitigation and response planning and escalation.
  • Manage deliverables acceptance, assurance and ensure that contractual arrangements with external suppliers and service level agreements with internal suppliers are professionally coordinated and managed.
  • Manage project quality gates and engage in assurance reviews and health check assessments.

 

You’ll have relevant experience in:

  • SC Clearance is an essential requirement for this role, as a minimum you must be eligible and willing to undergo these checks.
  • Practical experience and a proven track record of successfully managing various projects/programmes of large and medium scale and complexity using both Waterfall and Agile project methodology in cloud-based environments.
  • 3+ years of experience in a technical project management role.
  • Experience and technical understanding of the technologies involved.
  • Experience across physical and cloud-based architectures. An understanding of Windows and UNIX/LINUX platforms.
  • An understanding of server and desktop virtualization, Infrastructure as Code, Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).
  • Experience working with and managing key stakeholders, including external suppliers.
  • Proven ability to undertake detailed analysis of technical designs and provide the business with assurance of supplier designs and proposals.
  • Ability to deal with complexity across a multi-vendor environment, managing issues to resolution and making effective decisions.
  • A sound knowledge and application of architecture in a government or regulated environment.
  • Understanding of ITIL.
  • Understanding of software development life cycle.
  • Experience of leading business case development, including feasibility assessment of new projects or change.

 

Desirable:

  • Active SC Clearance
  • Experience with Oracle.

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