Project Manager Contract

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Project Manager Contract

Dublin City Centre



Ref: E5613NL

Job Description

Project Manager required for a 6 month Daily Rate Contract with a Financial Services company based in Dublin City Centre.

Role Description

The Project Manager is responsible for leading I.S. Application Delivery projects. The Project Manager works closely and effectively with various I.S. and business leaders, project team members and external parties, to ensure that projects are correctly chartered, planned, and executed.  The Project Manager is accountable to the Head of I.S. and Portfolio Delivery Leaders in the management of project scope, budget, schedule and in meeting the leadership expectations of the sponsor and I.S. leaders.

The Project Manager is expected to conform to the approved methodologies and standards in delivering project management that is compliant with best practice and standards. He or she is expected to work closely and effectively with other team members such as Heads of I.S., Delivery Leaders, Business and I.S. Programme Managers, Portfolio and System Architects, Analysts, Technology Specialists, Quality Assurance and Software Developers.


  • Managing IT project teams
  • Ensuring solutions adhere to present and future business objectives
  • Managing stakeholder relationships
  • Managing system development priorities and delivery schedule

Specific Duties:

  • Deliver projects on time, on budget to the expected quality.
  • Work with key stakeholders to define project scope, goals, and deliverables that support the Business and I.S. goals.
  • Plan and manage the project life cycle from initiation to handover to production.
  • Liaise with project stakeholders throughout the project life cycle.
  • Develop project plans and associated communications documents.
  • Identify project pre-requisites, dependencies, constraints, risks and critical path and manage these proactively.
  • Create and manage project budgets.
  • Work collaboratively with the Project Leadership team to develop detailed project schedules, resource requirements and key milestones and manage these throughout the lifecycle of the project.
  • Conduct project ‘Lessons Learnt’ and create recommendations that will improve future project delivery.

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of 8 years I.T. industry experience with at least 5 years as a full life-cycle Project Manager on high profile and innovative technical enterprise solutions.
  • Experience managing and delivering technical Applications & Server projects including integration and data migration projects using .NET environment (C#, SQL Server, SQL Data Warehouse, ETL etc.)
  • Experience in planning, organising, and controlling resources and tasks.
  • Experience in the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Excellent knowledge of formal project management methodologies and processes.
  • Practical experience of the application development life cycle (Waterfall & Agile)
  • Experience communicating at all levels from Executive to Team level. Strong verbal and written skills are essential.
  • Experience of building project plans that ensure the quality of the deliverables, and conform to the standards and best practices defined by the organisation.
  • Experience of managing multiple parties, including Senior I.S. staff, and 3rd party Vendors.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to build consensus and bring the project forward.
  • Experience in influencing at all levels within an organisation.
  • Great problem solver – ability to get to the root cause of a problem and put corrective actions and preventative measures in place.
  • Ability to set and work to strict project deadlines.
  • Comfortable working with ambiguity and negotiating win-win outcomes.
  • Proficient user of MS Office tools, in particular, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project, MS Powerpoint, Sharepoint.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working in geographically distributed teams.
  • Previous experience in the Financial Services Industry.
  • Project Management certification.
  • Experience managing and delivering a mix of technical Applications & Server projects including integration and data migration projects using .NET environment (C#, SQL Server, SQL Data Warehouse, ETL etc.)

How to Apply

If you are interested in this role, then please Apply along with your updated CV and I will be in touch with you to discuss your application in more detail, otherwise feel free to connect with me by whichever medium you are most comfortable with be that Linkedin, Email or Telephone. Remember we have limited our site to a maximum of 200 Jobs so if this Role is not a 100% match to your requirements please be sure to connect with us as we will most likely have another role which you may find more suitable.

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