Overview

The Role 

As a Project Manager within the Global Knowledge team, you will be responsible for managing the delivery of a series of software development and integration projects, producing the required outputs, to the required standard of quality and the within the specified constraints of time and cost.  This role has a specific focus on agile software development of product enhacements to provide innovative solutions to our internal clients.  The role can be based in Newcastle but regular travel will be required to London.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Manage the delivery of internal software development projects following the Norton Rose Fulbright Project Delivery Framework
  • Direct and motivate the technical teams to ensure project tasks are completed on time and assist with prioritisation on a daily basis
  • Engage with senior stakeholders such as directors / partners and legal staff to gather business requirements and to manage the expectations of delivery timelines, quality and cost
  • Follow the Norton Rose Fulbright change control process for managing changes to time, spend and scope
  • Manage business and project risks, including the development of contingency plans
  • Take responsibility for overall progress and use of resources, and initiate corrective action where necessary
  • Where appropriate, manage the vendor and product assessment process and external Supplier Management throughout the project delivery
  • Report to the Legal Technology Programme Manager with regular updates and to the PMO through status reports and project gate reviews, where appropriate
  • Prepare post implementation reports and include learning’s within subsequent projects

Key skills and experience 

  • Ability to engage with internal stakeholders at various levels of the organisation
  • Solid understanding of Agile delivery principles and ability to execute using these techniques
  • Agile project delivery experience and a willingness to coach others who are less familiar
  • Product development experience, managing the multiple development projects at once
  • Proven Project Management experience with a good track record of delivering projects on time, to budget and to agreed quality standards
  • Knowledge and experience of project management methodologies
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both orally and written
  • Strong experience in leading, managing and motivating medium to large-sized teams
  • Excellent reporting, project planning and stakeholder management skills at all levels
  • Ability to work under pressure, successfully prioritising work without compromising quality
  • Knowledge of the IT investment evaluation process, including cost/benefit analysis and estimating IT costs/resources
  • Knowledge of different software development methodologies
  • Strong appreciation of the need for, and use of, the Development and Controlled Test Environments
  • Familiar with risk management techniques; risk identification, analysis, estimation and mitigation
  • Familiar with IT architecture, design, development methods, operational service & support

Desirable 

  • Experience working within Rapid Application Development or Agile environments
  • Experience using Jira or similar tools
  • Knowledge and experience of ITIL processes
  • Experience with SharePoint and / or web development
  • Experience with Recommind Decisiv Search (or equivalent enterprise search tool)