Software Project Manager (Derby)

£40,000 per annum

Are you a technical minded project manager with a great understanding of software development? Have a track record of successfully delivering software-oriented projects? Looking for the opportunity to work for an award-winning company that is at the forefront of the Digital Rail Industry?

Ford & Stanley – The Digital Rail Specialist – are looking to recruit a Software Project Manager to join their client based in Derby. My Client is a global name in the technology sector and is looking to recruit a Project Manager that can Lead not just manage.

The Opportunity

To deliver small to medium, low to medium risk, predominately software focused projects within the R&D team.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

The Software Project Manager role ensures the smooth start-up, day to day running and close-down of all allocated software projects. Reporting to the Head of R&D, tasks shall include but not be limited to:

  • Manage projects, to process, to agreed scope, from inception to completion
  • Ensure the delivery of quality products, within agreed time and budget
  • Compile and present timely project progress reports
  • Control and Manage project scope
  • Allocate tasks to the available resource effectively and efficiently
  • Ensure staff and projects comply with the company quality and safety standards
  • Manage all stakeholders in the project

Achieving success in the role will be indicated by performance on tasks such as:

  • Represent HICSE on customer project review meetings
  • Work with customers and Head of R&D to ensure timely and cost-effective execution of projects to meet commercial objectives and to develop their relationship with my client
  • Compile timely project financial and progress reports as required
  • Frequent liaison with the Technical Authorities to ensure my clients products are fit for purpose
  • Provide coaching and guidance for project teams throughout the project life cycle from conception through delivery to support
  • Provide input and/or approval to support costing and pricing for sales proposals
  • Assess and authorise product release ensuring compliance with requirements and readiness for delivery
  • Lead project team to deliver the required tasks on the plan
  • Work with other departments to ensure the delivery of the project
  • Ensure compliance of projects to the relevant quality, health & safety and environmental standards
  • Control project quality, cost and time as agreed with the Head of R&D
  • Take full responsibility of all aspects of the project


Key Skills and Experience

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Project or Primavera project management software
  • Prince2 or APM Qualified is highly desirable
  • Excellent full project cycle management
  • Technical Background
  • Proven Software Team leadership skills
  • 5 year+ Project Management in a Technical Environment
£35,000 - £45,000

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