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Senior/Lead Project Manager

Location: Greater London
Job ID: 4797
Employment Type: Contract

Project Manager 28989


Home Office

12 months

600 p/d max – Outside IR35

Outer London-Croydon

SC Clearance Required




Key tasks and deliverables

1.Manage medium to large sized projects and workstreams from end-to-end within the Home Office Biometrics Programme

2.Implement and manage effective and appropriate project governance

3.Own the production of key project management products, ensuring they meet the required quality standards and are approved by the relevant stakeholders

4.Identify and manage dependencies and interdependencies

5.Define and manage project and workstream budgets and resourcing plans within project and programme levels and tolerances.

6.Work closely with the Business Design Authority team in producing high quality business requirements and translating requirements into deliverable plans

7.Lead the implementation of the commercial approach and plan, and supplier engagement for the project or workstream in line with the overarching HOB commercial strategy, liaising with the programme commercial team and, if required, leading the procurement process.

8.Ensure that the project or workstream focuses on realisation of business benefits by creating business readiness plans taking into consideration technology deployment, data migration, capability deployment (training and engagement activities) and any business activities required to integrate new processes or jobs into the ‘business as usual’ environment

 9.Lead stakeholder engagement with internal and external stakeholders


Experience Required

1.Equivalent experience in delivering in a similar role or industry

2.Strong analytical and numerical skills

3.Good communication and negotiation skills

4.Articulate, both verbally and in writing  

5.Objective, logical and enquiring mind

6.Team player

7.Demonstrable resilience under pressure

8.Scrum (and other agile methodologies)


10. Microsoft Project Systems and Service Integration, End to End Testing (Unit Test, System Test, System Integration Test, User Acceptance Test, Operational Acceptance Test, Operational Performance Test)

12. Transition to Live experience within Home Office

13. Enterprise Architecture



Additional qualifications required for this role

1. Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)


3. Management of Risk (M_o_R)

4 Scaled Agile (e.g. Certified SAFe Agilist)

5.Enterprise Project Management tools (e.g. Microsoft Project Server, CA Clarity, Primavera)

6.Certified Scrum Master or Professional Scrum Master

7.Security Clearance status



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