IT Project Manager - Inland Services

Job Title: IT Project Manager - Inland Services
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Maidenhead, Berkshire
Salary: Competitive salary + Benefits + Bonus
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH5793
Contact Name: Jack Grimes
Contact Email: jgrimes@venquis.com
Job Published: January 15, 2017 13:31

Job Description

IT Project Manager - Inland Services

This is an IT transformation journey to simplify, standardise and centralize the technology landscape. The objective is to create the foundation from which it can drive the digitization agenda of the newly formed cluster of Transport & Logistics brands. The first step in the IT Strategy is to put in place a core IT team that can deliver standard IT services.

A vacancy exists for an IT Project Manager - Inland Services

Responsible for the delivery of services to Inland Services from the Terminals IT project portfolio including understanding dependencies across the portfolio and working closely with the Infrastructure Service Provider and the Inland Services IT teams and stakeholders to prepare for and deploy new service functionality whilst minimising risks to service operations.

  • Supporting the design and development of the infrastructure and applications in Inland Services that will deliver the functional and non-functional business requirements from transition through to end state
  • Supporting the definition of project scope, requirements and timescales with key Inland Services stakeholders
  • Supporting the development of work breakdown structures and the project and resourcing plans to deliver projects to time, quality and cost
  • Supporting the planning and management of the Terminals IT project portfolio including transition through project and quality gates and business approval of requirements and deliverables
  • Understanding all projects affecting Inland Services and their interactions to identify and proactively manage any dependencies and/or conflicts
  • Planning and overseeing the successful deployment of new and changed functionality into Inland Services, including developing existing technology and end user capabilities
  • Ensuring that new services are tested, integrated and implemented within the existing Inland Services operational infrastructure and applications to minimise service disruption
  • Working with the Service Operations team to manage the transition into production use
  • Managing the training of Inland Services staff who will use and support the technology
  • Working with the project managers to gain technical and Inland Services governance approval including change control for services to be implemented
  • Identifying and tracking the benefits to be realised by Inland Services
  • Proactively identifying and managing risks and issues and ensuring compliance with appropriate mitigation and resolution strategies
  • Scheduling environment bookings for test and deployment activity where necessary
  • Ensuring the scheduled suppliers and physical resources are available within the Terminals for the project portfolio
  • Leading the Inland Services IT team through clear communication of the portfolio vision, direction and its priorities to ensure that team members are motivated, their skills and experience develop and knowledge and expertise is retained
  • Proactively managing stakeholder needs and concerns, including timely communications updates concerning the portfolio and on likely periods of disruption
  • Reviewing and identifying lessons learned to be shared with IT project Managers and Service Delivery Leads


  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related experience/certifications.
  • Experience in Business & IT Transition & Transformation
  • Advanced knowledge of transitioning IT services e.g. from one supplier to another
  • Advanced knowledge of Project Management
  • Advanced knowledge of IT service management processes
  • ITIL manager certification - advantageous
  • Strong understanding on Infrastructure/Network & Applications
  • Strong knowledge on Technology refresh
  • Experienced in Data migrations & Vendor transitions
  • Good understanding & experience on Procurement & IT consolidation
  • Ability to work in Greenfield transformations
  • Experienced in delivering Governance models
  • Medium knowledge of people and organisational change
  • Advanced knowledge of Information Services functions
  • Medium knowledge of Shared Services - advantageous
  • Knowledge of service delivery & service transition

  • In this role, you will be the person who cooperates with great number of stakeholders
  • Additionally, we expect you have strong independent drive and goal-orientation, a high level of self-confidence combined with the ability to meet deadlines through prioritizing and organizing activities.
  • Experience in project management (plan, risk, issues, change, budget, resources,)
  • Experience in Matrix environments
  • Experience in managing complex stakeholder's maps
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Exposure to project lifecycle
  • Strong communication and advisory skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills/personal impact
  • Solves challenges based on accurate identification of underlying factors/causes and is aware of the impact of proposed solutions outside their own immediate area
  • Works well under pressure and can navigate uncertainty

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