Project ManagementPosition Type-Full Time
Location - Southwark
This is 12 months Fixed Term contract opportunity.
Overview of project / role
Change Design & Delivery is a fast-paced and dynamic area of TfL. Our team is focused but fun and this is a great opportunity to join this thriving team and support them in our Assistant Change Project Manager role.
As an Assistant Change Project Manager you will support the planning and management of designated business change projects to time, budget and specification as efficiently, effectively and economically as possible.
This will include taking the lead on specific work packages as well as supporting on larger projects.
Typical projects would include elements of the LU Modernisation programme, possibly affecting a wide area of the business or range of processes and generally up to a value of £3m.
Work packages within these may look at specific aspects of delivery, for example within contained business areas or for defined processes.
Support the Change Project Manager in ensuring that all projects have clearly defined and measurable business benefits, with credible plans in place to deliver these, and ensure that these benefits are realised through the project delivery.
Assist in ensuring change and cost control processes and due governance is being adhered to.
Assist in tracking, monitoring and reporting on progress to relevant boards, stakeholders and others as required and escalate unresolved issues, risks and dependencies at the earlier possible opportunity to enable management oversight and decision making.
Work with key stakeholders to understand and agree project briefs, budgets, acceptance criteria and business cases for projects so that all developments are strategically aligned.
Assist with project planning and manage discrete work packages, to ensure successful delivery on time, budget and specification.
Assist in ensuring projects are closed down effectively upon completion, including transferring knowledge effectively from third parties to in-
house teams and gather and manage lessons learned as part of continuous business improvement.
Skills, Knowledge & Experience
Ability to build working relationships and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Good ability to envision project outcomes from initial briefs.
Good stakeholder communication and negotiation skills.
Good ability to identify and evaluate options, solve problems and make rational, evidence based decisions.
Ability to plan and deliver individual work packages.
Good knowledge of programme and project management and change management tools, techniques and methodologies.
Some understanding of management principles.
Holds recognised programme and project management qualifications (Managing Successful Programmes and APM Professional or equivalent) and / or membership of APM or equivalent.
Some knowledge of TfL's Programme & Project Management Methodology, and awareness of business and process improvement approaches and techniques.
Experience in project managing complex business change.
Broad experience of a variety of project management methodologies and tools, ideally including PRINCE, Agile and user centred design, test driven development and continuous code deployment.
Some experience in dealing with Senior Managers.
Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team drawn from multiple backgrounds / organisations
Equality and Diversity
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.
Please apply using your CV and a two page covering letter.
Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience in the advert and cover this in your CV and cover letter.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 19th February 2019 23 : 59
This vacancy is being re-advertised, if you applied before you should not apply again.
In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow. Rewards vary according to the business area but mostly include :
Final salary pension scheme
Free travel for you on the TfL network
A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan
30 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays
Private healthcare discounted scheme (optional)
Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme
Retail, health, leisure and travel offers
Discounted Eurostar travel