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Lead Project Professional – DAP

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • £45.59 - £50.59 per hour

Lead Project Professional – DAP

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Cumbria as a Lead Project Professional – DAP.

The role will be an initial 18-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to lead a small team of professional staff (typically up to 5), being responsible for managing their delivery and performance and providing appraisal and support to their development.

Key Responsibilities

  • Able to perform advanced project reporting & scheduling.
  • Able to undertake advanced problem solving typically based on previous experience.
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge of Business process and procedures.
  • Administration and general office skills including spreadsheets/ Microsoft packages.
  • Attend on the job training as appropriate.
  • Able to lead a small project or a work package of a larger project.
  • Able to manage the full project lifecycle to ensure that, over time, the needs of customers/users continue to be met and that financial and other benefits are achieved.
  • Identify, assesses, and manages risks to the success of the project. Applies appropriate PM methods and tools whether predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches. Agrees project approach with stakeholders, and prepares realistic plans (including quality, risk, and communications plans) and tracks activities against the project schedule, managing stakeholder involvement as appropriate.
  • Consolidate expertise from multiple sources, including third party experts, to provide coherent advice to further organisational objectives. Supports and promotes the development and sharing of specialist knowledge within the organisation.
  • This is a role for an experienced project professional with a small team and the ability to deliver with limited guidance from the Line Manager.
  • Deputises for the Project Manager as appropriate.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Problem solving most likely to apply in an existing Business environment and in a new Business environment.
  • Good understanding of the structure, organisation, processes, and culture of Line of Business, to be able to support implementation of appropriate PM approaches.
  • Applies problem solving techniques to situations of moderate complexity in the field of PM, taking requirements and data from internal (project) sources and external (customer, competitor and academic) areas.
  • An ability to gather information. Supports development of solutions and of implementation approaches.
  • Ability to capture, adopt and share good practice.
  • A comprehensive understanding of how team integrates with other teams & projects to achieve objectives.
  • Work is typically within standardised processes and practices; accuracy of tasks is impactful.
  • Direct impact on the performance of the team.
  • Responsible for training members of the team, monitoring their quality of work and contributing to pay decisions

What we’re looking for in you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.
  • Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Stakeholder management skills.

Location: Barrow-In-Furness

Rate: £50.59 per hour (inside IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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