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Agile Project Manager (Scrum Master) - Flexible Contracts

Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Closes: 9 Jul 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Part-time PwC_215524WD

This role is open specifically for people who are looking to work on a flexible contract.

We know everyone's lives are different and that traditional working patterns may not be quite right for you. Whether you've taken a career break, had time out to support family or are looking to balance your career with another passion of yours, we can offer you a flexible contract to work the pattern that suits you.
  • This role is offered on a part time basis 3-4 days per week
Once you've joined the firm you will have access to training, giving you the opportunity to upskill yourself on our various systems. You'll also benefit from additional support designed to help you integrate into the firm and connect and build relationships with other flexible workers across our network.

About the role

Our Technical Solutions Team is experiencing continuous success and growth. As part of this growth, we are seeking to recruit experienced Technical Project Managers from an IT background who can support and manage the execution of complex IT projects which are typically of higher risk (technical, organisational, reputation), high value or are of strategic importanceas well as promote Technical solutions within the firm.

The Technical Project Manager is held accountable for the overall project delivery processes including project planning, scheduling, costing, execution, risk management activities and closing processes. This role interfaces with internal and external resource providers to mobilize a project team across Technology, Digital, Data, Business and Security to deliver projects according to plan. The Project Manager ensures project execution is delivered in accordance to quality assurance and control activities

As part of the role within Technical Solutions you will be a strong advocate of Agile ways of working and on occasion be expected to coach others on the framework and the benefits of Agile ways of working.

Who we are looking for

As a Agile Technical Project Manager you will be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Proven project delivery experience with complex technical projects and technology transformations
  • Practical experience delivering projects using Agile methodologies including Scrum and SAFe
  • Delivery of technical and IT solutions in a corporate environment
  • Managing technical staff and suppliers - 'speaking their language'
  • Working with and understanding technical deliverables and documentation
  • Coming from an IT technical background in systems engineering, IT infrastructure or software development
  • Monitoring execution performance and being able to take corrective action where needed
  • Experience gained in financial Services, banking, pensions or insurance are a must
  • Experience of Agile transformation projects is desirable
  • Experience ofAzure DevOps,Oracle, Salesforce and SAP are all highly desirable

Agile Project Management Responsibilities
  • Adopting the most appropriate management structures for projects and ensure all key project stakeholders are informed and involved.
  • Facilitating Agile Ceremonies
  • Coaching in Agile ways of working
  • Tracking and monitoring project progress and escalating issues to appropriate stakeholders
  • Managing internal and external resources
  • Providing a collaborative and performance driven environment for the project
  • Liaising with client groups to execute project deliverables
  • Continually identifying, prioritizing and mitigating project risks and issues
  • Presenting and consolidating project status reports
  • Demonstrating financial Project/Portfolio management
  • Experience of project management toolsets e.g. MS Project,JIRA, Azure Devops
  • Understanding of different methodologies including Agile, Waterfall, PRINCE2
  • Use of collaboration tool sets e.g. Sharepoint, Teams, G Suite
  • Effectively manage project teams' time and allocate resources to ensure deliverables are completed
  • Manage procurement and contract management processes when applicable
  • Forecast internal resource capacity by tracking the progress of projects across the portfolio
  • Estimate project costs and manage the budget (includes related scope control)
  • Complete regular project reporting and change order request processes as outlined by the PMO

What is in it for you

As we're responsive to client demands, your role will be varied and challenging, providing you with an opportunity to work with a wide variety of high profile clients. In addition to the client projects and training, our employees are also rewarded with various other benefits offered as part of your employment
  • Our dedicated internal Careers Service.
  • Competitive salary plus a potential discretionary bonus (performance related).
  • 25 days standard holiday pro rata, with options to increase this through your benefits package.
  • A flexible benefits scheme that can be tailored to suit your (and your family's) needs.
  • Provision of a group pension plan with additional funding provided by PwC.
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All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, 'The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool because creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business, enabling us to solve important problems and deliver value to our clients. We encourage an inclusive culture where people can be themselves, are valued for their strengths and are empowered to be the best they can be. As an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we also support different ways of working offering flexible working arrangements. Learn more here about our work to support an inclusive culture.
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