CV, UK Based IT Project Delivery Manager Seeking Work Internationally

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 20612

Skills keywords: pmo management, pmo start-up, project management
Short Bio:

A highly skilled IT Project Delivery Manager with extensive IT PMO Management and full project life cycle experience, within complex global projects and programmes. A wealth of knowledge and experience in implementing Project Management and development methodologies and best practices. Currently seeking new Project Management/PMO Management opportunities (contract or permanent).

Current location: England, United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: British
Preferred Sector of Employment:  IT and Technology
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: Asia, Australia, Belgium, canada, Central America, china, Dubai, France, Germany, Hong Kong, (China), Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, new zealand, North America, saudi arabia, Singapore, spain, United Arab Emirates, United States

Key Skills

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise at all levels

Working to strict deadlines and targets

Advanced organizational ability

Proactive approach, self-starter

Confidentiality in professional and demanding environments

Client facing experience within high profile programmes of work

Highly motivated and enthusiastic

Qualified Assessor (SHL) for Graduate Recruitment – including observation/assessment/competency based interviewing

MREC certified via the Recruitment and Employment Confederation

PMI CAPM certified

Career Summary

March 2014 – present
Delivery Manager – Big Data WANdisco Int.

Working as Delivery Manager for the Big Data suite of products, including Non-Stop Hadoop, within the Delivery Management Team, working with multi-discipline teams in a globally distributed environment. Coordinating development activity across all engineering teams. Working closely with Product Managers, Architects, Lead Engineers, Test Engineers and other internal customers. Ensuring the on time delivery of products that hold the key to WANdisco’s success.

Responsibilities include:

• Planning project schedules and timelines

• Facilitating sprint planning sessions, reviews, retrospectives and other communications between project stakeholders

• Leading daily stand ups and team meetings, maintaining records of agreements and actions

• Identifying and communicating risks and obstacles to project delivery and finding ways to mitigate problems to keep releases on schedule

• Ensuring development efforts are progressing to plan and blocking issues are identified and resolved quickly

• Monitoring project progress and providing regular status updates to internal stakeholders at all levels

• Seeking decisions and clarification from product owners and keeping teams informed on late breaking changes

• Keeping release and project information consolidated, organized and up to date

• Interpreting requirements and ensuring adequate information is provided by product owners

• Implementing an enhancing processes to ensure time is used efficiently and unexpected delays are kept to a minimum

• Ensuring development teams are protected from outside distractions and have everything needed to work efficiently

• Driving delivery of work items, inspiring teams and participating in social activities to celebrate successful outcomes

• Working to Agile/SCRUM methodology

• Using Atlassian tools; JIRA and Confluence

• Using Rally software

Oct 2013 – March 2014
IT Project Management Office Lead J Murphy & Sons

Working as PMO Lead on a high profile transformation programme (ITSIP – IT Strategy Implementation Programme) to overhaul Murphy IT – infrastructure, applications, devices, organization and governance.

Responsibilities included:

• Setting up the PMO function from start-up

• Working closely with Programme Managers to structure and run the programme effectively

• Developing and implementing processes, tools and templates

• Overseeing the running of the projects within the programme to ensure deadlines are met and to avoid slippage

• Leading programme status update meetings

• Tracking and managing programme level risks and issues, escalating where necessary for resolution

• Maintaining programme RAID log

• Identifying resourcing requirements and assisting in obtaining

• Supporting individual project managers within the programme with regards maintaining project plans, risk and issue management and reporting

• Assisting with the development of the programme plan, dependencies and keeping this up to date

• Stakeholder mapping

• Preparing programme communications to the wider business

• Managing programme financials, including ensuring full financial cover, tracking to budget and producing financial forecasts

Nov 2012 – Oct 2013
Project Manager Hewlett Packard

Working on a large commercial account as Project Manager. This role covered driving project delivery in line with scope, quality, schedule and budget, and provided the primary point of client contact for project delivery.

Responsibilities included:

• Creation, maintenance and tracking of project plans utilising MS Project

• Variance analysis of actuals to project baselines

• Scope verification and obtaining client acceptance to deliverables

• Identifying and monitoring project risks and issues and developing risk mitigation plans

• Reporting project progress to stakeholders through documentation and face to face meetings

• Resource demand forecasting

• Development of a small team of project analysts

• Managing project financials, ensuring full financial cover, tracking to budget and producing financial forecasts

• Managing changes to scope, budget or schedule, including raising appropriate documentation, securing approvals and client order

• Providing single point of client contact and accountability for project delivery, and ensuring client PM and other key stakeholders are kept abrest of status, progress, risks and issues through regular meetings, communications and status reporting

• Building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders and feeding potential growth opportunities to the Portfolio Manager

• Responsible for maintaining all projects risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies, including ensuring owners are established with mitigating actions, and regular reviews and updates are performed

• Accountable for the development of the project plan, and subsequently tracking progress against the plan and working with the team to identify corrective actions where slippage is experienced

• Accountable for ensuring Change Requests, IPR’s, ATW’s etc. are raised as appropriate and in line with client standards and requirements

• Upon project completion, ensuring the project close out report is produces and finances are closed out for invoicing

• Ensuring adherence to client HSSE policies at all times

Apr 2012 – Nov 2012
Project Coordinator Hewlett Packard

Coordinating a data migration transformation project within the EMEA region for a large telecoms account.

Responsibilities included:

• Creation, maintenance and tracking of the project plan utilising MS Project

• Variance analysis of actuals to project baselines

• Scope verification and obtaining client acceptance to deliverables

• Identifying and monitoring project risks and issues and developing risk mitigation plans

• Reporting project progress to stakeholders via documentation and regular face to face meetings

• Resource demand forecasting

• Developing the project team

• Attending Change Control Board meetings and ensuring account change control procedures are adhered to

Dec 2010 – Apr 2012
Transformation Project Coordinator Hewlett Packard

Working within the EMEA Transition and Transformation outsourcing organisation, my role was working within a high profile datacenter transformation programme for a large telecoms account. Responsibilities included:

• Assisting with the programme structure for the EMEA region including development and maintenance of programme and project plans utilising MS Project. Identification of dependencies and tracking tasks

• Monitoring progress, comparing the baseline against actuals and reporting progress against programme schedules and project financials

• Working within a programme management office capacity on various programme related tasks,SharePoint site creation and management, creating and updating programme documentation

• Documenting and tracking programme risks, issues and change requests

• Working with Tower Leads on risk and issue identification and risk mitigation management

• Tracking programme and project deliverables and obtaining client sign off

• Attending management, programme team and client facing meetings throughout the EMEA region

• Resource demand forecasting, developing workforce and managing the project resource plan

• Procurement management for the project (services, hardware etc)

• Development of PID/Project contractual documentation with the client

June 2009 – Dec 2010
Project Support Analyst Hewlett Packard

Working as Project Support Analyst with the Project Management Office involved in project support and management of UK government projects.

Responsibilities included:

• Risk assumption interviews with stakeholders and risk mitigation planning

• Project registration and start up

• KPI monitoring and reporting

• Creating and maintaining project and programme level plans

• Assisting in the change management process and attending CCB meetings

• Demand forecasting, creating workforce plans and vacancy management

• Attending and documenting weekly checkpoint meetings, both internal and client facing

• Assisting with audits and following up non-compliances

Sept 2008 – June 2009
Project Support Analyst Hewlett Packard

Working as Project Analyst within the Governance and Continuous Improvement Team for HP (formerly EDS) EMEA Global Testing Practice (EMEA GTP).

Responsibilities included:

• Project related information registration and tracking

• Process improvement

• Producing management reports, key milestone project reports and reporting structures

• Supporting EMEA GTP defined processes and procedures

• Supporting G&CI Lead with project governance responsibilities

• Maintenance of the organizational SharePoint site

Feb 2006 – Sept 2008
Resource Manager Electronic Data Systems

Employed as Resource Manager for EMEA Global Testing Practice (GTP) Workforce Management Team.

Responsibilities included:

• Managing the EMEA GTP external recruitment process

• Liaising with 3rd party suppliers on a daily basis

• Providing updates to the UK workforce planning tools and creating reports from these systems

• Contractor management, reduction and tracking

• Liaising with hiring managers to determine recruitment needs

• Maintaining industry scorecards to monitor resource activity

• Attending EDS Assessment Centres throughout the UK as an assessor for Graduate and Modern Apprentice recruitment for the company

• Supply and demand management and reporting

• Critical hire management

July 2005 – Feb 2006
Senior Administration Manager Sheffield Hallam University

Employed as Senior Administration Manager in the faculty of Development and Society – Planning and Information team.

Responsibilities included:

• Data collation, planning and creation of the faculty’s main teaching timetables

• Assisting with workplanning of academics, courses and divisions

• Managing full timetables for disabled students

• Managing student learning contracts

• Advising students on module selection

• Reporting on clearing and recruitment statistics

• Reporting and forecasting module contact hours and location usage

• Liaising with Student Support, Student Services and other departments across the University

• Management expectations of students and academics

• Providing timetable and exam analysis

• Contributing to business planning and target setting

• Developing administrative assistants skills and managing workload

Feb 2000 – July 2005
UK IT Recruitment Manager Modis International/HSBC Bank Plc

Employed as Recruitment Manager originally resourcing candidates for a large scale IT permanent recruitment campaign for HSBC Bank Plc throughout the UK. Seconded on to client site after 2 months to run the campaign along with the First Direct IT Recruitment campaign with assistance from an off site Programme Manager.

Responsibilities included:

• Managing the project on an operational level

• Recruiting IT professionals in order to increase sales

• Interviewing candidates and liaising with external suppliers to provide advice and interview preparation

• Assisting with the organisation of recruitment fairs in order to increase the candidate database

• Fully utlising the bespoke database in order to highlight suitable candidates

• Managing external suppliers for the recruitment and selection of candidates

• Screening and submitting CVs to hiring managers

• Dealing with direct IT professional applications

• Implementing and maintaining effective administrative procedures to strict practices

• Regularly meeting with hiring managers to discuss recruitment needs and obtain relevant job and person specifications

• Identifying problem skill areas and analysing solutions

• Providing weekly project statistics

• Preparing budgets and forecasts for the Board

• Assisting in preparation of tenders for new business

• Managing and team of on and off site adminstrators and resourcers working on the project

Aug 1997 – Feb 2000
Area Coordinator Lloyds Konecranes

Employed as Coordinator responsible for the smooth running of the West Yorkshire area Maintenance Services division.

Responsibilities included:

• Coordination of the West Yorkshire area service engineering team on a daily basis

• Planning and diarising maintenance service visits to customers

• Ensuring smooth and effective running of the on-call breakdown service

• Liaising with external suppliers and clients on a daily basis

• Providing administrative support for senior management and director

• Key User heavily involved in the deployment of new software package for UK branches following extensive training in the US project office

• Providing staff training of bespoke reporting software

• Maintaining accurate and up to date records adhering to ISO9001 Quality Standards

• Assisting senior management in the preparation of budgets and forecasts

• Creating management reports for the board of directors

Apr 1996 – July 1997
Technical Clerk Lloyds Konecranes

Employed as Technical Clerk.

Responsibilities included:

• Providing full administrative support to the branch supervisor and manager

• Managing full credit control procedures for the branch

• Handling full purchase ledger duties for the branch

• Controlling in house stock levels

• Dealing with enquiries from customers and assisting with queries from other UK branches

• Liaising with external suppliers on a daily basis

• Managing the control of data into the computerised accounts system