Lead the team as the Microsoft Project SME within C4ISR and ALIS teams at MOD Corsham.
Impart knowledge, introduce processes and best practice into a reshaping team delivering capability into multiple areas.
An exciting opportunity to be part of an organisation working differently to the rest of the MOD.
Expected contract length 12 Months + 6 Months (OPTION)
Who the specialist will work with
ASDT are a dynamic and forward leaning organisation in the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
They are implementing and showcasing a change of approach in the MOD with organisational structure and are implementing AGILE into both project management and the technical space.
The C4ISR, ALIS and Legacy Med IS groups require a skilled specialist who is also willing to impart knowledge to a group that is able to listen and adjust to advice.
This team are about to undergo some significant challenges and introduce new capability to the MOD.
What the specialist will work on
The Project Controls Manager will provide:
a. Production of reporting detail on status and quality of project plans on a monthly basis.
b. Providing evidence to support robust governance/reporting ensuring consistent regular submissions to ISS & SRO.
c. Ensuring Risk and Resource adjusted plans are produced and provide evidence for decision making. Identifying shortfalls in resources utilising technical and project management staff.
d. Effective planning and scheduling. Monitoring and development of delivery schedule. Maintaining quality of schedule to meet ISS policy standards.
e. Support to timely business/commitment case generation.
f. Effective stakeholder management and documentation as required.
Essential skills and experience
Proven experience in working within a programme of similar size and complexity
Expert level user of Microsoft Enterprise Project Management solution with experience of managing programme dependencies, baselining and tracking
Evidence of producing EPM plans against AGILE projects and can circumvent or overcome the associated challenges
Workshopping; ability to lead small to medium sized groups of stakeholders to extract relevant schedule information to feed into schedules
The ability to work under pressure and adhere to challenging timescales – 5 points
Proven organisational skill
Strong analytical skills
Excellent communication skills
Reporting; ability to gather, analyse and present accurate, consistent messages to senior management boards
Experience in liaising with industry partners
Experience of dealing with remote groups of stakeholders and managing expectations and communications between disparate groups
Experience in working in a large scale change programme
Demonstration of working on a large scale technical project / programme
Nice to have
Ability to understand programme objectives and proactively link these to scheduling and risk management functions
IT literate, with experience of Microsoft Office 365 including SharePoint
Working with the MOD
Cultural fit criteria
Works to agile methodology
Have experience in working within a team that covers multiple organisations
Be customer oriented
Shares knowledge, experience and expertise with other team members
Have strong stakeholder management skills
Be transparent and collaborative
The specialist will be expected to work full time (240 days per year).
The Corsham delivery team works in an Agile Scrum environment.
Travel and subsistence expenses to attend other sites will be payable from Corsham using current Civil Service T&S practices. Where possible, MOD Rail Warrants or the Travel Cell will be used.
Potential suppliers will be expected to hold or be in the process of obtaining SC Clearance. It will be at the Programme Manager’s discretion to allow work to commence if suppliers are awaiting clearance on the expected start date.
PLEASE NOTE DV clearance is not required.
Additional terms and conditions
Please note that this requirement sits outside IR35.
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