Key Information

Salary: up to £50,000 per annum
Location: London / Farnborough / Manchester / UK-Remote

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to join our growing Projects Team, within one of our UK offices (with the option for remote working).

The team consistently delivers across all industries including established businesses and start-ups. We work with many well-known household names and have over two decades of successful projects. Our award-winning company is growing rapidly and is recognised as the top UK software house based on client reviews and industry recognition.

What you’ll do:

As a Project Manager at DCSL GuideSmiths you will be involved in multiple, varied Software projects, with a wide range of different clients.

Your projects could be commercially structured as fixed price, T&M, support, or augmented and you will be in charge of planning, scheduling, budget tracking, execution and delivery of software and web projects. You will ensure the successful completion as well as overseeing the team working on the projects.

We’re looking for an organised, detail-oriented, motivated individual who will own the responsibility of delivering end-to-end software development projects. Good communication and decision-making skills are a must, as well as a passion to deliver excellence for our clients.

What you’ll be doing on a daily basis:

  • Planning out the blueprints for software projects; defining scope, allocating resources, setting deadlines, refining processes and laying out communication strategies both internally and externally
  • Assembling and leading the project team, working closely with the account management team and other people within the business
  • Supervising each stage of the project
  • Ensuring that all projects are delivered on time, within scope and within budget and communicating effectively with clients and internal teams
  • Tracking milestones, deliverables and change requests (using Agile/SCRUM methodology)
  • Determining and overseeing consistent testing, evaluation and troubleshooting throughout the project
  • Measuring project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques
  • Managing the relationship with the clients and the DCSL GuideSmiths team
  • Creating and maintaining comprehensive project documentation in line with DCSL GuideSmiths process and client needs
  • Working with the account management team to communicate potential future sales opportunities and account growth within existing or new projects
  • Analysing and documenting project risks and issues, tracking them to closure
  • Evaluating and assessing result of project
  • Running retrospectives and facilitating growth, learning and development within your teams and sharing with the wider business

Experience and Skills:

You may be a good fit if you:

  • Have proven working experience with Agile Development/ Scrum
  • Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • A solid technical background, with understanding or hands- on experience in software development and web technologies
  • Proficient in project management tools i.e. Excel, Devops, Smartsheets, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint etc
  • Excellent proven leadership skills
  • Excellent customer management and organisational skills
  • Critical thinking and decision making
  • Experience in conflict resolution
  • Evidence of being both company and client focussed
  • Project Management qualification (ideally PMP) or equivalent such as PRINCE2

What skills would add value to your application?

  • Commercial mindedness
  • Remaining resilient and calm under pressure
  • Adaptability
  • Team mentality
  • Bachelor’s degree achieved in a related field
  • Around 5 years’ experience in project management/similar role

Location:

Candidates have the option to work in either our Central London or Farnborough office, with flexible/remote options.

Our London office is a 10-minute walk from Waterloo Station, and our Head Office in Farnborough is a 10-minute walk from Farnborough Main station and close to the town centre and local amenities. We also have a virtual Development Centre in Manchester.

Salary & Benefits:

Annual salary of up to £50,000 dependent on experience, with an additional benefits package including:

25 days holiday
(plus Bank Holidays)
Employer matched contributory pension scheme
Flexible working opportunities
Healthcare scheme, life insurance & critical illness cover
Parental leave
Dedicated learning hours with 24/7 access to an online learning platform
Tastecard+ Membership
Cycle to Work scheme
Fitness activities
including discounted gym membership
Free hot and cold refreshments
Social events throughout the year

Why Join DCSL GuideSmiths?

Work on a Variety of Projects

We offer the opportunity to work on full life cycle development projects that are fast paced, interesting and technically challenging.

Learning & Development

We offer opportunities to gain or update accreditation through our partnership with Microsoft, as well as training through a dedicated online learning platform.

Giving Back

Supporting the local community is important to us at DCSL GuideSmiths. We give our people an extra 1 day off per year to carry out charity work of their choosing.

Referral Scheme

Our people know the kind of skills and personalities that make people fit in here. Refer your peers through our referral reward scheme.

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