Senior IT Project Leader (Exchange and PCI)

Swansea University - Information, Services and Systems

Fixed term until 31/07/2018

Main Purpose of the Post
Information Services and Systems (ISS) provides library, academic and corporate ICT services, management information, media and careers services to the staff and students at the University. It also provides services to other academic institutions, project partners and the general public.

ISS seek to appoint a highly motivated individual who will work with the IT Project Manager to drive forward the implementation, through a structured project framework, of key projects relating to a range of services provided by IT Services.

The Senior IT Project Leader may manage multiple concurrent projects and will be responsible for gathering requirements, project planning, monitoring, management and delivery as well as more general tasks including the reporting of outcomes and findings to stakeholders, general project administration and communication.

The role requires strong project management, change management, communication skills and the ability to work with and influence stakeholders of all levels across the university.  Business analysis skills will also be required, with a background in IT and experience of dealing with technical teams in the delivery of information systems.

The Senior IT Project Leader will be expected to work with the project manager and deliver these projects within the agreed budget whilst achieving the objectives and deliverables of each project. The Senior IT Project Leader will be responsible for writing project documentation and reporting to the project manager and if required to internal and external project sponsors and funders, and will be expected to report to project monitoring meetings.

The Senior IT Project Leader will be responsible for the co-ordination and completion of their projects and to this end will perform a variety of tasks, sometimes within tight deadlines. The role requires the ability to adapt to changing demands and conditions.

This post will require experience of working closely with external technical consultants, technical teams and the business, in order to oversee the transition of the University’s email system to the cloud. In conjunction with the Exchange project you will also lead on the co-ordinated delivery of the PCI DSS compliance project that will protect the university from fraudulent activity. You will have enough high level technical knowledge to confidently test and challenge key decisions, as well as possessing the emotional intelligence to understand, and adapt to, the considerable change that these projects will deliver.

The Senior IT Project Leader will report to the Project Manager and relevant Project Steering groups. They will be expected to monitor work and resources, organise tasks and report progress to senior managers and stakeholders. They will also aim to improve project administration.

http://www.swansea.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/details.php?nPostingId=5257&nPostingTargetId=8785&id=QHUFK026203F3VBQB7VLO8NXD&LG=UK&mask=suext

Closing date: 11pm on 25th September 2017

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