2 weeks ago

Project Manager - Networks & Security

Hatfield 55K - 60K Permanent

Job Reference: 39012742

Project Manager (Network/ Security)
Hatfield - 2/3 days a week 
 
 
My client, a leading global technology services organisation is looking for a Project Manager to manage network and/or security focussed projects, customer facing. The customers will vary from public and private sector.
 
Experience of delivering Network and/or Security focused projects across multiple sites and time zones, including elements of managing pre-configuration activities. Able to demonstrate knowledge of delivering (end-to-end implementation) LAN / WAN / WiFi / Privileged Access Management / End Point Protection / Identity & Access Management, working within industry recognised methodologies.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in fast paced enviroments at forward thinking companies who are innovative. Must bring a can do attitude and drive to exceed expectations and develop professionally.  
 
This role sits in a high performing client facing Network delivery team, the ideal candidate will have a strong background in delivering end to end Network projects for blue chip customers, ideally global network projects as a hands-on Project Manager focussed on delivery. Pre-sales and supporting bid experience is essential. 

Experience in deliverying using Agile and Waterfall methodolgies would be very useful. 
 
Culture/ Organisation
 
This brand has an excellent reputation in the market and is a very exciting opportunity to join a growing global company that can offer amazing career progression and opportunities. This person will be part of an exciting and diverse projects and programme’s function. This function has a real team spirit and desire to achieve success, internally and externally. Collaborative culture, investing time and effort in the team and celebrating success.
 
This person will also engage with other areas of the business, including: Consultancy, Engineering, Professional Services, Service Management and Sales. Many projects now have global reach, so working with international colleagues is also likely.
 
Skills and knowledge:
 
  • Essential - Experience of delivering Network and/or Security focused projects across multiple sites and time zones. Must have previously delivered, and understand SD/WAN, LAN, WiFi, PAM, IAM, Switch, Endpoint Security, etc.
  • First and foremost – a strong background as an IT Project Manager with core network projects experience is essential - Networking: Cisco, Aruba across WAN, LAN, WiFi.
  • Security project delivery experience will be seen as a plus - Security: CyberArk, Tanium, F5.
  • Must have Agile Project delivery experience, Prince2 and Agile Certifications would be very useful.
  • Proven track record of working with external suppliers and third-party stakeholders, (CISCO, ARUBA, HP, Juniper etc).
  • Track record of delivering complex global Network assignments and successful project outcomes.
  • Must be a hands-on Project Manager who is delivery focussed and able to face off to customers across a wide range of industries, both in the public and private sector.
  • Pre-sales experience, working closely with sales in a collaborative way, supporting on pre-sales activities like bids/RFIs etc.
  • Ability to apply emotional Intelligence with flexibility, to adapt personal style and approach to meet specific customer needs.
  • Security Project delivery is not essential, but would certainly be seen as a real advantage, for example Security consolidation, looking at customers security portfolio and rationalising this, looking at client-side security (Splunk).
  • Security clearance would be useful, but not essential.
  • The ideal individual will be someone who is looking to progress their career and driven to take on new challenges, excellent opportunities for progression are on offer.
  • Able to apply influencing skills appropriately to enable the required outcomes for your stakeholders and to enable positive assignment outcomes.
  • Understand the wider context of the project you are leading.
  • Ability to articulate the value of project management to internal and external customers. 
  • Team player, self-starter, enjoys coaching and mentoring to bring up skill levels of junior PMs
  • Delivery of a successful project will include: building and managing teams, ensuring the agreed products are delivered, effective communication, managing project controls (including risk, issue, customer dependencies and change) and providing a high-quality professional outcome to the satisfaction of our customers and other stakeholders.
 
Responsibilities
 
  • Overall responsibility is for meeting the commitments made to customers and internal stakeholders to successfully deliver the assignment you are leading as defined in your terms of reference or project control documentation.
  • These will be delivered alongside the agreed financial outcome of the assignment. In support of this, expectation to understand and be able to articulate to customers.
  • Additional tasks will include change management, business management, contract management, and being able to responsibly and effectively manage project finances.
  • Scope of activity can range from pre-sales (leading, scoping, estimating and designing the project or assuring the solution), through delivery and into closure. This person will need to understand and work with different commercial models (e.g. Fixed Price, Time and Materials or Resource on Demand). 
  • Delivery of a successful project will include: building and managing teams, ensuring the agreed products are delivered, effective communication, managing project controls (including risk, issue, customer dependencies and change) and providing a high-quality professional outcome to the satisfaction of our customers and other stakeholders.
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