Senior Project Manager

London, UK

Striving for excellence is in our DNA. Since 1993, we have been helping the world’s leading companies imagine, design, engineer, and deliver software and digital experiences that change the world. We are more than just specialists, we are experts.

DESCRIPTION


Currently we are looking for a Senior Project Manager for our London office to make the team even stronger.

EPAM is recognized as one of the fastest growing software and design consultancies in the world according to FORBES. We are providing end-to-end consultancy solutions from business design to technical build services to world-class companies across the globe.

We’re searching for a smart and driven individual who can manage the strategic consulting & Design program and work within large-scale Digital projects. The Senior Project Manager must be able to communicate effectively with technical teams and have a solid understanding of technical delivery processes.

With the support of exceptionally talented strategy, design and development teams, the successful applicant will deliver world-class projects for some of the largest international brands. We want someone who loves to see his or her hard work come to life and has the track record to prove it.

Responsibilities

  • Play a critical role in managing risk/issues and change control through-out the project lifecycle;
  • Define detailed and comprehensive project plans and partner with multi-disciplinary teams to define the approach, identify risk and validate effort;
  • Manage sizeable project budgets, risk and issue logs and change requests;
  • Advocate and practice agile methodologies and project management tools (Scrum, Kanban, Jira, Basecamp, MS Project, OmniPlan, etc.);
  • Lead the scoping and project planning on projects;
  • Create product/service roadmaps;
  • Ensure that resource planning across projects is regularly reviewed and change is communicated to the resource manager in a timely manner;
  • Review accuracy of team member timesheets and monitor staff utilization levels on projects flagging any issues with the resource manager;
  • Work internally with technical and end-to-end delivery managers, solution architects, business analysts and enterprise architects;
  • Support pitch work and new business opportunities; client proposals and sales meetings when required;
  • Be responsible for Internal and External reporting – client status reports, project health monitor and contact reports;
  • It is important that not only do our teams evolve and grow but so should our approach and methodologies. You will be part of the team responsible for constantly evaluating, educating and evolving how we work to ensure we can articulate, create and deliver meaningful services for our clients;
  • Mentor and develop less experienced members of the team;
  • Be responsible for ensuring that knowledge is shared across studio(s) (London, Manchester, Zurich, Stockholm) and client teams, working closely with all teams to ensure they understand the methodologies and tools available to them;
  • Support the development of the knowledge base;
  • Pro-actively keep up with design trends and industry developments;
  • Continue professional development in personal area of specialism forever cross-fertilizing acquired skills and experiences into EPAM.

Requirements

  • Experience managing large-scale programs of work across Design and strategy;
  • Have outstanding people management skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals at a senior level;
  • Strong interpersonal and people management skills;
  • Passion for design and technology;
  • Understanding of Agile principles and methods; preferably with some practical, hands-on experience with Scrum, Lean UX and Kanban;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects;
  • Proactive problem solving skills;
  • Risk and issue management;
  • Change management;
  • Ability to work independently, to strict deadlines, without compromising quality of work;
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels, with clients, stakeholders and the EPAM multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Appreciation for technical builds across Hybris, Sitecore or Adobe (desirable).

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