Technical Project Manager copy (PM)

Closing date for applications: 03/09/2020
Specialist role
Programme manager
Summary of the work
An experienced Technical Project Manager is required to manage a range of IT transformation and technology services projects (infrastructure and business led) within the Home Office Security and Counter Terrorism IT Portfolio.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
6 months
Organisation the work is for
Police and Public Protection Portfolio (PPPT), Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT), Home Office
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You'll be working with a multi-disciplinary team including a Business Analyst and Technical Architect within the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism IT Portfolio (OSCT IT), Police and Public Protection Technology (PPPT) and the wider Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT). You'll work with a range of senior stakeholders, across Office for Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT), PPPT, DDaT and the wider Home Office.
What the specialist will work on
Manage projects on a day-to-day basis, providing visibility of progress, including defining the approach and milestones, addressing issues and balancing cost and risk against benefit.Scope projects, input in technical solution, design and devise the delivery strategy aligned with DDaT strategy.Define and manage project budgets and resourcing plans within tolerances. Lead the development of the commercial approach and plan, and supplier engagement, liaising with the commercial team and, if required, leading the procurement process. Lead User Acceptance Testing and manage change required to integrate new processes into ‘business as usual’Lead stakeholder engagement with internal and external stakeholders.
Address where the work will take place
Home Office, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF and remotely. Some travel to other Home Office locations including Croydon, Liverpool, Sheffield. There may be other UK travel associated with specific projects.Currently working from home due to COVID-19.
Working arrangements
Full time 5 days a week.Current working arrangements are from home. The Team is co-located in 2 Marsham Street when office reopens fully.All expenses must be included in the quoted rate.
Security clearance
DV clearance is required due to the sensitivity of the work involved. Willingness to undertake STRAP clearance required once in post.Only candidates with current DV clearance will be considered.
Additional terms and conditions
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
-Confident in consulting multiple stakeholders and suppliers. -Willing to challenge suppliers and the status quo when necessary. -Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers. -Able to work with business leads with low technical expertise. -A supportive team member, building good relationships and trust with teams. -Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions -Share knowledge and experience with other team members.
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 50% Cultural fit 10% Price 40%
Essential skills and experience
  • Have experience of delivering a range of business and/or IT transformation projects
  • Experience of full project lifecycle experience (from requirements gathering/discovery through to implementation)
  • Previous budget accountability experience to forecast and manage project costs
  • Experience of working on UK Government digital programmes and IT systems and setting up a new technology service
  • Sound understanding of a range of structured programme and project management methodologies, including Waterfall and Agile
  • Strong ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams, leading the collaborative planning process, prioritising work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical people
  • Ability to engage and work with development teams, in order to understand the technical solution and make informed decisions
  • Strong understanding of the government's digital and technology transformation agenda
  • Confident in consulting multiple cross-government agency senior stakeholders and suppliers in the UK and overseas if required
  • Experience and understanding of the security requirements in the design and delivery of technology services at the highest security classification
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Previous experience of working with UK security partners
  • Previous experience of working on and knowledge of technology infrastructure

Closing date for applications: 03/09/2020

Technical Project Manager copy (PM)

Closing date for applications: 03/09/2020

Specialist role:

Programme manager




Police and Public Protection Portfolio (PPPT), Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT), Home Office

Maximum day rate:


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