Transition Project Manager

Closing date for applications: 31/10/2019
Specialist role
Portfolio manager
Summary of the work
Working with the System Operating Authority (SOA) you will interface on a daily basis with DE&S to assist the delivery of an exciting IT capability based on Evergreen and Agile principles.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
21 Weeks with 5 week unfunded option
West Midlands
Organisation the work is for
Defence Equipment & Support
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You will be a key member of the System Operating Authority, overseeing the integration of a bespoke network. You will work with the delivery organisation, DE&S, on a daily basis.
What the specialist will work on
On a daily basis: •Manage all aspects of Operational Readiness evaluations for IT systems. •Manage Project Delivery team contractors. •Develop and manage implementation of Service Management and Transition strategy and processes. Report progress to CIWG. •Consult with stakeholders to ensure the developed service management processes are included in all training packages. •Effectively and accurately communicate relevant project information to project team. •Manage contemplated change notices and change orders to the project which will affect Service Transition activities. •Communicate process improvement suggestion with a constructive attitude. •Communicate project status and issues. •Prepare organisation and communication charts. Full TORs upon award.
Address where the work will take place
Working arrangements
40 hrs (8hrs Mon - Fri)
Security clearance
MOD DV required on day 1 of the appointment due to the sensitivity of the role.
Additional terms and conditions
In the event that the post is vacated the Supplier shall ensure that it is filled within one working week by a candidate who meets the criteria of this competition with prior approval of the Buyer. The Supplier and their representatives shall abide by: DEFCON 5J(Edn 18/11/16)-Unique Identifiers DEFCON 76(Edn 12/06)-Contractor’s Personnel at Government Sites DEFCON 501(Edn 11/17)-Definitions and Interpretations DEFCON 522(Edn 11/17)-Payment and Recovery of Sums Due DEFCON 658(Edn 10/17)-Cyber DEFCON 659A(Edn 02/17)-Security Measures DEFCON 660(Edn 12/15)-Official-Sensitive Security Requirements DEFCON 703(Edn 08/13)-Intellectual Property Rights - Vesting in the Authority Available online at:
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
•Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers. •Transparent and collaborative when making decisions. •Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes.
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 70% Cultural fit 5% Price 25%
Essential skills and experience
  • MOD DV clearance required on day one of the appointment due to the sensitivity of the role.
  • Demonstrable experience of working on a programme that has delivered or is delivering a classified strategic Command and Control system in a Military context.
  • Experience of Transition/Upgrade/Refresh Projects as a Transition Manager leading the migration of Users between systems.
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skill.
  • ITIL v 3 Transition qualifications / experience.
  • Knowledge of ITIL v3 Service Transition.
  • Proficient in MS Project and the MS Office Suite of products.
  • Effective communication skills including verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.
  • Qualifications in Project Management i.e. PRINCE2/APMP and/or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum 3 years experience of Project Management.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • 5 years plus experience Project Managing the delivery of IT projects.
  • Knowledgeable of transition, upgrades, refresh projects in an Agile environment.
  • ITIL v3 Service Operations / experience.

Closing date for applications: 31/10/2019

Transition Project Manager

Closing date for applications: 31/10/2019

Specialist role:

Portfolio manager


West Midlands


Defence Equipment & Support

Maximum day rate:


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