IT Project Manager - Applications - Grangemouth

INEOS - IT
Ref: 688 Date Posted: Monday 15 Oct 2018
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IT PROJECT MANAGER (APPLICATIONS)

INEOS O&P

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A truly global company, INEOS is one of the world’s largest chemical companies.

Having committed to significant investment over the next few years, we now require a Project Manager with relevant experience to play a key role in the delivery and support of this growth in our business.

Job Purpose

To manage and deliver a portfolio of IT Project activities for the IT Applications support team. To work closely with other members of the IT Team and key business contacts to ensure that IT Applications project activities are delivered on time, within budget and meet the stated business requirements.

Principle Accountabilities

Providing technical input & support for small, medium & large sized projects tasks to ensure they a have a technically robust project plan (Including resourcing estimates) utilising the most appropriate technology to meet both the immediate and longer-term business needs.

To act as the single point of contact for new and existing IT Application Team project activities

Regular review of all project activities, risks and issues to ensure that they are on target, updating project exceptions log, action log and project ticket status

Create and maintain regular KPI reporting metrics for IT Application Team project activities.  Provision of information for business sponsors, IT Management Team and business Leadership Teams

Engaging with key business contacts to ensure project business justification has been documented and the necessary approvals are provided

Documenting and managing any project exceptions to ensure that overall delivery is not impacted. Highlighting any significant issues to the Application Manager where appropriate

Ensuring that all projects follow IT change management processes

Ensuring that all projects follow Handover to Support process and relevant support documentation is updated (HOTS)

Assist in delivering applications IT Strategy in alignment the INEOS FPS, Petroineos & O&P UK roadmaps to achieve business goals

Special Features

Candidate must have exceptional IT Project and Portfolio Management skills and some knowledge of application system development activities

Role based at Grangemouth Mon-Fri, core business hours. There is no provision for home working

Role is offered on a temporary basis for 12 months

Knowledge Transfer will be provided from existing personnel

Qualifications, knowledge and Skills

Qualifications & Experience

Substantial technical IT Systems experience

Technical Skills

Prince 2 Practitioner or equivalent project management qualifications

Expert MS Project, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel skills

Good Knowledge of system development using Oracle and associated tools (e.g.  Apex), SQL Server and associated tools (e.g. SSRS), website development technologies (e.g. VB.net)

Working Knowledge of applications systems in use in the oil and gas industry.

Communication

Interacting with Application Team Systems Engineers; Technical Leads & DBA to scope and manage project activities

Engaging with wider IT Team regarding delivery of project tasks

Engaging with business users to clarifying business requirements

Engaging with other project managers to clarify tasks/resources assigned to IT Apps Team

Speaking with software suppliers to resolve technical issues and communicating with end users to co-ordinate installs

Written & spoken English language skills are essential

Teamwork

Ability to handle multiple and diverse tasks simultaneously (written & verbal)

Self-starter, with strong team-working, influencing, communication and other interpersonal skills

Demonstrates a bias for action

Driven to attain goals and pursue excellence

Agrees workload priority with line manager

Meets timescales for project tasks

Regularly reviews/updates project tickets in IT management system

Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change.

Participates in effective team interaction (including remotely based team members)

Ensuring that  IT support documentation is updated as part of HOTS process

Making a contribution to team successes and actively supporting others

 

Please note we are only able to consider applicants who have the right to work in the UK