Senior Project Manager

€400 - €500 daily
05 Feb 2019
19 Feb 2019
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
Contract / Interim

The client is a large European Cable Operator offering triple-play and over-the-top video services to its customers. The client is deploying a new set of broadband and voice products in several of its European markets.

Main Responsibilities

Provide a Senior PM function for the delivery of projects including the following activities in relation to IT:

  • Prepare the project plan for each work stream, incl. key milestones & dependencies.
  • Define the required H/W & S/W components/versions for the different environments (JIT, UAT, PROD).
  • Engage in budgeting discussions on key cost elements and propose solutions on how costs can be optimized.
  • Raise and manage CRs to deliver all environments across affiliates, including connectivity matrixes.
  • Support the testing effort by taking an active part in test cases development, planning and execution.
  • Facilitate the resolution of incidents by coordinating different parties (architecture, delivery, vendors ).
  • Prepare a detailed Go Live' plan and support its implementation.
  • Support all technical and operational trials before the products are launched commercially.
  • Work with operations to ensure a clear Support Model and Incident Management processes are in place prior to launch.
  • Engage in all relevant vendor discussions as well as technical discussions with Architecture or internal IT delivery functions.
  • Manage key risks and issues.
  • Act as IT's central point of contact with respect to other corporate groups or affiliates.
  • Support the project lead in preparing and delivering Steering Committee status reports.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Education level: Minimum of bachelor degree in a technology domain.
  • Experience: significant PM experience in an expert delivery environment.

Required skills/background:

  • Has extensive project management and delivery experience in high paced client environments.
  • Has experience working with design teams and contributing to overall service platform design in multiple customer environments.
  • Has experience working with customers to explain their options using various service designs, review the benefits of each solution and ensure the customer's business requirements are satisfied with the design.
  • Fluent in English, other European languages are an advantage.
  • Good communication skills and understanding of various cultures.
  • Strong analytical skills; the ability to see at both the high level view and focus on detail if required; the ability to apply technology to solve business problems.
  • Determination and drive to consistently and successfully deliver according to commitment (results driven).
  • Pro-active individual - able to see issues and suggest solutions before they arise.
  • Below skills are an added advantage:
    • Experience in telecommunications sector.