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Project Manager (G7) – Belfast.

  • Belfast
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Project Manager (G7) – Belfast

  • Belfast
  • Please see job description
  • Posted February 27, 2023

Our client, a large public sector organisation, based in Belfast is looking to recruit a Project Manager to join their team.

Hourly Pay: £27.04

Location: Dundonald House, Belfast

Length of Assignment: 6 months with potential for extension

Hours:Monday to Friday, flexitime applies between the hours of 7.30am to 18.00pm

Start date: ASAP (Clearance and registration must be completed beforehand)

Main Duties:

The purpose of the SPS Operational Readiness Programme was to deliver the required expanded checking capability at NI POE’s; including People, Process, IT and infrastructure to facilitate the free flow of existing trade post transition. These programme outcomes were delivered through a range of work streams; Ports infrastructure, People, IT, Process, operational policy, trader readiness and Volumetric. The Project Manager is responsible for delivering the EU Operational Transition Project through the delivery of a number of work streams which includes Infrastructure build, IT systems, Port Readiness, port operations and approvals including EU designations and business case approvals. This work will be delivered within a formal project environment with oversight of the project provided by a project Director, a Deputy Secretary/Grade 3 SRO and project board structure.

Project Management of the SPS operational readiness and support project
– The post holder will be the Project Manager and lead on establishing and implementing the governance and control arrangements throughout the project lifecycle, in line with NICS guidance and industry best practice with support from the Project Management Office.
– It will also include identifying the need for and progressing relevant Gateway reviews at appropriate stages of project implementation.

Design, procurement and delivery of SPS operational infrastructure and IT systems
– Engage with Dept of Finance, CPD, and DSD at Grade 7 level to determine the procurement, design and delivery of the required Ports infrastructure and systems at each Point of Entry in Northern Ireland.

Stakeholder Engagement
– Work collaboratively across DAERA, with other NICS Departments and with external stakeholders at G7 and above, impacted by Brexit including District Councils, DEFRA and FSA developing and leading the programme of work to prepare for a range of potential outcomes associated with the Withdrawal Agreement and implication of the NI Protocol. Work across the Department to effectively manage the business change and ensure operational delivery of facilities and systems

Budget management
– Manage the project budget (approx. £4.1 million capital and £11 million resource and £2 Million Depreciation at this time) on behalf of the SRO.

Staff management
– Lead and manage a team of staff providing direction and support in a fast changing environment to include allocation of work and management of tasks.


Essential Criteria:

– Experience, of at least 1 year, of significant business change project management using PRINCEII or other acceptable project management skills based project management methodology.

Desired Criteria:

– Experience in monitoring and control of resources, revenue and capital costs against a project of significant value above £20 million.
– Knowledge of corporate governance issues and financial rules e.g Managing Public Money (NI) MPMNI


***Successful applicants must be required to complete an AccessNI***

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