• Project Manager / Scrum Master

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(22/11/2019 10:24)
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    Information Technology
  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    We are currently recruiting for experienced IT Project Managers within our Business Systems Group (BSG) team based in Maidenhead. BSG delivers the Digital Core IT solutions that support corporate departments, contracts and clients.



    What will I be doing?

    You will be responsible for driving and managing a set of assigned IT projects to deliver the Digital Core foundations that underpin contracts and corporate departments. You will be responsible for managing projects using a standard methodology to deliver against high standards of predictability, performance and service. BSG project teams apply ITIL and Agile methods and Oracle, Microsoft or 3rd party platforms to rapidly deliver value. You will lead the team, manage the plan, risks and issues, and communicate with the business sponsor and interested parties.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • You will manage assigned projects to deliver outcomes and value while meeting cost, time and quality demands
    • You will apply your experience and Costain Way tools to manage risk, change, quality and budget for projects
    • You will follow the BSG standards and PMO reporting to provide cross-portfolio visibility of project status and resource management
    • You will lead and motivate Agile project teams of mixed skillsets, often working remotely from one another
    • Acting as a liaison between the business or client stakeholders and the IT delivery team, understanding and documenting business requirements
    • Using your communication skills, you will support and influence business stakeholders to prioritise delivery work within the project to achieve recognised outcomes and success

    You will contribute to the BSG team to support continuous improvements of methods, tools and techniques, and mentor more junior members of the team

    About you

    • At least 5 years' experience of project management within medium to large scale organisations
    • Demonstrable expertise in applying at least one project management methodology, either traditional (e.g. APM, PRINCE2) or an Agile method
    • Effective communication and strong stakeholder management skills
    • Problem solver who is comfortable working with technology specialists and customer-focused and pragmatic in their approach to delivery
    • Desirable: experience of IT and IT Project Management
    • Desirable: experience as a SCRUM Master

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme. 


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.


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