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Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) is a pioneering technology company who spearheaded the introduction of Active Network Management in the UK, and is now a world-leading provider of DERMS Software to electrical utilities across the UK, Europe and North America.  It has a customer base that includes major utilities including UK Power Networks, Western Power Distribution, Consolidated Edison, Hydro One and Southern California Edison and controls over 350 MW of renewable generation, from wind turbines to electric vehicles, across its customer territories


Role Overview

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for leading teams to deliver project(s) that span across multiple business units. Manage resources, schedules, and financials and adhere to stage gate quality and ISO9001 guidelines throughout the full systems development life cycle. This also includes management of issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery.

The Senior Project Manager has the authority to run the project on a day-to-day basis. Verify that the project produces the required deliverables of quality, within the specified constraints of time and cost and to achieve the potential benefits defined in the business case.


Detailed accountabilities will include:

  • Reporting to the EVP of Operations for Project Management to deliver client projects on time and to programme
  • Creation of project plans and management of project teams to deliver to plan
  • Provide status reporting regarding project milestones, deliverables, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across senior leadership
  • Taking responsibility for resource and financial control of projects, and reporting on project status
  • Quality assurance role ensuring that project deliverables are to standard before issue or delivery
  • Liaison with clients and project partners, working directly with them to resolve particular issues where they arise
  • Ensuring compliance with an understanding of health and safety requirements
  • Managing sub-contractors
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate staff
  • Extensive understanding of project and program management principals, methods and techniques


Skills and Experience:

  • Strong experience leading complex projects with multiple subcontractors
  • Experience of delivering processes and systems in relevant industries (electricity networks, renewables, telecommunications, control systems) with corresponding site commissioning experience
  • Excellent experience in Project Management Methodologies, Agile, SCRUM, Waterfall
  • Delivery of systems with a significant software component, whether bespoke or product
  • Project management skills including an ability to manage complex projects with multiple stakeholders, using internal staff, subcontractors, and consultants
  • Experience of successful financial management of projects, managing both consultancy and systems integration
  • Experience in client relationship management
  • A self-starter attitude with the ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team and manage diverse resources, internal and external
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies


Required Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of project management experience
  • 5+ years’ experience working with business stakeholders within a cross-functional matrix environment
  • 1+ years’ experience managing projects via Agile delivery
  • Proven ability to demonstrate a drive for results and accountability of business needs

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