Government and Housing Project Manager (Home Based)

  • NEC Software Solutions
  • Remote
  • Jun 24, 2022
Permanent Management

Job Description

Company Description

NEC Software Solutions is headquartered in the UK and operates around the world.

We employ more than 3,000 people in six countries, building software and services to get our customers better outcomes.

We traded as Northgate Public Services until 1 July 2021 when we rebranded to align with our owners, NEC. Most of our subsidiary companies did too (APD Communications, i2N, EMIS Care and Charter Systems) but our service design agency still trades as Snook.

We’ve been part of global tech company NEC Corporation since January 2018.

Find out more about our business on the Corporate Responsibility and Performance pages.

Job Description

This is a Home Based role, which will require travel throughout the UK to our client sites. We are looking for an experienced Software Implementation Project Manager to work with our Government, Health and Housing Customers. The projects we work on involve systems implementation and consultancy covering Housing, Public Protection, Revenues and Benefits, Document Management, or specific projects for central government (Blue Badge, HGV Charging for example). 

Projects can be very large and require the services of a dedicated project manager but also range down to much smaller engagements which would also be allocated to a project manager, in each case acting in a supplier delivery role. 

Responsibilities of a Project Manager within NEC:

  • Manage multiple projects successfully across a range of customers
  • Pre-contract the Project Manager supports pre-sales activity including providing ITT responses; presenting NEC Software Solution's implementation approach; supporting the sales discussions with the client and producing relevant project documentation.  
  • Ensure that the commercial proposal is sound based on our previous experiences and available knowledge.
  • Following contract award, the Project Manager will lead a team of implementation consultants and product specialists to deliver the required project outcomes, run as a program of work, an isolated project or as one of a series of smaller engagements. 
  • Work with the client and the implementation team to plan the project and set up the project organisation according to Prince2 principles. 
  • Control and monitor project progress and billing, acting as the main point of contact with the client until the project is successfully completed.
  • Be responsible for forecasting and securing the revenue from successful achievement of project milestones as well as accurate forecasting of billings.
  • Reporting to and updating key internal stakeholders as to overall progress against performance targets.
  • Be highly visible to the client and third parties, including making a significant contribution to project board meetings

Qualifications

Essential

  • Significant experience in managing complex Projects
  • Experience as a Project Manager within Public Sector Projects
  • Prince 2 Qualified or experience working to this methodology
  • Ability to lead and motivate internal project teams, clients and third parties
  • Ability to work in a commercially astute way, making considered decisions based on an understanding of the facts and commercial perspective
  • Experience managing software implementation projects from either a client or supplier perspective into the UK Public Services
  • Able and willing to travel throughout the UK and overseas.

Desirable

  • Local Government, Housing or Health Experience from a Supplier Perspective
  • Prince 2 Qualified
  • Experience with Northgate Products

Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organisational skills
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Delivery-focused

Additional Information

Employees of NEC Software Solutions are entitled to the following Company funded benefits:

  • Single Private Medical Cover (with the option to select family cover at an additional cost)
  • 25 days paid holiday (includes 3 company nominated days) with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days during enrolment period
  • 4 x basic salary life assurance cover
  • A Group Pension Plan with fantastic employer contributions
  • A selection of tax efficient flexible benefits to suit your individual needs 

OTHER INFORMATION

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work and travel within the UK. Documentary evidence will be required.

All offers are subject to satisfactory vetting and reference checks. Depending on the nature of the role a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check may also be required.

NEC Software Solutions is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all communities

Application Deadline

Jun 20, 2022