About the Role
Who sets the standards, to ensure that anything that can be measured is done so with consistency and reliability? We do. Through our vital research, NPL is helping support scientific and commercial innovations, international trade, environmental protection and health and wellbeing. As a Project Manager within our Transformation and Change Team, you’ll help facilitate change so that we continue to grow and do better.
 
At NPL, we touch ordinary lives in extraordinary ways and you could too. We are looking for Project managers for our digital modernisation programme, supporting the implementation of new technologies and ways of working. Critical to your success, is your ability to build strong relationships to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and to the highest quality – as well as being strictly compliant to our governance standards.  You’ll keep on top of progress, follow-up on deliverables, highlight any risks, and keep budgeting, forecasting, and financial controls on track – issuing reports and invoices in a timely manner. You’ll also see to it that the right resources are available, for both live projects and for any bids or tenders that might need their expert advice. As an organisation we learn from one another, so you’ll take the mentoring of members of your team seriously, leading by example and demonstrating best-practice at every stage of delivery. 
 
This is a 12 month full-time contract
About You

You are a highly experienced project manager who’s used to working on sizeable and complex projects. It’s one of the reasons, you will need to have excellent communication and negotiation skills, as well as experience of working within a PMO environment. Of graduate calibre, you’re used to developing and applying project management processes and tools and, ideally, you have a project management qualification. You’ll also need to be highly proficient in Microsoft Office, including MS Project. 

Experience and knowledge

-         Proven track record of successfully managing the delivery of multiple projects or the ability to demonstrate the capability to do so

-         Experience of project delivery for a large organisational transformation programme desirable. 

-         APMP qualification or other
-         Experience in IT and Change

Skills and abilities

-         Strong interpersonal skills

-         Excellent communication skills

-         High quality, clear and concise writing style

-         Organised, self-motivated to produce high quality results

-         Strong attention to detail

-         Proficiency in MS office including MS project

Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward.  We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical.

About The Company

NPL and BEIS have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled and BAME candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.

We’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation.

We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefitsNPL’s values are at the heart of what we do and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.

As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer.

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.

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