Project Manager

£45,000 | London | Permanent
Posted 12 days ago

Project Manager - Telecommunications - DWDM/SDH/Optical

We are recruiting on behalf of a global supplier of telecommunications networking equipment software and services - who are looking for a permanent Project Manager to join their team in London.

Key responsibilities include:
Provide overall management for implementation of medium to large size projects, with medium/high complexity, within a Customer network.
Projects could include software delivery programs and / or Customer Premise Equipment
Primary responsibility of Services Project Managers is to successfully manage Customer projects, driving achievement of Customer and Ciena cost, schedule and quality goals on the project.
Ensure that Service target margins are achieved, contributing to accurate revenue recognition, ensuring committed schedules and deliverables are met, and that projects meet Customers expectations for quality and service.
Services Project Managers may support pre-sales activities, providing project management subject matter expertise and contributing to Customer proposals and RFP responses, as required.
Accountable for Services (implementations), Project Financials, Timelines and Quality.
Validate Project “Scope of Work” against Sales Order to Develop detailed project plan
Provide Project SOW Package to Functional teams to facilitate Internal Resource Planning and/or Partner RFQ’s. Oversees and ensures proper planning to meet sales forecasts, based on input from Program Management and other internal teams. Make certain that deviations to the project schedule are investigated and properly followed up.
Ensures proper contact with customers relating to field project activities.
Works closely with Engineering, Deployment Coordinators and Partners on project implementation within the Services Organization. Partners directly with internal and external customers to translate requirements into structured and executable tasks and milestones. Document and communicate project status, obstacles and resolutions to management.
Accountable for developing and coordinating carefully designed and approved action plans to successfully complete projects. Act as the primary point of contact for all aspects of the projects, during the onsite implementation or delivery phase. Assure all parties maintain close communication and coordination regarding project status and milestones. Maintain project schedules and report to Management regularly or as agreed.
Participate in, or lead, process improvement initiatives as assigned.
Provides input to department budgets as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in related field from a college or university with four to six years related experience; Equivalent combination of education and experience
PMP Certification preferred
Technically knowledgeable in the domain of Optical Transport, Software Delivery Layer 1/Layer 2 deployments
Key skills and experience required:
Customer Focused - Addresses underlying needs of the customer
Critical Thinking / Analysis
Judgment - Makes moderately Complex decisions while weighing the pros and cons
Decisiveness - Delivers decisions in the face of completing alternatives
Developing Others - Provides direct instruction and/or on going coaching to those junior to themselves Organizational Awareness - Understands formal and informal structure and the climate / culture of the organization Outstanding planning, scheduling, and coordination skills
Superior Communication, Organization and Leadership Skills.
Superior Resource Management ability and understanding of Outsourcing Methodology
A hands-on Manager that will manage by Team Building
Is self motivated and can work from high level departmental goals
A team player that will work well in a cross functional team environment
Must have proficiency with various software applications including Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel). Understands RFT (Right First Time) concepts as they pertain to implementation

For more information about this role, please contact:

Krystina Petrovic
01442 509 082

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