Senior Project Manager - Public Sector
Project / Programme Management, London
Senior Project Manager - Public Sector
Project / Programme Management, London

Our aim is to build a strong and cohesive community of Project and Programme Managers to support our Public Sector Clients across Central and Local Government and other public entities. We strive to support our customers in building and improving their digital infrastructure and tackle a great variety of technology challenges by leveraging the knowledge and expertise of our Public Sector teams. By joining us, you will join a team of UK Public Sector consultants who are Industry expert and are on a mission to support national and local projects that have a real impact on everyone's life.

In order to succeed in this role, you will need to have demonstrable experience of working in a consulting environment in a project or programme management function with Central Government clients delivering large-scale application and technology-driven transformation projects.

About you:

As a Project Manager at NTT DATA UK, you will bring proven experience of leading end-to-end large-scale (£5m+) Central Government programmes encompassing significant Client-side/collaborative elements in a multi-vendor environment and solid stakeholder management skills, copuled with the ability to drive quick, informed decisions and to deliver difficult news in a factual, solution-driven way. 

In order to succeed in this role, you will need to show awareness of security concepts relevant to the Central Government domain and to be confident working with Central Government processes and methods, including the GDS Service Standard and Technical Code of Practice.

The role requires your in-depth understanding and experience of project planning processes, techniques and methodologies in multi-disciplinary and commercial environments. It would be a great asset for you to have a Project Management qualification (PRINCE2, PMP, etc.) and/or an Agile certification. 


*You should hold current SC level security clearance. If this is not currently held, then you should be willing and eligible to be put through the vetting process

What to expect:

In this role, you will be responsible for the successful end to end delivery of complex cross functional business change project(s) that includes people, process, policy and technical change, through to completion that meets the business needs, with Investment Committee approved budget between £1m - £10m for any one project​. 

More specifically, you will be responsible for:

  • Change Leadership, e.g. Management of project escalation  |  Continuously review and identify opportunities to implement change towards business transformation goals​
  • Requirements Definition, e.g. Work with the business owner and work stream leads to shape a strategy or concept into an implementable project |  Work with the Key Programme Manager to help to establish a benefits map ​
  • Planning, e.g. Develops and gains agreement of project plan  |  Ensure that the appropriate resources are allocated to the project working with PMO Services on resource planning and prioritisation​
  • Project Control and Reporting, e.g. Manages virtual project teams in a matrix environment  |  Implements and maintains a consistent project management methodology ensuring project conforms to appropriate governance including all project documentation 
  • And much more, such as Financial Management, Governance and Stakeholder Mangaement, and People and Line Management

What's important?:

Our Project Management practice aims to build a strong professional community where each individual can mentor others and be mentored, and can grow professionally through training and support to reach their career goals. The focus on clients, teamwork and foresight are our DNA and we are looking for someone who shares and embodies these core values, leading by example.

To support your hard work and dedication, we will offer you the following:

  • The opportunity, as we grow, to experiment new industries, such as Insurance, Public Sector, etc.
  • An online training platform with 3000+ courses, accessible from everywhere, to sharpen your skills
  • A vibrant community of 100+ project and programme management professionals to learn from and share knowledge and best practices
  • …And much more!

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Service Line Manager

Martin Lyndon
Project Management Practice Lead

I am a senior Delivery Director, Project and Programme Manager and IT Consultant, with experience of working across a number of industries and domains. I have delivered some significant technology-enabled business transformation initiatives to a number of multi-national, blue-chip organisations and government entities across a number of disciplines, including consultancy services, managed services and integrated IT solutions.

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“Upon joining the NTT DATA UK family, you will experience a culturally diverse organisation living our values of Clients First, Teamwork and Foresight as we partner with our customers every day.

At NTT DATA UK, we are proud to support and invest in our people. We offer a variety of rewarding career paths and opportunities to develop professionally - with access to cutting edge innovation.”

Simon Williams, CEO, NTT DATA UK

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