Job description Posted 25 July 2022

Position: Project Manager

Location: Brentford

Pay Rate: £530.02 Per Day / Via Umbrella / Inside IR35

LOA: 10 Months

Job Specification  

Agile Project Manager

Job Purpose

The purpose of this role is to provide Agile project management skills, capabilities, discipline, and cross coordination in the delivery of a cloud data platform across a team of platform engineers. 

This role shall facilitate efficient project progression whilst maintaining quality objectives and required outcomes.

•     Provide agile facilitation of cross-functional teams in the development, delivery, and decision-making practices for the engineering of the data platform.

•     Ensure collaborative, efficient coordination & integration across the project’s teams in delivery to required quality and performance. 

•     Ensure smooth planning, logical prioritization, and reporting processes, leveraging Jira to manage backlogs and agile sprints. 

•     Monitor overall project progress to platform roadmap.

•     Apply agile project methodologies and best practice to facilitate interdepartmental planning and communication via confluence.



Scope of Responsibility

•     Agile project management of engineering teams toward delivery of Data platform capabilities

•     Ensuring collaborative, efficient coordination, dependency management & integration across the project team in delivery to required quality and performance.

•     Ensuring compliance to the required GSK quality frameworks for delivery of solutions & the associated documentation.

•     Apply, Agile Project methodologies and best practice to assigned projects or products maintaining control of scope and delivery to target.

Impact of role

•     Maintaining focus on project target objectives. The efficient use of resource through planned breakdown and execution of Projects whilst remaining agile and adaptive. Maintaining; a clear plan to delivery, proactive risk & resource management along with provision of budget management and stakeholder / team project reporting as required.

•     Ensure the project is set-up for success



Key Responsibilities

•     To drive agile delivery of engineering project to roadmap or execution plan

•     Ensure collaboration across product leadership, data and Tech professionals in prioritisation and grooming of backlogs, sprint planning and roadmap aligned delivery milestones for reporting & tracking progress. 

•     Maintain best practice in sprint planning and team velocity to drive progress 

•     Proactive decision tracking and risk management. 

•     Effective communication and reporting across teams and stakeholders

•     Monitor and maintain performance across project team members including any 3rd parties

•     Negotiate solutions and address emergent issues

Key capabilities


•     Able to Facilitate and Drive Agile Product Delivery including ceremonies, practices, sprint planning, backlog management via Jira.

•     Ability to establish & maintain Jira based type Kanban and or Sprint based Scrum boards

•     Understanding of data/IT related projects terms, milestones and content

•     Understanding of resource demand management aligned to project plan



PM Role                                                                                                                      

•     Working knowledge of pro-active Project Risk Management

•     Problem and Issue management and resolution 

•     Learning ability to build understanding in processes and approach 

Interpersonal Skills

•     Able to effectively interact with a broad range of people 

•     Manage and coordinate team towards delivery

•     Understand approach to stakeholder management

•     Ability to negotiate and influence for project delivery   

Basic Education

 Bachelor’s degree in science, business, finance or relevant subject

Preferred Education / Professional Qualifications

 Project Management Accredited or Related Professional Membership (PMI, APM  or related accreditation) Agile Accreditations 

Basic Experience

Prior experience of project management (typically 3+ years IT Technical project management experience)

Preferred Experience

Ideally experience in Data related projects, IT or Cloud based Technology Sectors or Industry / R&D operational experience (i.e. a member of project or technology platform team)

Agile project methodologies including Scrum facilitation