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Job Title: Smart City Technical Project Manager
Department: Operations
Reports to: VP Technical Strategy and Operations
Location: Wembley Park, London, UK

Key Purpose of the Role:

An exciting opportunity has come available for a Technical Project Manager at Velocity 1. We are rolling out the network for a smart city across the Wembley Park site and we have plans to replicate this across other sites in the UK and beyond. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced telecoms project manager to deliver smart city projects.

We are seeking someone who can lead a wide range of technical customer projects. With 5 – 10 years’ telecoms delivery experience and 5+ years in Project Management, the selected individual will project manage, organise and coordinate the work of a variety of projects in the Velocity 1 business.

Responsibilities

  • Provide clear objectives across all projects
  • Co-ordinate development activities with a range of stakeholders e.g. management companies, contractor companies, third party telecoms companies and customers
  • Manage and deliver projects within time, scope and budget
  • Work as a multi-task project manager maintaining key relationships with other departments including sales, legal, finance, service delivery and operations
  • Get the best out of project team members and help clear roadblocks that may occur
  • Facilitate customer delivery. Manage a variety of work which may include more than one concurrent project involving diverse and complex technical issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop/maintain key relationships during the project
  • Use best practice project management methodologies to manage and complete the project
  • Collaboratively plan budgets, manage project spending, provide explanations for budget status and anticipate budget issues in time to act
  • Keep all relevant parties informed throughout the project. Notify stakeholders of new input from clients and proactively assess impact of requested changes
  • Responsible for driving contract review, negotiation and signoff
  • Demonstrated ability to navigate successfully in an ambiguous environment
  • Proactively identify areas where objectives fall short for expectations. Notify internal stakeholders and drive prompt resolution without impacting client satisfaction
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technical subjects quickly, converse effectively with customer technical personnel, and appreciate technical subtleties
  • Respond positively to challenges, and ensure high quality delivery of all projects and deliver to tight deadlines
  • Must be a strong project manager in dealings with 3rdparty suppliers and demanding client

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast paced environment and be self-directed while collaborating closely with a diverse team. Key qualifications include:

  • BSc in networks, engineering or IT with 5+ years of project management experience in technical environments involving fast-paced delivery cycles
  • Recognised project management certification like PRINCE2, PMP or related is preferred
  • Strong technical background. Practical experience in engineering preferred, including rapid process development and/or working with complex systems
  • Must have proven project management experience in IT or telecom’s projects
  • Ideally has experience managing international projects

Skills:

  • Strong focus on customer satisfaction
  • A strong technical grounding on fibre optics/wireless project delivery and smart city developments
  • Smart city and IOT experience is an advantage
  • Excellent planning, organising skills with a focus on meeting project deadlines
  • A team player with good interpersonal skills who is capable of working on own initiative
  • Excellent communicator both verbal and written
  • Results driven and committed to high standards of project management
  • Ability to demonstrate decisiveness and good judgment. Effective problem solving skills
  • Understanding of technical specifications, process improvement / lean methodologies
  • Must be flexible and able to accept rapid changes. Ability to drive effort under deadline pressure while maintaining a collaborative, calm, and pleasant demeanour at all times.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with senior project owner (C-level executive) to understand, document and execute on project
  • Current or previous experience of project managing large-scale international infrastructure deployments on behalf of our clients

Our Values:

At velocity 1, we have a set of core values that we require all our people to align. This is the DNA that defines how we operate as a business. These values are;

  1. Customer: Excellence in Customer Experience, every time
  2. Challenge: Challenge and innovate for growth
  3. One Team: Take ownership, deliver a one team
  4. Fun: Celebrate success, quirky and fun
  5. Grow: Shaping the future, be all we can be
  6. Fresh: Earn trust through ‘Fresh’ and open communications

Note: FRESH is an acronym for Friendly, Respectful, Empathetic, Supportive & Honest, which defines the traits we expect from each other. It is important that our teams and partners also portray these values when working with our teams and our customers.