Senior Project Manager

  • Job Reference: 37599
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2024
  • Employer: Thames Water
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £65,000 to £80,000
  • Sector: Information Technology (IT)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

As a Senior Project Manager, your role encompasses several critical tasks. You are entrusted with delivering significant technology and business change initiatives that propel Thames’ progress toward achieving business area goals and desired outcomes. Here are the key aspects of your responsibility:

What you’ll be doing as a Senior Project Manager
  • You will lead both internal teams and third-party collaborators, employing a combination of line management and matrix management approaches
  • Work collaboratively and influence a wide range of stakeholders up to and including Director level
  • The primary objective is to ensure successful project outcomes, this will involve meeting project goals within specific timeframes, adhering to budget constraints, and maintaining alignment with the project scope
  • You will ensure the technology solutions and approach are designed for service and you play a pivotal role in ensuring a smooth transition into service. This involves seamless integration of the project deliverables into the operational environment
  • Given the collaborative nature of the role, financial and commercial expertise is essential, you will work closely with our supplier and finance teams to optimize project resources and costs
Base Location: Reading -Hybrid
Working Pattern: 36 Hours

What you should bring to the role
  • Demonstrable experience of managing complex projects with a mixture of internal and third parties
  • Delivery of IT projects involving third party suppliers
  • Experience of different delivery methodologies
  • Degree qualification would be desirable
  • Management of platform replacements involving significant business change
What’s in it for you?
  • Competitive salary from £65,000 to £80,000 per annum depending on experience
  • Annual Leave - 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service (Plus bank holidays)
  • Car Allowance
  • Annual Bonus
  • Private Medical Health Care
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing
Who are we?
At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive. Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water
At Thames Water we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, background, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.