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Specialist role Programme manager
Summary of the work Chelmsford City Council’s Digital Transformation programme will refresh its ageing IT systems & supporting infrastructure. We are implementing the latest Microsoft technologies to users including Windows 10, Skype for Business, Dynamics 365 and Office 365. We need an exceptional individual to help drive the delivery of the programme.
Latest start date 08/05/17
Expected contract length 6 months
Location East of England
Organisation the work is for Chelmsford City Council

About the work

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Early market engagement  
Who the specialist will work with You’ll be working alongside our in-house team, and a fledgling PMO. You’ll be expected to coach and mentor the team in good programme management practice, adopting pragmatic agile methodology.
What the specialist will work on We are looking for a Technical Programme Manager to help deliver our ambitious digital transformation programme, implementing MS Dynamics 365, Azure and Office 365 Paas and IaaS. * Help us deliver the agreed business outcomes to time and budget. * Maintain the critical path of each project and the programme as a whole. * Assist the technical architects deliver Azure IaaS & PaaS environment * Train the in-house team * Develop effective reporting and communication to ensure senior stakeholders are kept up-to-date on project successes as well as mitigate major risks. * Be the person who makes it happen!

Work setup

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Address where the work will take place Civic Centre, Chelmsford, Essex
Working arrangements The nature of the role requires you to be on site most of the working week, although we are open to remote working in the spirit of the digital transformation where this is sensible. All expenses should be covered in the day rate.
Security clearance  

Skills and experience


Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Demonstrable evidence of technical prowess in delivering Azure IaaS & PaaS solutions in last 12 months
  • Demonstrable experience of implementing MS Dynamics 365 programmes
  • Understanding of software development lifecycle (SDLC) methods and standards.
  • Familiarity with the Local Government IT Profession and cross government IT policies.
  • Familiarity with relevant legislation pertaining to the Public-Sector IT – e.g. Data Protection Act, Information Assurance policy, GDPR awareness
  • Knowledge of agile project management methodologies
  • DevOps experience (PowerShell scripting, Chef)
Nice-to-have skills and experience  

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