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  • Job Type: Permanent
    Categories: IT Jobs, Management Jobs
    Location: Birmingham, Bracknell, Bristol, Leeds, London, Nottingham, Warrington
    Job ID: 157529
    Company: SCC AVS

    AV Project Manager

    We are SCC – Specialist Computer Centres, Europe’s leading independent IT services organisation.

    Our Audio Visual division continues to expand creating a real career opportunity for a talented individual to join us as an AV Project Manager.

    Overall Job Purpose:

    • Oversee the planning, implementation, and tracking of assigned Audio Visual projects which have a beginning, an end and specified deliverables. You will be client focused and demonstrate a high level of governance throughout the project life cycle
    • Provides accountability for the following elements of project delivery from purchase order through implementation, commissioning and handover to follow-on support services.
    • Manage costs throughout the project, monitoring expenditure and ensuring change and variations are strictly controlled.
    • Technical understanding of solutions and will assume overall control of the direction and success of projects to achieve the client objectives within budget and on time.
    • Pay special attention to building the client relationship, demonstrating the SCC difference and delivering a personal, attentive service.

    Main duties of the job:

    The role will include but will not be limited to:

    • Project planning
    • Assign a project team, organise and lead project kick off meetings
    • Create a detailed project plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project
    • Establish clearly defined roles, responsibilities and performance criteria within the project team for governance;
    • Setup project documentation, software applications and plan regular update meetings
    • Create key milestones and objectives to help ensure the project is successful.
    • Implement and control the project
    • Execute the project according to the project plan
    • Work with internal teams to progress ordering and resource booking
    • Ongoing updates on all project documentation
    • Responsible for the collation of project data on the SharePoint project portal as well as using bespoke software to set up and manage projects.
    • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project
    • The adoption of a disciplined life cycle governance throughout the project that includes approval gates at which viability is reviewed as well as approved recording and communicating decisions
    • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including internal participants
    • Managing any risks or issues before escalation.
    • Control and management of P&L
    • Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards
    • Change control management
    • Evaluation and project completion
    • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality
    • Responsibility for handover of project including documentation and customer satisfaction
    • Obtain feedback and organise and lead lessons learnt reviews and produce findings
    • Ensure all invoicing is completed and accurate
    • Manage a smooth transition into support services
    • Successfully closure of the project ensuring excellent governance skills so project can be reviewed at any time.

    Skills, knowledge and experience:

    • Able to produce project documentation to a high standard
    • Able to work with Microsoft Project, Visio, and Office
    • Able to understand and work with system design drawings
    • Able to motivate and manage project implementation teams
    • Able to demonstrate excellent governance skills
    • The ability and presence to liaise with clients at senior level, external consultants and project consultants
    • A customer-orientated approach with excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to work on multiple projects
    • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
    • A thorough understanding of field based Audio Visual engineering, maintaining and operation
    • A working understanding of current AV technologies, including; Audio & Video management systems, Control systems, Lighting systems, Display and Presentation technology, digital signage solutions, video conferencing solutions, AV racks, switching and signal technology.
    • An understanding of AV systems and Video services integration with IP networks and existing infrastructure
    • Acquired industry accreditation (Infocomm, Cedia etc)
    • Conversant with Project Management best-practice and Methodologies e.g. (PRINCE2)