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Technical Delivery Manager

08/01/2019 (14:56)
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The Role:
Our client is a leading advanced automation and real-time business intelligence company specialising in Automation, Control and IT Solutions and Services with major customers in the Nuclear, Power Generation, Utilities and Oil & Gas markets. The Company is renowned for its innovation, technical excellence, project delivery, quality and safety.

Summary of Role:
The role will be to join the existing OI team and will be responsible for technical delivery of the PowerShift product for a leading Energy client working in close collaboration with the existing development team from their Livingstone office.

Reporting directly to the Operational Intelligence Business Manager, this role requires previous experience in technical delivery excellence of major projects of £1m+ for automation and/or IT systems in the energy sector. With proven experience of managing customer expectations, delivering solutions to tight deadlines and able to effectively manage product finances whilst working in an Agile process environment.

The right candidate will need to demonstrate they are capable of managing a small but developing engineering team, is able to clearly communicate the technical direction, clearly focus on work priorities to ensure product features, per sprint, are development on time and to the right level of quality and is able to work collaboratively with the clients product owner to deliver the right technical solutions.

The role will include travel to customer sites and our other offices.

Role Description:

• Managing product development to demanding timescales working in an Agile environment
• Ensuring the product sprints are delivered to timescales, specification and budget
• Full financial responsibility for product management
• People-management responsibility for leading and motivating concurrent teams of software/systems engineers (typically 5+)
• Proven technical experience, able to challenge, consult and ensure the right technical solution is delivered first time, every time
• Hold regular report and progress meetings with the client
• Assist in securing future business by cultivating customer expectations through excellent delivery
• Responsibility for Quality Control for all projects involved
• Competent in multiple system development life-cycle methodologies, such as Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid.
• Ability to manage and motivate resources in a matrix environment.
• Demonstrate the suitable level of planning and provide the balance of agility and predictability against the given project.
• Foster an environment that embodies Agile development principles.
• Foster and advocate a continual improvement attitude.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Proven experience as a Technical Delivery Manager
• Solid technical background with a keen understanding of broader business needs and strategy
• Solid understanding with previous hands-on experience in software development
• Proven experience of working in the Energy and Utilities markets
• Experience of using JIRA/Confluence toolsets for workflow management
• Strong problem solving skills
• Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams in an agile organisation
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent preferred

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Work well under pressure and be able to prioritise to meet deadlines and quickly shift priorities as necessary
• Ability to multi-task, work independently and demonstrate keen attention to details
• Communicate with diplomacy and tact and connect ideas
• Team player attitude is mandatory
• Positive attitude

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.
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