Junior Project Manager (Intern) - 12 month placement

The Junior Project Manager is a key member of the PSO delivery organisation, and actively contributes to the successful delivery of client facing projects. The Junior Project manager will work as part of a project team under the guidance of a Project Manager on the delivery of large and complex cloud and automation projects.

In addition, the Junior Project manager is also responsible for the delivery of a small portfolio of client engagements, from initial client contact agreeing delivery schedules, to the formal closure of the engagement.

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Job Description:

The Junior Project Manager (Intern) will support Senior Project Managers on complex cloud and automation projects. The role will focus on taking responsibility for many of the Project management administrative responsibilities, as well as actively supporting delivery at all stages of a project.

The intern will receive substantial guidance, feedback, and mentoring from the team to help build their Project Management skills in a fast-paced technology environment. The intern will also have the opportunity to independently manage small projects within agreed time, budget and quality criteria, further building their skills and abilities.

Key responsibilities:

Supporting Senior Project Managers in the day to day delivery of complex Cloud and Automation projects across Benelux/Netherlands, UK&I and Nordics (UK based)

Manage the creation, update and distribution of project collateral such as project plans, RAID logs, Communication plans, Timesheets & project schedules, Project Briefs and reports for large and complex projects

Take direct responsibility for small project engagements ensuring project objectives and deliverables are fully agreed, then manage the schedule with the client from initiation to delivery closure

Work with the internal sales team on the transition of small projects from the sales process through to delivery

Quickly develop robust trust based relationship with clients to ensure the highest levels of client satisfaction is achieved during their engagement with the PSO

Contribute to the ongoing improvement of the PSO organisation by identifying issues and weaknesses and working with the Delivery Managers to implement improvement plans.

Requirements:

The Junior PM role is a rewarding but demanding role, candidates need to be fast learners and confident to work under their initiative, key attributes are:

  • Team player – must be able to work as an effective member of a team and have first class communication skills (both written and verbally) and the confidence to deal with stakeholders of all levels
  • Resilient self-starter - the PSO is a fast paced environment and requires a level of self-confidence and resilience, must have a desire to 'get stuck in' and really make a difference
  • Motivated and organised - the role has a lot of autonomy, to be successful the Junior PM must be highly organized and able to prioritise their workload and happy to multi-task
  • Good problem solver – someone who can think outside of the box and identify solutions others may fail to consider
  • Industry knowledge – a basic understanding of the technology industry and how IT projects are managed and delivered

In addition to the core role VMware Staines has an extremely active Intern community which offers a great peer support network and the ability to become involved in organising charity events, knowledge sharing and learning opportunities.

Opportunity Overview

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Placement Duration: Year-long
  • Location: Staines-upon-Thames (Surrey)
  • Region: London and South East
  • Type: Work Placement / Internship

Disciplines accepted...

  • Computer & IT
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Systems

To Apply

Job ID Number: R00442
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