Junior Project Manager


Employee Benefits and Perks:

  • Competitive salary plus bonus
  • 25 days' paid holiday increasing each year
  • Extra days off for your birthday, moving home or wedding/civil partnership
  • Private medical Insurance
  • Life assurance (UK based)
  • Retail offers — discounts from hundreds of recognisable brands (UK based)
  • Cycle-to-work scheme (UK based)
  • Free Hyperoptic broadband if you live in a Hyperoptic area (UK based)
  • Recruitment referral bonus
  • O2 mobile phone discount (UK based)
  • Wellbeing subscription subsidy (UK based)
  • Enhanced pay for new parents
  • Massages in the office (Serbia based)
  • Sweet Tuesdays (Serbia based)
  • Bring your dog to work (Serbia based)

Who are we?

Hyperoptic is the UK's hyperfast broadband provider.

We offer broadband speeds 11x faster than the UK average, proudly setting a new fibre ‘gold standard' with hyperfast speed, reliability and customer service.

And we're on a mission: to gigabit Britain.

Whatever we're doing — whether we're liaising with property professionals, delivering our network, or installing in a customer's home, going beyond the expected is the benchmark.

We work smarter, together, being agile and responding with the speed our business and customers demand – without compromising on quality. We stay focused, performing at our best to ensure we are focused on hitting targets and goals together. And we strive for excellence, paying attention to the detail, constantly seeking to stretch ourselves and find better ways of doing things.

And today we're looking for a Junior Project Manager who shares these values. Does this sound like you?

Summary of key responsibilities/deliverables

Overseeing the administration needs of projects and programmes, assisting Project and Programme Managers in delivering projects, managing small to medium-scale projects, and assisting in development of the PMO Governance and PM Methodology

What will you be doing?

Project Administration

  • Support in coordinating the entry of the project scope, schedule, resources, budget, issues and risks of the projects and programmes into Clarizen and making sure they are well-organized, timely recorded and updated, providing a base for an accurate reporting
  • Support in preparing project reports

Assisting Project and Programme Managers

  • Support with defining project scope, schedule, resources, budget and issues and risks
  • Support with preparing project reports and updating Clarizen with relevant information
  • Support with maintaining effective communication between Project Managers and project teams
  • Support with creating and coordinating project plans and revisions, as appropriate, to meet changing needs and requirements

Managing Small to Medium-scale Projects

  • Initiate, plan, execute, and proactively monitor projects, ensuring deadlines are met
  • Definition of the project scope, governance, timeline, resource plan and budget
  • Identify critical paths, risks and issues as early as possible
  • Ensures allocation of common resources and skills within individual or across similar projects

Development of PMO Governance and PM Methodology

  • Assist the Head of PMO to continuously improve the Hyperoptic PMO Governance and /PM methodology for project management to encourage thoughtful, efficient planning that includes documenting: deadlines; milestones; resources; timelines; owners.
  • Help define, develop, and institute a successful PMO, driving adoption of techniques through the encouragement of benefit realisation for internal stakeholders.

What are we looking for?

  • Degree level education in business, engineering, or related field
  • Management training
  • PRINCE2, PMP or other project management certifications
  • Proven experience as project manager in tech sector
  • Experience of working with fibre or telco deployments
  • Demonstrable experience gained leading or supporting small/medium projects by developing and maintaining project plans, managing project scope, budget, and resources,
  • Effectively managing project risks and issues.
  • Strong experience in managing change via clear change management principles
  • Experience with envisioning the change “arrival point” and interact with stakeholders to get them tHands-on experience with project management tools (e.g., MS Project, Clarizen, Clarity, Keyedin or similar)
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with strong presentation, interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills.
  • Being a recognized accomplisher, highly appreciated by the stakeholders
  • Strong team player

We're committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees. In fact, this is at the heart of our culture and values. We welcome applications from candidates from all walks of life.

What happens next?

  1. You apply
  2. We carefully review your application
  3. We'll get back to you — even if it's a no (for now)

And don't forget to keep an eye on our careers site as we're growing fast: https://careers.hyperoptic.com/

We look forward to hearing from you.


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