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2 November 2020

Technical Project Manager



Full-time, three month contract


Leeds / Sheffield / Newbury





The Role

As a Project Manager in the Middle Office, you will be working at the heart of Jaywing, seamlessly joining the Front and Middle offices together. Solid experience is required delivering websites, software and/or mobile applications, ideally within an Agency environment. You should be able to hit the ground running and add instant value to the team.

Project Management

  • Acts as a champion for the team
  • Acts as an effective interface between the creative and technical specialists, Account Directors and Account Managers and the client
  • Able to understand the business needs of the client and take an overview of the user needs in the project
  • Understands the application of new techniques and new technology to the needs of the client
  • Able to estimate timescales and cost projects
  • Has awareness of resource costs
  • Has complete awareness of resource costs involved in producing a project and is able to identify exactly where in the development cycle the project is at any one point in time
  • Produces workable plans, defining priorities and setting realistic milestones and deadlines
  • Ability to monitor and control resources to meet plan
  • Ability to prioritise, separating the urgent from the unimportant
  • Ability to identify and react to events threatening the plan
  • Ability to handle interruptions and unreasonable demands
  • Maintains and uses appropriate information systems to monitor and review progress

Problem Solving and Decision Making

  • Able to resolve a technical problem looking at many approaches, deciding pros/cons, focusing on issues and deciding favoured solutions
  • Seeking information from clients and team members to aid the decision-making process.
  • Able to take other opinions into account and evaluating alternatives with an open mind
  • Demonstrates a questioning approach to problem-solving and decision-making
  • Analyses risks to make timely and workable decisions
  • Uses knowledge and experience accurately to identify core issues
  • Plans strategically, linking information to ideas to balance short and long term goals
  • Ensuring the solution is actioned correctly and able to monitor results

Client Management

  • Able to manage the client relationship on a day to day basis without the direct assistance of an Account Manager, Senior Account Manager or Account Director
  • Able to generate and identify new opportunities with the client and then feed these opportunities back to and brief the relevant AM/SAM/AD to pursue
  • Able to attend meetings and directly manage the client relationship (without the direct assistance of an Account Manager, Senior Account Manager or Account Director) within the context of the project or projects that they are looking after
  • Able to identify when it is appropriate to involve other members of their Team and at what level
  • Able to gain the trust and confidence of clients


  • Appreciates the technology and understands its’ possible applications
  • Understands the technical interfacing issues
  • Able to produce technical project plans
  • Able to develop own technical knowledge

Performance and Results

  • Sets clear performance standards and objectives for self and others, monitors progress against them and takes appropriate actions to achieve the delivery of results
  • Carries out regular and objective reviews of performance, giving and dealing constructively with feedback
  • Monitors the quality of work and progress against plan
  • Seeks responsibility and welcomes accountability
  • Measures customer satisfaction to maintain and improve performance, quality and timeliness
  • Identifies and prioritises personal objectives to ensure operational targets are achieved


  • Is able to ensure that all financial requirements associated with their team's projects are fully managed to plan and reflected accurately in their team's forecasts, taking into account bought in costs
  • Take responsibility for the control of project costs and achieving the required gross margin for the business
  • Take responsibility for the timely and accurate billing to clients
  • To assist the Accounts & Administration Team in signing off and monitoring supplier invoices
  • To take personal responsibility for the control of costs associated with the development of projects

Leadership, Motivation and People Management

  • Inspires and supports people by coaching, guiding, advising and personal example
  • Takes personal responsibility for making things happen
  • Able to take decisions which are appropriate for the situation
  • Generates a high degree of enthusiasm, high morale and positive team spirit
  • Exercises authority appropriately and persuasively, delegating effectively and directing where necessary
  • Ability to keep personal differences/issues and opinions to an appropriate place and time

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