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Project Manager

Ref: 77029

  • 65,000-75,000
  • 17 Oct 2022
  • Fixed Term

2 year fixed term contract

North Dublin location

Salary: €65,000 - €75,000, 29 days annual leave, public sector pension

Hybrid Working: 4 days in the office

Role Overview

A Project Management Office (PMO) has been established to co-ordinate and lead delivery, financial, resource, and risk management, working closely with the SIS Program Delivery Streams and the solution provider(s). We are now seeking to recruit a Project Manager to take responsibility for some key SIS Program activities and deliverables.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Manager will work closely with and report to the Program Director. The main duties of the role include (but are not limited to): 

  • Manage day-to-day operational aspects of projects, including detailed work plans, resourcing needs, delivery milestones and success criteria for every project element – working closely with SIS Programme Delivery Leads to this end
  • Work with the Program Director on reporting, governance and accountability processes, participation on relevant groups and committees as appropriate
  • Deputise for the Program Director on programme or project delivery duties, as appropriate Provide a high level of assistance to the Program Director on the management of software vendors ensuring the vendors deliver in accordance with the requirements:
    • Operational engagement with vendor e.g. Governance 
    • Financial engagement with vendor e.g. Statements of Work, invoicing
    • Delivery management engagement with vendor e.g. project planning and scheduling 
    • Quality management engagement with vendor e.g. acceptance criteria, testing 
    • Implementation engagement with vendor e.g. deployment co-ordination
  • Engage proactively with the project stakeholders to ensure continued excellent cooperation and successful delivery.

Applicant Requirements

  • Applicants must demonstrate significant practical experience working as a Project Manager, a strong customer service perspective and a thorough understanding of Project Management techniques in a large and complex organisation encompassing diverse user communities
  • Possession of an agile or traditional Project Management qualification would be a distinct advantage for this role
  • Proven track record in Project Management skills including financial management, planning, scheduling, reporting, resource management, communications, risk management, dependencies, scope, time quality and budget
  • Individuals must demonstrate the ability to work with a high degree of professional effectiveness including producing accurate reports, meeting deadlines, prioritising and delivering quality work
  • Ability to work well within a broader team and demonstrate flexibility and approachability. Ability to problem solve, brainstorm and to generate innovative ideas and solutions 
  • A primary degree or equivalent (NFQ level 7), and a minimum of 5 years’ Project Management experience, ideally within the Higher Education sector
  • A proven track-record in project delivery and, ideally, will have experience of working with systems and processes used in the Higher Education sector
  • Excellent social, communication and organisational skills with an ability to work with a variety of different project stakeholders
  • An ability to influence and persuade at the highest level are essential requirements.


For a confidential and discreet conversation to understand more about this Technology job, please contact John Howe on +353 1 592 7868 or email