Slingshot Simulations is looking for an energetic and passionate Project Manager to work closely with the team on various aspects of strategic project management and solution delivery.
Slingshot is a start-up based in the heart of Leeds, we provide advanced Cloud-based simulation tools across a range of industries.
You will be part of a team that will deliver the world’s first Internet of Simulation platform. You will be based in the brand new, state-of-the-art, office space next to the University of Leeds within 15-minute walk from the city centre.
What does this role entail…?
You’ll need to be fully versed with our demands for excellence in what we deliver for our clients, spending time to understand what is important to them and matching that to the skills and availability of our team members. You’ll work closely with our executive team to understand the client proposals likely to convert and support the refinement of both written and visual proposals. You’ll also work with the team to ensure that we have resource available as soon as possible once the deal is done. You’ll be a brilliant organiser and thinking two steps ahead. You can play out what might happen if you shift a person from one project to another and present a range of options.
You’ll be the centre of the universe for delivery and an important link with the commercial function – also running our weekly company meetings to ensure the sharing of key information. You won’t shy away from dealing with conflicts and strong personalities because you’re self-assured, and well informed with a no nonsense approach to keeping everyone on track.
Understand project scope, goals and deliverables Ensure that projects are delivered to budget within agreed timescales and scope, whilst managing expectation of stakeholders, and escalate with the Executive Team when appropriate
Manage ongoing and potential project schedules and plan future resourcing
Allocate and track work items to appropriate team members as client projects arise
Effective communication with all stakeholders around the delivery of projects, detailing progress
Attend relevant sprint meetings and communicate effectively to the team
Ensure systematic and effective use of project management tools such as Jira
Identify and manage risks to achieve project goals and escalating risk Responsible for professional standards being met and for sharing best practice with the Project Team
Plan for transitions and rotations of team members Create and maintain inventory of staff members’ experience, skills and interests
Support the creation of project proposals.
Preferred experience and skills
5+ years experience as a PM
Can demonstrate an understanding of all aspects of software development lifecycle e.g. requirements, design, implementation, testing, QA, etc.
Experience in Agile project management using scrum or kanban methodologies High level of attention to detail and effective organisation skills
The ability to manage one’s own time effectively
The ability to motivate and inspire a team
Enthusiastic to learn new technologies and get into the detail of product development and understand the roles and skills of our business
The ability to organise and manage others within a team, effectively communicating organisational goals and ensuring their effective delivery
Confidence and able to interact with employees at all levels of an organisation Experience pro-actively managing multiple deadlines and resources
Experience in liaising with external partners/clients, which may involve managing various and potentially conflicting priorities
A proven track record of quickly learning new concepts Excellent written skills for storyboarding, project proposals, and grant writing
25 Days Annual Leave + Bank Holidays + Christmas Shutdown (Option to Carry 5 Days Over Per Year)
Flexible & Remote Working
Discounted Gym Membership
Cycle to Work Scheme
Spill Mental Health Support
Voucher on your Birthday
Sick Pay for First 3 Days
Last Friday of the Month 3pm Finish
Team Socials & Events
Discretionary Annual Bonus
Salary: £35,000+ DOE
Location: Leeds City Centre, UK
Closing Date: Friday 25th February 12:00 (Midday)