Project Manager (Contract) 1 Year Fixed term – ML578

Department: IT Department, Manchester
Location: Manchester, Wythenshaw
Closing Date: June 21, 2024

Job Summary

A dynamic individual, who can demonstrate strong technical aptitude and a proven record of managing technical projects. Ideally you have worked in an environment related to personal ground transport preferably bus or coach transport although this is not a prerequisite.

Responsible for overseeing the delivery of multiple projects to meet business needs, you will be comfortable managing concurrent activities that may need significant negotiation and influence to complete. As Project delivery is being developed across the organisation, you will be required to demonstrate proven experience creating process that is suitable and, will support our governance and reporting requirements.

Our project cycle is complex across our different businesses each delivering a mix of B2B, B2C, B2B2C. The post holder will need to identify the most appropriate framework and share their knowledge as to how the framework can be best applied, run workshops and be willing to share knowledge.

Regular reporting on status is a fundamental requirement of this role as is the ability to communicate across the business using terminology appropriate for the audience.

It is likely you will need to manage both internal and external stakeholders and you should be confident in your ability.

You will provide insight, expertise and support to your peer group developing and implementing ongoing Strategy for the company and enable IT Services to be an efficient, productive and successful resource.

Main responsibilities

  • Project manage one or more software and infrastructure projects
  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables
  • Lead the planning and implementation of projects using internal and external resources.
  • Assisting with supplier selection process
  • Undertake business analysis and create functional specifications
  • Managing software development and infrastructure changes with suppliers
  • Produce Projects documentation.
  • Work with external suppliers to manage project deliverables
  • Report and update project and business stakeholders
  • Manage Risk assessment, risk management and risk mitigation
  • Support management and organisation of operational support engineers

Essential criteria

  • Excellent understanding of MS Office, MS Project & Visio, Jira/Confluence
  • Hold qualifications and experience delivering project management principles
  • Excellent communication skills with:
    • Technical
    • non-technical
    • ā€œCā€ level
    • Other levels of the organization.
  • Supplier management
  • Good team player with the ability to also work on own initiative
  • Prioritisation and organisation skills
  • Mentoring and Training experience
  • Delivering business process change

Competencies & skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to develop strong working relationships.
  • Excellent communication skills ā€“ both written and verbal
  • self-sufficient and self-motivation
  • Have an awareness of the functions, operations and technology employed within Metroline
  • Able to explain technical concepts and procedures to non-technical users.
  • Strengths in logical analysis, and an ability to think creatively to deliver solutions.
  • Skills in adapting, multi-tasking and troubleshooting.

Hours of work

9 to 5.30 Monday to Friday or the hours needed to undertake the role. This may include some out of hours or weekend working.



The Equality Act

Metroline is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with due regard to legal obligations for protected characteristics i.e. age, disability, marriage and civil partnership, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

How to apply

Please email a covering letter of application and CV to Mr Preyesh Lukha, Human Resources Administrator, [email protected]


Applications should include:

  • the reasons you are applying for the post;
  • why you believe you are a suitable candidate;
  • provide examples of how you meet the competencies & skills;
  • any relevant qualifications or experience.