Senior Project Manager

Location Letterkenny, Donegal
Job Type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Published 5 months ago
Start Date ASAP
Contact Jane Donnelly
Job Ref JD58_1561365175

Job Description

Role: Senior Project Manager

Location: Letterkenny

Salary: TBC

Grafton Specialist recruitment has been retained to recruit a Senior Project Manager, in Letterkenny, Co Donegal.

My clients have a newly formed team merging the following capabilities: Analysis & Design A, Delivery Management D, Agility Services A, Portfolio Management P, Training T' into one team. We are a team of around 200 professionals working across all business units and corporate centers. Their team members are located across 4 locations - El Paso, Newark, Letterkenny, and The Philippines.

Our team requires a Senior Project Manager to be part of a core team in the US (but primarily based in Ireland).


  • Work with the project sponsor to facilitate the project charter outlining scope, goals, deliverables, required resources, budget, and timing
  • Lead and manage projects (business or technical) through the project lifecycle
  • Be adaptable in delivery approach leveraging the use of agile skills
  • Facilitate engagement with internal and external stakeholders, ensuring strategic alignment, clear understanding of project goals and focus on delivering meaningful outcomes
  • Define project scope and schedule while focusing on regular and timely delivery of value; organize and lead project status and working meetings;
  • Act as a mediator between team members and stakeholders
  • Prepare and distribute status reports; proactively manage risks, issues and interdependencies; correct deviations from plans and remove impediments from teams; perform delivery planning for assigned projects
  • Work closely with external vendors if/or as required
  • Track issues and risks and escalate as appropriate
  • Use of tools and best practices to facilitate excellence in delivery

Essential Criteria

The ideal candidate should have already proven themselves as a high performer in the role of Project Management Specialist.

  • Candidate should possess strong communication skills, exhibit strong emotional intelligent skills, relationship leadership ability and a track record of project delivery.
  • Strong organizational and coordination skills are essential as is the ability to multitask and work with stakeholders in diverse locations.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence and motivate peers and senior managers in partner organizations and to work across organizations to gain buy-in and build consensus to deliver on objectives
  • Experienced in planning, controlling and monitoring projects to ensure projects are delivered on or within agreed schedules.
  • Articulate, confident and assertive
  • Process driven with a focus on quality and product delivery
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work in teams, meet tight deadlines and possess enthusiasm and a willingness to learn new disciplines.
  • The ability to lead through influence and be a strong independent contributor.
  • Demonstrated leadership and team management abilities
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Strategic, operational and technical management skills
  • Flexible and be able to rapidly adapt and respond to changes in environment and priorities
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from senior management and other departments
  • Demonstrate a creative and innovative approach to technical solutions.
  • The successful candidate should be willing to adapt their normal working hours as required to facilitate meetings with US colleagues.


  • Educated to degree level
  • PMP, Prince2 or Agile PM certification
  • Minimum 6 years of project management experience
  • Agile knowledge a distinct advantage

An up to date passport with at least 6 months to expiration is also essential as some travel may be required.

The Grafton Specialist Team is a dedicated division within Grafton Recruitment, focused on providing Permanent, Contract & Temporary staffing solutions across; Construction, Engineering, Accountancy & Finance, Health & Safety, HR, IT, Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing, and Procurement.

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