DfT/881/17/DfTc Principal Digital Project Manager

Department For Transport
46696.00 GBP Annual
11 Oct 2017
14 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an experienced digital project manager with a background in delivering data and technology projects?

Are you passionate about leading initiatives that meet user needs and deliver business change through technology transformation?

We are looking for a Principal Project Manager to join our Digital Project Delivery team and manage a range of strategic, application and infrastructure projects and initiatives.

So if you can influence relationships with senior sponsors and stakeholders and prioritise changing demands, whilst still ensuring that your projects are of the delivered to highest standard, to time and within budget, then we want to hear from you.

The attached Role Profile will give you the full role details, but as Principal Digital Project Manager within Digital Services, you can expect to;
• ensure that programmes, projects and initiatives achieve agreed objectives within time, cost and quality constraints
• apply and promote the use of a range of best-practice project management lifecycle methods (agile, waterfall etc) to meet varying demands
• focus on financial management, high impact changes management, strategic risks and issues, and benefits realisation
• manage and influence Stakeholder and external supplier relationships, understanding their priorities and demands
• manage and sourcing internal and external resources that are allocated to projects and initiatives

About you
You have extensive experience of successfully delivering digital projects and programmes and managing the interdependencies between them. You have worked with multi-disciplinary teams and used best practice methodologies for tracking deliverables, reporting and risk management. You are extremely organised and ensure that you deliver the highest level of quality against time and financial constraints. You are resilient with strong management and communication skills and influence stakeholder relationships.

About us
Our Digital Project Delivery Team will provide an end-to-end technical delivery of a portfolio of projects that responds to Department for Transports needs and priorities, applying a number of modern delivery methods and techniques.
Our Digital Service as the Centre of Excellence for Department for Transport will:

• offer high performing, secure and innovative services
• grow our professionalism
• empower our people to meet user needs
• build relationships to achieve DfT's objectives

This is a great time to join us as we build the team and deliver a major transformation programme. If you share our vision of being the 'best in class' and you have the knowledge and enthusiasm to deliver in this exciting role, then we look forward to receiving your application.

You will have the option of being based at either our London or Hastings office with some home working available. However, you will be required to take a flexible approach to ensure business needs are met.

Successful candidates based in Hastings will attract a G7 national salary of GBP46,696 as will those who are not based in London for at least 3 days a week.

Person specification
Please detail your skills and experience in the following areas:
*Successful digital project delivery
*project lifecycle management from inception to benefits realisation


Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Besides the rewarding nature of the job itself, the benefits that come with it are excellent. The package includes generous leave entitlement, attractive pension options, flexible working and other policies to enable a good work/life balance, including beneficial childcare arrangements. You'll also benefit from our commitment to nurturing and developing talent.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check .

Nationality statement
Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules .

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details
You should use the Civil Service Competency Framework, referring to the relevant competency definitions for the grade advertised.

Applicants should also use the attached additional competency framework and refer to the competency definitions within

When considering your application, please tailor your CV and Personal Statement to reflect the role and the following competencies:

Change and Transformation / Business change implementation / Programme management

•Plans, directs, and co-ordinates activities to manage and implement a programme from contract /proposal initiation to final operational stage including the transition into "business-as-usual".

Skills and Quality / People management / Resourcing

•Takes overall responsibility for resource planning, recruitment, selection, assessment, on-boarding and transitioning of resources. Leads the development of plans to ensure that the organisation has appropriately skilled resources to meet organisational objectives and commitments

Changing and Improving

•Spot warning signs of things going wrong and provide a decisive response to significant delivery challenges

Delivering Value for Money

•Balance policy aspiration and delivery, outline risk and benefits of different options to achieve value for money ensuring all submissions contain appropriate financial information

If invited to interview, this may consist of a range of question types. These could include questions about your strengths or how you would respond in any particular situation as well as specific examples of things you have done.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here .


Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

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We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.