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Principle Technical Delivery Manager - job post

National Physical Laboratory
3.7 out of 5
TeddingtonHybrid work
Permanent
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NPL are implementing a Digital transformation programme to become a world leading Digital NMI. We are looking for people who are passionate about science and who have experience of supporting an organisation through change. This role will initially be focusing on delivering new technology solutions into the laboratory, supporting scientists at the workbench.
This role sits within the Digital Delivery (CIO organisation) and will have line management responsibilities for technology delivery analysts. You will be accountable for successful delivery of IT System Integration requirements for medium/large scale projects within the Digital Modernisation programme and beyond. Acts as prime technical interface responsible for IT project delivery from initiation through development to closure.
Areas of focus:
  • Prime interface for the Project Lead across IT development for medium/large scale project delivery.
  • Ensure project management methodology alignment and technology related deliverables are tracked and delivered to time, cost and quality.
  • May manage a team of Technical Analysts.
  • Direct virtual IT project teams coordinating all technology deliverables to ensure new solutions are delivered effectively.
  • Ensure software vendors and outsourced implementation partners deliver to agreed specification and adhere to appropriate governance.
  • Support creation of business cases and secures funding through appropriate governance forums.
  • Responsible for reviewing and recommending appropriate technologies to meet requirements.
  • Proactively engage with stakeholders through the Software Development Lifecycle.
  • Provide thought leadership on how technology can be utilised to deliver benefit to the business.
  • Ensure production deployments meet business readiness criteria and transition into appropriate NPL IT support frameworks.
  • Assist with 3rd party contract negotiation relevant to IT projects.
  • Lead technology discovery to determine options for future capabilities.

We are now working in a hybrid way, with a mix of remote and office working. We strive to offer a great work life balance - if you are looking for full time, part time or flexible options, we will try to make this work where business possible. This will be dependent on the kind of role you do and part of the business you work in.


An understanding of core infrastructure concepts and components:

  • Data centre capacity planning
  • Physical and virtual servers (ideally VMware)
  • Storage systems (iSCSI & fibre channel) including upgrade and data migration activities
  • Networks (firewalls, switches and routing)
  • Cloud and hybrid cloud services (ideally MS Azure)

Additionally you should have experience working with:

  • ITIL practices including IT Asset Management and Service Management
  • Both waterfall and agile project management processes

Please note: Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward. We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical.

We actively recruit citizens of all backgrounds, but the nature of our work in specific departments means that nationality, residency and security requirements can be more tightly defined than others. You will be asked about this throughout the recruitment process.

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is a world-leading centre of excellence that provides cutting-edge measurement science, engineering and technology to underpin prosperity and quality of life in the UK.

NPL and DSIT have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.

At NPL, we believe our success is a result of the diversity and talent of our people. We strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, as part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we hold memberships and accreditations to ensure we’re creating an environment where all our colleagues feel supported and welcome, please see our Diversity & Inclusion page.

We are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefits. Our values are at the heart of what we do, and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.

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