Senior Project Manager/Scrum Master

Severn Trent
16 Apr 2018
26 Apr 2018
Job Type
Contract Type

If you're passionate about projects then you could make a difference to a lot of peoples' lives.

We are looking for an experienced technology Senior Project Manager/Scrum Master with a wealth of experience in end to end project delivery (ideally projects of GBP3M and above) or agile delivery, not fully agile yet???.. But we want to get there. You will have the opportunity to support a number of complex and high profile initiatives, making sure the business outcomes are delivered effectively with a budget. You will be responsible for shaping the delivery method and delivering on the initiatives you are involved in which are vital in achieving the strategic objectives of Severn Trent. We will also expect you to coach & mentor our more junior members and be key to driving improvements. You will be working to achieve key outcomes for the business. Leading Technology is a key attribute of this role both internal to Technology and out to all areas of Severn Trent. If successful you will work within one of the delivery portfolios in Customer Delivery - Technology, the team itself is very passionate about the critical service they provide, but with time you will soon come to learn that, here at Severn Trent we all care very deeply and this shines through our culture.

As a Senior Project Manager/Scrum Master, your key skills and competencies will include:

* Ability to provide strong leadership of teams, which may include members from a variety of IS/IT and business functions and third-party suppliers, especially in a challenging and fast changing environment * Ability to autonomously manage own work load over number work streams and fast paced projects * Executive level presence and exposure to senior leadership and board members * Strong networking skills and the ability to leverage relationships to deliver on time and within budget * Ability to manage and mitigate/resolve risks and issues by understanding current status and having clear plans of action. You will also be able to effectively utilise escalation mechanisms You will own project planning and control the delivery, implementation and budget for one or more projects. Control includes the management of project risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies and the co-ordination of project work streams.

Severn Trent Water benefits include:

* Salary - Competitive * Bonus * Fantastic Pension scheme * 31 days' holiday plus 8 bank holidays, with the option to buy or sell up to 5 additional days per year * Full range of Flexible benefits such as: o SMART water - save money on your bills o Private medical insurance o Dental Insurance o Childcare voucher scheme


Essential * Extensive experience of working at a senior level * Ability to demonstrate a proven track record of programme management/project management of large scale, complex projects in a corporate environment. Including the delivery of application development and technical infrastructure projects. * Experience of robust management of multiple suppliers * Proven track record in business development and ability to close deals. * Proven leadership capability and behaviours. * Effective communicator and IT competent. * Appreciation of contract law, commercial terms and conditions, technical specifications and tending procedures. * Commercial awareness of competitors. Desirable * Be technically competent across a broad range of water supply services. * Delivered projects within Data/Cyber * Able to interpret requirements into real world solutions.


This is a full-time role based at our busy, high-tech head office in Coventry city centre. With an on-site Costa Coffee, Restaurant and a Train Station and Bus Stop just around the corner we have everything you could need.

Who are we?

We're a FTSE 100 water company, serving 8.1million people across the Midlands and into north and mid-Wales. Our customers, and the communities that we live and work in, are at the heart of everything we do and we're proud to be building a lasting water legacy. Our vision is to be the most trusted water company by 2020, delivering an outstanding customer experience, the best value service and environmental leadership. And we'll achieve that by putting our customers at the heart of everything we do, driving operational excellence and continuous innovation, investing responsibly for sustainable growth, changing the market for the better and creating an awesome place to work. We want our people to be part of an organisation that celebrates diversity and individual thinking as we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is important for success. We seek to ensure that every employee and every application we receive, without exception, is treated equally and fairly.