Project Management

Change Project Manager

Ref: 790| Posted: 10th Mar 2023

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Durham Professional Services is delighted to be working on behalf of our client to recruit a Change Project Manager on a 12 months (salaried) Fixed term contract. Ideally candidates will be flexible in location  as some travel to and from offices will be required.


Key responsibilities of this role include: -

  • Develop detailed, resource-based programme plans.
  • Establish and run effective programme reporting and governance.
  • Identify and manage risks, issues and dependencies.
  • Assess the change impact on end users through impact analyses and regular change readiness assessments.
  • Develop and execute stakeholder engagement plan.
  • Track and manage programme costs and benefits.
  • Rollout of new enterprise asset management solution across all 50+ sites
  • Project first started in 2019 and due to complete in March 2024. Project team already in place, and comprised of seconded resources and external supplier resources
  • Scope split into 3 phases
    • Phase 1: complete across all sites
    • Phase 2: complete across half sites, but paused
    • Phase 3: development almost complete, but not yet live in production
  • Key upcoming milestone: transition of platform from on prem to SaaS
    • This is why Phase 2 has been paused
  • Project manager for this will need to have an understanding of tech delivery (particularly running UAT and doing cutover), but really critical that they understand change management. The majority of engineers are not computer literate so this is a BIG change for them.
  • Key focus for the PM will be:
    • Managing the cutover from On Prem solution to SaaS
    • Rolling out Phase 3 in depots that are already live with Phases 1 and 2
    • Rolling out Phase 2 & 3 simultaneously in depots that only have Phase 1 currently


For applicants to successfully perform this position, it is expected you will:

  • Proven experience of programme / project management of business-critical change programmes.
  • Proven experience with and knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, capable of engaging, challenging, negotiating and influencing at all levels.
  • Highly organised with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be a team player, with the ability to work collaboratively with and through others.
  • A recognised project management qualification is desirable but not essential (e.g. Management of Portfolios (MoP), PRINCE2 Practitioner; MSP; APMP/PQ level, agile certification.

To apply for this role, send your CV to or call 0141 244 0246