Software Project Manager – Derby

Current Vacancies

Role Overview

The Software Project Manager role ensures the smooth start-up, day to day running and close-down of all allocated software projects. Reporting to the Head of R&D, tasks shall include but not be limited to:

  • Manage projects, to process, to agreed scope, from inception to completion
  • Ensure the delivery of quality products, within agreed time and budget
  • Compile and present timely project progress reports
  • Control and Manage project scope
  • Allocate tasks to the available resource effectively and efficiently
  • Ensure staff and projects comply with the company quality and safety standards
  • Manage all stakeholders in the project


Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Achieving success in the role will be indicated by performance on tasks such as:
  • Adherence to the HICSE Business Management System
  • Represent HICSE on customer project review meetings
  • Work with customers and Head of R&D to ensure timely and cost effective execution of projects to meet commercial objectives and to develop their relationship with HICSE
  • Compile timely project financial and progress reports as required
  • Frequent liaison with the Technical Authorities to ensure HICSE products are fit for purpose
  • Provide coaching and guidance for project teams throughout the project life cycle from conception through delivery to support
  • Provide input and/or approval to support costing and pricing for sales proposals
  • Assess and authorise product release ensuring compliance with requirements and readiness for delivery
  • Lead project team to deliver the required tasks on the plan
  • Work with other departments to ensure the delivery of the project
  • Ensure compliance of projects to the relevant quality, health & safety and environmental standards and the HICSE BMS
  • Provide support to the Quality Manager in the implementation and maintenance of HICSE BMS
  • Control project quality, cost and time as agreed with the Head of R&D
  • Take full responsibility of all aspects of the project


Key Skills and Experience

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Project or Primavera project management software
  • Prince2 or APM Qualified is highly desirable
  • Excellent full project cycle management
  • Technical Background
  • Proven Software Team leadership skills
  • Proven Project Management experience in a Technical Environment.
  • Adaptability to work at all levels within the project


Benefits Package

Company Funded Benefits

  • Market competitive salary and discretionary bonus scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement - with the option to buy up to an additional 37.5 hours per year
  • A Holiday Banking scheme allowing you to bank untaken holiday to use another year
  • Group Personal Pension
  • Private Medical Insurance with self-funded option to increase cover to include family members
  • Employee Assistance Programme available to all employees
  • Personal Accident Insurance


Voluntary Benefits (funded by employee)

  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Gym Membership
  • Dental Insurance with option to include dependent children
  • Health screening


Company Overview

We have been producing industry leading software products since 2000. Our expertise lies in developing and supplying dedicated products and services, designed to improve the supervision and control of railways worldwide.

Our success lies in the strength of our relationships with our customers and with our colleagues throughout Europe. We work to meet and exceed market requirements by producing only the very best software products: on time and to the most exacting standards.

Our head office is located in Bradford on Avon, England and we have further offices in Plymouth and Derby, England.

We are always happy to hear from people who are customer focused and keen to produce high-end, added value software products.