IT Project Manager

Great new permanent opportunity for an experienced IT Project Manager. My client is a prestigious and award-winning Law Firm located in the Sussex area with offices spanning over the South East.

Due to company growth, the organisation is undergoing a significant software modernisation programme to expand the amount of functionality and to maximise the benefits of the user and the firm.

You will be an experienced Project Manager in the first instance with strong requirement gathering and business analysis skills and have the ability and experience of running a large and busy project from start to finish. Delivering a professional and friendly service, while building internal relationships to understand different department needs.

This is a hybrid role and you will be experienced and confident in gathering your own requirements from the business, then setting up a clear Project plan whilst mitigating risks and issues that may occur.

You will be regularly communicating and working with Vendors and external suppliers, along with managing internal Stakeholders expectations of time frames. The role consists of three large software upgrades and the main and most urgent is an Office 365 implementation/upgrade.

Please note: this role offers hybrid working of two days in the office and three days working from home per week.

There is a requirement to travel to the other offices on occasion.

Skills and experience required:

  • Minimum of 3 years solid experience as an IT Project Manager
  • Experience of implementation/upgrades of Software Solutions
  • Solid requirement gathering skills
  • Outstanding communicator, verbal and written
  • Experience of an implantation or an upgrade of MS Office 365 is highly desirable
  • Experience of successfully implanting full software upgrades is essential
  • Experience of working with and managing Vendors and external suppliers is essential
  • High attention to detail
  • Organised and forward thinking
  • Friendly and enjoys building internal relationships
  • Experience of working on project transferring from a service provider to working in-house would be highly desirable
  • Experience of working within a Law firm is desirable, but not essential
  • Experience of working within a professional services environment
  • Enjoys working collaboratively with team members and the business

Front End Web Developer

Great new permanent opportunity to join a Global Digital Business located in West Sussex as a Front-End Developer.

Joining a small, friendly and supportive team you will be experienced in building and amending websites within a commercial business setting using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.  The ideal candidate with have an absolute minimum of one-year solid experience as a Front-End Developer.

Working across multiple platforms within a fully digital and fast paced environment.  Developing cross-browser solutions with a full understanding of responsive design.  You would be accountable for the documentation, code management, be the point of reference across the business and see the importance of optimization.

You will have the ability to understand the fundamentals of the code within a business environment and be thoughtful with a high attention to detail.   The role will include Web/UX designs and wire frames to code, including responsive and animated elements (responsive navigation and/or on-scroll animations.

You will be creating and executing production-ready code across multiple devices.  Testing of your own work and liaising with the testing team for more complect bug fixes.   Making improvements and take pride in the presentation of your work, promoting top quality work across the Front-End and UX team.

This is a rewarding role within a fast growing and successful environment with the potential for career growth and development.  Hybrid working is on offer, two days in the office and three days working from home per week.

Skills/experience and attributes required:

  • At least one solid year experience as a Front-End Developer
  • Experience of working with HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • A particular good understanding of JavaScript would be of particular interest
  • Experience in repository management with tools such as Bitbucket
  • Experience using animation libraries such as GSAP or Locomotive Scroll
  • An interest using frameworks such jQuery and React
  • An understanding of website design skills and substantial experience using Adobe Suite of Figma
  • The ability to explain and demonstrate your work to the team, Project Managers, Digital Marketeers and Testers
  • High attention to detail
  • Thoughtful with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Enjoys working as part of a smaller collaborative team and within a wider Digital department
  • Self-motivated and also happy to work independently

Business Development Manager – Utilities Infrastructure Networks

A great new permanent opportunity to join a successful and fast-growing Energy and Data Company as a Business Development Manager. The purpose of the role is to deliver on target sales within the developer and end customer channels for fuel infrastructure projects within the residential development and building industry.

This can include suppling energy and metering for new house builds, construction projects and similar services. Ideally you will have a proven background in some kind of utilities within a construction and commercial build background. Possibly selling into housebuilders of property developers.

The Business Development Manager will have the freedom to build and nurture a sustainable and profitable client and project pipeline. The position will be fully remote and attending the office once a month for a team meeting.

Once a new customer is gained, there is plenty of opportunity to introduce other areas of the group such as EV charges, metering and data services to maximise your sales opportunities. You would then account manage your customer and nurture the customer relationship.

The right candidate will be an excellent communicator, a structured business developer, self-motivated and interested in learning along the way to gain knowledge of the products and projects to increase your skill set. Ensuring that monthly sales, margin and KPI’s are not only met but exceeded. Working closely with the estimating and project team to ensure that proposals are prepared and submitted in a professional and timely manner.

Effectively creating and maintaining lasting relationships with customers and engaging with key individuals to understand their project plans and requirements. Provide detailed profit and loss analysis reports and providing and presenting accurate market sales reports and feedback to assist with driving the business.

There are two positions on offer and the areas of sales territory will mainly cover the Midlands, London and the South-East of the UK. However, this area will probably expand in as the business grows.

There is a competitive numeration package on offer and a positive and supportive working environment.

Skills/experience and attributes required:

  • At least two years’ experience as a Business Development Manager
  • Experience and proven background ideally within Utilities business development/electrical/residential house builds/construction build projects
  • Strong new business sales and presentation skills
  • Intermediate in Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Solid Account Management experience with outstanding customer relationship building skills
  • Accurate reporting skills and data analysis experience
  • Win and loss analysis experience
  • Have the ability to understand the design side of the industry
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Organised and able to prioritise work well
  • A collaborative team player
  • Self-motivated with a confident, friendly and determined nature
  • Flexible and adaptable attitude to work
  • Precise and professional communication skills, face to face, verbal and written
  • Good interpersonal and rapport-building skills
  • Remain calm in challenging situations

Engineering Lead

My client is a very exciting not-for-profit organisation that are focused on developing the blockchain/DLT ecosystem, finding product-market fit and bringing industry, academia, and regulators together.

They are now looking for an Engineering Lead to head up their cross functional team of Data & Software Engineers.

Working closely with Senior Stakeholders the Engineering Lead will help to establish processes, standards and appropriate architectures for optimal performance. You will keep up-to-date with industry trends and technological advancements to ensure the organisation remains relevant and innovative as well as training stakeholders on IT and technology policies.

This is a hands-on role and the successful candidate will need to have strong Data Engineering experience as well as Python, AWS and PostgreSQL and an understanding of TypeScript, Nuxt.js framework.

Functional Areas

Work closely with the product team for feature design and implementation.

Manage and lead a small team of engineers, prioritising tasks and making decisions based on changing business priorities.

Plan sprints reflecting business priorities and continuously improve sprint planning.

Coordinate with internal stakeholders for technical requirements translation.

Manage relationships with technology vendors and explore strategic partnerships.

Data Collection: Ensure robust data management systems are in place, overseeing secure collection, storage, and processing of data, and compliance with data protection regulations.

Code/Analytics: Adjust, improve, and optimise the efficiency and performance of codes developed by the R&D team for production readiness.

Frontend: Supervise the development of Web-dashboard and mobile apps

UX: Oversee the creation of intuitive, user-friendly interfaces for easy navigation and understanding of data by clients.

UI: Oversee the development of user interfaces, including visual design aspects like layout, colour schemes, typography, and graphics.

Admin Dashboard Development: Responsible for a comprehensive admin dashboard

Setting Code Review Standards and Processes: Establish standards and processes for code review, including coding standards, review procedures, and quality benchmarks.

Skills Required

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to manage and motivate a diverse team of engineers.
  • Strong Data Analytics experience
  • Exp with Python for Data Engineering
  • Experience with TypeScript for Full-stack Application Development
  • AWS, PostgreSQL Database
  • An understanding of Nuxt.js framework & Supabase,
  • Excellent communication skills to articulate complex technical information to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to align technological solutions with organizational goals and strategic planning.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with a focus on innovative and creative solutions in a fast-paced environment.

Desirable, but not mandatory

Proficiency in blockchain technologies, distributed systems, and data analytics.

Experience in cybersecurity and risk management.

In return they offer a competitive salary and the opportunity to be at the forefront of an innovative organisation as they grow.

Software Configuration Engineer

Fantastic, brand new permanent opportunity for a Software Configuration Analyst to join an award winning, Digital Business Media Company in West Sussex.

The role is quite unique and will evolve over time. It will suit someone that enjoys and embraces change and enjoys learning new skills and technologies along the journey. You will have the opportunity to work with a new piece of software called DXP while utilising your current technologies and skills.

Working with key brands and across 20+ websites, your role will be to spot problem within the software, make technical amendments and configuration of the software. When the problem is more complex or falls within the UX/Front End design, to raise a ticket and work closely with the UX Team to resolve the problem. There is also a large element of testing your own work until the problem is fixed.

You would work closely with the business, understanding their requirements and ensuring the new Digital cloud-based platform is running effectively. Rolling out new features and updates across the websites and then rolling out the releases through a GIT release process.

Being the primary escalation point for business-critical issues and ensure that the issues are reported and resolved in a timely manner.

The role offers a hybrid way of working, two days in the office and three days working from home per week.

Skills/experience and attributes required:

  • Around two years’ experience of working on Software configuration within a commercial office environment
  • Experience of React is highly desirable
  • Experience of JSON, XML and JavaScript
  • Experience of GIT
  • Good knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Experience of testing own software queries
  • Ability to troubleshoot front end performance issues related to configuration and code using JavaScript, CSS and HTML
  • High attention to detail
  • Take pride in your work and ensure its correct and accurate
  • Strong communication skills, verbal and written
  • Adaptable and flexible to change
  • Enjoys being part of and working within a smaller team
  • Confident working with other departments and people at all levels
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