Vacancy: Project Manager

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EduCampus Programme Management · Dublin 1, Leinster

EduCampus is a shared services initiative that provides business critical Information and Communications Technology (ICT) application services and Management Information Systems (MIS) systems to the Higher Education and Research sectors in Ireland. EduCampus acts as a broker for clients by engaging with relevant service providers and suppliers in negotiating software licensing, application, hosting and support agreements in addition to providing implementation services and business operations support to the client base.

What the Programme Management function does

The Programme Management department is responsible for the execution of a range of significant strategic projects to implement and upgrade complex cloud-based Enterprise Systems for EduCampus clients in the higher education sector. Current projects include the implementation of a Human Resources & Payroll (HRP) application, a Finance Management System (FMS), a Library Management System (LMS), a Student Records Management System (SRMS) and a Student Credentials application.

EduCampus are looking to appoint three Project Managers with the relevant skills and experience required to deliver our complex projects and achieve our strategic objectives. Each of the three roles will individually report to Programme Managers responsible for the areas of Student Service, FMS, and HRP respectively. 

The role is based in our office in Dublin 1.

How we do it

Our company values underpin how we do things in EduCampus. We believe in and live by our values and understand they are integral to making EduCampus a great place to work.

What the role entails

The Project Manager must have a proven track record, and relevant knowledge and experience of implementing complex MIS projects which required substantial business process change.  This includes a strong aptitude and proven ability to engage effectively with the Project Team and other key stakeholders.

The Project Manager will undertake the following: 

  • Manage successful delivery of a number of projects within the Programme Management department to achieve the objectives of EduCampus Services
  • Coordinate efforts with specialists from the service providers, application vendors and client institutions to ensure successful delivery of projects
  • Implement a structured project methodology for each project that is approved, including preparation of structured project plans, a risk mitigation and issue resolution strategy, project reporting procedures, post implementation reviews etc.
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress, ensuring timelines are met and within budget
  • Measure performance using appropriate project management tools and techniques
  • Define and measure success metrics and KPIs and monitor change progress during project implementation
  • Ensure PMO methodology, standards and best practices are consistently followed and applied
  • Create and maintain a repository of project documentation
  • Provide input, document requirements, and support the design and delivery of training programs where required
  • In conjunction with the Programme Management Team ensure a high level of joint action in delivering the overall MIS Development Programme
  • Co-ordinate with the client community regarding resource planning for project delivery
  • Proven ability to translate client requirements into tangible projects
  • Planning resource activities, priorities, dependencies, constraints, quality management activities and milestones
  • Any other duties within the general requirements of the role which may be required from time to time.

What we need from you

  • A degree or equivalent academic or professional third level qualification or equivalent experience
  • Experience in project management with proven experience in managing the implementation of complex information systems projects
  • Good knowledge and demonstrated experience of project management methodologies and techniques
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Sound judgment, problem solving and collaboration in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions to problems
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills
  • A flexible attitude to the evolving needs of the post and its environment

Bonus points

We do not need you to have the following, but if you did it could be beneficial. 

  • Knowledge of public procurement tendering processes
  • Previous experience in, or strong appreciation of, the Public Sector and the Higher Education sector specifically
  • Domain knowledge in the following areas: human resources, library management, finance management, payroll management, student records management

 

Vacancy: Business Analyst

Business Analyst

EduCampus Programme Management · Dublin 1, Leinster

EduCampus is a shared services initiative that provides business critical Information and Communications Technology (ICT) application services and Management Information Systems (MIS) systems to the Higher Education and Research sectors in Ireland. EduCampus acts as a broker for clients by engaging with relevant service providers and suppliers in negotiating software licensing, application, hosting and support agreements in addition to providing implementation services and business operations support to the client base.

What the Programme Management Function does

The Solutions Development team is responsible for the execution of a range of significant strategic projects to implement and upgrade complex cloud-based Enterprise Systems for EduCampus clients in the higher education sector, such as the implementation of a HR & Payroll (HRP) application, a Finance Management System (FMS) a Library Management System (LMS), a Student Records Management System (SRMS) and a Student Credentials application.

This role is based in our office in Dublin 1.  On different days of the week some team members may be working from home, so we use tools like Slack and video conferencing to keep in touch.

Our new team member, who will be experienced in business analysis, will report to the Programme Manager and will work as a vital member of a project team responsible for upgrading existing systems or implementing new systems. You will have duties that include, but are not limited to, meeting with client user groups to gather and analyse requirements, analysing workflow to create process maps and isolate areas of potential improvement, coordinating and supporting User Acceptance Testing (UAT), preparing project documentation and providing training and assistance to system-users.

 

How we do it

Our company values underpin how we do things in EduCampus. We believe in and live by our values and understand they are integral to making EduCampus a great place to work.

What you get from us

We value knowledge sharing and communication.  We have frequent team meetings combined with regular 1:1 catch-ups to make sure no one is hitting any roadblocks. 

We encourage critical thinking and the exploration of new ideas. We often form cross-team special interest groups for specific topic discussions, both ongoing and for fixed projects.

We provide a diverse and interesting workload but limit single performance objectives to a max. of 30%, so you will get to work on multiple initiatives with different teams across the business.

We promote a healthy work/life balance, and we take the care of our team members mental health seriously.

Company Benefits

  • Annual performance management system
  • Professional education support
  • Comprehensive group and individual training & development initiatives
  • On-going well-being initiatives
  • Health insurance for employees
  • Defined contribution pension scheme
  • Flexible start/finish times
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Taxsaver Ticket scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme

What we need from you 

  • A degree, equivalent academic or professional 3rd level qualification or equivalent relevant experience
  • At least two (2) years’ experience in a business analysis role with proven experience in the implementation of complex information systems projects
  • Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships both internally and externally to EduCampus
  • Knowledge and experience of business analysis approaches, tools and techniques
  • A flexible attitude to the evolving needs of the role and its environment
  • Open and transparent, with a high degree of personal integrity
  • A high level of motivation and passion for the job
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Sound judgment, problem solving and collaboration in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions to problems

Bonus points

We do not need you to have the following, but if you did it could be beneficial.

  • Domain knowledge in the following areas: human resources, library management, finance management, payroll management, student records management
  • Previous experience in or strong appreciation of the public sector, and the education sector particularly
  • Strong knowledge of all aspects of systems implementation and software development life cycles
  • Knowledge of public procurement tendering processes

More important information

At EduCampus we celebrate diversity and understand how important it is to our ongoing success.  We would like to hear from candidates who are great at what they do and whose values align with ours.

If you need any adjustments made to the application or selection process so you can do your best, please let us know.

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