£ 390.00 - £ 410.00 per day
28215 - Programme Office Support, South West  
         
Client        
MOD  
       
Role & Responsibilities      
 
 
PMO functions in support of complex programmes and projects. 
To take a specific lead on Risks, Issues, Assumptions and dependency (RIAD) management and assurance and reporting. Ability to be an 'all rounder' to support all functions within the PMO as required. 
Experience of managing relationships across a large and complex programme of activity.     
 
  • Experience of Leading on all aspects of Project Control including stakeholder & communication Management
  • Experience of Planning in a complex project environment is an essential requirement for this post
  • Expert knowledge of EPM 
  • Proven experience of leading a team    
   
Full job description available by request.  
     
How to Apply        
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If you would like more information please call me on 01489 232 080    
     
Closing Date    
09/05/2018       
         
Must have SC / DV Clearance
£ 540.00 - £ 590.00 per day
28602 - Project Manager, South East
         
Client        
MOD    
       
Role & Responsibilities      
   
  • Provides a monthly programme report that identifies progress, key risks and issues.
  • Managing the day to day interface between businesses as usual and Portal, ensuring that this relationship is positive and productive and that the correct balance is maintained
  • Coordinated Portal Programme based answers to PQ and other official questions.
  • Project initiation and definition of required deliverable and governance models
  • Planning across all stages of the project lifecycle and obtaining appropriate levels of sign-off
  • Ensuring projects are delivered to agreed time, cost, quality and compliance objectives
  • Management of the project on a day to day basis to deliver in line with agreed project plans
  • Execution of project plan, monitoring progress and taking all necessary actions and escalations where appropriate
  • Reporting progress at agreed intervals to the project board
  • Engaging and communicating effectively with key business and client stakeholders
  • Ability to apply an appropriate level of challenge to ensure positive outcome
  • Risk identification, documentation and impact assessment, including action mitigation
  • Issue and dependency management with appropriate stakeholder communication
  • Provision of accurate project and financial status updates
  • To ensure that the status of the Programme is communicated effectively at the various internal and external Boards.
  • Produce programme status reports (according to the guidelines defined by the EO Programme Management Office) for presentation to each of the Governance Boards.
  • Management and accountable for the programme risks, issues, dependencies and other governance logs.
  • Ensure communication of key business information and messages in line with MoD and DIO policies.
   
Full job description available by request.  
     
How to Apply        
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If you would like more information please call me on 01489 232 080    
     
Closing Date    
07/05/2018       
         
Must have SC / DV Clearance
£ 510.00 - £ 540.00 per day
Construction Manager - Donnington / High Wycombe - 4 months - SC - £510 - £540 UMB
   
Client  
   MOD
Role & Responsibilities
  • Construction project managers required with a current security clearance based in Donnington and High Wycombe to work on the Defence Optimisation Project, an exciting project due to continue for a few years.
 
Closing Date  
   
How to Apply  
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Must have SC / DV Clearance
£ 690.00 - £ 710.00 per day
28346 - Infrastructure Architect - Corsham
         
Client        
MOD  
       
Role & Responsibilities      
  • Define system architecture of hardware solutions under development in collaboration with the Enterprise Architect and other Architects to help develop validated high-level solution designs that can be de-composed into component deliverable services;
  • Translating user and business requirements into hardware technical specifications that are applicable across the full product lifecycle;
  • Leading the integration of various hardware and software components of the solution, with particular cognisance of the maintenance of required legacy products, adhere to the common information handling model and ;
  • Co-ordinating cross-function technical project teams in order to ensure close collaboration with design and the delivery teams to provide appropriate hardware system development and inputs into the corresponding integration and acceptance plans;
  • Specifying and integrating hardware and embedded software components;
  • Supporting the bench testing of the iterative system design to help identify trouble-shooting issues, demonstrating the developed hardware systems in field trials or demos to potential customers, user communities and senior level executives;
  • Ensuring the necessary standards and regulatory compliance and implementation of technical documentation to support development and trials.
   
Full job description available by request.  
     
How to Apply        
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If you would like more information please call me on 01489 232 080    
     
Closing Date    
09/05/2018       
         
Must have SC / DV Clearance
£ 285.00 - £ 305.00 per day
28363 - Change Analyst, London
         
Client        
MOD  
       
Role & Responsibilities      
     
Expert working/exploitation knowledge of Office 365. Experience of working in the MOD desirable. Business Change experience required. Microsoft Certified Professional is essential. Digital Wings essential.    
 
Experience Required:
 
Business analysis support to MODNET adoption and exploitation through the development of new Microsoft Office 365 and Office 2016 Ways of Working tailored to specific MoD use case scenarios. Assist in the management and delivery of business change elements of the MODNET SECRET and Overseas plans. Development, management and support of Change Champion Communities. Delivery of Microsoft Office 365 and Office 2016 stakeholder upskilling engagement and communication material and activities. Relationship management and liaison with key stakeholders– including Customer Services, Corporate Comms and JPO comms. Liaison with third party suppliers providing support to the development, implementation and exploitation of MODNET, including but not limited to Microsoft, HPE, Atos and Futjitsu Services Ltd. Maintain configuration control and update MODNET Knowledge base artefacts, Quick Reference Guides, Fact Sheets, Videos, User Experience Journeys, Webinars, briefing packs and training material required to support user adoption and exploitation of MODNET are promulgated through the MODNET Learning Hub and Comms Portal. Assist with the handover of knowledge base maintenance to BAU. Monitor user experience, of MODNET and, the MODNET Virtual Agent. Implement methods to maximise adoption rates of new WoW. Deliverables. Transfer key skills and knowledge as appropriate. Knowledge artefacts to describe Microsoft Office 365 and Office 2016 WoW, tailored to MoD Use Case scenarios, in accordance with the BCBM MODNET plans. Change champion communities skilled in Microsoft Office 365 and Office 2016 WoW. Informed stakeholder community with the ability and desire to support the adoption of MODNET and showcase best practice WoW. Business change relationships across third party suppliers are successfully managed resulting in consistent and complementary business change activities. Reference material supporting MODNET best practice WoW adoption is available, current and coherent. MODNET Knowledge base updated. User Microsoft Office 365 and Office 2016 WoW adoption and exploitation rates maximised. In-house change communication capabilities are built. Crown Servants are equipped to support future similar activities in-house.
 
   
Full job description available by request.  
     
How to Apply        
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Closing Date    
08/05/2018       
         
Must have SC / DV Clearance
£ 405.00 - £ 540.00 per day
28616 - Project Manager, South East      
         
Client        
MOD  
       
Role & Responsibilities      
   
  • Provides a monthly programme report that identifies progress, key risks and issues.
  • Managing the day to day interface between businesses as usual and Portal, ensuring that this relationship is positive and productive and that the correct balance is maintained
  • Coordinated Portal Programme based answers to PQ and other official questions.
  • Project initiation and definition of required deliverable and governance models
  • Planning across all stages of the project lifecycle and obtaining appropriate levels of sign-off
  • Ensuring projects are delivered to agreed time, cost, quality and compliance objectives
  • Management of the project on a day to day basis to deliver in line with agreed project plans
  • Execution of project plan, monitoring progress and taking all necessary actions and escalations where appropriate
  • Reporting progress at agreed intervals to the project board
  • Engaging and communicating effectively with key business and client stakeholders
  • Ability to apply an appropriate level of challenge to ensure positive outcome
  • Risk identification, documentation and impact assessment, including action mitigation
  • Issue and dependency management with appropriate stakeholder communication
  • Provision of accurate project and financial status updates
  • To ensure that the status of the Programme is communicated effectively at the various internal and external Boards.
  • Produce programme status reports (according to the guidelines defined by the EO Programme Management Office) for presentation to each of the Governance Boards.
  • Management and accountable for the programme risks, issues, dependencies and other governance logs.
  • Ensure communication of key business information and messages in line with MoD and DIO policies.
   
Full job description available by request.  
     
How to Apply        
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If you would like more information please call me on 01489 232 080    
     
Closing Date    
09/05/2018       
         
Must have SC / DV Clearance
£ 29000.00 - £ 52000.00 per annum
Automation Test Analyst    
Location: Ipswich  
Role type: Permanent    
     
Keen to speak with DV cleared Automation Test Analysts with experience of build and configuration automated systems including Jenkins, as well as an understanding of networks to work in a cyber platform. The opportunity is working for a well-know defence company with the opportunity for career progression and stability.  
     
Full job specifications are available.      
 
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£ 540.00 - £ 560.00 per hour
28511 - Senior Business Analyst, South East    
         
Client        
MOD  
       
Role & Responsibilities      
  • The post holder will analyse the requirement for delivery of a single, authoritative source of Raw Material and Consumable (RMC) data, identifying with relevant stakeholders the policies, procedures and data by:
  • Engaging with commodity managers to capture their data and information reporting requirements, identifying and capturing the core data sources and capturing defined business rules, definitions, taxonomies and relevant business metrics across stakeholders. Advise on the most efficient design and architecture for business practices.
  • Identifying where there are issues with current data and information reporting capabilities and agree with stakeholders the solutions. Undertake any other analysis, process work or related tasks that may be required.
  • Writing all required system documentation and production of specialist documentation as necessary.
  • Conducting analysis on current processes and design, build and publish reports as requested. It is essential that the post holder will:
  • Map detailed business processes, systems and unwarranted variation. Break down complex problems and identify steps towards solutions.
  • Work with SMEs to elicit and document complex business requirements. Provide clear and concise briefs and presentations to connect with a wide range of stakeholders and convey complex meaning. Coach individuals and engage with non-techinical people at all levels of seniority.
  • Have knowledge and broad experience of a wide range of database applications, technologies and business exemplars with ability to horizon scan and forecast likely trends.
  • Produce high quality outputs within tight timeframes ensuring project deadlines are prioritised and achieved.
  • Have in depth knowledge and application of industry best practice in inventory supply and management.
  • Identify trends, errors and issues with processes and provide the correct level of Management Information to produce business intelligence.
  • Have a strong background and proven experience in detailed forecasting, demand planning and performance management. Analyse mass data sets across multiple commodities (over 500,000 stock keeping units).
  • Have knowledge of CHURCHILL, UAMS, ADW, MIRANDA, SS3, MJDI and VERITAS APS and DART.
   
Full job description available by request.  
     
How to Apply        
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Closing Date    
04/05/2018       
         
Must have SC / DV Clearance
£ 490.00 - £ 540.00 per hour
28218 - Project Manager, South West, Corsham      
         
Client        
MOD  
       
Role & Responsibilities        
     
Act as product sponsor for the development and delivery of MOD owned and designed IT Products, leading them through User requirements, Service requirements, Service design and specification, BOM specification, procurement, build, testing and roll out.  
     
Full job description available by request.    
     
How to Apply        
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If you would like more information please call me on 01489 232 080    
     
Closing Date    
04/05/2018       
         
Must have SC / DV Clearance
£ 30000.00 - £ 50000.00 per annum
 
Are you a Scrum Master interested in permanent work?  
   
We are currently working with a large telecommunications agency who are looking for Scrum Master to work on security cleared projects. Predominate sites will be London, Gloucester, Ipswich and Manchester.  
   
To be successful you will need to have a current DV clearance.    
   
Salary and package negotiable based on experience.  
   
Please apply now to find out more.    
 
£ 60000.00 - £ 89000.00 per annum
Solutions Architect x 2  
Can be based in either the South West, London or Suffolk  
Salary - Between £60 - £89k PA  
Requirement
Working as a Solution Architect within end to end solution architecture and design (with UML).
You will be expected to be an up-to-date hands-on practitioner in several of the following areas:-
  • Full engineering life-cycle from requirements/user story capture and decomposition through design, integration, acceptance, customer sign off, operational support and decomissioning
  • Requirements capture using User Stories and acceptance criteria including a focus on the non-functional requirements including security, responsiveness, availability and scalability
  • Requirements analysis e.g. using Use Cases to identify normal and alternative / error consitions that need to be handled
  • Effective user interface design and an awareness of the accessability considerations that need to be in place
  • End to end solution architecture and design including system and component definition and interface design using standard modelling notation including UML to represent the static elements of the design including data model, systems, components and sub-components and deployment architecture and the dynamic elements of the design including user and external system interaction and data flow
  • Business process modelling using standard modelling notation including BPEL
  • A knowledge of common design patterns and the ability to apply them appropriately for the required solution.
  • Ability to maintain a baseline design and effectively evaluate the impact of change requests to each of the components and business processes in the design.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical ideas and proposals effectively to customers, programme and project managers, development teams, support teams and other stakeholder's
  • Proven track record of driving standards and best practice
  • Software methodologies including Waterfall/V model, agile, lean
Desirable
  • An appreciation for Service Management, Service Delivery, Transition to Operations (TTO) and ITIL.
  • An awareness of delivering software projects to time, cost and quality.
 
Apply now to register your interest. Full job specification available by request.
£ 41000.00 - £ 60000.00 per annum
Automation Test Lead - Based in Suffolk.
 
Salary is between £41 - £60k + Package
 
General
 
  • Comprehensive experience in assessing and defining automation tool sets and frameworks.
  • Multiple years' experience as a senior automation test analyst / automation lead
  • Self-starter with the ability to take ownership of work, whilst demonstrating a tenacity to pursue problems to resolution
  • Multiple years' experience running and managing teams of automation testers
  • Build and configuration of Automated systems ( Jenkins / bamboo / team City)
  • Experience of multiple automated test frameworks
  • Multiple years development experience Bash / Python
  • Multiple years' experience as a senior test analyst
  • Strong analytical and technical skills and knowledge of test environment and system integration
  • Proficient in RedHat Enterprise Linux/CentOS 5/6/7.x ( or equivalent)  (Ideally with certification)
  • Understand networks ( CCNA level or equivalent experience )
  • Experience with selenium for front end testing.
  • Regular Exposure to External Customers on a Face to Face Basis
  • Comprehensive Acceptance testing experience (SAT / UAT)
  • Effective communication skills including negotiation skills and diplomacy.
  • Effective Test Planning Capabilities
  • Comprehensive planning, monitoring and reporting skills.
  • Strong analytical and technical skills and knowledge of test environment and system integration.
  • Comprehensive appreciation of the software development lifecycle and the need for testing.
  • A pragmatic and practical approach.
  • Capable of working under pressure
  • Self-starter
 
 
 
 
Desirable: -
 
  • VMWARE (vsphere), AD, DHCP, DNS, NIS,
  • Good understanding of networking and Storage Technologies
  • Ixia perfect storm, configuration and maintenance of bespoke tests.
 
Attributes: -
  • Self-starter with the ability to take ownership of work, whilst demonstrating a tenacity to pursue problems to resolution and the confidence to challenge thinking and suggest novel approaches to problems.
  • Solid technical background to draw upon, from an enterprise level,
  • Strong problem investigation and troubleshooting skills, with the ability to analyse and resolve technical issues around Software installation.
  • Capability to work in partnership with Architecture to scope and understand the client's requirements.
  • Ability to critique architectural designs within your technical competencies.
  • Competence to confidently work in partnership with the client to deliver working solutions to deadlines.
  • Proficiency to be able to communicate progress and issues to agreed Stakeholders in a timely understandable manner.
  • Quality of mind that is strongly motivated and shows initiative to 'get the job done'.
  • Diligence that delivers documentation to support the technical solution, and also in partnership with Architecture evolves the original design documentation to be reflective of the actual build.
  • A team player that is able to work with minimal supervision.
 
 
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