What you’ll be doing

This is a great opportunity with plenty of scope and responsibility. Reporting to the Operations Director, the Head of Project Management is a leadership role with the primary responsibility of ensuring that all projects through the Nomensa studio are delivered effectively – on time, on budget, exceeding client expectations and in support of Nomensa's strategy.

You will be involved in the end-to-end lifecycle of project delivery from pre-sale planning through to post-project retrospectives.

You will be responsible for maintaining and improving the Nomensa project management framework and will need an exceptional understanding of all ceremonies across both Waterfall and Agile methodologies.

As well as managing the day to day of key projects and programmes of work, you will manage and lead a large team of project managers so that projects are planned and executed effectively.

Strategy is a key part of the role too, because you will develop a culture of continuous improvement of project management processes, tools and reporting procedures.

The Head of Project Management must ensure that roles, skills and procedures are optimised and used to best effect maximising the profitability of projects whilst delighting our clients with providing the very best level of service. 

Key responsibilities

  • That portfolio and project delivery contribute to the significant success of the wider business
  • Developing effective governance processes
  • Leading and inspiring the project management team
  • Through the PMO, scoping internal projects, distributing and delivering them in line with expectations
  • Effective demand and resource planning, resulting in an optimised programme with efficient use of delivery resources
  • Change (major and minor) is introduced effectively, with the right emphasis on business process change
  • Ensuring project management processes are followed accurately and developed where appropriate through the continuous improvement methodology
  • Giving the business meaningful and accurate reporting on project delivery performance

What we need from you

We’re looking for someone with significant experience as a digital project or programme manager working across waterfall and agile methodologies.

You’ll need proven experience in delivering large, complex web build and redesign projects.

Team management experience is also essential as this is a key part of the role. It’s likely you’ll have worked in cross functional teams of user researchers, designers and software engineers, so understand how these different skillsets and practitioners must work together to produce work of outstanding quality.

Why you’ll love us

Since 2001, Nomensa has been designing experiences that have reached millions of people. We are one of the largest and most respected specialist UX design agencies in Europe, with around 100 talented staff in Bristol, London and Amsterdam.

We are deeply committed to working at the cutting edge of technology and design to produce a top of the range user experience. We design experiences for an impressive roster of instantly recognisable clients.

Our people love working here, it’s a happy environment and we are one of the few companies within the UK to achieve gold standard accreditation by Investors in People.

We work hard to make our working culture one of the best in the industry. As an example, our team of Chief Happiness Officers arrange surprise events and fundraising days throughout the year. We could go on, but have a look round our offices, talk to us, and you’ll soon understand why it’s a great place to work. It’s an exciting, collaborative environment where we have one focus: humanising technology and designing things in the ‘right’ way.

How to apply

Please upload your details on our recruitment portal and we will aim to get back to you as soon as possible.

Nomensa is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Please note, we are not working with recruitment agencies. Thank you.