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Software Project Manager

£40,000 – £50,000 based on experience,

Bonus and pension,  

Leeds or Manchester however we are flexible and promote agile working – this can be discussed during the recruitment process.        

37.5 hours per week.

Job Summary

As part of the Operations and Planning Systems Division, the Software Development team delivers complex software Rail Planning and Management Systems which facilitate the planning processes, integration and capture of data, analysis and distribution of management information. Our cloud hosted applications, business intelligence software and services are helping the UK’s Train Operating Companies to improve their business knowledge and agility, and helping them to drive forward improvements in Operational Performance, Retail and Service Quality Management.

The Project Manager defines the project scope, goals and deliverables of the project and co-ordinates and executes successful and timely delivery of our projects within the Rail Division. In addition, the Project Manager oversees the projects under their remit to ensure desired results are achieved, the most efficient resources are utilised and stakeholder outcomes are met successfully.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Defining project scope, goals and deliverables that support the business goals of Tracsis.
  • Ensuring that identified projects are delivered to budget, agreed timescales and scope, whilst managing expectations of stakeholders.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with the project team in Leeds and Manchester.
  • Working with stakeholders to propose and agree realistic and achievable project plans.
  • Effective communication with all stakeholders around the delivery of projects, detailing progress.
  • Successfully managing expectations of key stakeholders with respect to their work and any other team members working on their assignment.
  • Attend relevant sprint meetings and communicate effectively to the team.
  • To ensure compliance with automated tools which assist in the project management process, e.g Jira, Microsoft Project and ensures the Project and Software Team are using the tools collectively in a systematic approach.
  • Demonstrate people and client management skills to manage project delivery
  • Estimating and managing resources via relevant managers and team leaders
  • Identify and manage risks to achieve project goals and escalating risk to the Senior Programme Manager where identified.
  • Communicate delivery improvement opportunities to the Senior Programme Manager.
  • Regularly challenge project priorities and scope to ensure value is being delivered to the business via the optimum approach.
  • Influence and make business focused decisions in the delivery of programmes and projects.
  • Responsible for professional standards being met and for sharing best practice with the Project Team.
  • To work continuously on own professional development to enhance career development.

What you’ll need – Skills and Experience: 

  • An excellent understanding of all aspects of software development lifecycle e.g requirements, analysis, design, implementation, testing, documentation and associated software development methodologies, e.g waterfall/agile/iterative design and has experienced them in the workplace.
  • Proven experience in managing multiple projects in a commercial organisation
  • Strong agile project management experience in software development.
  • Proven ability to motivate and inspire teams
  • Proven experience of working collaboratively to ensure successful business outcomes.
  • Strong analytical skills to problem solve and seek solutions, along with careful attention to detail
  • An ability to multitask and manage tasks with varying priorities and influence successful outcomes.
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision. Pro-active and good at motivating oneself.
  • Excellent ability to work collaboratively and encourage cross functional team working.
  • Enthusiasm to learn new technologies and keep up to date with industry standards.
  • Strong and effective inter-personal and communication skills, both verbal and written and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of clients. The ability and confidence to represent Tracsis at business and industry events.
  • Full Project Management methodology awareness, whereby complex require– RAID, planning, documentation and experience of software management using Jira.
  • Desirable to have the experience with managing a small team of Developers with some or all of the following areas: absence management, performance management, appraisals, one to one meetings.


All applicants must be eligible to live and work within the UK, ideally within commutable travel distance of our Leeds (Nexus Building) or Manchester Piccadilly offices.

To apply:

If working for Tracsis sounds like the great career move you want, we look forward to receiving your C.V. and having an initial conversation. Please submit a copy of your CV to recruitment@tracsis.com We welcome C.V’s from all members of the community. Tracsis are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community.

DBS Checks

Offers of employment are subject to pre-recruitment checks, including a Basic DBS check, the cost of which will be covered by Tracsis. The check will be carried out by our HR team, using a registered checking service that is GDPR compliant. More information about the details disclosed in a Basic DBS can be found on the Gov.uk website. Details of the checking process will be shared during the offer stage. We carry out these checks due to the sensitive nature of our client’s information that you may have access to. A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position at Tracsis, if an unspent conviction/s or caution/s is disclosed, a decision will be made by the HR Manager as to whether the offer of employment should be withdrawn.

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CV’s received from agencies at this time, unfortunately will not be considered.

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