Technical Project Manager (Networks) Band 8A
King George and Queens Hospital
Over the past three years, BHRUT has made significant progress in its digital development with the support of a number of joint roles with NELFT, including a shared Director of Health Informatics.
In that period, we have invested over £30m in digital: agile working is now supported by enhanced end user devices, the servers and data centre are more robust and secure and the last part of the infrastructure - the network - is ready for implementation over the next two years. We have also started to transform the way we use digital, with significant developments by our new and expanded clinical informatics teams.
Like all support services, digital needs to be shaped by the organisations it supports and it now needs to focus on making progress with the shared electronic patient record system with Barts Health due in March 2025.
This role alongside the Project Manager responsible for the Trust Estate enabling programs is to work with the Trust team and 3rd party supplier to implement the Campus Network and Wireless Replacement Programme. The programme includes the design of the network based on another Trust’s design and Cisco best practice, cabling, new hub rooms, deployment of new switches across the sites, overlay of Cisco SDA and security layer. This is to be deployed to the Trust’s 2 acutes sites and 7 community sites.
The post holder will be required to develop and deliver the network programme in accordance with Service Level Agreements and will act as the technical specialist providing technical leadership and professional advice. Responsible for the management of the Enterprise IT systems within BHRUT, overseeing installations, configurations, and deployment of IT systems to support the business requirement of the Trust. Ensuring systems are highly available, scalable and operate effectively providing modern up to date ICT technology infrastructure. The post holder will be responsible for the Trust four Server rooms and various SER’s geographically dispersed across the Trust campus that are critical to the delivery of IT systems to the Trust, ensure that these facilities are fully maintained and secure.
Knowledge and experience in the following areas are required:
• Project Management – planning, management, risk & issue management, reporting, escalations management, etc
• Technical understanding of networks (LAN – wired & wireless, WAN, supplier connectivity),
• Experience of replacing physical network (cabling, hub rooms, core switches, UPS, etc)
• Experience of implementing Cisco SDA networks
• Knowledge of understanding network topology, TrustSec, posture checking, device profiling, VPN – profiles and endpoints
• Gather requirements and detail technical requirements to suppliers
• Review, feedback and ensure correctness of supplier’s statements of works
• Working with operational teams within Acute NHS setting
• Communication skills – ability to discuss technical requirements/issues within IT, with technical suppliers, translate requirements to operational teams to enable scheduling of work/downtime
• 3rd Party Management - manage 3rd parties, as required, to enable and support delivery
• Quality Assurance of deployment activities (e.g. planning, testing, cutover/go-live, post go-live sign off, handover)
Knowledge of CISCO SDA networks, understanding network topology, Trust sec, posture checking, device profiling, VPN – Profiles and endpoints)
Knowledge of current IT technologies (e.g., operating systems, virtual desktop infrastructure, server technologies)
The Technical Project Manager (Network) role will be responsible for delivering an agreed portfolio of projects/programmes in IM&T that provide strategic and/or operational value through the application of technology aligned to the Trust Strategy. The main project is the network replacement which will cover clinical systems, IT technical, transformational/business change, application software or a combination of all elements. This involves the implementation of a Software-Defined Wide Area Network as the key deliverable whilst maintaining the core business.
The role will need to work closely with all other parts of IMT as well as the Trust’s managed service provider and other key suppliers to ensure the successful and seamless implementation of digital projects. Of particular importance will be the need to work collaboratively with Trust operational and clinical colleagues, project sponsors, stakeholders, technology providers and all other personnel who have a role to play in delivery of the agreed business outcomes and benefits. Above all, the successful post holder must always demonstrate the highest levels of a customer service with clear focus on delivery.
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