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Transition Project Leader (RAF Kinloss) – EDS

March 2007 – Present – EDS – Transition Project Leader (RAF Kinloss) – Infrastructure and IT Delivery

(Limited Company Contractor)

The role of Transition Project Leader is to manage the creation of the Service Delivery Documentation to allow the successful transition of Services and Posts from an MoD based IT Team at RAF Kinloss into a Supplier based Team i.e. EDS/ATLAS Consortium.

Main responsibilities of this post are to:

  • Co-ordinate to collation of information related to the service(s) given in the current model.
  • Collate the Staff details i.e. HR details MoD personnel, civilian and contractor, rates and expenses etc., and Roles & responsibilities for each post held.
  • Create the Take on Service Plan (ToSP) which details the Current Service Delivery Model and what needs to be done for the Future Service Delivery Model.
  • Create Cost Models for the staff and their requirements.
  • Where required put together plans for recruitment of posts not filled after transition.
  • Co-ordinate and create any Transition Service Agreements (TSA) required between EDS/ATLAS and any current 3rd Party Suppliers/Contractors, thus allowing ATLAS to utilize existing service agreements they hold with the MoD.Co-ordinate and create any Transition Service Procedure (TSP) between ATLAS and MoD organizations that currently provide a service to the current Service Delivery Team, thus allowing them to provide a successful service.
  • Managing risks & issues.
  • Reports by exception to the Programme Manager including the creation and update of Project Plans.
  • Other indirect of responsibilities include:
  • Highlight service deficiencies in the current model to allow ATLAS to provide a better service.
  • Highlight staffing deficiencies i.e. if MoD personnel, other duties may interfere with service delivery work and cause service degradation. This allows ATLAS to request funding for additional contractor staff to alleviate these problems.
  • Liaise with on-site staff to help with their impending transition in EDS/ATLAS
Deputy Senior Implementation Manager – EDS

February 2006 – March 2007 – EDS – Deputy Senior Implementation Manager – Infrastructure and IT Delivery

(Limited Company Contractor)


As well as attending to the responsibilities outlined below for the Implementation Manager a Deputy Senior Implementation manager has the following additional responsibilities:


·       First point of escalation for Implementation Managers within a given area.


·       Communication of Risks/Issues/Change and site progress within the given region.


·       Chair weekly update meeting between MoD and Implementation Managers.


·       Attend Weekly Regional meeting between consortium work towers and MoD.


·       Communication of new process and any relevant documentation to Implementation Managers within the team.


·       Requests for resource and interviewing candidates for the Implementation team in the region.


·       Arranging cover for any absences within the team.


Other areas of responsibility include deputizing for the Senior Implementation Manager when unavailable, whether it is for a few hours or weeks. Full authority for that post given.

These responsibilities would include:

·       Scheduling and sequencing of sites within the project for the Region.


·       Managing Risks/Issues and Change for the Region.


·       Managing work towers within the project for the region.


·       Escalation of all Risks/issues at a regional level.


·       Report the weekly update through management chain


·       Management of Implementation Management Team.

Implementation Manager – EDS

September 2005- February 2006 – EDS – Implementation Manager – Infrastructure and IT Delivery (Limited Company Contractor)

The role of Implementation Manager (IM) is to be responsible for the end to end delivery of every site within the MoD estate within a given area (approx 15-18). This includes accountability for all activities within the factory method lifecycle regardless of the milestone owner. Where there was a cluster of sites or large number of users, i.e. within the Edinburgh area or on a large base, a datacenter would have to be installed rather than individual Network Equipment Rooms. Decommissioning of any current on site hardware/infrastructure would be part of each of the installs as many of the systems would be replaced and the application delivered through the new solution.

Main responsibilities of this post are to:

  • Commence delivery with engagement of the key contacts on each site/datacenter and third parties.
  • Liaise with all parties involved in the process as and when required.
  • Maintain the risk/issue log for each site/datacenter.
  • Escalation of all risks/issues at an area level.
  • Report the weekly update through management chain
  • Ensure completion and assurance of all interim financial, and otherwise, documentation during the full lifecycle.
  • Manage change at all levels within the project.
  • Handover of each site into Service Management on Infrastructure Delivery Completion.
  • Communication is a vital element of this role, and an IM is required to be able to communicate through various mediums at every level throughout both the consortium and MoD.