Project Manager

Job description

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to join our brand new Romanian Projects Team, working closely with our UK Projects and Delivery Team.

Who We Are

DCSL GuideSmiths are a leading UK-headquartered software house, developing bespoke operational software, as well as SaaS solutions. The team consistently delivers across all industries including established businesses and start-ups.

The company works with many well-known household names and has over two decades of successful projects. The award-winning company is growing rapidly and is recognised as the top UK software house based on client reviews and industry recognition.

Besides our established UK offices, we have a strong presence in Spain, as well as offices in Romania, Hungary and more coming soon!

What You’ll Do

As a Project Manager at DCSL GuideSmiths you will be involved in multiple, varied Software projects, with a wide range of different clients.

Your projects could be commercially structured as fixed price, T&M, support, or augmented and you will be in charge of planning, scheduling, budget tracking, execution and delivery of software and web projects. You will ensure the successful completion as well as overseeing the team working on the projects.

We’re looking for an organised, detail-oriented, motivated individual who will own the responsibility of delivering end-to-end software development projects. Good communication and decision-making skills are a must, as well as a passion to deliver excellence for our clients

What you’ll be doing on a daily basis:

  • Planning out the blueprints for software projects; defining scope, allocating resources, setting deadlines, refining processes and laying out communication strategies both internally and externally

  • Assembling and leading the project team, working closely with the account management team and other people within the business

  • Supervising each stage of the project

  • Ensuring that all projects are delivered on time, within scope and within budget and communicating effectively with clients and internal teams

  • Tracking milestones, deliverables and change requests (using Agile/SCRUM methodology)

  • Determining and overseeing consistent testing, evaluation and troubleshooting throughout the project

  • Measuring project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques;

  • Managing the relationship with the clients and the DCSL GuideSmiths team;

  • Creating and maintaining comprehensive project documentation in line with DCSL GuideSmiths process and client needs

  • Working with the account management team to communicate potential future sales opportunities and account growth within existing or new projects

  • Analysing and documenting project risks and issues, tracking them to closure

  • Evaluating and assessing result of project

  • Running retrospectives and facilitating growth, learning and development within your teams and sharing with the wider business

Job requirements

Experience and Skills

You may be a good fit if you:

  • Have proven working experience with Agile Development/ Scrum

  • Experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously

  • A solid technical background, with understanding or hands- on experience in software development and web technologies

  • Proficient in project management tools i.e. Excel, Devops, Smartsheets, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint etc

  • Excellent proven leadership skills

  • Excellent customer management and organisational skills

  • Critical thinking and decision making

  • Experience in conflict resolution

  • Evidence of being both company and client focussed

  • Project Management qualification (ideally PMP) or equivalent such as PRINCE2

What skills would add value to your application?

  • Commercial mindedness

  • Remaining resilient and calm under pressure

  • Adaptability

  • Team mentality

  • Bachelor’s degree achieved in a related field

  • Around 5 years’ experience in project management/similar role


Candidates will be based out of our Bucharest office, with the option to work fully/part-remotely from anywhere within Romania.

Salary and Benefits

Salary of up to 10,000 RON dependent upon experience, with an additional benefits package including:

  • 25 days holiday (plus Legal Holidays)

  • Healthcare Scheme, including help towards the costs of medical, dental, eye care and more

  • Payback scheme for computer equipment

  • Parental Leave

  • Dedicated learning hours for learning and development, with access to a Technology learning platform

  • Flexible working opportunities

  • 1 day off a year for charity work of your choice

  • Social events and activities arranged throughout the year

Why Us?

  • Opportunity to work on projects that are fast paced and interesting

  • Join a very established but growing organisation, with outstanding career progression opportunities and an emphasis on internal development