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City Wonders Limited

Senior IT Project Manager

City Wonders Limited

  • Dublin
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 13/10/2017
  • HR
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We are currently looking for a Senior IT Project Manager to work on our exciting software project. To find out more please read on...


Senior IT Project Manager

Type: Permanent, Full-time

Location: Trinity Street, Dublin 2.


Your new adventure begins!

City Wonders, a rapidly growing and energetic provider of high-quality guided tours, is looking for a highly skilled IT Project Manager to be responsible for the delivery of a software project. Successful candidates will have a passion for problem solving, hitting deadlines, project management and helping deliver excellence to the company.

As the Senior Software IT Project Manager, based in Dublin, you will have overall responsibility for the initial development and delivery of the back-office system for City Wonders.  You will have overall responsibility over the entire project lifecycle, driving the project delivery, within budget, scope quality and time.   

Our Story

It all began in 2004 by developing an innovative tour to take a small group of visitors on a walk around historic Rome and share stories that they would never hear otherwise, such as the “dark” legends that ironically bring the Eternal City to life. Dark Rome grew rapidly to become one of the largest tour companies in Italy.

Through strategic relationships, such as our official Vatican Museums partnership, we are able to provide unique experiences for our guests, including no wait entry, early access to the Sistine Chapel, and access to highly-coveted areas of the Vatican Museums that are normally closed to the public – benefits that competitors are not able to offer. Innovative high quality tours with unique customer benefits, stellar guides who deliver tours in only one language (not multiple languages on the same tour), small group sizes, and world-class customer service are hallmarks of our brands and differentiate us in the marketplace. In addition to English, many tours are now offered in Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese.

Following on the success of Italy, the company launched tours in Paris a few years later. We invested heavily in our infrastructure, including a new technology platform and recruiting leaders with the right skills and experience to scale our business globally.

In 2014, ten years after the company was originally founded, it was renamed to City Wonders. In addition to adding more product offerings throughout Italy, Vatican City, and Paris, City Wonders expanded to London.

Our tours are sold to consumers via the web and through over 50 major travel distributors worldwide.

We will continue to innovate to deliver the best products and services available to our guests and distribution partners in every market that we serve, and to become their provider of choice.

What will you be responsible for every day in City Wonders?

  • Work with all stakeholders and the business analysts team to produce, and execute, software project plans which identify the scope, deliverables, resources & budget needs.
  • Coordinate & manage all project resources (internal and external), tasks & deliverables during the entire project lifecycle, including the Requirements, Design, Development, Test, and Deployment phases.
  • Identify third-party vendors, produce RFPs, evaluate proposals.  Manage vendor relationships, monitoring deliverables, budget and deadlines.
  • Ensure the projects you manage comply with agreed design standards and best practices.
  • Ensure the projects you manage are delivered to provide long-term value to the business, having responsibility for the quality assurance and overall integrity of the project.
  • Drive the project towards successful, on-time and on-budget, delivery.
  •  Oversight of the project commercials, tracking and controlling actual cost to stay within project budgets.
  •  Manage change control in projects and ensuring implications known and are agreed.
  • Fully track, understand & closely manage all project risk and issues - driving mitigations, resolution or escalations as required.
  • Support and drive the operational and architectural discussions with business owners, internal IT teams and any IT vendors.
  •  Produce accurate and concise reports to all project stakeholders on a regular basis.
  •  Embrace change and continuous improvement.

Have you got the City Wonders skills and fit?

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience of Software Project Management and/or Integration Project Management experience.
  •  Excellent managing external software vendors and suppliers.
  •  Excellent project planning & project delivery skills, including multi-project coordination skills.
  •  A proven track record of delivering IT projects, working with multiple stakeholders.
  •  Technically capable & comfortable with managing the delivery of software centric projects.
  •  Excellent communication skills with a strong focus on delivery and stakeholder management.
  •  Ideally, experience of working with software teams in both agile and waterfall environments.
  •  Pragmatic and creative skills in issue resolution.
  •  Excellent time management & self-organisation skills.
  •  Excellent written & verbal skills in English.
  •  University degree in Business Management and/or Information Technology.

Beneficial but not essential skills and/or experience

  •  Solution & deliver orientated with excellent follow through and a strong sense of urgency.
  •  Strong conceptual abilities with focus on implementation of pragmatic, yet viable, solutions.
  •  One of the following certifications: PMP / PRINCE 2.
  •  Openness to new ideas and continual change.
  •  Ability to learn, flexibility, willingness to innovate.
  •  Team player mentality - focus on collaborative engagement


If you feel you have the skills, experience and innovation for City Wonders then apply now.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of something great!

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