Workspace Technology Practice Lead (UK)

 
 

 
 

Our working environments are constantly evolving and an element which is both driving and enabling this is technology. As a multi-disciplinary technology consultancy, PTS Consulting assists clients in acheiveing their business objectives and outcomes, through the application of the most appropriate technology. 

We are seeking an individual to lead our Workspace Technology practice and be at the vanguard of ensuring that our client's challenges are understood and the relevant technologies are being considered and applied. This is a senior level role that requires practice leadership, business development and client delivery. 

Candidates will be passionate about the application of technology and will have an in-depth knowledge of certain technology domains, combined with a breadth of a wider understanding and an innate curiosity of emerging technologies and their practical applications. 

Responsibilities

Our consultants are responsible for providing professional services to PTS' clients throughout the strategy, procurement and implementation stages of projects. The Workspace Technology Practice Lead will be responsible for: 

  • Assisting the UK Management Team with the overall strategy and market direction for the practice
  • Providing technology and strategy updates to the professional services team
  • Assisting with sales proposals and presentations
  • Defining the business needs of clients within multiple industry sectors (finance, professional services, insurance, education, local and central government)
  • Formulating the business needs and technology requirements of organisations into written strategies
  • Presenting and justifying the strategy to both technical and non-technical client teams and the CX level management 
  • Leading and managing a team of consultants across multiple technology disciplines 
  • Managing and defining processes for competitive procurement including: 
    • Developing specifications and writing ITTs and RFPs
    • Evaluating and analysing responses
    • Vendor management
  • Establishing and refining processes for the implementation of technologies and services

In addition to delivery responsibilities, the Workspace Technology Practice Lead is expected to: 

  • Have strong leadership and organisational skills
  • Have good interpersonal skills
  • Be able to command and empathise with both internal and client teams
  • Manage multiple simultaneous assignments and clients
  • As required, spend a significant amount of time on client sites in geographically dispersed locations
  • Be at the forefront of technology through a continuous programme of self-development 

Characteristics & Skills

  • Experienced and eager to engage with both the PTS team and its clients
  • A self-motivated individual that can work both in insolation and in a team necessary with effective time management
  • Asserts ownership of projects and tasks to ensure completion within the applied constraints 
  • To understand various technologies and its application to achieve business benefit 
  • Able to communicate complex issues simply and within the business context, either orally or written 
  • Can demonstrate subject matter expertise in one or more technology domains both internally and externally
  • Able to compile reports and project documentation to a high standard 
  • Can interface as a peer with client staff at all levels for requirements gathering 
  • Can develop and present ideas, findings and reports to senior level client staff (CX level)
  • Not afraid to attempt new work outside of their normal "comfort-zone"

Technical Skills

Applicants must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the following areas with comprehensive knowledge of some of them: 

  • Unified Communications and Collaboration
  • AV & Multimedia
  • Enterprise application of Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Networking; Wired and Wireless
  • Practical application of IoT (Internet of Things)
  • Cyber Security 
  • End-User compute technologies
  • Big Data analytics and data algorithms
  • Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality

 

 

 

PTS is an Equal Opportunities employer and applicants are selected soley on the basis of their relevant aptitudes, skills and abilities. No applicant shall receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, marital status, civil partnership status, trans-gender status, pregnancy, maternity, colour, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, belief, sexual orientation, disability, age. This is not an exclusive list.