Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
Job Type: Permanent
Job ID: 167717
Our client are looking to recruit an experienced Project Manager on a 12 month Fixed term Contract. You will be responsible for managing projects, both for internal and external clients, in accordance with the clients project management methodology.
Work with other senior stakeholders to ensure that the assigned project is completed within agreed constraints of time, cost and quality both internally and to external clients.
Effectively manage scope from inception to close down, enforcing strict control of requirements and Change Management.
Negotiate available resource on projects with relevant team leaders and Program Manager(s) or other Project Manager(s).
Work with technical experts to distribute work effectively between the project team.
Create and manage project plans (schedule, dependencies, budget, risks/issues). Responsible for presenting and justifying these plans to the Program Manager or Client Manager for approval and baselining.
Capture and report project progress and financial data to the Programme Manager, project team, the Client and other relevant stakeholders.
Work with Release management teams both internal and external to the client to create a migration release calendar that the project plan and deliverables align to.
Work within the governance processes required for a given project with regular reporting of status to various bodies, inc. Steering Committees as appropriate.
Track and control project milestones and external deliverables promised to the Client.
Identify and manage risk and critical path activities in the various Project Plans, and facilitate the project team’s involvement in this.
Ensure all relevant processes are followed on projects. This includes the correct methods for re-planning and escalation if projects go off plan.
Hold project team meetings; define agenda, produce and distribute all relevant project documentation (including the project risk log, issues log, commercials, decisions log, meeting minutes and actions.)
You will have the following:
Experience of project delivery through the Software Development Lifecycle is essential
A minimum of 2-3 years project management experience within financial services industry.
Experience in a customer-facing role, with proven experience of managing relationships both internal and external.
Experience of investment management and stockbroking would be a preference
Experience of working within a software house would be beneficial
Full lifecycle delivery and strong business analysis skills
Fully competent on Microsoft Project, Excel & other Microsoft Office programs.
Prince 2, MPM and ITIL certified a preference.
Salary: £35,000 - £40,000