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Project Manager - 12 month fixed term contract

Location: Newcastle

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