Business Engagement Project Manager

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28 July 2022


Business Engagement Project Manager 


9.30 am to 5.30 pm, and as required (flexible applications considered)

Working week:

Monday - Friday


Business Engagement Team

Purpose of job:

We require a Project Manager to lead projects in the delivery of the firm’s programme of transformation projects and help progress the continuous improvement of the Project Management Office; the roles and responsibilities that sit within it, and the way projects are run more generally. The role holder will have knowledge of managing, implementing and delivering projects of varying sizes, working with stakeholders from across the firm, and ensuring strong communication methods are in place and projects are delivered on time and on budget. The individual will also have strong knowledge of what works and what doesn’t work well in a highly functioning project/ change delivery process and governance and oversight structure.

Specific duties:

  • Ensure all project requirements are clearly understood by the project team and stakeholders, and are aligned with project objectives
  • 1st point of escalation and resolution for all project related risk/issues deriving from the project team, escalating to the project team, project sponsor and PMO as required
  • Line management of resources in a project context (internal and external) ensuring; performance, project updates, project health is managed in accordance with the Firms project process and professional standards
  • Review or create all project related documentation (liaising with project resources and experts as required), including but not limited to; Project Scope, Business Cases, Requirements Documentation, PIDs, Project and Stage Plans, Test Scripts and Plans, Training Plans, Project Reporting, Change Management and Benefits Realisation Analysis Reports
  • Oversight of project budget (financial and time), including spend to date, forecast to close, FY accounting and changes as necessary
  • Risk & issue management, having the ability to identify, plan and take mitigating actions against project threats and resolve problems in a calm and strategic manner, consulting with others as necessary
  • Realistic planning – having the ability to apply logic and pragmatism to project plans (quality, budgets, schedules, client requirements and requests, success criteria, deliverables and benefits)
  • Resource planning – being able to realistically forecast, estimate and challenge the effort required from others to meet the project objectives
  • Stakeholder Management – ensuring where required that all stakeholders are kept up to date with project status via excellent communication and strong reporting, including exception and highlight reporting
  • Control and manage project scope to deliver projects and business benefits to agreed time, cost and quality
  • Work with, participate and where necessary lead change advisory board meetings
  • Manage multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously
  • Ensure successful handover of projects into business as usual teams, including relevant documentation sign off
  • Carry out post project reviews and analysis including lessons learned and benefit realisation
  • Along with project sponsors and certain project resources, take responsibility for embedding business change brought about from managed projects
  • In conjunction with the Head of BE and the wider BE (particularly the Senior Programme Manager) and PMO teams, help to advance and input into maturing the model we use for project delivery, including formalising, implementing, streamlining, prioritising, resourcing oversight, scheduling monitoring and reporting
  • In addition to delivery of the known programme of projects, be involved in supporting the wider firm and the BE team in the delivery of the HighQ programme, continuous improvement and innovation agenda and initiatives.

To apply for this role, please complete the online application form.
For further information about this position please contact, in confidence, Natalie Slater (Senior Recruitment Manager) at

No agencies please

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