Project Manager

Job Type:
Business Transformation
Job reference:
8 months ago

Project Manager

Location - Remote/Northampton

Duration: 6 Months

This PM assignment is in a Engineering / Agile orchestrated delivery, so need a PM with experience of Engineering change delivery (both application and infrastructure) and also experience of delivering in conjunction with Agile and sprint teams….

Key Accountability

  • Create & maintain plan (from Product Owner roadmap) and Kanban management
  • Establish & drive delivery disciplines, cadence & standards for the feature team
  • Own the issues / blockers status & resolution, and same for identifying / managing risks facing the feature team (may be reliant on support from others to mitigate)
  • Own the delivery status report out and accuracy of the facts
  • Vendor relationship management - running RFP's and contract management
  • Control financial & resource forecasts & actuals to budget
  • Overall responsibility for delivering the product to time, cost & quality. Drives the team to ensure velocity is maintained / changes managed in line with expectations
  • Ensure wider organisation is engaged & aligned to feature team needs, including timely / pre-emptive governance, approvals, dispensations

Stakeholder Management and Leadership

  • Work as part of a product-focussed team alongside a product owner and engineering manager to own the continuous delivery of value and work with the product owner to define and prioritise changes that will meet our numerous stakeholder demands
  • Manage activities in a change project. Includes engaging stakeholders in the change effort and ensuring they ready to adopt the coming changes, measuring and reporting change progress, assessing business readiness and supporting change adoption. Plan and support labour relations and/or employee relations discussions, as necessary.

Decision-making and Problem Solving

  • Identify behaviours needed to enable the change and coach and prepare individual leaders to lead the change and facilitate alignment of project objectives among the leaders.
  • Project manage all aspects of a change project, including project planning, estimating, budgeting, resource allocation, financial management and time management for project up to an SI value of £1-5m or a portfolio of smaller change initiatives up to £1-5m SI or a project with increased complexity.

Risk and Control Objective

Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Bank Policies and Policy Standards

Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:

  • Effectively provide change management and project management expertise to change projects to which the Project Manager is assigned.
  • Experience of Agile delivery methodologies and practical experience of managing sprint-based deliveries
  • Possess expertise in change management methods and tools, in particular the Change Management change management method and toolkit.
  • Understand and be able to use the Change Management Project Management method and toolkit.
  • Understand the roles, responsibilities and value-add of Bank Change Management.
  • Influencing / networking - developing internal and external business relationships and using own knowledge, skills and experience to influence others opinions and actions.
  • Professional communications - making oneself understood, sharing information, listening to and encouraging others to get involved.
  • Analysis, creativity and innovation - able to apply practical solutions to business critical problems.
  • Understand at a high level the interface between complex business needs and the complex legal and regulatory environment in which the business operates.
  • Ability to juggle priorities, multi-task and flawlessly execute at speed.
  • Sound commercial judgment and overall understanding of the Financial Services Industry, particularly the business impact of the regulatory environment.
  • Understand and comply with the requirements of Strategic Change Execution Board Standard, Group Change Governance framework and Group-mandated Business Change methods, standards and tools

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