THE ROLE OF A SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
We are looking for a high-calibre Project Manager with a strong background in project delivery to assume a key role in an extensive programme of work. The Project Manager is responsible for the end-to-end delivery of projects through the complete lifecycle. The role includes the motivation and development of the team that may be a combination of direct reports or staff working into the project on a matrix basis from other parts of the organisation.
The Project Manager will be assigned to deliver a change initiative and will need to understand the wider objectives of their project, demonstrate credibility in that field and be able to influence others. They must be able to develop and maintain effective working relationships with senior managers, the programme office, the wider project and portfolio teams, and third parties.
Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:
Driving to align all functions, groups and factions of the organisation inside and outside of technology to drive coordination and collaboration into projects
To ensure that all projects have the following core elements clearly defined and within the correct organisational systems:
Project Plan – ensuring the correct use of the appropriate planning model within the correct tools to drive accurate work effort and timing by creating a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) of all projects down to level 3 to define resource and effort demand regardless of project type, waterfall, Agile or Hybrid
Resource management – ensuring the hours and forecast for all project work accurately and critical resources outlined to be able to forecast:
Demand for the overall program
Accurate demand rolling wave no less than 6 months hence
All resource is loaded into demand tool (Daptiv)
Critical resources are identified, requested and managed to the correct level of visibility to ensure engagement
A track record of successful project delivery throughout the entire project lifecycle
Specialist in all aspects of project management including project planning, estimating, budgetary control and RAID management (Risks, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies), business change management and embedding change within an organisation
Excellent stakeholder management skills, with the ability to negotiate, persuade and influence business decisions at senior management level and presents at Investment Board level.
Capable of innovative thinking and able to influence stakeholders within the business to adopt new approaches and ways of working
Strong organisation skills, with the ability to manage conflicting deadlines and priorities,
Strong leadership, people management and team building capabilities, with experience of line or matrix management of teams
Business change management experience gained from successfully managing the organisational, cultural and stakeholder challenges of a transformation project.
Deliver the deliverables & achieve benefits case to specified scope and quality
Project executed to time, with agreed resources and within budget
Customer requirements must be understood, as these are the basis for the project to be delivered against
Collaboration with wider teams within the bank
Be able to roll up their sleeves quickly and hit the ground running
The role does not require technical expertise though open to having aptitude within the project
Motivation and proactiveness
Effective communication skills