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Senior / Lead Project Manager - Banking - Edinburgh - City, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH1


Senior / Lead Project Manager - Banking - Edinburgh
6 months initially

Insurance Finance background - ESSENTIAL
Migrations experience - ESSENTIAL

Job Description: Manages and controls the delivery of medium to large projects or workstreams within very large projects or programmes taking responsibility for delivering solutions which address business needs. Manages resources to ensure delivery to agreed business plans within cost, quality and timescale objectives, ensuring that the benefits identified in the business case can be realised.

Key Accountabilities:
Programme/Project Set Up and Closure: Feeds into business study/programme proposals and business cases, ensuring alignment with business strategy; agreement of project benefits; and how these will be measured and tracked post implementation.
Works with the business area to ensure an effective approach to business implementation, handover, and acceptance of the change.
Governance and Reporting: Works closely with the Programme Leads to provide regular status reporting appropriately to different stakeholders and to agreed Bank standards and recommend options for contingency plans.
Project Delivery: Defines and implements a detailed delivery approach for each stage of the project lifecycle, obtains acceptance and buy?in to the approach from all team members, and produces and owns all project management deliverables, using established project methodologies, to the right level of quality.
Planning and Finance: Produces and owns the project plan. Controls, manages and monitors project timescales and budgets, reporting variances, escalating as appropriate to overcome delays, difficulties or cost over-runs, and re-forecasting where necessary.
Resource Management: Tracks resource requirements (including roles and responsibilities), budget and FTE profile for areas of responsibility.
Stakeholder Management: Identifies key project stakeholders and develops an appropriate stakeholder communication plan.
Engages with a diverse group of stakeholders to influence direction of projects to meet the project milestones. Typically up to and including Grade G level.
People and Self Development: Where appropriate, manages, motivates, develops and coaches assigned team members to create a high performing team.
Risk: Continuously monitors projects for risk issues and regulatory compliance and takes appropriate steps to mitigate.
Company Values: Positively influences others by demonstrating the Bank's values and behaviour and encourages this in team members.
Please do not apply unless you have the relevant Insurance Finance & Migrations project / programme experience. This is essential to the role, and unfortunately you will not be considered otherwise.