Project Manager / Lead PMO (Permanent)

MW Recruitment Ltd
London (Greater)
03 Oct 2017
05 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Project Manager / Lead PMO (Permanent)

Our client, a leading international banking organization, is seeking an experienced Project Manager / Lead PMO to join their business transformation team on a permanent basis.

Purpose of role:

Co-ordination, planning and delivery of projects within the Bank. Assist in coordinating work streams within more complex projects. Ensure that projects or work streams deliver to the agreed standard of quality and within the specified constraints of budgeted costs and timeframes and ensure that this is aligned to the Bank's strategy and goals.

Provide assistance to the Head of Business Change on other initiatives as required.

Primary Responsibilities of Role:

- Project Management Facilitation
- Agree objectives and ensure that the Project or work stream is well defined and expectations of the business areas are agreed from the outset.
- Manage the project or work stream on a day to day basis through the project lifecycle
- Identify and co-ordinate internal and external project teams and ensure that projects or work streams are planned around their availability.
- Identify and manage the risks
- Execute the plan, monitoring progress and taking any necessary corrective actions to bring timescales back into tolerances where necessary
- Ensure that sponsors and all stakeholders (internal and external) at agreed intervals are kept informed on progress and on any matters which they may need to make decisions.
- Help to define and actively manage the critical success factors for the project or work stream.
- Manage the closure and operational handover of projects or work streams including lessons learnt and benefits realisation and ensure that all documentation is archived appropriately.
- Business Change Facilitation
- Ensure that project reporting and updates are produced on a timely fashion to an appropriate standard.
- Assist business areas in documenting and planning their change requirements.
- Work collaboratively with all functions within the Bank to ensure that change is managed efficiently.

Professional/Academic Qualifications:

Essential: Foundation level Project Management Qualification, PMP, APMP (Agile) Prince2

Desirable: Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent)


Essential: Fundamental knowledge of project methodology

Fundamental knowledge of project planning processes and techniques

Fundamental knowledge of sources of risk and their impact upon project success

Fundamental knowledge of project governance and reporting

Fundamental knowledge of project complexity

Minimum 3 year's project experience working in the financial services industry

Functional/Technical Skills:

Essential: Planning and organisational skills Analytical Skills

Problem solving

Interpersonal Skills:

Essential: Communication (verbal Presentational, written)

Stakeholder Management

Negotiation and conflict management

Please contact us ASAP for more details but please only do so if you are seeking a permanent role.