Technical Project Manager

Shareforce Limited
London, UK
16 Sep 2019
25 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client is an independent award-winning payment and specialist technology provider serving global financial institutions. From IT strategy, architecture and design, to project delivery and software development, our client enables institutions to rapidly capitalise on the latest innovative technology and market drivers to reduce costs, boost revenues, and ensure compliance with regulatory and industry standards.

The Technical Project Manager takes responsibility for the delivery of complex IT projects within the financial services domain, covering areas such as digital & payments transformation, customer engagement, risk and regulatory compliance. Successful candidates will provide end to end management of technical engagements, typically upwards of £1m in value. They may report into a Programme Manager who is either our client's own resource or a third-party/internal resource from a project perspective. The Project Manager will always report into our clients nominated Engagement Manager. This is a commercial project management requirement that requires exceptional stakeholder management skills alongside technical project delivery capability.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Acting as client interface between technology teams and the client
  • Providing pragmatic project management guidance to clients and colleagues
  • Managing all aspects of project delivery including project planning, resourcing, milestone tracking, commercial management and customer satisfaction
  • Progress reporting at client site, and internal reporting
  • Acting to support multiple project resources
  • Supporting blended teams of colleagues, client and partner resources to share knowledge and develop an integrated delivery ethic.
  • Build effective working relationships with both delivery and business development organisations with the objective of seeking opportunities to add value to the end client

Skills & Experience:

We specifically seek a proven consulting professional with the background experience of enterprise scale project management within systems integration or management consulting organisations. The foundation skills / experiences that will be likely to underpin future success are:
  • Full life-cycle project management experience, from initial opportunity through to requirement development / definition, project mobilisation and commercial negotiation of change requests
  • Experience in iterative project methodologies, such as Agile (Scrum, Kanban, DSDM) and hybrids of Waterfall and Agile that tend to operate in large scale financial institutions
  • Experience of delivering specific Capital Markets or Banking Payment solutions, in areas such as BACS, Faster Payments, SEPA, SWIFT and mobile payments
  • Industry recognised Project Management skills and related certifications including Prince II, PMI, APMP, DSDM
  • Proven commercial stakeholder management and client engagement skills
  • Strong team leadership skills, especially in the context of large teams of consulting professionals
  • Project Management experience within the context of technical solutions, typically of a software engineering nature
  • Strong experience in the management of risks, issues and dependencies for enterprise class

  • Experience of working with disparately located teams (both onshore and offshore) and within multi-vendor scenarios
  • Significant experience of large-scale projects within a consulting / professional services environment. Specific payments project experience will be an advantage
  • Financial Services domain knowledge with practical experience of mobilising technology to meet the market dynamics effecting the financial services domain (Risk / Cost / Customer)

Additional Information:
  • Job Location: London SW19 & Client Sites
  • Travel profile: Candidates should be willing to work at client site (which may involve some travel) in the interest of meeting with customers and collaborating with colleagues
  • Salary Offered: £70k - £90k (on experience) +20% bonus + 10% pension + benefits
  • Applicants must have the right to live and work in the United Kingdom and will be required to partake in pre-employment background checking

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