Join us as a Project Manager with Aegon
(Essex, Edinburgh - Full-time, 12 months assignment intially)
Aegon started life as Scottish Equitable. Aegon have focused on helping people take responsibility for their financial future since 1831 when Scottish Equitable was founded in Edinburgh.
Today we're part of NV, an international provider of life insurance, pensions and asset management, with businesses in over 20 countries around the world.
We provide retirement, workplace savings and protection solutions to over 3.9 million customers in the UK, helping them create the tomorrow they want.
Over the years, we've evolved our brand. We've combined our strong UK heritage with Aegon's global strength, while staying steadfastly committed to our original purpose; to help people achieve a lifetime of financial security.
At Capita, we support clients across a range of sectors, including local Government, central Government, education, transport, health, life and pensions, insurance, and other private sector organisations.
We support with expertise applied by the talent across our business in combination with technology, insight and analytics to keep our clients ahead of change, sharper than competitors and more efficient than ever - and we always need new talent to help us achieve our goals.
The management of Projects within a large portfolio of approved regulatory and discretionary projects to meet identified business needs, acquiring and utilising the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timescales, and quality. Actively drive project delivery acting on and removing blockers as they occur, escalating issues and seeking guidance from Lead Project Managers and Portfolio Managers as appropriate. Occasional travel across multiple sites may be required for cross location projects.
Good communication skills both verbal and written.
Able to build strong relations with business users, IT Delivery Managers, Project team members and peers.
Good negotiation and influencing skills.
Role model teamwork across the Change function and broader AEGON business.
Excellent planning and organisational skills.
Well versed in MS Office software.
Good people engagement and stakeholder management skills.
Good knowledge and practical application of Project delivery methodologies e.g. agile, waterfall, Prince2.
Risk Management experience- project and operational.
Understanding the principles, methods, techniques and tools for the preparation and monitoring of project budgets.
Adaptability, business strategy, organisational and process design, procurement, presentations.
Experience of delivering change through a project management lifecycle that could include Waterfall, Agile or Hybrid approaches.
A knowledge of applied project management, delivery and planning principles that includes scoping, requirements, testing and business readiness.
A knowledge of project budget management processes that includes how to conduct regular re-forecasting, tracking variance, and the impact of change control.
Strong business influencing and decision-making skills that achieve early resolution of key decisions and remove conflict from the project.
Successful and proven relationship management skills that enable complex project problems to be communicated to key stakeholders in an accessible and engaging way.
Experience within Life & Pensions.
Sound experience within financial services industry
Have a relevant project management qualification (example Prince 2)
Have delivered projects in both a Waterfall and an Agile/ Hybrid manner, using project management tools such as JIRA and MS Project.
Experience of delivering complex Business Change and IT delivery projects
Prince 2 practitioner
Scrum Master (CSM)