Ref: LIP09384JFI_1613217614

Lead IT Project Manager

Scotland, Edinburgh

  • 40000 to 55000 GBP
  • Manager Role
  • Skills: Project Lifecycle, Prince2, PMP, IT Project Management
  • Level: Senior

Job description

Lead IT Project Manager


Lead IT Project Manager - Edinburgh

Salary up to £55k DOE + Benefits Package

The Lead Manager, IT Projects is a critical role within the Transition to Operations service delivering business critical IT change projects. With an investment of 120 million in its digital channels, my client is taking ownership of its IT services. Supporting the strategic initiatives you can expect to be managing a wide range of end to end IT deliveries right across their technology service. These will range from but not limited to Infrastructure, Communications, Application and Workplace services. This will be an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of technology for my client and take your career to the next level.


* Leads the project team for the project lifecycle ensuring adherence to governance, risk and issue management, effective project communication and delivery of quality artefacts e.g. project plans, RAID log, stakeholder matrix, RACIs, readiness plans, and budget management
* Manages the execution of a portfolio of technology change projects and programmes
* Designs, owns and develops project & programme management processes where needed
* Leads and shapes project and programme proposals, ensuring alignment with IT business strategy
* Leads and develops the capacity and capability of projects services both internally and with external partners
* Motivates and coaches both direct reports and virtual team members to create high performing project teams
* Works with Programme Leads to provide regular status reporting & recommend options for contingency plans
* Develops and maintains their own network of influencers to enhance the delivery of projects/workstreams
* Engages with a diverse group of stakeholders to influence direction of projects to meet the project milestones
* Ability to cope in a technically complex and fast-changing environment
* Owns service improvement initiatives for the purpose of providing class leading IT project service

Ideal experience:

* Proven Senior IT Project Management experience in financial services
* Experience managing 3rd party offshore resources & services
* Experience working within large scale, complex, global change environments
* Excellent communication skills - presenting, facilitating, verbal and written
* Prince2/PMP or relevant industry qualification.