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Senior Project Manager (Implementations)£ 65,000 - £80,000

Ref: AS – SPM090218

Location: London, UK

Type: Permanent

Accountable for the end to end delivery of large scale solution deployments and implementation projects

The Senior Project Manager will be accountable for the end to end delivery of large scale, complex development or implementation projects. The core deliverables to doing this will include:-

  • Implementing the project to a high standard in line with the Software Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Planning the project.
  • Identifying and manage project stakeholders.
  • Coordinating the establishment of the project goals and requirements.
  • Responsible for delivering large scale, complex projects in line with project plans.
  • Manage the impact analysis (including, where necessary, customer contractual issues).
  • Work collaboratively with other subject matter experts to plan the associated activities and deliverables to produce quality project and resource plans.
  • Establish the commercial aspects of the project to determine accurate budget and financial plans.
  • Define the Reporting and Communication plans.
  • Agree the Quality Plan, Testing Plan, Cut-over Plan and associated targets.
  • Ensure project stakeholder sign-off for the planned deliverables.
  • Implement project plans in line with change control processes.
  • Manage the full implementation of the project.
  • Manage expectations of all project stakeholders.
  • Manage and Control project deliverables alongside implementing effective change, risk and issue management processes end to end.
  • Prepare and present Executive dashboards, status reports to project stakeholders in a timely manner.
  • Lead, manage and coordinate project team staff delivering specified tasks and sub-tasks.
  • Control and implement any necessary corrective action to ensure projects complete successfully.
  • Ensure the project completion (time, cost and quality) criteria have been met, obtain the final stakeholder approval for the deliverables, complete the final project report, and ensure a smooth transition to Operations and BAU.
  • Evaluate the performance against defined project goals through a Post Implementation Review/Lessons Learned.
  • Ensure all lessons learned are built in to future project implementations.


Core Skills, Knowledge and Attributes:

  • Excellent knowledge of quality assurance processes in all phases of a project.
  • Excellent knowledge of Project Management methodologies e.g. PMI, Prince
  • Strong appreciation of technical environments.
  • Experience of managing teams either directly or via matrix management.
  • Experience of managing significantly large projects
  • Experience of delivering Financial Solutions (Mortgages or Wealth Management and Trading) or other Finance Solutions within the Financial Services or Retail Banking Industry.
  • Experience of delivering complex solutions into large corporate clients particularly Tier 1 financial organisations.
  • Ability to prioritise and co-ordinate activities, handling multiple tasks across multiple projects.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work well on an individual basis and within a team.
  • Excellent listening & interpreting skills, with the ability to remain objective.
  • Evidence of extensive project management experience in software implementation / delivery projects preferably in a client facing environment. Must evidence management of at least two large scale, complex projects successfully delivered throughout the complete project lifecycle.
  • Project Management accreditation (e.g. PMP, PRINCE 2 Practitioner, APM) preferred.
  • Flexibility with the ability to travel as necessary.


Salary: £65,000 - £80,000 per annum - Depending on Experience

Andrew Spence

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