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IT and Business Project Manager

  • Location:

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Sector:

    Project and Programme Management

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  • Job functions:

    Senior, Project Manager

  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Anjali Hirani

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  • Published:

    13 days ago

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Job Title: Project Manager

Salary: £50,000 - 63,0000 + Benefits

Location: London/ Hybrid

IT and Business Project Manager is required to join a law firm as it is implementing a range of exciting innovation projects for the EMEA region. As a Project Manager within the EMEA IT Project Team, you will be responsible for managing the delivery of large and complex projects across the twenty-five offices in the region. You will be required to produce the required management outputs, to coordinate the planning of the project to the required standard of quality and in line with normal project controls.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the delivery of large and complex projects to deliver IT-enabled business solutions, following the business Project Delivery Framework

  • Direct and motivate the resources assigned to the Project Team and develop good working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders

  • Plan, monitor and control the project with regard to time, cost, resources and the quality of the end products

  • Agree roles and responsibilities for the project including the formation of an appropriate project governance structure

  • Prepare project, stage and, if necessary, exception plans in conjunction with project team and agree them with the project sponsor and the Programme Management Office (PMO)

  • Follow the Business change control process for managing changes to time, cost and scope

  • Manage business and project risks, including the development of contingency plans

  • Take responsibility for overall progress and use of resources, and initiate corrective action where necessary

  • Report to the Project Board and PMO through status reports and project gate reviews

  • Prepare post implementation reports and consider lessons learned for subsequent stages

  • Preparation of RFI's/RFP's

  • Vendor engagement & coordination

  • Facilitation of technical and user focused workshops

  • Business case development

Key skills and experience

  • Experience running large and complex projects to deliver IT-enabled business change and systems, in similar organisation(s) within professional services

  • Project management experience in the following area is essential:

    • Delivering IT for building fit outs

  • Prince 2 Practitioner

  • Strong change management credentials

  • Large-scale and international deployments and upgrades

  • Proven Project Management experience with a good track record of delivering projects on time, to budget and to agreed quality standards

  • Knowledge and experience of project management methodologies

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both orally and written

  • Strong experience in leading, managing, and motivating teams

  • Excellent reporting, project planning and stakeholder management skills at all levels

  • Experience with Microsoft Project (or similar tools) to produce plans for programmes of work and individual projects

  • Ability to work under pressure, successfully prioritising work across multiple projects without compromising quality

  • Knowledge of the IT investment evaluation process, including cost/benefit analysis and estimating IT costs/resources

  • Familiar with risk management techniques; risk identification, analysis, estimation, and mitigation

  • Familiar with IT architecture, design, development methods, operational service & support

  • Experience in conducting RFI/RFP processes for vendor selection


  • Numerate graduate preferred

  • Knowledge and experience of ITIL processes

This is a great opportunity for a candidate to join an organisation that is investing and growing and get the opportunity to shape and define your role. Please click apply if you would like to be considered for this opportunity!

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