IT Projects Lead

Recruiter
PwC
Location
Greater Manchester
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Aug 2022
Closes
12 Sep 2022
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office
Salary band
Competitive
Hours
Full Time
About PwCWe’re one of the world’s leading professional services organisations. From 158 countries, we help our clients, some of the most successful organisations on the globe, as well as its most dynamic entrepreneurs and thriving private businesses, to create the value they want. We help to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.About RiskRisk isn’t going to disappear and the complex, ever changing environment makes it much harder to predict where new challenges will come from. But it represents an opportunity for businesses to transform and innovate, and discover hidden value. From the boardroom to back office, we work to protect and strengthen every aspect of business; from people to performance, systems to strategy. Through our invaluable insights and independent assurance we help discover and unlock real value.There is a huge amount of business change caused by disruption, including technology, regulation, or a factor in the broader environment such as Brexit and that gives rise to risk and uncertainty. Helping our clients identify and address those risks to give them and their stakeholders confidence in their business is the purpose of our new Risk Assurance Line of Service. As a business, we have been providing services related to risk within our wider Assurance practice. On 1 July 2020, we established this new Line of Service to better use the scale and breadth of our practice including many of the firm’s experts in areas such as regulation, cyber security, listings, actuarial, accounting, controls and internal audit.About Technology, Data & AnalyticsTechnology, Data & Analytics is the largest single group of technologists within PwC, with 450 people working across the UK. We help clients solve important problems as they transform their businesses and technology and use data to drive decisions and provide services to their customers. We innovate, working with our clients to develop new tools and ways of working that deliver sustained outcomes. We work with prestigious clients including FTSE100 companies, mid market clients and government agencies. We offer a varied range of experience, a supportive team and an exciting career working in technology, data and analytics.

About the Team

Within Technology, Data & Analytics our Cloud Programmes team helps organisations manage the risk of moving to cloud based solutions/applications.   For some we take on key delivery roles or a role to deliver specific workstreams, such as security and controls and others we will assure the overall project or programme.


 

The role 

  • Either taking a project management or PMO role on IT delivery projects, or be part of a team providing assurance over IT projects.

  • For the Project Manager/PMO roles you will:

  • Develop detailed project and programme plan

  • Drive project activities, holding team members to account

  • Monitor project progress, project activities/tasks and budget;

  • Develop and manage relationships with key client stakeholders

  • For Project Assurance roles you will:

    • Assess project progress against plan and/or key milestones

    • Identify risks and issues with the project and agree these and remediation plans with the project leadership

    • Document findings and recommendations in reports which are released to client management.

  • You will also have people responsibilities which will include:

    • Developing junior team members through effective coaching and supervision

    • Creating a positive and inclusive team environment

The essentials

  • Have 3-4 years of project management and/or scrum master experience. 

  • Experience of project management of a cloud application.

  • Able to own and drive project planning activities but also to own and drive project plans and budgets on engagements. 

  • Experience of report writing in business language.

  • Relationship building and management

Preferred Skills

  • Experience of project assurance (not essential)

  • Team development and leadership.

  • Business development/sales experience.

Diversity

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.  Click here to find out more about everyday inclusion at PwC and how we support our people.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’, and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.


Risk
Risk is all around us and in our complex world, is changing all the time. Our teams bring people from diverse backgrounds together, using their skills and cutting-edge technology, to help solve complex problems. We are pioneers in a world of changing risk and our market leading services build resilient organisations. Join us and together, we can support our clients to rethink risk.


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The skills we look for
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The Deal
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Our commitment to you
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Application support
If you’re a person with a disability, if you’re neurodivergent, or if you have a condition that you believe may affect your performance during our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes for you. Learn more.

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