Technical Project Manager

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England, Greater Manchester, Manchester
16 Mar 2021
13 Apr 2021
Liam Green
Contract Type
Full Time

Role - Delivery Lead

Duration - 12 Months

Location - Manchester/remote

The project is a complex delivery, involving multiple third party and internal delivery workstreams together with business readiness and implementation planning


  • Identify and agree the project deliverables and critical success factors to provide a basis for effective planning and management of projects.
  • Work closely with Project Sponsors, Heads of IT & Change and Principle/Senior Delivery Lead to fully identify and articulate change requirements and desired business benefits and to translate these into agreed clear and tangible outcomes.
  • Ensure maximum efficiency and value for money through robust cost challenge and cost management (budgets, estimates, forecasting, and resource utilisation). Review and challenge project & 3rd party cost models to ensure budgets are fit for purpose for successful delivery.
  • Management of the relationship with technology and other 3rd party suppliers, to deliver change to maximise value for money.
  • Ensure impacts to IT run costs are captured, tracked and accepted by the IT support function
  • Ensure business readiness for implementation/handover to maximise the business' subsequent realisation of all targeted business benefits.
  • Development and maintenance of project plans, whilst ensuring that specific deadlines and milestones are agreed and communicated to all parties involved.
  • RAIDDA management to ensure projects are delivered to agreed time, cost and quality, escalating risks and issues which threaten delivery to plan. Play a leading role in the swift and effective resolution of issues.


  • A good extensive knowledge of the Payment infrastructure
  • Proven history of working in a payments background
  • 3-5 years of relevant project management experience required, a project management qualification is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Experience of both waterfall methodologies and agile methodologies
  • Experience of managing project budgets of £1m - £2m (multiple small/medium projects or 1 large project).
  • Experience of managing technical 3rd party suppliers, track record of delivering a number of small-medium sized technical projects or projects with a significant technical deliverable.
  • Banking/financial services experience desirable, but not mandatory.
  • Experience of working in a large, complex and dynamic environment, ideally regulated
  • Good knowledge of project management frameworks and governance approaches in a relevant environment.
  • Strong level of planning and organising skills with a medium-term planning view, proficient in use of Microsoft Project to plan and organise projects.
  • Proven understanding Risk and Issue Management.
  • Demonstrates a strong ability to lead virtual teams resulting in delivery success.
  • Good financial/cost management capability, including managing budgets, challenging costs & interpreting data.
  • Substantial understanding of commercial, financial and legislative requirements of projects.
  • Good understanding of the financial services industry, political environment, regulatory and industry legislative issues.


Candidates will ideally show evidence of the above in their CV in order to be considered.

Please be advised if you haven't heard from us within 48 hours then unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion, we may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly.

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