Senior Project Manager - 18 month FTC

  • Leicester
  • London

The Embark Group journey began in 2013 and we have grown to become one of the UK's largest retirement savings providers. Our capabilities span all types of pension, platform, investment research and consulting, property investment administration, employee benefits and actuarial services.

We have a strong track record of applying the very latest technology to our businesses, alongside smart capital and even smarter people to help each of our businesses grow.

How will you make an impact as a Senior Project Manager

You will be responsible for all aspects of project management within multiple work streams mainly focused on Business and IT Change projects, ensuring delivery to time, quality and cost objectives. A key focus of your role will be to effectively manage all aspects of assigned projects including planning, monitoring, control, reporting and communication to achieve successful implementations, delivered to the required quality, time and budget.

What your day will look like as a Senior Project Manager

  • Successfully execute change projects to agreed schedules, budgets and scope
  • Define and establish program and project delivery roadmaps, structure and governance.
  • Plan for and manage change and risks including reporting on variances to the approved project baseline
  • Interface and communicate with project team, management, stakeholders, partner and suppliers
  • Deliver projects aligned to overall business and technology strategies and architectures 
  • Plan and support project QA testing, system testing, user acceptance testing, and test results review activities with key personnel, project sponsors and stakeholders
  • Work with the business users and business/technical analysts across the architecture, development and infrastructure teams to facilitate creation of functional and non-functional requirements, gaining business signoff prior to development

Who you are and the experience we’re looking for

  • Proven experience in delivering significant platform & business change in an investment / wrap platform environment including digital projects and programmes that deliver a leading customer experience in an investment environment
  • Running a significant, multi-event, multi-book migration including setting up migration frameworks.
  • Leading the delivery of a target operating model; carrying out as-is analysis, analysing business capability & driving business readiness activity
  • Experience of leading testing across a diverse and complex portfolio of projects & programmes.  Leading design of testing capability and technical requirements.
  • Experience of managing projects with personal responsibility for delivering to time and cost typically more than £500k in value and 6 months in duration
  • Experience in delivering IT, Business and application development projects
  • Experience of recognised project management methodology, best practices and tools 

What's in it for you as a Senior Project Manager

We're committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan, life assurance and flexible benefit scheme to allow you to select benefits that are most appropriate for your lifestyle and personal circumstances.

Our Culture

Embark Group is a growing, vibrant and exciting place to work, we have many social and wellbeing initiatives which ensures we keep our sense of community alive even during challenging times. Our culture is described by our employee’s as one that communicates, listens and involves its people at every level. 

We enable our people to work with a positive joint purpose and go the extra mile. We know each other, share information and stay connected. Our people are proud to be part of a culture where we do the right thing by everyone who we are connected with. Our DNA is what makes the Embark Group a great place to work

Embark Group is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote


Bolton, Dundee, Edinburgh, Leicester and London

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