Project Manager (Infrastructure) - 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 Project Manager

You will be responsible for all aspects of project management within multiple work streams as part of a business and change programme, ensuring delivery to time, quality and cost objectives.

The role will mainly focus on Infrastructure projects, you will be required 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 Project Manager

  • Successfully execute change projects to agreed schedules, budgets and scope
  • Perform the relevant project management activities - i.e. initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control and close, and the supporting activities i.e. scope, cost, time, issue, risk, resource, communication and stakeholder management
  • Plan for and manage change and risks
  • Report on variances to the approved project baseline
  • Close the project to formalize acceptance of the project result and release project resources
  • Interface and communicate with project team, management, stakeholders, partner and suppliers
  • Perform stage gate reviews and quality assurance reviews 
  • Deliver projects aligned to overall business and technology strategies and architectures
  • Manage external contracts and suppliers where required
  • Support development of business cases with project sponsors and stakeholders
  • 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

  • Essential - Infrastructure experience ideally in M&A or company separation situation
  • 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 Application Development projects 
  • Experience of recognised project management methodology, best practices and tools 
  • Strong customer/stakeholder management 
  • Experience of managing in-house and external project teams 
  • Delivery focussed and commercially aware 
  • Experience across the full project life cycle
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, constantly changing environment. 
  • Ability to challenge requirements/decisions/estimates/status reports to ensure stakeholders have the right information 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills (including negotiation, stakeholder management)

What's in it for you as a 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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