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Senior Project Manager

Are you keen to make a difference in a dynamic organisation? Do you have a passion for putting the customer at the centre of everything you do?

We’re a fast-paced, dynamic Group at the cutting edge of building safe and recurring value for all of our stakeholders. Our core areas include: bespoke pension solutions, wrap platform, independent financial advisory, investment consultancy, research and due diligence, and more. We currently have £15bn Assets Under Management and are still growing.

This role is within Embark Corporate Services Limited, part of the Embark Group.


What you’ll do

In your role as Senior 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 Business and Change projects but may also incorporate elements of Infrastructure and Business process change. Key projects will include development of the wrap platforms and implementation of White label propositions across the Embark product range. Successful candidates 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. Management of external partners and internal stakeholders will be key to the role.


Key Accountabilities

  • Successfully executing change projects to agreed schedules, budgets and scope
  • Performing 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
  • Managing and delivery of White label solutions across our platforms
  • Planning for and managing change and risks
  • Reporting on variances to the approved project baseline
  • Closing the project to formalise acceptance of the project result and release project resources
  • Interfacing and communicating with project team, management, stakeholders, partner and suppliers
  • Performing stage gate reviews and quality assurance reviews  
  • Delivering projects aligned to overall business and technology strategies and architectures 
  • Working within defined governance processes
  • Managing external contracts and suppliers where required
  • Supporting development of business cases with project sponsors and stakeholders
  • Planning and supporting project QA testing, system testing, user acceptance testing, and test results review activities with key personnel, project sponsors and stakeholders
  • Working 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 sign off prior to development
  • Managing of project budgets of up to c£500k
  • Managing of multi-disciplined Project Team.

Who you are and the experience we’re looking for

Delivering excellence is no easy task, particularly when you are transforming a business. So we’re looking for someone with the right experience and behaviours to join our team. The ‘DNA’ we look for starts with high proactivity and tenacity, the desire to deliver service excellence, attention to detail and a passion for both innovation and continuous improvement. As well as this, you will need to have:

  • 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 skills and experience
  • Experience of managing in-house and external project teams  
  • Be delivery focused and commercially aware  
  • Experience across the full project life cycle
  • Experience of managing and delivering wrap platform propositions Inc. system migrations
  • 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)
  • Experience of working in the private pensions industry is highly desirable
  • Prince2
  • APM Project Management
  • CAPM.


Why join us

Our approach centres on four primary enablers: our expertise, access to leading technology, focus on consumers, and capital.

We believe in transparency and meritocracy; we want to give all of our people the opportunity to be the best they can be, sharing in our future success.

Our family of companies include:

The Adviser Centre – a free-to-air, online fund research and consultancy service, dedicated to helping financial advisers to assess, select and monitor suitable actively-managed funds from the whole of the market.

EBS Pensions Limited – developed over the last 20+ years into a leading SIPP and SSAS provider, with over 15,000 clients and £2.8bn assets under administration.

The Embark Platform – a low-cost retirement-focused platform for financial advisers built on cutting edge and market leading FNZ technology.

Hornbuckle – one of the UK’s leading independent specialist pension providers, Hornbuckle has excelled in self-invested pension provision for more than three decades.

Rowanmoor – the UK’s largest independent SSAS provider and a provider of bespoke SIPPs and Family SIPPs.

Vested – a collaboration between Embark Group and Mazars LLP. Together we bring the very best in employee benefits and workplace savings to small and medium sized employers (those with between 100 and 750 full time employees).

Embark Corporate Services – is the provider of centralised Corporate Support to the Embark Group. Our approach is simple, we provide excellence in service to support the Group in being a world class full-scale retirement solutions provider.


You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.


Apply now and join us on our journey.

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