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Job description

Project Managers will be responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with both business and IT strategy, commitments and goals
Role Purpose (Summary)

Project Managers are responsible for delivery of initiatives for European Operations. You will provide overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of assigned projects ensuring consistency of delivery against business and IT strategy, commitments and goals.

You will manage the effective delivery of initiatives that answer the stated requirements and enables business strategic objectives. Projects will be process, people or technology focused. You will work within agreed time and to budget to successfully shape, design and deliver the project, ensuring that it meets business needs with a focus on quality of delivery and using change management tools to implement a smooth transition into service or business as usual.

You will work closely with the Programme Manager in the definition of project, scope and the ongoing lifecycle to ensure that it remains within the agreed definition, business objectives are met and all relevant artefacts are used and maintained.

All Project Managers will be expected to work towards continuous improvement of processes.

General Description

  • Managing Projects
    • Apply QBE's structured project methodology and lead change management activities.
    • Manage the end to end lifecycle of project including production and maintenance of required artefacts, e.g. Project Plans, risks and issue (RAIDs), budget tracking and project governance.
    • Manage the delivery of projects following both Waterfall and Agile methodologies
    • Definition of metrics to measure success and monitor change progress
    • Apply best practice change management tools and techniques (e.g. Prosci), including Change Impact Assessments, Change management strategy, Stakeholder Analysis and Coaching managers and supervisors through Change (Change Curve, Learning styles etc.)
    • Pro-active engagement with the sponsor and stakeholder
    • Definition of roles and responsibilities between project, business and 3rd party resources
    • Plan, agree and execute communication, training and transition activities with stakeholders
    • Planning and execution of business readiness implementation activities
    • Work in conjunction with Service Design and Transition resource to ensure effective handover to live service
    • Identify and manage inter-dependencies between work streams
    • Manage reporting to governance forums, key stakeholders and line management ensuring early sight of exceptions with options and mitigations where appropriate
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with key internal stakeholders and external suppliers to ensure project delivery meets business needs
  • Behaviours
    • Be an advocate of departmental and business unit vision, values and strategy to appropriately align initiatives
    • Positively promote the department, division and company as a whole, in order to maximize brand leverage
    • Contribute to the development of the team's business plan in order to maximize service delivery

Essential Requirements

  • Knowledge
    • Corporate insurance industry (Lloyd's market would be advantageous).
    • Business improvement, change management principles, methodologies & tools.
    • Project Management methodologies: Waterfall and Agile
  • Qualifications
    • Project Management or equivalent experience
    • Change management desirable
  • Abilities
    • Establish and maintain strong relationships, influencing others, including senior stakeholders and sponsors
    • Manage process improvements
    • Estimate resources
    • Manage projects of varying sizes and scopes
    • Collaborate effectively colleagues
    • Manage multi-skilled resources to ensure business focussed outcomes Management of project budgets and finances
    • Report writing - develop effective reports, proposals and presentations
  • Experience
    • Organizational change from small to large scale.
    • Stakeholder management
    • Management of third party Vendors matrixed internal teams.
    • Excellent analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities.

Number of Openings:

How to Apply:

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.
Job Sector
IT & Telecoms
Job Position
Project Manager
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Post date
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