Project Manager – €80,000 per annum

  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Dublin City Centre
  • Category: Product Manager, BA/PM Senior Appointments
  • Salary: Negotiable

Project Manager – €80,000 per annum

My client is one of the leading providers of Financial Services in Ireland. They are currently on the lookout for a Project Manager to join their team based in Dublin 2. You will work within the Enterprise Change and Innovation department and will be responsible for the planning and delivery of Digital/IT programmes and projects.    

The candidate will be responsible for all aspects of successful project delivery including planning, resource management, management reporting, risk, financial management and the handover or set-up of the business as usual/standing organisation.  You will be required to provide leadership and will be responsible for program communications at senior level.

The primary accountabilities of the role include:

  • Plan, direct, and co-ordinate activities to manage and implement technical projects from ideation through final operational rollout and handover to business-as-usual standing organisation
  • Manage stakeholder relationships and project steering (up to and including C-level)
  • Manage all aspects of project financials from planning through to inception, and ensure that return on investment is realised and optimised throughout the benefit realisation cycle
  • Identify, manage and action risks and issues at project and department level
  • Manage resource estimation and planning at project level to ensure that initiatives are adequately resourced, using both internal and external capacity
  • Ensure governance and delivery life cycle is fully complied with.  KBC use both Agile and Waterfall development lifecycles depending on the nature of the project. Drive the delivery of consistently high-quality deliverables which meet or exceed targets and constantly challenge and coach project teams to raise standards

Knowledge, Education & Experience:

  • Technical primary degree or equivalent.
  • 5 years’ proven experience with end-to-end project management in a similar role is essential.
  • Strong grounding in a least one widely used project management methodology (e.g., MSP, PMP, PRINCE2 or Agile) and the ability to be flexible and to adapt to new technologies is essential.  As they use both Agile and Waterfall development lifecycles experience in both is a distinct advantage
  • Significant Demonstrated capability to identify and engage effectively with stakeholders to establish collaborative trusted working relationships required to deliver complex technology/business solutions.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the regulatory and legal environment in which the Bank operates
  • Experience in Financial Services or similar industry beneficial but not essential 

Essential Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills: Ability to lead and communicate at all levels, including the ability to influence senior stakeholders (C-level).
  • Planning & Organising: Ability to organise and plan complex initiatives with conflicting priorities, for team of direct/indirect reports and/or stakeholders, across multiple locations and entities.
  • Strategic Thinking: Ability to think strategically and follow through on ideas.
  • Solution Orientated: Ability to analyse complex issues, propose solutions and to resolve issues quickly.
  • Robust Decision Making: Ability to make robust decisions, showing good judgement.
  • Results Orientated: Results oriented with ability to deliver excellent results against stretching targets.
  • Attention to Detail: Displays attention to detail even when under pressure.
  • Flexible Approach to Work: Flexible approach to working and the ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment

If you are interested in learning more about this role and happy to be represented by Solas IT please email me with your CV helen.gillbanks@solasit.ie. Alternatively please call me on 00 353 1 5367388

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Helen Gillbanks

Helen Gillbanks

Helen is currently working as a Recruitment Consultant on a work from home basis in Liverpool for Solas Consulting. Her role is to target specific markets which include .Net, C#, Microsoft Technologies, JAVA, Testing, QA, C++, Business Analysis and Project Management over local locations and 32 counties. Prior to Helen’s current position she worked in Dublin for Accenture as a Recruitment Analyst. She was involved in the end to end recruitment process which included sourcing candidates, telephone screening, arranging and conducting interviews through to issuing contracts, hiring and induction for .Net & Java candidates from Graduate to Manager level. In her spare time Helen enjoys going to the gym and socializing with friends.

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