Project Manager

Job Locations UK-Edinburgh
# of Openings
Infrastructure (INF)
Position Type
Permanent Full-Time

Role Description

The Project Manager is responsible for the portfolio management of the Infrastructure project pipeline. This will involve matrix leadership of distributed project teams in multiple locations, and the proactive identification, management and resolution of risks and issues throughout the full project lifecycle.


As well as management of the portfolio this will require direct management of multiple smaller projects and as such a technical infrastructure background or appreciation is preferred.


This is an Internal facing role but stakeholder management is a key requirement and requires the ability to build strong relationships with partners, often at a senior level.


Specific Role Responsibilities


Delivery Management

  • Develop and maintain a portfolio view of the Infrastructure project pipeline
  • Manage the delivery of key projects through the full project lifecycle, from initiation through to implementation.
  • Ensure the project delivers in-line with policy.
  • Develop and maintain an end to end project plan that delivers the agreed scope of the project to time, budget and quality criteria.
  • Take accountability for working with all FNZ Directorates/areas to agree scope, timelines and artefacts in order to ensure delivery of the project in line with overall agreed plan.
  • Provide timely, precise, accurate and comprehensive project MI and reporting to the Head of Technology Services and CIO as required
  • Identify and manage risks, issues, assumptions and dependencies through the full project lifecycle. Ensure mitigation plans are in place for all risks and issues, and take ownership for ensuring these mitigation plans are executed, or escalate to the Head of Technology Services and CIO as as is appropriate.
  • Ensure project changes are managed in line with expectation.
  • Ensure all 3rd party suppliers are engaged appropriately and contracts are in place and managed to ensure the required outcomes for FNZ.
  • Ensure all operational readiness activities are undertaken in line with the FNZ SDLC and PLC, and that appropriate training and handover takes place ahead of any implementation.
  • Ensure the project conducts a post implementation review and that lessons learned are captured and shared with the rest of the community.

Team Leadership

  • Lead, manage and motivate a virtual team in multiple geographic locations, communicating project progress, and ensuring all team members take accountability for delivery.
  • Ensure a culture of continuous improvement on the project, support process improvement initiatives, and identify new process improvements.
  • Is an active member of the IT community, contributing to team sessions and central improvement initiatives, and sharing best practice and lessons learned.

Experience Required

  • First class honours degree, masters, MBA or equivalent
  • Self-starter, able to work independently.
  • Extensive in experience in leading the delivery of business critical IT projects.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Good communication skills and capable of working with customers and internal staff.
  • Experience of managing stakeholders to executive levels.
  • PMP, PRINCE 2 or equivalent qualification preferred.
  • Expert in Microsoft Project

About FNZ

FNZ has a strong blue-chip customer base including Standard Life, Axa Wealth, JP Morgan, HSBC, AMP, National Australia Bank, Bank of New Zealand, Friends Life, UBS, Zurich Financial and Close Brothers Asset Management. It has helped these customers grow to over £30 billion of platform assets in aggregate. FNZ now employs over 700 people with offices in Edinburgh, London, Bristol, Brno (Czech Republic), Wellington and Sydney.


  • Be part of a highly successful, rapidly growing, global business that is leading the delivery of financial services via cloud computing and partners with some of the world’s largest companies;
  • Remuneration and career advancement is based on individual contribution and business impact rather than tenure or seniority;
  • We provide significant financial rewards for high performing individuals; and
  • We provide global career opportunities for our best employees at any of our offices in the UK, Czech Republic, Australia or New Zealand.


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