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Junior Project Manager

Legal & General
London, United Kingdom
Closing date
Mar 2, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Company Description

The world of investment is changing. Our vision at Legal & General Investment Management is to create a better, more sustainable future through responsible investing. We work in partnership with our clients around the globe to deliver positive long-term outcomes, while rising to the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Our clients include institutional pension funds, financial institutions, local authorities and sovereign wealth funds. To meet our clients' complex and evolving investment needs, our investment strategies cover a broad array of asset classes and styles, including equities, bonds, property and alternatives, as well as multi-asset funds. We're focused on continuously innovating our investment products, maintaining our reputation as experts across all asset classes, and striving to build a more responsible and sustainable future.

Job Description

We have an exciting new opportunity for Junior Project Manager who will lead the successful delivery of defined project work packages as delegated by the Project Manager and requiring deployment of project control and project management techniques. The role holder will be responsible for the delivery of projects or work packages of limited complexity to budget, schedule, scope & risk management. The role may include some team leadership responsibilities.

What you'll be doing
  • Assisting the project manager across all aspects of project management for a project, including the deployment of project control and project management techniques.
  • Managing subcontracts, work packages and/or small projects, ensure delivery to budget, schedule, scope, risk management and quality of the contract.
  • Issuing authorisations for work within the scope of own activity, i.e. release of budget such that work can be undertaken and the contract or project delivered.
  • Collating data for area of responsibility for contract service reviews and submit to project manager for inclusion into project Business Performance Reviews and Contract Reviews.
  • Ensuring compliance with all project management tools and techniques, e.g. Life cycle management, risk registers, change control, etc.
  • Assisting with decision making for projects on resourcing strategy, subcontract and supply chain activity.
  • Collating, assemble and make presentations at Business Performance Reviews and Contract Reviews.
  • Leading or oversee the work of a small project management team, ensure team is deployed efficiently, trained and developed to ensure responsibilities are discharged in a professional manner.
  • Experience working with Investment Management business teams
  • Knowledge of Front Office platforms in Investment Management
  • Experience of technical delivery of platform migrations to new architecture
  • Experience of Agile/iterative delivery methodologies, e.g. SAFe, Scrum
  • Sound understanding of IT software and infrastructure
  • Experience of project budgeting and defining roadmaps
  • Proven track record of personally managing successful projects
  • Experience of running projects which introduce organisational and business process change
  • Demonstrable business analysis skills
  • Leadership and matrix management skills
  • Structured approach to project/programme management
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Proven experience of managing agile delivery functions
  • Experience in facilitating and running workshops
Additional Information

The brand with the brolly is choosing today to change tomorrow.

Since 1836, we've grown to become one of the world's largest asset managers, homebuilders, pension providers and insurance brands.

We're all here to improve the lives of our customers, build a better society for the long term, and create value for our shareholders - helping to shape a better future for society and the planet.

We need people who share our ambitions, agility and entrepreneurial spirit to help us do it.

At L&G, you'll find a balance that helps you be your best. Empowered by hybrid working, we're supported by technology and workplaces that enable us to work effectively wherever we are. We come together in offices to collaborate and connect, and use time at home for individual, focused activities. And, when we achieve great things, we celebrate our success and reward strong performance.

Today, there's over 10,000 of us, working towards our mission, with plenty of opportunities to grow your career as we grow L&G. Will you join us?

Great minds don't have to think alike, so we welcome voices from all backgrounds. Bringing together people with different life experiences helps us build empathy with our customers and drive innovation.

We don't just talk about it, we actively promote diversity and equitable opportunities for all. That means our employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status. In fact, we embrace every dimension of diversity to reflect the customers and communities we serve.

We think it's important to create an inclusive environment where we can all belong, contribute and drive progress, where you can develop and grow, and be empowered. We want you to use your voice to help us build a better tomorrow.

We all work differently, and have different needs, which is why. we're always open to discussing flexible working arrangements. Likewise, we're committed to finding reasonable accommodations for candidates with specific needs during our recruiting process.

So whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your story, we'd love to hear from you.

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