Belfast, United Kingdom

Project Manager

Full-time / part-time
Cromac Street
United Kingdom

Job description

12 Month FTC

You will contribute to strategic growth and operational development of the Firm by managing a suite of projects ongoing throughout the IQ-EQ Group and adhere to the Change Delivery team’s standard methodology and governance processes including use of approved templates and checklists.

You will be responsible for all aspects of Project Management, including but not limited to; initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring and controlling including change control and project closure – ensuring predictable and successful delivery as well as organising and motivating project teams, directing the project and all stakeholders involved to successful delivery. Effective and transparent communications ensuring the flow of information to all stakeholders involved is essential.

Ongoing contribution towards continuous development and improvement of Change Delivery methodologies, templates and checklists

Tasks (what does the role do on a day-to-day basis)

  • Define the scope of assigned projects in conjunction with the Project Sponsor

  • Devise the overall approach to delivering individual projects, making use of the internal methodology tailoring matrix

  • Preparation of project documentation in collaboration with Subject Matter Experts for example:

    • Project Initiation Requests

    • Project Initiation Documentation

    • Product and Work Package Descriptions

    • End Stage reports and Stage Gate Readiness Assessment Documents

    • Test Strategy, Plans and Scripts

    • Closure Reports

  • Determine objectives and measures that each project will be evaluated against upon completion and track ongoing progress. Prepare related benefits assessments

  • Select, lead and motivate your project team both internally and externally, establishing a team culture within the assigned projects

  • Monitoring overall progress and use of resources, initiating corrective action where necessary

  • Applying change control processes to control changes to the products ensuring that changes are made only with the agreement of appropriate named authorities

  • Managing project risks, including the development of contingency plans

  • Reporting through agreed lines on project progress through highlight reports and end-stage assessments, including option papers and recommendations

  • Manage a range of stakeholders from junior to senior level across all locations

  • Manage and monitor project budgets to ensure delivered within agreed budget

  • Adhere to internal project methodology and governance

  • Track all time spent on projects in NetSuite ensuring that resource time is also captured and monitored

  • Communication and engagement planning

  • Maintaining an awareness of potential interdependencies with other projects and their impact

  • Liaise with various departments to ensure Service Transition is successful, including the training team in relation to training needs arising from projects and related solutions

  • Production of closure reports, evaluating successes and challenges to enhance learning for your next project – ensure capture of lesson on the team’s central lessons log.

The role holder will support other departments as required within the confines of the Project Manager role and undertake any additional reasonable duties as required the Firm.

Your long-term career goals are important to us too. We will support you and create opportunities to help you achieve your career goals so we can build a successful future, together.


  • Extensive experience of end to end project management across a variety of different types of complex projects
  • Excellent organisational, prioritisation and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable communicating with diverse stakeholders including subject matter experts, peers, managers, customers and suppliers
  • ‘Can do’ attitude, ability to cope with tight deadlines and working under pressure
  • Ability to take initiative and self-manage
  • Excellent presentation skills, both written and oral
  • High degree of literacy in applications such as; MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Use of Project Management software
  • Ability to take a creative approach to resolving a range of issues
  • Project Management qualification
  • Fluent in English Language

Desired Criteria:

  • Experience of operating within a firm that shares some of the following features:

    • Globally distributed teams

    • Financial Services

    • Fast-paced and rapidly evolving environment

  • Knowledge of or experience working in a Private Equity / Investor services industry

  • Degree level qualification

  • Prince 2 Certified

  • Technology project implementation

Additional information

At IQ-EQ we want you to reach your full potential. We offer an inclusive and diverse environment to support your career aspirations. With a strong emphasis on continuous learning and a holistic approach to your professional and personal development. We also offer opportunities across our service lines and our international network of offices.

Company description

IQ-EQ is a leading Investor Services group which combines global expertise with an unwavering focus on client service delivery. We support fund managers, global companies, family offices and private clients operating worldwide.

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