IT Advisory - Programme Delivery Manager & Senior Consultants in Ireland, United Kingdom

at Ernst & Young

Information Technology
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

• Successfully execute the programme/project to agreed schedule, budget and scope
• Perform the relevant programme/project management processes - i.e. define, design, monitor, control and close, and the supporting processes e.g. scope, cost, time, issue, risk, resource, communication, stakeholder management
• Plan the programme/project based on a defined need – results in detailed scope/budget/schedule baseline
• Monitor and control the work to ensure that the programme/project remains on track and in control
• Plan for and manage change
• Reports on variances to the approved programme/project baseline
• Close the programme/project to formalise acceptance of the programme/project result and release programme/project resources
• Interface and communicate with programme/project team, management and stakeholders 
• Manage programme/project work and resources to enable successful and timely completion of the programme/project
• Performs gate reviews and quality assurance reviews with all aspects of IT organisation and business sponsors
• Delivery of programmes/projects aligned to overall business and technology strategies and architectures
• Work within defined governance processes
• Manage external contracts and suppliers where required
• Support development of business cases with the customer team including leading on the solutions estimate
• Lead the development of the programme/project charter and scope, and ensure delivery of the solution to schedule, budget and scope
• Develop objectives, phasing and content of the programme/project to deliver on the business case benefits, budget and timescales
• Manage to the objectives and plan by thorough risk, issue and change management across both business and IT parts of the programme/project
• Ensures that quality programme/project standards are met as prescribed by the client and EY internal QA

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities: 
• Monitors and manages programme/project baseline to ensure activities are occurring as planned - scope, budget and schedule – manages variances
• Proactively identify risks and issues on programmes/projects - leading team to develop risk management and issues management plans
• Identifies potential points of contention for missed deliverables; creates and implements strategy to mitigate shortfalls in timeline and budget
• Anticipates problems before they occur; defines the problem or risk; identifies possible causes; works with team to identify solutions; selects and implements most appropriate solution
• Develop and manage plans to address programme/project strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
• Ability to balance both the "science" of how to perform programme/project management and the "art" of programme/project management, which is learned through experience and skill training/application
• Analytical skills and problem solving skills needed to manage multiple factors on a programme/project simultaneously
• Demonstrate business analytics to manage and meet sponsor and customer needs

Supervision Responsibilities:
• Project/Programme manager is expected to act independently to deliver programme/project to schedule, budget and scope; support provided as required and requested, and is self-driven and motivated. 
• Project/Programme manager leads programme/project teams consisting of cross functional, global, and virtual groups; directly supervises staff; assigns responsibility to members; monitors progress
• Project/Programme manager coaches, mentors and supports less experienced staff
• Project/Programme manager works with internal stakeholders to escalate and manage Partnership risk 


• Experience of managing IT programmes/projects with personal accountability for delivering to time and cost for large, complex programmes/projects typically more than £10m in value and 18 months in duration. 
• ERP literate, whether SAP, Oracle or other to the extent that individual can manage such a programme or major part thereof without supervision.
• Mastery of programme/project management methodology, tools and templates (includes programme/project planning, schedule development, scope management and cost management)
• Track record of client focus, based on openness, trust, and delivering on promises
• Extensive experience of delivery that includes the use of supplier and or off-shore resources
• Superior experience in managing contract management both as supplier and in management of suppliers to the Programme.
• IT background with experience across the systems development life cycle with experience in all programme/project phases – plan, initiate, elaborate, design, build, test, implement.
• Knowledge and use of industry-standard programme/project methods, tools and techniques e.g. RAIDS, budget, communication
• Strong team working skills across matrixed client, supplier and geographically dispersed virtual teams
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills (includes negotiation)
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills – must be able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing 

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