Project Manager (PMaaS), Central Business Services, Enabling Functions, UK Wide

Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom


Basic information

Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Ipswich, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Port Talbot, Reading, Southampton, St Albans
Service line
Enabling Functions
Date published
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Job description

Your opportunity

To be part of an exciting new service supporting our lines of business with project management professionals enabling successful delivery of projects. Deloitte Central Business Services provide project management services throughout Deloitte supporting business teams in achieving their strategic outcomes for their practitioners and clients. You will be part of a central team providing best practice Project Management expertise in leading business teams to successful project outcomes.

We encourage consideration of flexible ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is of interest to you with some flexibility, please do discuss with us.

Are you looking to return to the workplace after an extended career break?

For this role we can offer coaching and support designed for returners to refresh your knowledge and skills, and help your transition back into the workplace after a career break of 2 years or more. If this is relevant for you, just let your recruiter know when you make your application.

Your role

As a (PM as a Service) Project Manager you will have the opportunity to champion a variety of multiple projects across our firm. These projects will vary in nature and could be either technical or non-technical related. You will bring your project management skills, knowledge and expertise to manage projects with a flexible approach. This role will require you hit the ground running and deal with ambiguity at any given stage within the project lifecycle. You will build strong relationships with your stakeholders, understand their strategic direction, processes and requirements to become their trusted advisor on all elements of delivery and act as an extension to their team. You will have experience of working in an agile environment with multiple stakeholders at varying levels of seniority and equally be able to adopt and adapt to traditional project management approaches as required, to support the business’ objectives. With a can-do attitude, you will be accountable for delivering your projects, working independently in the service area you are aligned too, to achieve success.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to);

  • Plan, manage and control assigned projects and the production of relevant project deliverables and artefacts
  • Develop and manage a detailed project schedule / workplan
  • Identify project risks and issues, escalating where appropriate, in a timely manner
  • Manage the expectations and satisfaction of the stakeholders through continuous engagement
  • Establish effective governance processes, boards and steering groups within the project team and across business stakeholders
  • Develop and distribute timely progress status reporting with key metrics to appropriate stakeholders
  • Facilitate workshops to capture scope and high-level requirements
  • Implement effective change control by ensuring project change/business impacts are assessed and communicated so all parties are aligned
  • Report on and ensure project resources and budgets are tracked and kept up to date
  • Follow and align with the organisation’s processes, governance framework, best practice and adherence to any necessary compliance
  • Manage, coach and motivate the project team
  • Communicate with openness, honesty and respect in all situations and be adept at conflict resolution and direction setting
  • Ability to capture lessons learned through post project analysis

Your work, your choice

We encourage consideration of flexible ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients. If this opportunity is of interest to you with some flexibility, please do discuss with us.

Location: UK Wide (except London)
Work pattern: This is a permanent contract opportunity and full time

Your professional experience

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written that inspire confidence in business stakeholders and the team
  • Good commercial awareness and experience of managing budgets and resource utilisation
  • Very well structured and organized and able to respond to changing priorities
  • Analytical and flexible with the ability to rapidly understand ambiguous and complex concepts
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to take and understand the commitment to deliver the project on time through the use of Agile tools, the value of metrics and incremental delivery
  • Having the aptitude to solve problems and support others within the team
  • Ability to work independently
  • Professional qualification in either Prince 2 or Agile Project Management

Your service line: Central Business Services

At Deloitte, we’re all about collaboration. And nowhere is this more apparent than among our 2,000-strong internal services team. With our combined specialist skills, we provide all the essential support and advice our client-facing colleagues need, right across the firm. This enables them to focus all of their efforts on delivering the best service possible to their clients. Covering seven distinct areas; Human Resources, Clients & Industries, Finance & Legal, Practice Support Services, Quality & Risk Services, IT Services, and Workplace Services & Real Estate, together we live, breathe and deliver the Deloitte experience.

Personal independence

Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm. We are subject to a number of audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints. This can mean that you and your "Immediate Family Members" are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.) with audit clients of the firm. The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process.

About Deloitte

Our Purpose & Strategy

To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent.

What do we do?

Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Legal, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

Beyond the UK: Deloitte North and South Europe

The UK is part of Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE), the second largest member firm in the Deloitte network. Deloitte NSE combines operations in Belgium, Central Mediterranean (Italy, Greece, Malta), Ireland, the Middle East (Bahrain, Cyprus, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Palestinian Ruled Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen), the Netherlands, the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), Switzerland and the UK. Deloitte NSE brings together 2,700 partners and over 50,000 people, combining our unmatched breadth and depth of capabilities in audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and tax and legal across the region. Being part of Deloitte NSE supports our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and will create more opportunity and growth for our people.

What do we value?

What brings us all together at Deloitte? It’s how we approach the thousands of decisions we make every day. How we behave, our beliefs and our attitudes. In other words: our values. Whatever we do, wherever we are in the world, we lead the way, serve with integrity, take care of each other, foster inclusion, and collaborate for maximum impact. These five shared values lead every decision we make and action we take, guiding us to deliver impact how and where it matters most.

Being a Leader at Deloitte

Cultural fit and purpose-led leadership is crucial for Deloitte. Our leaders always set the example and inspire their colleagues. They make quality time for people and take an interest in them. They know what matters to people - both inside and outside work – and value them as individuals; always finding opportunities to develop them while showing respect and appreciation.

We expect colleagues at all levels to embrace and live our purpose and our leadership culture by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters. We know leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, but our Leadership Charter helps all of our people understand what we’re looking for:

  • We live our purpose: we act as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognising others for the impact they make
  • We develop talent: we develop high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities
  • We drive performance: we deliver exceptional client service; maximise results and drive high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
  • We believe positive influence can make an impact that matters: we influence clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
  • We move, together, towards a strategic direction: we understand key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligning people to objectives and setting priorities and direction.



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