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We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join our London office.

Working in the central project delivery team, you will be delivering complex, cross functional projects and programmes.

The role is responsible for the effective management of one or more projects within a change programme as allocated and approved by the business.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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Takes responsibility for the definition, documentation and successful completion of complex projects, directing and counselling project team members, and advising clients/users as necessary on all phases

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Adheres to the organisation's delivery framework and corporate governance

*
Effectively estimates costs, timescales and resource requirements for the successful delivery of the project(s) to agreed terms of reference

*
Ensures that realistic project, quality, and risk plans are prepared and maintained for projects and sub-projects. Maintains effective financial and project progress forecasting, and reports as appropriate

*
Provides effective leadership to the project team, and takes appropriate action where team performance deviates from agreed tolerances

*
Establish the appropriate governance to ensure that robust decision making is taking place - i.e. the correct people are making decisions at the correct times

*
Work within the delivery framework ensuring that all required documentation is produced, control gates are passed and all necessary approvals are in place

*
Define objectives, solutions, benefits and identify the resources and budget requirements to be able to develop a structured business case. Ensure that this remains valid throughout the life of the project. Make sure that the full impact of the solution on the business has been identified and is being mitigated

*
Ensure that project controls are in place to manage the project scope, budget, timescales, resources, risks / issues and quality. Manage interdependencies, resource constraints and mitigation of risks and issues

*
Implement an appropriate stakeholder management and communications plan to ensure that progress, decisions and risks are transparent

*
Ensure all project reporting is completed in a timely manner and at a consistent standard to ensure all key stakeholders are kept informed of programme progress, risks and issues

ABOUT YOU

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Experience of managing complex projects in a structured way. Proven planning and organisational skills

*
Understands and can demonstrate application of key project management governance, controls, responsibilities, methods, lifecycles, tools and techniques, to plan and deliver operational execution

*
Able to deploy best practice project management and business change theory as appropriate

*
Driven to succeed. Self-motivated, adaptable and able to work on own and as part of a team. A strong leader who is good at managing people

*
Excellent communication skills and stakeholder management abilities. Able to handle conflict and knows when to escalate

*
Comfortable handling multiple projects and competing priorities while operating in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment

*
Able to identify, interpret and resolve common issues with minimal supervision

*
Anticipates the consequences of situations and plans accordingly

*
Able to develop and implement detailed plans

*
Able to build trust and rapport to develop effective relationships, internally and externally

*
Able to influence how an activity or a process gets done by exchanging information and working through others

ABOUT US

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

OUR VALUES

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

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Be Supportive - we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully

*
Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in

*
Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big

*
Be Exceptional - we exceed standards and expectations

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At DLA Piper we are working hard to ensure that our talent pool is diverse. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual.

We know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued and that's why we strive to be a business where everyone can thrive, develop and succeed based on their talent. Our aim is to build an inclusive and supportive culture where all our people feel they belong and can achieve their best.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best.

If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations, should they be required.

AGILE WORKING

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

PRE-ENGAGEMENT SCREENING

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.
Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join our London office.

Working in the central project delivery team, you will be delivering complex, cross functional projects and programmes.

The role is responsible for the effective management of one or more projects within a change programme as allocated and approved by the business.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

*

Takes responsibility for the definition, documentation and successful completion of complex projects, directing and counselling project team members, and advising clients/users as necessary on all phases

*
Adheres to the organisation's delivery framework and corporate governance

*
Effectively estimates costs, timescales and resource requirements for the successful delivery of the project(s) to agreed terms of reference

*
Ensures that realistic project, quality, and risk plans are prepared and maintained for projects and sub-projects. Maintains effective financial and project progress forecasting, and reports as appropriate

*
Provides effective leadership to the project team, and takes appropriate action where team performance deviates from agreed tolerances

*
Establish the appropriate governance to ensure that robust decision making is taking place - i.e. the correct people are making decisions at the correct times

*
Work within the delivery framework ensuring that all required documentation is produced, control gates are passed and all necessary approvals are in place

*
Define objectives, solutions, benefits and identify the resources and budget requirements to be able to develop a structured business case. Ensure that this remains valid throughout the life of the project. Make sure that the full impact of the solution on the business has been identified and is being mitigated

*
Ensure that project controls are in place to manage the project scope, budget, timescales, resources, risks / issues and quality. Manage interdependencies, resource constraints and mitigation of risks and issues

*
Implement an appropriate stakeholder management and communications plan to ensure that progress, decisions and risks are transparent

*
Ensure all project reporting is completed in a timely manner and at a consistent standard to ensure all key stakeholders are kept informed of programme progress, risks and issues

ABOUT YOU

*

Experience of managing complex projects in a structured way. Proven planning and organisational skills

*
Understands and can demonstrate application of key project management governance, controls, responsibilities, methods, lifecycles, tools and techniques, to plan and deliver operational execution

*
Able to deploy best practice project management and business change theory as appropriate

*
Driven to succeed. Self-motivated, adaptable and able to work on own and as part of a team. A strong leader who is good at managing people

*
Excellent communication skills and stakeholder management abilities. Able to handle conflict and knows when to escalate

*
Comfortable handling multiple projects and competing priorities while operating in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment

*
Able to identify, interpret and resolve common issues with minimal supervision

*
Anticipates the consequences of situations and plans accordingly

*
Able to develop and implement detailed plans

*
Able to build trust and rapport to develop effective relationships, internally and externally

*
Able to influence how an activity or a process gets done by exchanging information and working through others

ABOUT US

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.

OUR VALUES

In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

*

Be Supportive - we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully

*
Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in

*
Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big

*
Be Exceptional - we exceed standards and expectations

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

At DLA Piper we are working hard to ensure that our talent pool is diverse. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual.

We know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued and that's why we strive to be a business where everyone can thrive, develop and succeed based on their talent. Our aim is to build an inclusive and supportive culture where all our people feel they belong and can achieve their best.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best.

If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations, should they be required.

AGILE WORKING

We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.

PRE-ENGAGEMENT SCREENING

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.
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