EY Jr. Project Manager in Malaysia

Title: Jr. Project Manager

Location: Malaysia

Job Number: MAL000I8

Join our Core Business Services (CBS) team and you will help support the important business enablement functions that keep our organization running strong. As a CBS professional, you will work across teams to provide the knowledge, resources and tools that help EY deliver exceptional quality service to our clients, win in the marketplace and support EY’s growth and profitability. Major teams within CBS include Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, Enterprise Support Services, Brand Marketing and Communications, Business Development, Knowledge and Risk Management.

With so many offerings, you have the opportunity to develop your career through a broad scope of engagements, mentoring and formal learning. That’s how we develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders, and in so doing, play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities. Sound interesting? Well this is just the beginning. Because whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Successfully execute a project to agreed schedule, budget and scope

  • Perform the relevant project management processes - i.e. initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control and close, and the supporting processes e.g. scope, cost, time, issue, risk, resource, communication, stakeholder management

  • Plan the project based on a defined need – results in detailed scope/budget/schedule baseline

  • Monitor and control the work to ensure that the project remains on track and in control

  • Plan for and manage change

  • Reports on variances to the approved project baseline

  • Close the project to formalize acceptance of the project result and release project resources

  • Interface and communicate with project team, management and stakeholders

  • Manage project work and resources to enable successful and timely completion of the project

  • Performs gate reviews and quality assurance reviews with all aspects of IT organization and business sponsors

  • Delivery of projects aligned to overall business and technology strategies and architectures

  • Work within defined governance processes

  • Manage external contracts and suppliers where required

  • Lead the development of the project charter and scope, and ensure delivery of the solution to schedule, budget and scope

  • Develop objectives, phasing and content of the 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 project

  • Provide support to the Operations teams to ensure the transition objectives are met; Operations Manual, training, acceptance into production.

  • Ensures that quality project standards are met as prescribed by IT Services through the effective implementation or use of approved processes, methodologies and deliverables.

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

  • Monitors and manages project baseline to ensure activities are occurring as planned - scope, budget and schedule – manages variances

  • Proactively identify risks and issues on 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 project strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats

  • Ability to balance both the "science" of how to perform project management and the "art" of project management, which is learned through experience and skill training/application

  • Analytical skills and problem solving skills needed to manage multiple factors on a project simultaneously

  • Demonstrate business analytics to manage and meet sponsor and customer needs.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

  • Experience of managing IT projects with personal accountability for delivering to time and cost for smaller projects typically up to $300k in value and 3 to 6 months in duration.

  • Knowledge of project management methodology, tools and templates (includes project planning, schedule development, scope management and cost management).

  • Track record of customer focus, based on openness, trust, and delivering on promises

  • Some experience of delivery that includes the use of supplier and off-shore resources

  • Experience across packaged and bespoke systems and infrastructure, ideally on an international basis.

  • Management skills to manage one or more smaller projects simultaneously

  • IT background with experience across the systems development life cycle with experience in all project phases – plan, initiate, elaborate, design, build, test, implement.

  • Knowledge and use of industry-standard project methods, tools and techniques e.g. RAIDs, budget, communication.

  • Strong team working skills across 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.

  • Demonstrates commitment to IT methodologies, processes and standards for project management.

Supervision Responsibilities:

  • Direct supervision provided by an experienced project manager or sub-lead; frequency on a weekly or as needed basis.

  • Project manager is expected to act independently to deliver project to schedule, budget and scope; support provided as required and requested, and is self-driven and motivated.

  • Project manager leads small project teams consisting of cross functional, global, and virtual groups; directly supervises staff; assigns responsibility to members; monitors progress.

Other Requirements:

  • National and international travel may be required


  • A degree in Computer Science or a related discipline; or equivalent work experience


  • 1 to 3 years experience in project management or related technical field (application development, deployment/implementation and infrastructure)

  • Work experience in a professional services industry, preferred

  • 1 to 2 years experience in using Service Now for Incident, Service Request and Change Requests is desirable

Certification Requirements:

  • A relevant project management qualification (PMI/CAPM or PMP, PRINCE2) is preferred

  • Familiarity with ITIL v2 or 3 would be advantageous

Who we are

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.