EY Manager, Project and Programme Management, Advisory, Belfast in Belfast, United Kingdom

Manager, Project and Programme Management, Advisory, Belfast


Requisition # BEL000YP

Post Date Nov 02, 2018

The opportunity

At Ernst & Young, we are expanding our Advisory practice and specifically building our Performance Improvement (PI) team. Due to this expansion we are seeking to recruit high achieving individuals to be part of our growing business.

We are seeking individuals with significant client-side advisory experience or individuals who have gained project and programme delivery experience within large recognised organisations.

Please see the Job Specification below for requirements for the Manager role.

Your key responsibilities

  • Participate in and, as required, act as project management lead on engagements;

  • Ensure all project deliverables are managed to time, cost and quality;

  • Manage financial aspects of client engagements and communicate significant issues, fees, and estimates to partners and clients;

  • Build valued relationships with external clients and internal peers to assist partners and directors with generating new business opportunities;

  • Provide a supporting role in presentations and proposals for elements of medium to highly complex projects to potential and existing clients;

  • Drawing on your skills and experience, you will create innovative commercial insights for clients, adapt methods and practices to fit operational team and cultural needs, and contribute to thought leadership.

  • Create clear, concise, high-quality work products, leveraging knowledge and experience to shape services to client problems.

  • Communicate effectively with EY engagement partners and managers and work to build, manage and motivate high-performing teams, and help key staff to build sustainable competencies

Engagement responsibilities include:

  • Work confidently with clients, and building 'trusted advisor' relationships;

  • Deliver and manage large scale transformation programmes and projects to time, cost and quality within appropriate governance frameworks;

  • Solve business and technology issues through collaboration andteaming;

  • Apply knowledge and experience to shape services to clients and present project outputs via concise, high quality work products with limited direction;

  • Assist in managing the financial aspects of engagementsby organising staffing, tracking fees and communicating issues to project leaders;

  • Understand all our service offerings and actively identify opportunities to better serve clients;

  • Build stronginternal relationships within Advisory and across other services lines.

People responsibilities include:

  • Develop people through effectively supervising, coaching, and mentoring staff;

  • Conduct performance reviews and contribute to performance feedback for staff;

  • Contribute to people initiatives including recruiting, retaining and training professionals;

  • Maintain an educational program to continually develop personal skills;

  • Understand and follow workplace policies and procedures.

Skills and attributes for success

You will have knowledge and experience in a number of the following areas:

  • At least 5 years within a blue chip consulting firm, industry or government organisation (strong track record in consulting is highly desirable);

  • Experience of managing complex projects and programmes (managing a budget of >2m on projects);

  • Senior stakeholder management and communication experience;

  • Demonstrable experience in change management;

  • Managing and working in a Project Management Office (PMO) and implementation of project governance;

  • Proven experience in business development;

  • Strong academic record including a third level degree, preferably in a business or project related area;

  • Prince2, PMP or equivalent certification;

  • At this Manager level, there will be opportunities to work across our focus sectors within the PI practice(Health, Utilities, Transport, Telco or Government) experience in one or more of these sectors would be desirable.

Ideally, you’ll also have

Experience in one or more of the following competencies

  • Business case development;

  • Project planning;

  • Resource management;

  • Project monitoring;

  • Project finance management;

  • Benefits management;

  • Managing 3rd party providers.

  • Process Improvement

  • Agile Methodlogies

What we look for

If you have a keen interest in Programme and Project Management in Ireland as well as intellectual curiosity and energy, then the Ernst & Young Performance Improvement Advisory team could be exactly the right place for you.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

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.

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build abetter working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities andcreativefreedom to make things better.Whenever you join, however long you stay, theexceptionalEY experience lasts a lifetime.And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

Join us in building a better working world.

Apply now.