Project Manager - Infrastructure

Job Title: Project Manager - Infrastructure
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £80000.00 - £81000 per annum + package (benifts, bonus, pension)
Reference: BBBH5767
Contact Name: Jamie Allen
Contact Email: jallen@venquis.com
Job Published: December 19, 2016 11:05

Job Description

Role - IT Deliver Project Manager

Company - Leading Asset Management firm

Reports to - Head of Change

Location - London

Salary- Up to £80,000 base + package

Job purpose-

The firm is looking for an IT Delivery Project Manager to migrate the current IT infrastructure. They also want to build a common hub-wide IT infrastructure to enable joint working across all hub locations across their offices in Europe.

There is already a programme in place to migrate applications hosting to a new solution. This role will focus on delivering the overall IT set-up and migration programme with third party solution providers.


  • To understand the existing infrastructure and applications required across the hub locations
  • Migration to a common email/calendar solution across the hub
  • To deliver a directory network to enable file sharing
  • Analysis of target application hosting solution for high availability and non-HA apps
  • Coordination of target IT Service Delivery Model
  • Managing internal and external tech teams
  • Oversight of relevant steering committee meetings
  • Coordination of all testing activities
  • To ensure all project reporting is completed both internally within the change team and externally

Skills and experience-

  • Significant experience working as an IT delivery manager/IT programme manager with exposure to financial services industry.
  • Prior experience with supporting high availability applications and understanding of the related technical requirements a pre-requisite.
  • Knowledge of solutions covering application hosting, networking, voice and telephony, application migration, DR and BCP
  • Experience working with geographically dispersed teams
  • Prior experience working with teams in France or Belgium a significant advantage
  • Excellent communication and relationship management skills. Knowledge of French an advantage
  • Strong ownership mindset to quality of deliverables and delivery to timescale and budget
  • The person in this role is expected to be hands on with the execution of the testing in some cases as well as managing and coordinating the test plan
  • Deadline focused
  • Dynamic and pro-active approach

  • Need to have a strong understanding of the IT infrastructure and application hosting within financial services/asset management industry to be sensitive to business impact of delivering high availability application support.
  • The role will demand the holder can operate at various levels.
  • He/she will be expected to plan, control and manage the test plans for all projects and, in a relatively small organisation, it is critical that he/she is also comfortable and capable of executing many aspects him/herself.

Get in contact with Jamie ASAP on 0203 405 3521 / jallen@venquis.com

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