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Entry Level Project Manager - 12 Month FTC (Any UK Location)

Entry Level Project Manager - 12 Month FTC (Any UK Location)

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Project Manager
(Any UK Office Location)


Working in Aon Hewitt’s Retirement & Investment PMO; the Project Manager is the first stage of the Project Manager career path and the primary focus of the role is to gain knowledge and experience of managing small/medium sized projects.


Your impact as a Project Manager

With support and guidance from more senior members of the Project Management team:


  • You will manage projects and take appropriate action throughout project lifecycle to ensure client expectations, project deadlines, budgetary plans, process framework and legal considerations are adhered to and delivered
  • You will ensure all projects are fully defined during initiation to ensure a project management framework and methodology is applied, clearly defined and agreed scope is in place and appropriate progress monitoring disciplines are in place and adhered to
  • You will facilitate and be accountable for the agreement of deliverables necessary to complete a project together with estimates of work and expenditure necessary
  • You will ensure projects adhere to prescribed project, risk and change management frameworks
  • You will shape the project hierarchy and actively engage the project boards in the management of priorities and the resolution of project issues
  • You will be responsible for ensuring that appropriate sign-offs have been obtained to demonstrate that a project implementation has met the client, stakeholders, and business objectives
  • You will ensure cost benefit analysis has been conducted and supports commencement and on-going continuation of planned activities
  • You will be working towards a tailored development plan to obtain the technical skills and competencies from the Project Manager Role Portrait within an agreed timeframe


You bring knowledge and expertise


  • Working knowledge of Employee Benefits (Pensions and/or Benefits) industry preferred
  • Ability to use such knowledge proactively in consultation with clients and internal stakeholders
  • Entry level to advanced knowledge of Project Management process and tools.
  • Effective problem solving skills to anticipate future needs/issues, including identifying solutions and making recommendations
  • Strong communication, listening, questioning and interpersonal skills that build long term relationships and trust and help build a clear understanding of project objectives
  • Ability to work effectively in a virtual environment and independently as required from time to time
  • An ability to positively influence the behaviours and decisions of others.
  • Proficiency with MS Office & Knowledge of MS Project.
  • You are likely to have a degree and/or equivalent work experience
  • Willingness to work towards PMP Certification within 12 months
  • You will lead, encourage and embed a culture of collaboration and cooperative effort among members of a project team and board to deliver results.
  • Improve team performance by building team cohesiveness, leading, mentoring, training, and motivating in order to facilitate cooperation, ensure project efficiency, and boost morale.
  • Communicates information and ideas verbally and in writing so others will understand.
  • Builds mutual trust and encourages respect and cooperation among team members.
  • You will look for opportunities to support and guide project team members throughout the project lifecycle



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