SIP Technical PM

Posted Jan 27, 2021
Project ID: BCLYJP00005468
London, Greater London
35 hrs/week
6 months
Starts: Feb 15, 2021
Ends: Aug 14, 2021
Payrate range

SIP Technical PM


PAYE only

Length: 6 Months

Overall purpose of role

The purpose of this role is to operate as a key partner to the Portfolio Lead and the CIO responsible for the delivery of the Macro Strategic Calculation (Intraday and EOD Risk Calculations) sub-initiatives. This role will be accountable for the delivery of core projects and Governance and will be expected to work closely with stakeholders across the organisation to develop a detailed understanding of the subject matter, project, and plans in order to enable the effective management and delivery of the programme. 

Key Accountabilities 

  • Liaise with the Central SIP Change programme to ensure that the requirements are understood and agreed by RFT
  • Work with stakeholders across RFT to implement the delivery of Macro SIP deliverables
  • Front to back coordination within RFT of SIP activity, including: Baselining the delivery plan, facilitating solution architecture and delivery, documentation updates, testing completion and release oversight
  • Lead and working with numerous RFT stakeholders to overcome blockers and issues when they occur 
  • Ensuring that planned outputs deliver the agreed outcomes and that the outcomes remain relevant; course correcting where required to ensure the programme delivers on its aims
  • Providing and regularly reviewing an honest, transparent assessment of the project status and RAID (risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies) 
  • Providing and regularly reviewing of the project status and RAID, completing a Change Requests or escalating where required

Stakeholder Management and Leadership 

  • Maintain a future focus, looking ahead to ensure any risks or dependencies are managed effectively
  • Build trusted relationships with a network of key stakeholders that supports the early resolution of risks and issues and helps to solve complex problems
  • Proactively seek out and solve problems, helping Project and Programme Managers to ensure project outcomes remain on track
  • Drive continuous improvement, being an advocate for managing change initiatives efficiently and effectively and in line with our Policies and Standards
  • Being open to change, applying evaluative judgement and thinking analytically to operate effectively within a complex and changing environment
  • Support the Programme or Project team day-to-day through great organisational skills, providing support and insight as needed, communicating clearly and often

Decision-making and Problem Solving 

This role will be expected to operate as a key partner to the Project Teams and Central PMO to enable the effective delivery of our commitments. This will require this role to actively identify and resolve challenges ad well as making appropriate decisions striking a balance between the effective and timely execution of the projects whilst considering and upholding the highest standards of discipline and rigour. 

Risk and Control Objective 

Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards 

Person Specification

PMOs at Barclays require competence across the following areas:

  1. Conduct, compliance and professionalism: The ability to align with the Barclays Way - the Code of Conduct for the firm - meeting the expected values and behaviours governing all aspects of colleagues' working relationships with all stakeholders.
  2. Team Management and development: The ability to select, develop and manage teams, setting the standards for performance and ensuring a culture of development is in place.
  3. Change leadership: The ability to inspire, coach and empower others to deliver on a shared vision and outcomes for transformational change: leading by example and building strong relationships.
  4. Stakeholder and communications management: The ability to effectively communicate with, influence and manage stakeholders at all levels, taking account of their levels of influence and interest. This includes identifying, addressing and resolving differences between individuals and/or interest groups, using suitable channels for achieving clear outcomes, consensus and conflict resolution. 
  5. Business case management: The ability to identify, define, consolidate and document for approval the fundamental components of a change initiative (outcomes, benefits, risks, assumptions, dependencies, workforce and financials) as part of a commercially viable Business Case. This is used to validate the funding allocation for an initiative, setting a baseline, managed under appropriate change control, against which ongoing execution success is measured. This includes identifying and taking corrective action to manage within known constraints (time / resource / regulation).
  6. Resource management: This is the ability to develop, implement and update demand plans for initiative resources (i.e. the workforce, products and services required to deliver the agreed outcomes). For programmes or portfolios, ongoing monitoring enables escalation of resource risks via the appropriate governance.
  7. Financial management: The ability to input into the relevant financial planning processes, agreeing budgets for change initiatives before developing a granular view of costs versus agreed outcomes and timings. This includes being cost / value aware, tracking costs versus budget, reforecasting when necessary, explaining variances and identifying risks. For programmes and portfolios, this includes monitoring aggregated cost profiles against budget, balancing under / over spend as appropriate.
  8. Risk and issue management: The ability to identify and monitor risks and issues, to plan and implement appropriate responses for mitigation or resolution, including escalations. At initiative level, this includes monitoring assumptions and dependencies.
  9. Outcomes and benefits management: The ability to identify, define, evaluate, plan, track and realise the outcomes and  benefits of change initiatives. This includes determining a realistic assessment of what is achievable by when along with the links and dependencies; defining the key metrics / measures associated with benefits and outcomes; linking organisational value back to initiative outputs; defining how benefits will continue to be achieved in BAU beyond initiative closure.
  10. Business Readiness Planning: The ability to describe the steps needed to ensure any change delivered by an initiative is implemented successfully and effectively by the impacted business or service area. This includes defining a Business Readiness Plan, ensuring that any steps that need to be considered are identified and actioned appropriately. Effective business readiness planning is dependent on identifying and managing stakeholders to fully understand the impacts of the change to their business/service.
  11. Governance and reporting: The ability to establish and operate a governance model that defines clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities for oversight of the execution of change initiatives. This includes honest/ transparent assessment of initiative status; the ability to escalate appropriately to resolve any risks or issues; the preparation of relevant reporting and initiative documentation for stakeholder review such as status reports, outcome roadmaps and programme interdependencies.
  12. Reviews and assurance: The ability to effectively monitor and continuously improve both the processes and the outcomes of change initiatives. This will typically incorporate 'lessons learnt' reviews at appropriate points, assessing the quality of outcomes and the processes followed to achieve them.  At portfolio level, this will include monitoring thematic risks and indicators of control adherence, taking action where needed to remediate any weaknesses in the controls; and identifying and implementing actions to drive greater maturity against key control indicators.
  13. Business and technical expertise: The ability to understand, interpret and adapt project, programme or portfolio approach to suit the business context and subject matter of a change initiative.

Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:

  • Large scale IT project management and governance experience
  • Ability to master and navigate new subject domains quickly
  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Experience of working with stakeholders in: Investment Banking FO, Treasury and Finance

Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical or business academic credentials preferred
  • PRINCE2 / PMP 
  • Data Modelling experience (SQL, Excel Pivots)
  • Knowledge of investment banking products (Bonds, Derivatives, Repos, Securitized Products)
  • Front-office technology experience preferred
  • Experience working in a technology organisation and documenting/defining technical requirements
  • Experience with defining and implementing new frameworks and processes in a large organisation.

Purpose and Values 

Our purpose is creating opportunities to rise. We support sustainable and inclusive growth by connecting the ideas, innovations and aspirations of our customers and clients to the capital that can bring them to life. For over 325 years we have funded progress, and today we remain committed to helping make our world more sustainable, more inclusive and more connected.


Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.


We respect and value those we work with, and the contribution that they make.


We act fairly, ethically and openly in all we do.


We put our clients and customers at the centre of what we do.


We use our energy, skills and resources to deliver the best, sustainable results.


We are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.

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