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Infrastructure Modernisation Programme Manager

Date: Sep 16, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK


As a Programme Manager within the Technology PPM CoE you will be responsible for leading the Core Infrastructure portfolio of work which consists of Enterprise Azure, AWS and Google Cloud Platforms, migration of existing interfaces onto the Azure Integration Services platform and a strategic infrastructure modernisation programme which is looking at rebuilding KPMG’s core infrastructure by rebuilding WAN, LAN/WLAN, UC, Mobile, Contact Centre, Security, Service Management Automation, Data Centre

The role requires a seasoned and experienced programme manager in the infrastructure space who not only has experience of being able to get into the detail but also manage upwards at Director and Partner level stakeholders where they will need to be competent and robust enough to present at Steering Committee level.

You will be responsible for a team of project managers, some of whom are in situ already but will be responsible for shaping the team you need to ensure successful delivery of the portfolio of work. Ultimately you will report into the Head of Project Delivery within the PPM CoE but your primary customers will be the Technology leadership team.

You will not only be expected to ensure that the portfolio of work reaches its target outcome but also will be responsible for upholding the correct governance and project management standards.

Key Responsibilities:

- Manage a small team of project managers who are operating in the Core Infrastructure team and provide that content and project management excellence leadership.

- Be on point as a point of escalation for the team as well as the senior sponsoring stakeholders

- Provide a consolidated portfolio view of the existing infrastructure projects to provide a summary view of how transformations are progressing.

- Play an assurance role across all the infrastructure projects ensuring project management hygiene and project governance is being adhered to

- Coach the organisation and key stakeholders relating to the benefits and advantages of relevant programme / project methodologies, thereby contributing towards the overall organisation's maturity.

Skills and Experience Required:

- A track record of delivering complex LAN/WAN/Contact Centre and Data Centre transformation Programmes technology programmes on time and on budget

- Programme management experience in one or more of the following technologies/platforms; Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google cloud infrastructure, Azure Integration Services, networks, storage

- Have an industry recognised project management qualification, ideally Prince 2, APM Practitioner or Certified Scrum Master

- Expert in the use of standard project management tools (e.g. MS Project, JIRA)

- Budget management experience

- The ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision, handle quickly changing priorities on multiple projects, and be capable of managing resources to achieve maximum results

- A history of building solid relationships with senior stakeholders including customers and teammates

- Experience interfacing with a customer’s C-level executives and senior internal stakeholders

- Vendor management experience

- Exceptional organisational skills – able to work without supervision

- Commercial in engagement style and thought; good negotiator

- Excellent leadership qualities and a passion for technology

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