Senior Project Manager

Lead exciting opportunity as Senior Project Manager in Leeds.

Leeds, United Kingdom  UTC+00:00   Hybrid   Full Time   10000+   26 days ago


Company Overview


Courbevoie, France


Business Model


Electricity generation and distribution, natural gas, renewable energy, and energy transition services.

Energy production, trading and sales, renewable energy projects.

Locations & Geography

Operates in over 70 countries worldwide, including significant presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, and parts of Asia and Africa.

Company Culture

Committed to energy transition, aiming for zero-carbon as a service to its clients.

Supportive of innovation and sustainability, encouraging a progressive approach towards energy solutions.

Offers diverse training programs and opportunities for career advancement within the energy sector.

Activities & Projects

Expansion in renewable energies, such as solar and wind power projects, and significant investments in green hydrogen and energy storage solutions.

Development of advanced energy storage technologies and smart energy management systems.

Engagement in extensive decarbonization projects, aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly by 2045.

Career Opportunities

Roles in project management, renewable energy development, and various engineering and technical positions.

Comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement plans, and professional development opportunities.

Contact Information

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Careers at ENGIE

ENGIE is a global leader in low-carbon energy supply and services. We have been active in the UK energy market for over 20 years, and our investments in energy infrastructure are focused on energy storage and renewable energy (solar, wind, biogas), whilst supplying energy to organisations of all sizes.

We are reshaping the energy future by reconciling economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, and we are looking for people who are committed to help turn our vision into reality.

About the role

  • The primary purpose of the Senior Project Manager role within the UK business unit is to;
  • The daily task management of the project team located in Leeds which includes:
    • Providing coaching and mentoring to PM colleagues to support the delivery of consistent quality standards
    • Ensure the right resource is on the right projects at the right time, acting as an initial escalation point for resource queries for the team
    • Be a key lead in promoting Agile methodology to IT Community and the wider business
    • Take ownership and leadership of any project and ensure their successful delivery against defined criteria of time, cost, quality and benefits realisation (focus on application projects)
    • Work closely with the Business Stakeholder/Sponsor throughout the project lifecycle
    • You will understand the different roles people play across project life cycle and be able to lead agile teams in delivery of large scale solutions.
    • Be responsible from planning through to closure of technical and non-technical project work, of all sizes and scale
    • Maintain the progress of business and technical tasks in such a way that minimises the risks of delay/failure whilst maximising benefit and restricting cost
    • Manage, direct and control IT and business resources employed on the project business
    • Build strong networks within IT and the wider business
    • Understand business strategy and how this can be delivered

Key Accountabilities

  • Takes responsibility for the definition, documentation & execution of one or more projects, actively participating in all phases of the project.
  • Effectively estimates costs, timescales & resource requirements for the successful delivery of the project(s) to an agreed scope.
  • Ensures that realistic project & quality plans are prepared & maintained & tracks all activities against the plan
  • Setup regular project boards and providing weekly status reports to senior management or other stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Monitors costs, timescales & resources used, and takes action where these deviate from agreed tolerances.
  • Escalates project issues related to deviation in scope/quality/timing/budget and dependencies with other projects and provides reporting to IT management, Business partners and steering bodies.
  • Manages the change control procedure gaining agreement for revisions to the project(s) from project sponsors.
  • Adherence to internal processes and risk frameworks in any and all tasks particularly in the area of key project deliverables
  • Drive and direct the justification for change, contributing to both the benefits and the cost analysis based on clear contributions to strategic goals. Gain buy-in from key stakeholders and champion the change on behalf of the sponsor, presenting information for approval at management levels
  • Responsible for driving through decisions/approvals at project control gates
  • Negotiation to secure and then management and direction of the projects resources, including non-IT resource and sub-contracted 3rd parties, needed to deliver a project
  • Responsible for the transition of projects into an operational state, including handover to support functions
  • Take a lead role in Change Management, User Testing and Change & Release Management and Own the transition into business operation
  • Take the role of Business Analyst when required and provide consultancy and guidance within your own project work and to other projects on this topic where appropriate
  • Proactively look for improvements in process/methods/tools and implement these
  • Comply at all times with Engie’s policies and procedures, including health & safety, conduct, security, attendance, equality of opportunity, & time recording
  • Work with and support the Business Sponsor on their requests for change
  • Contribute to proactively lobbying stakeholders to gain buy-in to the project and it’s proposed solution
  • Contribute to the validation of the solution via user testing Deputise for the CIO on project board attendance as required
  • Proactively look for improvements in process, methods or tools across the organisation
  • Take part in project assessments and quality reviews

Key Skills & Experience

  • Proven track record in running agile Projects.
  • Likely to be an IT professional with extensive experience across a range of IT disciplines.
  • Substantial experience in both business & IT Project and Programme management, having a successful track record of delivering large, complex projects or programmes.
  • Some exposure to IT strategy and IT/Enterprise Architecture
  • Some experience of operational service delivery, in an IT service management environment/ITIL framework.
  • Team and people management experience.
  • Worked extensively within a matrix organisation.
  • Experience of dealing with senior stakeholders and reporting into steering groups.


  • Expected to be educated to A-level standard and ideally educated to degree level or equivalent but not essential, excellent writing/communication skills are very important in this role
  • Project management – recognised methodology, preferably PRINCE2 and/or MSP Practitioner.
  • Qualification in Agile or SCRUM
  • Chartered membership of a recognised professional body, e.g. APM, BCS, IET
  • Preferably with an IT service management qualification, e.g. ITIL foundation.

What benefits we offer?

Flexible Working

We understand the importance of work-life balance and recognise that everyone is striving to find the perfect one between work and home life. That's why we offer a hybrid working model that combines the convenience of remote work with the benefits of collaborating in a professional office environment. You'll have the flexibility to work from home part of the time, allowing you to optimise your productivity while enjoying a comfortable work setup.

Bonus Programme

We reward your hard work and dedication with a competitive bonus programme that recognises and values your contributions. Your efforts are appreciated and directly reflected in your financial rewards.

Life Assurance

We prioritise your peace of mind by offering life assurance coverage. You can feel confident knowing that your loved ones will be protected in the event of the unexpected.

Income Protection

Your financial security matters to us. Our income protection benefits ensure that you have a safety net in place, providing a valuable source of income if you're unable to work due to illness or injury.

Employer Pension Contribution

We invest in your future by contributing to your pension plan. You can enjoy the confidence and peace of mind that comes with knowing that you're building a solid foundation for your retirement.

Healthcare Cash Plan

Your well-being matters to us, which is why we provide a healthcare cash plan. You'll have access to a range of healthcare benefits, including reimbursement for medical expenses, dental and optical care, and more. Take care of yourself and your family's health without financial worries.


We offer a range of flexible benefits to employees alongside hundreds of retail and lifestyle discounts through myENGIE.

Diverse Employer

ENGIE’s purpose is to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral economy, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally friendly solutions, and we know that the most successful businesses are the most sustainable ones. Diversity, equity and inclusion is key to sustainability and success and our goal is to attract, engage and retain the best talent, bringing the best thinking to our business from inside and outside of our industry. Our ambition is to make sure everyone at ENGIE feels valued, respected and included. We know that diverse teams have more creativity, imagination, innovation and problem solving capabilities, so we are committed to tackling inequalities and creating a diverse and inclusive business.

Equal Opportunity

We're an equal opportunity employer, which means we'll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and we're committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. During the application process you will be asked to complete an equality questionnaire on a voluntary basis and any data we collect will be treated confidentially and used for evaluation purposes only. This helps us understand our audience so we can make sure we are doing everything we can to attract a diverse range of people and ensure our recruitment processes are fair and inclusive.

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About the role

May 02, 2024

Full Time


Oct 30, 2024


Leeds, United Kingdom

Skilled (>3 years, <15 years)


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