At Octopus we’re transforming the industries we operate in and improving the lives of millions of people. We’ve built market-leading positions in a number of specialist sectors, including smaller company financing, renewable energy, healthcare and property finance. We employ over 500 people and manage more than £6 billion on behalf of more than 50,000 investors. Our products don’t just help real people solve real life problems, they also make a positive impact on the world around us.
The Octopus Group incorporates Octopus Energy, Octopus Healthcare, Octopus Investments, Octopus Property, Octopus Ventures and Octopus Labs. Our aim is to have an impact in everything we do, and to make a vital contribution to the UK economy by helping people, companies and institutions generate wealth. And we’re always on the look-out for smart, talented people who share our values.
About the role
The successful candidate must demonstrate pragmatic, hands-on project management abilities, applying rigor to the delivery process while being able to respond to a rapidly changing environment. For smaller projects, the candidate will need to act in a business analysis capacity, eliciting and documenting requirements. Perhaps most crucially, the candidate must have the drive and ability to constantly improve the way we understand and run projects and act as an advocate for the delivery function across the company – and hence be an integral part to the future success of Octopus.
The project manager adds significant value across the company by ensuring successful project delivery – by planning, budgeting, managing stakeholder relationships, actively managing risks and issues, identifying and managing dependencies and also supporting system test and user acceptance testing.
Outline of skills/experience required
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