Actuaries Project Manager

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Resource Solutions.
London, United Kingdom
21 Apr 2022
21 May 2022
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Resource Solutions are currently recruiting for an Actuaries Project Manager to work for us on a permanent basis as part of our newly introduced Workforce Consultancy model. Effectively you will be working as an Employed Consultant for Resource Solutions and will get the opportunity to work for our endless portfolio of blue chip and global clients.

The first opportunity will be to work for a blue chip financial services provider and we are looking for a Project Manager with experience in Actuaries and Risk systems etc

Role will be based in their state of the art offices in Central London.

Purpose of role:

The Risk Analytics Project Manager has an important role in the delivery of the business growth and operational transformation of our client Insurance stakeholders whom the Risk Analytics team serves in its asset data and related actuarial and financial reporting systems and process Product Owner role. In this role you will focus on managing the Risk Analytics input and deliverables of the cleints project to onboard and/or structure strategically important new types of asset, managing delivery to the agreed parameters of cost, timescale and quality, to enable the organisation to achieve its desired related business growth and operational transformation outcomes.

Principal accountabilities:

Manage the delivery of the assigned transformation and change initiatives using our cleitn approved project management and governance techniques used for resource and deliverable planning, budgeting and forecasting, risk, issue and dependency management so that these initiatives occur within the agreed budget, timescale and quality parameters and any critical problems that could impact this are escalated, evaluated, owned and resolved at the earliest opportunity to avoid or minimise their impacts on the desired benefits realisation

2.. Ensure adherence to and compliance with the client Internal Model and other relevant Group and LGRI project, change and risk management governance standards and policies in the delivery of the assigned initiatives, projects, these controls expected to help assure the project benefits realisation

Deliver effective and timely communication and reporting to all interested parties, key stakeholders to support effective decision-making and manage the smooth and integrated delivery of the Risk Analytics change portfolio and outcomes into the wider business

Ensure the quality of the deliverables produced on the assigned initiatives and projects and related releases of Risk Analytics owned systems and processes by facilitating appropriate business acceptance testing and sign-off, ensuring that functional and non-functional testing and code reviews are conducted at all relevant stages of the systems development lifecycle, and any exceptions to the agreed acceptance criteria are identified to stakeholders


Any of APMG Prince 2 Practitioner, Association of Project Managers (AMP) - mandatory. Agile PM / Scrum Master - Mandatory; SAFe agilest - desirable but not essential

ISTQB Test Manager, PROSCI and other recognised Change certifications, Business Analysis - eg BCS Diploma in Business Analysis - all desirable but not essential

  • Strong background of working and delivering IT enabled business owned projects in Insurance Life, Pensions, Annuities, Asset & Liability Management and / or
  • Investments and of working in Actuarial / quant risk management and Insurance related financial reporting environments (including Solvency II, IFRS, ALM);
  • Good awareness and understanding of typical Insurance products, types of assets held, Insurance financial reporting regulations, processes and metrics used to value and manage Insurance liabilities and assets; and within this knowledge of asset and asset modelling related BAU operations and the necessary attitude towards Live Production systems;
  • Good awareness and understanding of the IT technologies and delivery techniques used to build and implement the financial and analytical modelling systems and processes used by actuaries, quantitative financial engineers in Insurance organisations
  • Strong knowledge of software development practices, principles with good experience of delivering projects according to different project and SDLC approaches, including Agile, SaFe, plus of adapting the project / delivery management techniques used so as to ensure a focus on delivering outcomes;
  • Knowledge and experience of delivering projects that include business process and business operating model re-design and roll-out.

What's required:
  • Excellent communications, collaboration, interpersonal and presentation skills in order to influence internal and external stakeholders both in the business and technology teams, including executive managers and 3rd party vendors;
  • Outstanding project management experience of working with mixed teams made up of Business (investment, asset management, actuarial, accounting, quant) stakeholders and SMEs, Change and IT delivery professionals (Project Managers, Test Managers / Business Analysts, developers) to successfully deliver financial system and operational process change

  • Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving and troubleshooting skills, of actively identifying and managing RAID to ensure successful delivery of the projects managed
  • Adaptable approach to project governance & control - focussing on utilising techniques that deliver quality software and business process outcomes in an appropriately governed, controlled manner, with a willingness to 'roll up sleeves' and undertake alllevel tasks required to achieve the timely, successful delivery of each project managed.

  • Translating the principles of Business Transformation into business/people change activities and project outcomes;

  • Ability to self-manage, support multiple concurrent projects, balance conflicting strategies, priorities and work in a dynamic environment •

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