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Senior Project Analyst

The Requirements

Join us in Belfast or Dublin as a Senior Project Analyst

  • If you have a sound, practiced understanding of the principles of good change and project management and want to lead small discrete project delivery while broadening your horizons, this role may well be ideal
  • Join Ulster Bank Transformation as a Senior Project Analyst, and you'll find yourself in a dynamic and constantly developing environment, with great exposure to all areas of our business and a clear route for career progression
  • This is a key change role which is essential to enabling our businesses to perform to their best, and to continue to get better

What you'll do

Ulster Bank Transformation takes one single view of all change activity across the bank, allowing joined up decisions on how to prioritise change to be made for the good of the bank, and maintaining a clear line of sight on customer, staff and financial benefits.

You'll be mostly focusing on business and process change, and will plan and deliver small change projects or specific workstreams forming part of more complex projects, keeping a firm grasp on time, cost and quality, and making sure that the benefits set out in the business case come to fruition. As a senior figure among our Analysts, you may also manage a small team of 1-3 Project Analysts.

You'll achieve success in this role by:

  • Leading small projects or components of larger  projects under the supervision of the Project Manager
  • Identifying, developing and maintaining positive relationships with a range of key stakeholders and subject matter experts across the different businesses and technology delivery functions of Ulster Bank and RBS
  • Deputising for the Project Manager when required
  • Supporting or leading on continuous improvement initiatives
  • Leading the business requirements process by ensuring there is a platform for requirements to be gathered consistently against business objectives
  • Collaborating with others in the project and wider teams to achieve goals
  • Using relevant methodology/ RBS P3M/standard process by understanding the development lifecycles and minimum mandatory requirements

The skills you'll need

As a Senior Project Analyst you'll be a source of expertise and guidance to some of you're more junior colleagues, so experience of a project management or change management environment, and sound knowledge of the project life cycle are essential. You'll need to be able to demonstrate how you've successfully delivered discrete projects or workstreams from end to end. A relevant accreditation such as PRINCE2 would also be welcome, and could prove an advantage.

You'll also need:

  • A proven ability to plan, prioritise workloads, and work under your own initiative
  • A proven ability to facilitate project governance, such as workshops, and accurately capture minutes and resulting actions
  • Proficiency in analytical tools and structured analysis techniques
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and present professional reports and updates, and engage and influence stakeholders across business boundaries

How we'll reward you

In return, we offer a competitive salary plus 25% cash and benefit funding programme that can be tailored to suit your individual needs. In addition, we provide a wide selection of exclusive lifestyle offers, development and learning programmes, services and support designed to help you manage and balance your work/life priorities.

Visit our reward and benefits page for more information on the benefit packages we offer.

Inclusion

At Ulster Bank, we want everyone to feel welcome, regardless of your background or needs. If you need adjustments making to your working environment, we’ll do everything we can to support you. As part of this commitment, we offer flexible working options for some of our roles - find out more.

As a Financial Services organisation we comply with and support the requirements set by our Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which are designed to protect our customers. This role falls under Conduct Rules of the Individual Accountability Regime (IAR) and is subject to pre-employment screening. This means if your application is successful, you’ll need to satisfy some important background checks before you can start working with us. These may include a full credit check, a criminal record check (if based in the UK), residency and right to work checks.