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Project Manager

Womble Bond Dickinson
Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds, Newcastle, Plymouth or Southampton
Closing date
12 Apr 2024

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Vacancy Type
Other specialist roles, Project management
Contract Type
Experience Level
Role Classification
Other Professional

Job Details

We're currently looking for a Project Manager to join our Programme Management Unit (PMU) on a full time, permanent basis.

The team are based across our Bristol, Newcastle and Plymouth offices so ideally you'll be based near one of these locations, although one of our other regional offices may be considered (Southampton, Leeds, Edinburgh).

The team

The PMU is responsible for co-ordinating, defining, supporting and running the Programme of key Projects for the firm, encompassing both internal and client facing projects.  They do this by providing qualified Programme Management, Project Management, Business Analysis expertise and Project Assurance. 

The role

This is an exciting and varied role that will see you take the lead in the successful scoping and delivery of a variety of large scale projects, including large scale process and service improvements, IT and client focused work. You'll manage the resource, budget and risk within the projects and work closely with our Business Analysts to ensure timely delivery. You'll also work closely with different teams across the business so will need to establish effective communication strategies to ensure a collaborative working approach.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Being responsible for the running of business critical projects on a day to day basis, ensuring that they will achieve the benefits defined in the business case.
  • Ensuring all projects produce a robust business case to the standards set out by the Firm Roadmap before the project is initiated. You'll be expected to take an active role in supporting the business case production and to work with Business Analysts to understand the requirements.
  • Planning, co-ordinating and managing a number of business focused projects within scope, plan, budget and quality as agreed.
  • Producing accurate resource forecasts and securing resources on the project to enable it to be delivered within set timescales and budget.
  • Assessing and monitoring risks, issues, dependencies and changing requests to ensure the project is delivered successfully.

To be successful in this role, you'll need as a minimum:

  • Prince 2 Practitioner or equivalent
  • Three years' experience working as a project manager
  • Experience of managing large scale multi-disciplined business change projects
  • Experience of managing a project budget in excess of £50,000

We are seeking individuals with excellent communication and relationship-building skills. If you have experience communicating with colleagues at all levels, including Board members, and possess strong presentation abilities, we'd love to hear from you.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!

As signatories to the Mindful Business Charter, it's important to us that our people are able to maintain healthy and happy lives, both in and out of work. We have a number of resources and initiatives designed to support health and wellbeing and we're very happy to talk flexible working, full-time or part-time working patterns.

Through our DEI initiatives we create an environment in which difference is valued. We have an Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Group, led by our Board Sponsor, which works with our colleague networks (we currently have firm supported networks for race, ethnicity, and cultural heritage, LGBTQ+, disabilities, families, and women's career development and we're in constant dialogue with our people about how we expand our networks to better support everybody). Find out more about ED&I at WBD here. We encourage applicants from all social backgrounds, ethnicities, disabilities, gender identities and sexual orientations.

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible to all. If you have a disability or long term condition and need us to make any adjustments to give you the best possible recruitment process, please let us know by contacting the recruiter on the right hand side of this page. Please also let us know if you need this job advert or the application form in a different format.

We will offer an interview to candidates with a disability or long-term condition who meet the minimum criteria for this role. You can opt into this scheme within the application form. Your response to this question is only used for this purpose, is only visible to the recruitment team and is not used for data monitoring. 

We are an in-house recruitment team and will always aim to fill our roles directly in the first instance. If you're an agency, please click here for ways that you can work with us.


Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 16 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France. 

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

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