IT Operations Project Manager IT Operations Project Manager …

Octopus Investments
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Aug 19
Octopus Investments
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 19 Aug 19
Octopus Investments
IT Operations Project Manager
Company Description

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 in excess of 750 people and manage more than £8 billion on behalf of over 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 Real Estate, Octopus Investments, Octopus Ventures, Octopus Wealth and Octopus Renewables. 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.

Job Description

The mission of the IT team is to provide innovative and reliable technology solutions to help the business and their clients work smarter and more efficiently. The IT team has grown significantly over the last year in terms of numbers of people, systems supported and projects to deliver. Technology is seen as the enabler to helping the company further differentiate itself on customer service as well as allowing it to grow rapidly without constraining the business.

About You

We'll love you if:
  • You enjoy reading a good Gantt chart
  • You create project documentation because you enjoy it
  • You relish seeing a project through into operational production
  • You're passionate about governance & processes
  • Prince2 excites you
  • HOW is just as important as WHAT you do
  • Timelines and requirements change, you are agile enough to facilitate that change
  • You are a confident communicator, enjoy working in a friendly, collaborative, fast-paced team and are comfortable talking to people at all levels of the business

You'll love us if you enjoy:
  • Ensuring project processes are adhered to
  • Being one of the go-to people for project implementation knowledge
  • Having passion about project management methodologies and a commitment to exceeding expectations
  • Imparting knowledge to the teams supporting your project implementations

  • Implementation of projects in accordance with the project scope
  • Defining project resource requirements
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Collaborating with relevant stakeholders to improve delivery & communication
  • Define, schedule and quantify project tasks & milestones
  • Monitor & report on project progress

  • Octopus Labs is driving innovation and technical change throughout the Octopus Group
  • We're one of the largest VCs in Europe
  • We love entrepreneurs
  • We're happy for you to keep working on your side-projects.
  • Started in a bedroom 17 years ago and still run by the same founders we have a strong entrepreneurial flair and a culture of always asking questions

  • Flexible working hours
  • Exceptionally diverse/multinational team
  • Salary (tell us what you are worth) + benefits
  • Relaxed, creative environment
  • Stunning office


  • Process and procedure creation & project management experience
  • Documentation creation experience
  • Good knowledge of project methodologies
  • Good understanding of project implementation processes