Senior Project Manager, People Team


AVEVA is a global leader in industrial software. Our cutting-edge solutions are used by thousands of enterprises to deliver the essentials of life – such as energy, infrastructure, chemicals and minerals – safely, efficiently and more sustainably.

We’re the first software business in the world to have our sustainability targets validated by the SBTi, and we’ve been recognized for the transparency and ambition of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We’ve also recently been named as one of the world’s most innovative companies.

If you’re a curious and collaborative person who wants to make a big impact through technology, then we want to hear from you! Find out more at https://www.aveva.com/en/about/careers/

Senior Project Manager, People Team, Cambridge/ London

In this role you will be leading projects which have an impact both internally to the people team, and externally to the business.

This role is instrumental to the delivery of transformational projects and those enabling the people team to support the business through significant change. 

The role is strongly goal oriented, and will require excellent collaboration, innovation and creativity skills to navigate a wide variety of projects.


  • Ensure all projects are delivered on time, to scope, within budget and to the required standard
  • Oversee the entire project lifecycle from initiation through to closure; manage project gating
  • Source and manage internal and external resouces to deliver project
  • Agree the definition of the project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure project team is assembled based on resource availability and skills required
  • Establish and facilitate project governance
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress, using agreed tools
  • Ensure project deliverables are assigned based on team members skillsets, strengths and experience
  • Plan and manage transition of the finished project products into BAU; ensure appropriate change management
  • Facilitate quality assurance, including regulatory, statutory and corporate compliance
  • Manage and influence stakeholders to ensure project objectives are achieved
  • Manage changes to scope, project schedule and project costs
  • Ensure project risks and issues are effectively identified and managed; perform proactive contingency planning
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation in line with the required process and standard
  • Communicate and report in a timely manner; escalate as appropriate
  • Analyse successful completion of goals and projects to establish best practice; orchestrate project review and document lessons learnt

Skills & Qualificiations

  • Strong leadership and influencing skills
  • Experience of project management
  • Excellent resource planning and scheduling skills
  • HR professional with global experience preferred
  • Previous experience with M&A would be an advantage
  • Able to develop and track budget
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Organisational skills including attention to detail and multitasking; working to deadlines
  • Strong problem-solving skills – planning for success and can-do attitude
  • Flexibility to work in a global team
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, collaboration tools and video-conferencing platforms, particularly MS Teams
  • Working knowledge of data protection regulations like GDPR.

AVEVA requires all successful applicants to undergo and pass a comprehensive background check before they start employment.  Background checks will be conducted in accordance with local laws and may, subject to those laws,  include proof of educational attainment, employment history verification, proof of work authorization, criminal records, identity verification, credit check.  Certain positions dealing with sensitive and/or third party personal data may involve additional background check criteria.

AVEVA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to being an exemplary employer with an inclusive culture, developing a workplace environment where all our employees are treated with dignity and respect. We value diversity and the expertise that people from different backgrounds bring to our business.
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