Managing Consultant - Financial Services - Delivery

PA Consulting

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Company Description

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4,000 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job Description

Do you crave collaboration and love creating insights that help organizations improve their agility in response to a rapidly changing market?

Within PA the Managing Consultant (MC) role represents a top tier appointment in the organisation, with MCs typically serving as our business development, thought and team leaders. With one foot in the operation, one foot in the strategic and a head for business and proposition development, this role is highly varied and calls for someone who is autonomous and a self-starter. 

You will be in our Delivery Team, which is PA’s Centre of Excellence for all project, programme and portfolio capability. This growing team of over 500 consultants that covers the full spectrum of delivery expertise. Our experience ranges from supporting highly complex business transformations, to delivering infrastructure and engineering projects, through to providing deep technical expertise on IT and technology driven change.

Key Duties

  • Develop strategic client relationships, working at the senior levels to sell value adding consulting assignment

  • Engage with and influence senior client stakeholders to drive successful delivery of transformation programmes and realise business goals

  • Lead and deliver large scale and complex projects – managing project teams and being actively involved and taking ownership of delivery

  • Manage third party suppliers through projects – e.g. core banking platform providers

  • Develop commercially viable consulting market offerings

  • Work with PA’s Go-To-Market and other specialist teams to develop propositions, develop existing client accounts and build new accounts

  • Work within mixed consulting and client teams, planning, managing and delivering work

Delivery Makes a Difference

Our Delivery Team lead the UK Ventilator Challenge on behalf of the UK government. With more than 5,000 companies and 7,500 people, joining forces to save lives on the NHS front line, PA supported one of the largest mobilisations of innovation, science and engineering since the Second World War.

As a result of that PA won the “Contribution to the Profession: Consultancy” award at the annual Association for Project Management Awards 2020. The award is testament to the ingenuity and effort of the PA team, who bring together diverse expertise to shape and deliver our clients’ most complex programmes to help them progress further, faster and achieve enduring results.



We are seeking talented individuals with extensive experience of leading large scale business and technology change across multiple functional domains. Our Banking practice is a high growth area for PA, working with a number of the UK’s and Europe’s leading Banks.

We are looking for candidates with skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Core experience of leading delivery complex projects in the Banking sector, with a particular focus on Payments and Lending-related platforms

  • Understanding of key regulations that shape the banking sector, in particular Payments and Lending

  • Core experience of working and delivering within the Financial Services sector

  • A deep understanding of how financial services business and organisations thrive and stay ahead of the competition when dealing with such challenges as digitisation, disruption, sustainability and remote working

  • Understanding of banking and financial regulatory operations

  • The ability to demonstrate leadership skills in large and diverse project teams

  • Building relationships with senior insurance stakeholders in both a delivery and complex sales context

  • Ability to work across multiple levels of an organisation

  • An aptitude for delivering creative and ingenious solutions

Experience in Financial Services is essential along with excellent interpersonal team-working skills.

Other experience will include:

  • Experience of running IT system integration projects within a banking or financial services environment

  • SDLC project management or support from Project Charter to End User Acceptance and Post Production Support.

  • Managing project stakeholders, subject matter experts and technology from planning phases, design, build and implementation phase

  • Scaled Agile delivery

  • Managing and delivering training to functional users and SMEs.

  • Facilitation of process redesign workshops

  • Managing multi-functional teams of developers, engineers, and QA testers on integration projects.

Additional Information


  • Private medical insurance

  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days

  • Company pension scheme

  • Annual performance-based bonus

  • Life and Income protection insurance

  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)

  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

Inclusion & Diversity

We recruit, retain, reward and develop our people based solely on their abilities and contributions and without reference to their age, background, disability, genetic information, parental or family status, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), political belief veteran status, or other by any other range of human difference brought about by identity and experience. We are on a journey towards ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels and that our firm is representative of the world around us. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

Adjustments or accommodations - Should you need any adjustments or accommodations to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.

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