IT Project Manager – Infrastructure

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: LP452-91
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB)

The Role

The Role

Responsible for the delivery of major/highly complex information technology projects that are part of the strategic, key technology direction within specific IT functional area. This includes, project planning, resource and budget management, overall project administration and business alignment.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

• Responsible for the delivery of technology enabling change initiative projects and IT deliverables in high priority, medium or strategic level for IT infrastructure based on accepted project management standards
• Manage the implementation of a technology project(s) lifecycle ensuring IT deliverables meet expectation of time, cost and quality
• Develop specifications, project approvals, RFPs, TOR and other project related documentation within scope of the subject matter of the project
• Develop project schedules and define project milestones. Provide quality assurance to project deliverables and responsible for project risk management.
• Responsible for overall project administration – management of project plan and project reporting
• Manage project resources - assemble project team, assign individual responsibilities and coordinate project activities, including vendor resources as required
• Ensure documentation is in place: transition documents, technical document procedures etc
• Review and/or assist in selecting vendors and monitor contract compliance and project deployment as required
• Manage and ensure transition to from project to production and successful handover to production support team.
• Provide support to the SIT process and ensure UAT assistance is provided to the business.
• Provision of technology based information, such as system performance dashboards, service levels and issue resolution to the business
• Look for options for project consolidation where possible - project efficiencies in the solution etc
• Work with IT Risk and Control to ensure that project performance measures and metrics are in place
• Review and ensure that no critical high audit findings are live on a project. Manage mitigating action as required.
• Work with the business as a partner to understand the business unit’s technology requirements and assist in translating these requirements into IT project deliverables
• Deliver to a standard of fast resolution of problems, demonstrated by a service-orientated mindset throughout the team.
• Manage tracking of IT project expenses and provide budget inputs as required by senior management
• Support in the identification of opportunities for the appropriate and cost-effective investment of solutions including sourcing, purchasing and in-house development.
• Support management to establish and operate a vendor evaluation process to ensure that product selection and on-going vendor support are adequate for the needs of the bank.
• Coordinate with IT teams (internal and external) as required for project delivery
• Manage work allocation, and problem resolution including driving and motivating personnel towards achievement of specific objectives and departmental goals.
• Communicate project status (milestone and deliverable reporting), issues, and/or concerns with executive management, team members, and Information Technology managers.
• Maintain a current knowledge of technology trends and emerging, technologies and techniques which may be of benefit to the Group

Undertake similar or related tasks or duties as directed by senior management




• At least 2-4 years in IT with a banking background with at least 1-3 years in a project management capacity with experience in management of application systems and technical systems.
• Strong planning, analytical and time management skills
• Ability to prioritise and handle multiple projects and tasks
• Knowledge and ability to apply quality control techniques
• Excellent person to person communication skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills in English.

Minimum Education Level

• A university degree in a technical discipline is essential.
• A master’s degree in a business systems related subject area would be desirable.

Professional Qualification

• Project management Prince II or PMI (or equivalent) certification is highly desirable in a financial service culture preferably banking.

About the Company

About the Company

ADCB was incorporated on 1 July 1985 as a public joint stock company for an unlimited duration in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE. ADCB is registered under the UAE Federal Commercial Companies Law No. (8) of 1984 under registration number 4 and operates in the UAE under a banking licence issued by the Central Bank of the UAE.

ADCB provides a range of consumer and corporate banking, Islamic banking, trade finance, structured finance, foreign exchange, derivatives, and financial advisory services, primarily in the United Arab Emirates. In addition, ADCB’s subsidiary Abu Dhabi commercial Islamic Finance PSC holds an Islamic banking license.

As at 31 December 2010, ADCB operated 47 branches, 4 pay offices and 265 ATMs in the UAE; 4 new branches and 99 new ATMs were added during 2010. ADCB also operated 2 branches in India.
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