Programme Manager/Senior Project Manager

Date: 14-Mar-2023

Location: Dublin, IE

Company: Allied Irish Bank

Role Title:  Senior Project Manager 



Summary of role:


The Change Operations team is tasked with driving the banks project & Change agenda, ensuring the right projects are delivered in the right way. AIB has a significant change agenda delivering on Strategic, Regulatory, Transformative and Sustainment objectives for our customers, staff and key stakeholders.  We are looking for Change Practioner’ to join our Change team & support us in ensuring change is optimally delivered and governed in line with agreed methodologies and best practices from initiation right through to benefits realisation.

Your role will be part of the AIB Change Team who provide Project Management capabilities to the organisation. The Change team operate to a defined Project & Change Management Methodology and is comprised of AIB staff, strategic partners and contract staff working together in a dynamic and fast-moving environment. You will report to a Portfolio Lead and you will use AIB’s Project Management practices and processes to deliver projects successfully, on-time, to budget and to a high quality.

You will need to show us that you can/have:

  • Plan, direct, and co-ordinate activities to manage and implement change programme roadmaps from mobilisation through to implementation while leading, directing and overseeing a team of external and internal programme resources.
  • A  keen cost focus and drive to deliver business outcomes in an efficient and cost effective way.
  • Identifies, drives and leads problem solving for the project deliverables.
  • Accountable for project team adherence to AIB project methodology and ensures any deviations are addressed.
  • Influences AIB Project Management methodology and policy improvements.
  • Proactively collaborates as a Change Ambassador internally with business stakeholders and senior leaders, and also external stakeholders.
  • Influences and communicates key insights of project outcomes, often advises senior stakeholders across multiple functions. Prepares and presents analysis, insights and recommendations to assist governance forums with decision making.
  • Ensures any deviations are addressed or escalated as appropriate.
  • Influences AIB Project Management methodology and policy improvements.
  • Leads by example and is a true advocate for the AIB Values by:
  1. Being One Team
  2. Owning the Outcome
  3. Driving Progress
  4. Showing Respect
  5. Eliminating Complexity


Minimum Criteria:  Please note that the following criteria form the basis of your answers on the application form.


  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in delivery of complex change projects through the full life cycle (from project initiation to closing), ideally in a financial services environment.
  • Degree qualification preferred with a relevant professional qualification in change/project management. (e.g. PMP, Prince2).
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with ability to understand a broad range of business and technical challenges, to translate strategy into measurable business benefits and to articulate key messages to senior stakeholders.
  • Strong influencing skills to challenge/size business solutions and requirements with senior stakeholders.
  • Ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines, and to manage competing demands effectively knowing when to escalate issues and when to deal with independently.
  • Experience in the establishment, training and managing teams comprised of AIB staff, contractor and strategic partners.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage people, within own reporting line and across wider teams, to achieve required outcomes.
  • A keen commercial focus and an ethos for delivery value efficiently and cost effectively.



Why join us?

AIB is a dynamic and diverse place to work. We are changing from the inside out to become a bank people can believe in. And by people, we mean our employees as well as our customers.


In each team you’ll find leaders who focus as much on people as they do on function. Here, anyone who is responsible for managing people is called a people leader, not a manager. That shows our commitment and focus on the development and engagement of the people who work here.


We call our Diversity & Inclusion plan iMatter – because that is our aim.  No matter who we are, where we are from, how we look, we all make a difference. You’ll find a mix of age, race and gender, where everyone has an opportunity to reach their potential. You’ll find a culture of openness, positivity and respect where everyone has a voice.


If you feel you have what it takes, click apply and fill in the online application form. If you would like more information Conor Kearney from the Talent Acquisition Team can help. You can contact her by  email at


Closing date for applications: Friday 7th April 2023

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