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Legal Project Manager
Innovation and Business Change
We're looking for someone to own how we deliver complex client
matters. As a fee-earning legal project manager, you'll work across
our five international practice groups - Corporate and commercial,
Financial Markets, Dispute Resolution, Employment and Solutions.
You'll champion the use of our Global Service Excellence Standard and
coach others on how to use it effectively.
You'll be employed by Simmons &
Simmons Solutions Limited and will work with teams across our
international legal services network. You'll report to the Head of Service
Excellence and the Service Excellence legal project management Lead.
What we are looking for:
We're looking for a qualified project
manager with previous experience in professional services or law -
but we'll consider applications from any industry. Our new legal
project manager will have a direct impact on improving service
quality in Simmons - so you must be confident, an excellent
relationship builder and have great communication and presentation skills.
A Project management professional
accreditation (or can show you're working towards one)
A degree level qualification
Consulting, coaching and advisory skills
Excellent client facing skills - someone who
can build great relationships
Strong facilitation and presentation skills
Competent with all Microsoft office software
An interest an aptitude for new and
Good analytical skills and can produce
engaging, concise, and timely management information
Excellent numeracy skills
The ability to empathise with fee earners
while providing clear project management advice
Able to work effectively as part of a
diverse and inclusive team.
Ability to influence and strong personal presence
Ability to deal with uncertainty
Experience of project management of
client-facing, complex matters in a professional services firm or
leading international firm or in-house legal function
What will you do:
Apply Project Management best practice to
the most complex matters
Set matters up for success from initial
scoping, planning, delivery, mobilisation to lessons learnt
Assure our clients and lead matter partner
that we are delivering to quality, on time and on budget
Co-ordinate project management activity
Control and monitor matters
Communicate with clients and key
stakeholders in real time and accurately
Manage risks, assumptions, issues, and dependencies.
Identify opportunities and challenges from
an early stage
Demonstrate value and financial savings in
effective matter delivery
Work with fee earners to deliver complex
legal mattes using the Service Excellence Standard based on best
practice project management
Collaborate with the Head of Service
Excellence to maintain a high reputation for delivery across the firm
Build a credible relationship with Partners
across the firm on the use of the Service Excellence Standard
Coach fee earners in applying the Service
Collaborate with our Marketing &
Business Development team to identify opportunities
About the Service Excellence Team
The Service Excellence Team delivers Simmons'
Service Excellence Standard. We use this to continuously improve the
quality and efficiency of our client service delivery.
Service Excellence works closely with our
legal engineers to deliver legal work more efficiently. We support
the Managing Partner and International Executive Committee in the
efficient and effective delivery of the firm's strategy to deliver
premium work for our clients and to optimise fee earner performance.
Our main objectives are to ensure we
exceed clients' expectations and to always deliver value for money.
Here at Simmons & Simmons:
We believe our people define us. Our
working environment is genuinely collegiate with a supportive
atmosphere and team ethos - we have a reputation for being a
friendly culture which we are very proud of. Flexible working, an
inclusive and diverse culture, our innovative approach and being
truly international are just a few more things that make us, us.
Below are a few more reasons to consider
Simmons & Simmons for your next career move: • Competitive
benefits package • All year round dress down •
International offices including: Hong Kong; Dubai; Tokyo; Dublin;
Milan; Bristol; Madrid; Singapore to name a few • Generous
employee referral bonus program • All offices have their own
artwork collections - we have a Damien Hurst and a Tracey Emin in
the London office • We were ranked as a Stonewall Top Global
Employer in 2019 for the fourth year running. • We have
recently acquired Wavelength (the first regulated legal engineering
firm in the world) which highlights our invested interest in innovation.
If you are interested in finding out
more about this vacancy then please contact
Emily.Rixon-Smith@simmons-simmons.com with any questions. To apply
for the role please click on the link at the bottom of the page,
where there is also a detailed job description.