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Belfast, Northern Ireland

Closing Date

2020-10-31 00:00:00


Technical Leader (Managing Consultant)

  • We are looking to hire an experienced Technical Leader and Managing Consultant to join our 150 strong (and growing) Engineering & DevOps practice. This is a senior role, and one that will stretch you personally and professionally. 

    Having a deep technical expertise, inclusive and empathetic leadership skills (we like the Servant-Leader model), and a passion for business development are key to the role. You might expect to spend about half of your time actively engaged on client projects, with the balance split between new business development, and working to nurture and support our engineering practice and people. 

    You are passionate about 

    • Building interpersonal relationships with client teams, through involvement in business development activities and day-to-day technical guidance of engineers, in the work. 
    • Spotting opportunities to grow technology revenue via your relationships and understanding where we can add more value to our client engagements. 
    • Building and growing engineering teams – from entry level to more senior folks – so that they are engaged, supported and growing as individuals and as teams. 
    • Orchestrating best in class engineering output, ensuring that we are delivering the right thing at the right time to our clients. 
    • Helping build an extraordinary engineering culture, which attracts and retains the highest quality of engineers at all levels of career. 
    • Expect a sleeves-up role, as all our people are client facing and empowered to fulfil the best outcome for their clients. 

    Professional Experience

    • An expert in the digital services platform of the future: End-to-end delivery of future digitally enabled customer experiences. 
    • A people person: A leader of technical and non-technical people. Evidence of building high performing cross functional teams, coaching and people development. Able to build connections quickly and influence others 
    • A technical leader, with a history of hands on delivery: Experience of building modern, scalable technology platforms, built with the customer at the heart and underpinned by data 
      • Experience of the end-to-end software delivery lifecycle, utilising Agile, DevOps and modern engineering practices, enabled by major cloud (AWS / GCP / Azure), and other platforms, tools and technologies 
      • Experience of working with CIOs/CTOs/CDOs to deliver enterprise DevOps strategies, which encompass modern techniques such Continuous Deployment and PAAS  
    • A visible industry profile: A strong personal brand and industry network. An influential thinker that makes an impact in the market and is able to inspire PA’s clients and its people 
    • A strong consulting skillset: C-suite credibility for global financial organisations. Evidence of strong commercial acumen and achievement of commercial outcomes. An understanding of the levers of consulting success. Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills. 

    What we're looking for

    You have demonstrable experience working within a fast-paced multi-disciplinary digital environment and can evidence your ability to deal with large amounts of information, make decisions effectively, and guide engineers to achieve the best possible outcome for clients. 

    You will have established yourself as a trusted technology leader, from successful experience building business pipelines through to complex engineering delivery which may have included frontend and backend web or mobile development (e.g. JavaScript, Java or .NET), solution architecture, infrastructure engineering and quality assurance.  

    You can evidence how you have identified new revenue opportunities and converted these into business growth as well as having delivered engineering projects of significant value. 

    You’re commercially savvy - with clear experience delivering effective estimation and working with cross discipline teams to get to the heart of a solution, articulating the engineering elements clearly to internal folk but critically, to clients too. 

    You’re an experienced line manager and mentor - actively interested in supporting engineers in both their career development and team contribution. You’ll get directly involved in recruitment - ensuring we continue to enjoy success by bringing on the very best people. 

    You have clear ideas on how things might be done and want to join a company where doing things the right way is a principle we strive to achieve daily. You inspire others to constructively test your position through open dialog and multi-disciplinary involvement to reach the right answer. 

    You’re obsessed with the excellence of approach, architecture and implementation. Standards matter a lot. If something isn’t right, you are not going to let it slide - the quality of the product or service and the resultant user experience is fundamentally important to how you approach your work. 

    You’re a self-starter with a strong entrepreneurial streak – able to prioritize your time effectively and build relationships across the Digital practice. 

    And finally - you’re not afraid of sitting down with clients and working solutions through with them in a highly collaborative and open way.  

    What will you be participating in? 

    You can expect to be involved in all the following: 

    • Developing detailed and compelling responses to new business opportunities alongside colleagues from other areas of our digital practice and the wider PA capabilities 

    Developing our relationships with clients, and industry partners, so that we can identify areas where we can provide additional value to their businesses. 

    • Developing and mentoring teams (in-house and on client site) to solve for complex technology needs and deliver the right outcomes; including technology selection and hands-on delivery where appropriate. 
    • Shaping and growing our Digital Engineering and DevOps practice, culture & people alongside our Partner Sponsors and Practice Leads. 


    • Private medical insurance
    • Interest free season ticket loan
    • 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)
    • Voluntary benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

    About us

    Bringing Ingenuity to Life

    We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

    With a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, we’ll offer you unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we turn complexity to opportunity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career.

    Isn’t it time you joined us?

    About Public Services in PA

    Our Public Services team brings together the right expertise and experience to challenge conventional thinking and deliver exceptional results across the public sector. We operate across all aspects of the public sector including central and local government, education, policing and justice, the third and charities sectors. The diversity of our work is unparalleled and we have a reputation for delivering high quality, cost-effective solutions for our clients. 

    We are the team who:

    • helped councils respond innovatively to pressures in adult social care
    • transformed higher educational services within Russell Group Universities
    • has repeatedly delivered operational IT systems successfully into police forces
    • helped TfL reduce the cost of fare collection by 40%
    • supported the letting of contracts worth £2.4 billion to put in place the underlying infrastructure for the roll-out of smart meters in Britain
    • supported foreign investment in the UK

    Delivering exceptional results that have a lasting impact is what we do. Balancing proven methodologies with fresh, unconstrained thinking is how we do it. Central to each challenge is a perfectly balanced team of experts handpicked for the task.

    Diversity Statement 

    PA is committed to building an inclusive and supportive culture where diversity thrives, and all of our people can excel. We believe that greater diversity stimulates innovation, enabling us to fulfil our purpose of ‘Bringing Ingenuity to Life’, supporting the growth of our people, and delivering more enduring results for our clients.

    We only recruit, promote and reward our people based on their contribution, without regard to gender, race, disability, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

    We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

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