Generalist Project Leader

Generalist Project Leader

Job Title: Generalist Project Leader
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £123,000 -130,000 plus Bonus scheme etc
Reference: LB101090
Contact Name: Lloyd Balfour
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 20, 2016 17:24

Job Description

A Project Leader has responsibility for the delivery of consulting projects, leading small but high impact teams of consultants to drive impact for our clients. Project Leaders are typically aligned to one or two Industry or Functional Practice Areas (though may also lead projects outside these Practice Areas on occasion).

For more information contact Lloyd Balfour on 0207 621 3758 or email

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading the day-to-day execution of consulting projects and ensuring successful delivery of client requirements within the scope of the engagement; including:
    • Owning the project planning and process management, and communicating progress to clients and Company leadership
    • Driving development of the content, either directly or by providing guidance to the consulting team (for example, by sharing ideas, frameworks or providing input on research and analysis)
    • Managing the client relationship on a day-to-day basis
    • Managing project scope and maintaining an acceptable pace of work
  • Actively managing multiple client and stakeholder relationships
  • Leading senior client presentations and meetings
  • Providing apprenticeship and coaching to junior consultants to help develop their consulting skills, including sharing knowledge and experience, giving frequent feedback and creating opportunities for team members to learn and grow
  • Supporting and contributing to other projects, for example by sharing expertise or best practices
  • Contributing to the development of intellectual property within the Practice Area(s), including improving methodologies, tools, techniques and developing new ideas and approaches
  • Contributing to business development efforts, including preparation of proposal documents and attending pitch presentations
  • Contributing to the running of the London office, which may include recruiting, training or other activities


  • At least 7 years of work experience in top level advisory or consulting firms, though candidates with excellent industry backgrounds and 4-5 years of previous consulting experience would also be considered
  • A strong track record and a close network of professional contacts as key clients within the Insurance sector
  • Experience of working with/for well-functioning, advanced and global businesses, ideally located within the UK
  • 3-4 years leading/playing core role in driving projects - owning the project process, content and day-to-day client interactions
  • A track record of leadership and achievement
  • Strong academics from a top-tier institution
  • An MBA and/or Actuarial Qualifications are desirable but not essential

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