Project Manager (Functional/Non-IT/Non-Infra/Non-Telecom only)


  1. Delhi
  2. Project Management
  3. Permanent
  4. Clifford Chance

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Job Description

The Role


The role of the Project Manager is to deliver the business benefits outlined in the Business case within the agreed tolerances of time, cost and quality. The role incumbent will be responsible for the delivery of the full project lifecycle covering the overall, planning, management, co-ordination and financial control of multiple projects.


Key Accountabilities


The role incumbent will be responsible for delivering the full project lifecycle with a primary focus on benefit realization and will hold the following accountabilities:

  • Provide day to day project team leadership and matrix management to motivate and inspire multi-discipline project teams to deliver project milestones according to agreed project schedules;
  • Elicit business needs and requirements translating them into clearly documented application and operational requirements;
  • Collaborate with technical teams and subject matter experts to establish the solution and analyze compromises between usability and performance needs;
  • Contribute to the analysis, documentation and proposition of solution options ensuring the options are based on sound commercial and financial judgement;
  • Ensure projects start, progress and finish with a defined and detailed scope including time, cost and governance parameters;
  • Develops, reviews and gains agreement of project plans, allocates resources and work packages to accomplish project objectives;
  • Provide and maintain the link between business requirements and the delivery plan;
  • Ensure sufficient resources and skill sets are available in order to meet all project targets agreeing resource requirements throughout the project team with the relevant managers, escalating where necessary;
  • Undertake cost management, in liaison with the finance and commercial support teams, including time, resource and cost forecasting with associated change management;
  • Provide accurate project status reports against milestones, project expenditure against budget and benefit realization to all stakeholders;
  • Plan and mitigate project risks to acceptable levels to ensure project objectives and deliverables are achieved, communicating all risk mitigation steps relevant stakeholders;
  • Prepare and communicate various project related documentation including; Project Board information, project briefs, exception reports and options papers;
  • Utilize the Clifford Chance project management methodology (the Delivery Framework) and project management tools to plan, manage and communicate throughout every stage of the project;
  • Participate in the development and organic learning of the Clifford Chance Delivery Framework and project management techniques;
  • Ensure projects comply with all internal Clifford Chance policies, procedures and regulations;
  • Develop and execute project communication plans; and
  • Contribute to the lessons learnt process and champion organizational learning


Your experience


The role incumbent will possess the following skills and knowledge, preferably practiced in a law firm or other similar professional services company:

  • Demonstrable evidence of several years project management experience covering at least four full project lifecycle deliveries
  • Degree or equivalent;
  • Prince2, MSP, Agile Project Management or other recognised project management qualifications preferable;
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft packages, including Project, PowerPoint, Word and Excel;
  • Ability to lead, develop and manage multi-disciplinary teams across multiple global locations;
  • Cultural sensitivity and awareness in dealing with global customers and suppliers;
  • Excellent communication skills in order to engage with stakeholders at all levels of the business;
  • A strong customer centric approach and can lead by example; and
  • A strong desire to solve problems and contribute to a positive and supportive learning environment.

Company Description

Who we are


We are one of the largest international law firms in the world. With over 30 offices across the globe, we strive to exceed the expectations of our clients, providing them with the highest-quality advice and legal insight, which combines the firm’s global standards with in-depth local expertise.

Our firm, work and people span jurisdictions, cultures, and languages. We offer our clients a truly international perspective. We believe every career should be rewarding and stimulating - full of opportunities to learn, thrive, and grow. That’s why we’re so proud of our inclusive, friendly, and team-based approach to work.

You’ll find our clients in commercial and industrial sectors, the financial investor community, governments, regulators, trade bodies, and not-for-profit organisations. But no matter who they are or why they’ve reached out to us, we provide a world-class service every step of the way. And that’s possible thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit and conscientious approach to work that you’ll find across all of our teams.

Whichever area of the business you join, you’ll become an integral part an innovative, diverse and ambitious team of people. Clifford Chance is a place where the brightest minds and the best of colleagues meet.

Additional Information

Equal opportunities statement


At Clifford Chance, we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society.

We are committed to treating all employees and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age.  This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

We have a variety of flourishing employee networks. These networks are a place for colleagues to share experiences and advocate for change wherever they see an opportunity for improvement.

Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm. 

Find out more about our inclusive culture here





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