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Finance Project Manager - Telecom

Job Title: Finance Project Manager - Telecom
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Salary: Negotiable
REF: RC/P/Projectfinance_1665658927
Contact Name: Rohit Chavda
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 2 months ago

Job Description

Finance Project Manage- Shared Rural Network

Remote Working - Occasional travel requires to office based in London.


Job Purpose:

Ensure all financial elements of the SRN programme are well run, successfully tracked, and delivered on time to our Grant obligations. This role is supporting the Shared Rural Network and roll out of 4G across Scotland which is a combined effort across all the mobile operators. The Project Manager will be reporting to the Finance Director and will be working with all the operators and navigating the government funding.


  • Build positive working relationships with key stakeholders within BDUK and the Mobile Network Operators (MNOs).
  • Development and management of SRN project finances to ensure related tasks and milestone deliverables are completed on time, within budget and to the Grant obligations.
  • Represent finance at monthly meetings with BDUK finance manager and delivery team.
  • Deputise for the FD as Chair of the SRN finance board.
  • Build strong relationships with the SRN finance leads within each MNO to ensure accurate and timely delivery of financial information.
  • Ensure effective communication on all elements of the SRN project; such that there is the ability to facilitate timely and accurate financial forecasts across shareholders/government interfaces.
  • Provide regular formal reporting on project finance progress, both internally & externally to MNO's/Government.
  • Manage financial forecasting & profiling within the programme via the management of a formal financial change control process across all MNOs.
  • Ensure that correct governance processes are followed as per agreed formats, challenging all parties if there is a deviation from an agreed position.
  • Within financial claims processes, ensure an efficient & compliant submission format is followed, and manage the process with the SRN Project Manager & Project Co-Ordinator to ensure that all required evidence is provided in a timely & accurate manner.
  • Act as gatekeeper to claims for the MNOs, to ensure no missed or inaccurate claims to UK Deal with BDUK claims & any queries that are raised.
  • Manage overall financial delivery profile from MNOs to align with MNO delivery plans & ensure no misalignment. Ensure MNO finance & delivery teams are aligned at all times.
  • Ensure financial risks or issues are captured within the main risk & issue log, ensuring ownership & resolution of finance related activities with stakeholders.
  • Where failures are identified, co-ordinate MNO RCA (root cause analysis) & PIR (post incident) reporting of these issues, ensuring all aspects of failures are captured & formally logged, allowing easy transition into formal Board reporting (via Delivery or Operations boards).

Skills Required:

  • Proven experience of project finance management techniques, methodologies and processes.
  • Preferably experience & knowledge of telecoms deployment processes
  • End to end knowledge of telecoms financial management activities & risks associated with every milestone
  • Excellent Stakeholder management.
  • Experience working in mobile telecoms 4G/LTE network rollout/deployment environment
  • Outstanding collaboration and partnership capabilities - internal and external.
  • Ability to engage & influence at all levels of the business and maintain positive customer relationships

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