Technical Project Manager

  • Edinburgh, UK
  • Full-time
  • Verisk Business: Power Advocate

Company Description

Wood Mackenzie is the global leader in data, analysis and consulting across the energy, chemicals, metals, mining, power and renewables sectors.

Founded in 1973, our success has always been underpinned by the simple principle of providing trusted research and advice that makes a difference to our customers. Today we have over 2,000 customers ranging from the largest global energy companies and financial institutions to governments as well as smaller market specialists.

Our teams are located around the world. This enables us to stay closely connected with customers and the markets and sectors we cover. Collectively this allows us to offer a compelling combination of global commodity analysis with detailed local market knowledge.

We are committed to supporting our people to grow and thrive. We value different perspectives and aspire to create an inclusive environment that encourages diversity and fosters a sense of belonging. We are committed to creating a workplace that works for you and encourage everyone to get involved in our Wellness, Diversity and Inclusion, and Community Engagement initiatives. We actively support flexible working and are happy to consider alternative work patterns, taking into account your needs and the needs of the team or division that you are looking to join. 

Hear what our team has to say about working with us:

We are proud to be a part of the Verisk family of companies! 

At the heart of what we do is help clients manage risk. Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK) provides data and insights to our customers in insurance, energy and the financial services markets so they can make faster and more informed decisions.   

Our global team uses AI, machine learning, automation, and other emerging technologies to collect and analyze billions of records. We provide advanced decision-support to prevent credit, lending, and cyber risks. In addition, we monitor and advise companies on complex global matters such as climate change, catastrophes, and geopolitical issues.  

But why we do our work is what sets us apart. It stems from a commitment to making the world better, safer and stronger.  #LI-JA1


Job Description

As a Technical Project Manager, you play a critical role within the Technology group. Working closely with a team of Technical Project Managers, you are responsible for owning technical workstreams initiatives. Your responsibilities include project management, independent technical research, creating business cases, managing and coordinating stakeholder relationships, product ownership, and managing external software contractor relationships. In this position, you will gain exposure to a wide variety of challenges and exciting opportunities. Expect to contribute directly to the project anywhere from 5 - 20% of your time. No two days are ever the same.



1-3 years of relevant software engineering experience or equivalent professional experience with technical projects

Breadth of technical expertise so that you can create your own independent technical proposals on a variety of topics such as cloud services, application frameworks, databases, architecture, etc.

Understanding of the fundamentals of design patterns and testing best practices

Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills

Willing to discuss obstacles, find creative solutions, and take initiative

Willing to take ownership of entire projects and previous leadership experience

Ability to identify and proactively engage with stakeholders depending on the context

Ability to learn quickly and adapt based on business and technical needs

Ability to thrive in environments with a lack of formal structure and a high degree of ambiguity

Comfortable in a team with a high degree of autonomy

Ability to both independently initiate and research projects and implement solutions as part of a cross-collaborative team

Eagerness to receive and give both constructive and positive feedback

Bachelor's degree in a STEM field


Additional Information

Wood Mackenzie is an equal opportunity employer.

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