Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • London


Summary of Role

The successful candidate will be a successful project manager with strong trust based pensions technical knowledge, a consulting and client facing background as well as Prince 2 qualified. It will be an advantage to have experience in delivering pension scheme de-risking projects (such as plan design changes, pension increase exchanges, retirement transfer options, buy-in, buy-out and longevity transactions). If you have a trustee secretarial or scheme management background, and you have delivered projects within such roles, you might also be interested in this role.

The highlights of the role include:

Working within the Risk Solutions team, across a diverse range of pensions de-risking solutions for trust-based defined benefits schemes.

Offering de-risking solutions such as member options exercises (retirement transfer options, enhanced transfer values, pension increase exchanges), plan design change and plan closure, buy-ins, wind ups, mergers, systems implementations, longevity hedges, GMP rectifications, and asset transitions

Working with a broad range of different people across different lines of business and external client advisers and third party organizations

Able to develop a career path in a dynamic industry leading team and take advantage of market leading opportunities at this large global employer.

The Role

Use pensions technical knowledge, consulting skills and project management experience to proactively guide your project teams and clients to the optimal project outcomes

Delivering large and/or complex client and internal projects to meet agreed business objectives by providing day-to-day project management; working closely with your client, work stream leads, subject matter experts, third parties (such as lawyers and other advisers) to ensure a high standard of delivery,

Achieve project delivery on time, within scope and budget using Willis Towers Watson’s (WTW) project protocols

Drive high quality client project delivery, operational efficiency and effectiveness

Ensure each deliverable is produced efficiently and adds value to the project

Provide hands on, directive support to ensure projects which have gone off course get back on track and under control

Carry out continual project improvement reviews and embed any lessons learned.

Ensure that the project office’s centrally agreed templates and project materials, such as risk logs, action plans, project plans are used consistently and kept up-to-date

Act as a point of contact for other parts of WTW’s business to respond to general project management queries and proposals. Support scoping and pricing activity for new projects as required in conjunction with the RS management team. Actively pursue new opportunities involving project management, prepare proposals and attend new work presentations

Support resourcing allocation and work flow management across the project office for all live and pipeline projects

Share knowledge and learnings. Draft and support the creation of project management materials, as necessary – including case studies and client testimonials for new business proposals and marketing materials as required in conjunction with the Risk Solutions management team

The Requirements

Capable of demonstrating excellent planning, organising and negotiation skills

Excellent client consulting and relationship management skills

Proven track record in problem solving

Knowledge of scheme de-risking exercises

Commercial acumen

Effective communication skills (both written and verbal)

Ability to identify and efficiently resolve issues

Strong stakeholder management experience

The Company

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 45,000 employees serving more than 140 countries and markets. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at

Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer

Willis Towers Watson believes that effectively managing a diverse workforce is vital to our business strategy. We have an obligation to our organization, ourselves and our clients to hire and develop the best people we can find. We will continually review our policies and practices to ensure that all areas of the employment process (including recruiting, hiring, work assignments, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, company-sponsored development programs and overall workplace experience) are free from discriminatory practices. We are committed to equal employment o