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Development Lead

Job Location: Newcastle

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00498544


- Job description

Role: Development Lead (Business & Technology Delivery Specialist / Team Lead)

Location: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Travel: Possibility for travel to client sites throughout the UK


We have roles available across the following Accenture career levels depending on skills and experience:


Specialist: from £36,750


Job Type: Permanent

Reference: 00498544


Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.


Accenture Technology powers our clients to achieve high performance with best in class established and emerging technologies. We are able to extend our technology and business capabilities by working closely with market leaders and innovators to provide our clients with the best specialised skills and tailored solutions.


With Accenture Technology you will deliver everything from point solutions for a single business function to large, long term outsourcing services, to complex systems integration installations spanning multiple businesses and functions.


We are focused on aligning IT with business priorities, enabling a digital Accenture and driving down the cost of IT, while working to provide all of our employees with the capabilities to run a high-performing business!


To find out more about our Newcastle Delivery Centre and what it’s like to be a part of the team visit


If you join our Health & Public Service technology delivery team you’ll be delivering the innovation that helps our clients achieve high performance. Accenture is currently working on a number of large Health & Public Service programmes across a variety of clients and is seeking to grow our H&PS team in the UK with bright, experienced, technology-savvy individuals.

What responsibilities will you have?


·         Leading aspects of the delivery of complex technology transformation programmes or large projects. These will typically be multi-geography / multi-location projects, often with both onshore and offshore delivery teams

·         Understanding the underlying business drivers and technology solution in enough detail to anticipate risks, issues and dependencies that may impact delivery (timeline, cost and/or quality)

·         Managing Risks and Issues which may impact the project

·         Financial management and reporting

·         Support project estimation

·         Create and manage team plans

·         Stakeholder Management (reporting to key stakeholders and participation/chairing of stipulated governance forums), including internal and external stakeholders

·         Manage change against an agreed baseline scope of work


What skills & experience are we looking for?


·         Experience in leading and managing teams of at least 15 FTEs and geographically distributed teams

·         Experience in team planning and supporting project estimation

·         Experience in Agile methodology

·         Experience in delivering either Custom or COTS delivery packages

·         Ability to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment

·         Highly motivated self-starter

·         Strong verbal and written communications skills

·         Experience in working in a client facing environment

·         IT Systems Delivery experience within a Health and/or Public Sector environment would also be advantageous



All applicants should be flexible between Monday and Friday and prepared to work at any of our client locations across the UK.


What’s in it for you?


All of our Technology professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialisation. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.


On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!


What are the next steps?


If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.


Any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory BPSS clearance.


About Accenture


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at


Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.


Closing Date for Applications 31st August 2018

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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