Workday Engagement Manager

Available in:
Derry-Londonderry, London, and Belfast

As a Workday Engagement Manager in Kainos, you’ll fully manage the successful implementation of enterprise scale Workday solutions for customers by working closely with customer business teams and internal delivery teams to drive the scope, definition and delivery management of solutions that are fit for purpose and commercially viable. You’ll take accountability for the complete delivery lifecycle alongside the leadership of internal capability both from functional (HR) and project delivery perspective. You’ll manage all aspects of your projects, which will typically be either one large, complex project or multiple smaller projects.  This will include project planning, resourcing, milestone tracking, commercial management and customer satisfaction.

Minimum (essential) requirements:

  • Experience in managing IT project delivery with direct experience in the successful delivery of solutions within a consulting environment/ IT services environment
  • Full lifecycle project management experience, from initial opportunity through to requirement development / definition, functional solution design, implementation, data-migration, system testing, user acceptance testing, go-live and service management
  • Experience of managing distributed team
  • Experience in managing and supporting blended teams of colleagues, client and partner resources to share knowledge and develop an integrated delivery ethic
  • Excellent commercial management and negotiation skills
  • Strong business writing skills with experience in the production of business cases, requirement documentation, tender documents, contracts, statements of work and change requests
  • Success in identifying and taking appropriate action on opportunities for additional business.
  • Ability to provide effective pre-sales support, including devising and costing viable, winning solutions working closely with a sales team
  • Sound commercial judgement, with a proven track record in the execution of contract and commercial terms applying to the project
  • Commercial experience of running a team


  • Working in an Agile project environment
  • PRINCE 2 (or similar) certification
  • Strong functional HR domain expertise including areas such as core HR, recruitment, talent management, absence management and learning and development.

Who you are:

Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day, and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. 

These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture. 

We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.