PMO Specialist

PMO Specialist

- Remote role with occasional travel to Northampton

- 12 month fixed term contract

- Paying between £40,000 - £50,000 per 12 months DOE

Job Description

To support and govern the project management teams in adherence to defined Project Management Office (PMO) standards, procedures and toolsets. Including risk, change and issue management, project reporting, project schedule creation and management, financial management and Project Governance.

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • To lead/facilitate on all governance, meetings and reporting and to ensure adherence to organisational and project processes, procedures, standards and toolsets for your area(s) of ownership. To own continuous improvement and to share knowledge as and when required. To lead in at least one of the following areas and to provide support for the others when required.

  • Risk and Issues Management. Ensuring all risks are clearly identified, costed and closely monitored, using escalation paths when required. Supporting the project and programme managers with risk identification techniques and helping develop and implement risk response plans. Gaining a deep understanding of the risks and issues impacting the project or programme to be able to advise and support the project and programme managers.

  • Scope and Change Management. To manage the agreed scope of all project deliverables and the change to that scope through clearly defined change management processes.

  • Schedule Management. To own the overall Programme and Project schedule templates providing guidance, governance and hands on support on how to structure plans across the programme/project areas. To ensure the schedule is being maintained according to the schedule management plan. To monitor adherence to dependencies and project milestones and to escalate when required. Gaining a deep understanding of interdependencies on programme to be able to support the programme manager and influence the direction of projects.

  • Financial Management. To monitor programme and project financial performance against the agreed project baseline. (Labour and non-labour). To work with project and programme managers to put plans in place to address issues and variances and escalate when agreed variances are not met. To support invoice and billing activity across the programme or work.

  • Programme and Project Governance. To govern project start-up, run, and close down activities across the programme of works. To get involved in recovery activities where needed for projects or programmes that are off track.

  • Programme and Project Reporting. To ensure all programme and project level reporting is completed to time. To escalate as and when required.

Essential skills:

  • Dealing with internal and external project stakeholders

  • Experience working MS Projects

  • Managing project resources for project deliverables

  • Provide support to Programme Manager for new bid and proposals

  • Hands on Project Management Office support of allocated projects

  • Providing strong delivery leadership

  • Organizational resources appropriately

  • Liaising with the client and delivery teams (Internal and External) to ensure effective project governance

  • Excellent presentation skills

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:

  • PMP, or familiarity of.

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in Project Management Office capacity within depth knowledge and hands on experience of at least two of the core PMO services.