Position Title: Head of PMO (Project Management Office)
Reports To: Project Management
Remuneration: £52,000 – £70,000, 10% pension, bonus ++
To establish the role of a PMO within the Professional Consulting division of a UK consulting organization. Engineering. The role will design, develop and control a Project Management Office to support the needs of both internal Project Managers and Clients. The role will provide a continuously improving PMO service offering to major projects including an element of constructive challenge to ensure the quality and timeliness of its key deliverables.
Candidates should be hard working, looking to learn with an exceptional eye for detail. Key attributes for this role will also include a positive ‘can do’ attitude, excellent interpersonal skills and strong numeric capability.
The PMO is a key value add player in the project management cycle.
Establishing a smooth transition from Sales to Professional Consulting.
Creating a gold standard baseline project within the corporate systems.
Timely management of documents contributing costs and revenue to projects
Change note management
Resource Management to ensure appropriately skilled resources are available at the right time within projects
Resolving resource conflicts
Reporting utilisation statistics
Establish robust control in terms of regular reporting (Internal and client facing), variance analysis, forecasts and financial reporting
Management of a project Document Controls System
Enable the handover from Professional Consulting to Support / BAU
Manage a robust Lessons Learnt process
Skills & Personal Qualities
Minimum 2 years PMO or similar experience
Knowledge of project management tools and techniques
Highly efficient in resource planning and tasks assignment
Excellent computer skills (all core Microsoft Office products)
Strong prioritisation skills
Good interpersonal and multi-tasking skills
Exemplary written/oral communication skills
Excellent written and spoken English is a prerequisite for the position.
Personable, pro-active, professional and able to demonstrate full commitment to exceptional customer care and service in all activities.
Strong and demonstrated ability to build lasting relationships with team members
Ability to competently mediate disagreements and negotiate agreeable resolutions
Act proactively to ensure smooth team operations and effective collaboration
Must possess the ability to maintain a professional demeanour in times of high stress and the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and foster client relationships.
Good analysis and critical thinking experience
High level of accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to work to deadlines
Organising efficiently and actively plan own priorities
Pursue excellence in all aspects of business
Determination to deliver good service and value to our clients.
Ability to empathise with multiple views and to help our clients and our Project Managers succeed
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