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Programme Management Office (PMO Manager)

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Manchester
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 11/06/2015
  • Time left:
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The Company:
Our client is a large organisation responsible for the planning and maintenance of major transport projects in the Manchester area. Following a period of continued growth they are seeking to recruit a PMO Manager (Programme Management Office Manager) to work in their Manchester office on a contract basis.

The Role:
The PMO Manager will Provide an effective and professional Programme Management Office service.

Actively consider new and innovative ways of working and seek continuous improvement in the delivery of the service.

Promote PMO services throughout the business and relevant external organisations.

Lead on Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Maturity Model assessments and benchmarking.

The PMO Manager will lead on the development, implementation and regular review of project/programme management methodology, processes, procedures and practices.

Effectively communicate and promote good project management practice to staff and provide advice and assistance.

Work closely with Sponsors and Project/Programme Managers in the effective management of projects and programmes following procedures.

Lead the management of the Gateway Review process.

Champion delivery of the PMS Assurance Plan, ensuring an effective project / programme assurance regime is in place and operating effectively.

The PMO Manager will Ensure adherence to the pre-determined organisational policies and procedures.

Provide scrutiny, challenge and guidance across the relevant project and programme teams.

Review monthly project reports against the required outputs, costs and timescales.

Liaise closely with Internal Audit to contribute to risk based Audit planning and supporting relevant Audits.

Support monthly project, programme and portfolio reporting to Boards.

Provide the Head of PMS with portfolio reporting information.

Provide assurance on the quality of reporting.

Serve as subject matter expert and provide mentoring and coaching.

The PMO Manager will Support the development and delivery of training and provide supporting tools to help staff in managing projects and programmes effectively.

Manage staff in accordance with the policies and procedures to ensure their performance and contribution are utilised to maximum effect in the delivery of key objectives.

Contribute to the Senior management Leadership of the PMS

Be knowledgeable in project and programme management best practice and keep up to date with trends and developments, and to apply that knowledge in the management of projects and programmes.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The PMO Manager will have Significant knowledge of project and programme tools/systems and methodologies

Demonstrable project and programme management experience, allowing a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles and techniques

Proven track record supporting the effective governance of project and programmes

The PMO Manager will have Strong leadership and communications skills

Significant understanding of working in partnership with local authorities and other public bodies, with a clear understanding of the relevant processes, constraints and duties.

Proven ability of operating at a senior level and in a complex organisation

Track record of influencing and gaining buy in of senior managers, directors and other stakeholders

Previous managerial experience

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Success in building and leading PMO teams

The PMO Manager will come from a Civil engineering / construction management background

OGC Gateway Reviewer

A knowledge of organisational change management

Evidence of continuous professional development
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