PMO Manager

Full time Full day

Job Title: PMO Manager

Duration: 6-month contract

Location: WFH Warwick/London

Salary: Highly Competitive

My client is an international electricity and gas company and one of the largest investor-owned Energy companies in the world.

About the role:

You will provide a holistic view of the performance, planning and financial overview from the Product and Platform portfolio office ensuring consistency in approach to selecting, planning, running and closing product and platform changes within the portfolio against the key measures which will be time, cost and quality.

The Product and Platform portfolio office will be the conduit for status reporting, performance analysis and information for senior management with a key objective of allowing senior leadership to make informed decisions based on the information and insight. As well as leading the delivery of reporting, you will help with the holistic view on risk management and resourcing in NGET CIO Function, ensuring that there are the relevant controls in place to keep these areas well managed.

You will also be responsible for developing organisational goals and plans, monitor/evaluate data to assure delivery of goals and objectives to ensure delivery.

Key accountabilities:

  • Takes responsibility for the provision of portfolio, programme and project support.
  • Advises on the available standards, procedures, methods, tools and techniques.
  • Evaluates project and/or programme performance and recommends changes where necessary.
  • Implements the governance framework to enable governance activity to be conducted.
  • Within a defined area of accountability, determines the requirements for appropriate governance reflecting the organisation's values, ethics and wider governance frameworks. Communicates delegated authority, benefits, opportunities, costs, and risks.
  • Leads reviews of governance practices with appropriate and sufficient independence from management activity.
  • Leads the assessment, analysis, development, documentation and implementation of changes.
  • Develops implementation plans for complex requests for change.
  • Reviews proposed implementations and evaluates the risks to the integrity of the product and service environment. Ensures appropriate change approval is applied to changes.
  • Reviews the effectiveness of change implementation. Identifies, evaluates and manages the adoption of appropriate tools, techniques and processes for change control.
  • Plans and manages the acquisition and deployment of resources to meet specific needs and ongoing demand.
  • Defines and manages the implementation of resourcing processes and tools. Advises on available options and customises resourcing approach to meet requirements. Adheres to standards, statutory or external regulations and codes of practice and ensures compliance.
  • Engages with external parties in support of resourcing plans.
  • Measures effectiveness of resourcing processes and implements improvements
  • Monitors and maintains financial records to agreed requirements for compliance and audit.
  • Assists with identifying and calculating process, service, project and component costs for financial planning and budgeting.
  • Collates required financial data and reports for analysis and to facilitate decision-making.

Knowledge, experience and technical Know How:

  • Experience of managing a PMO office, preferred experience in a technology function.
  • Can successfully operate at Executive level, forming strong relationships and engagement as needed across all levels of the Business Entity
  • A good understanding of the industry within which they are operating
  • Experience of working within a heavily matrixed organisation, with the ability to drive for results
  • Experience of IT strategic, investment and programme planning ensuring alignment with business strategy and priorities
  • Strong background in process and performance improvement, using project data to enable informed decision making
  • Experience of matrix management of resources.
  • A good understanding of financial management, benefits management and realisation linked to business results
  • A good understanding of agile ways of working and product delivery model
  • Strong critical reasoning and problem solving.

If you think you have the experience and knowledge, please apply with your CV right now for instant consideration!


Candidates will ideally show evidence of the above in their CV in order to be considered.

Please be advised if you haven't heard from us within 48 hours then unfortunately your application has not been successful on this occasion, we may however keep your details on file for any suitable future vacancies and contact you accordingly.

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