Portfolio Manager - Projects

Arras Services Ltd
London (Greater)
28 Mar 2018
16 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client who are a mobile telecoms tower provider that helps stimulate growth in emerging markets, are now looking for a Portfolio Manager to join the business in a permanent capacity.

Role is located within the Group PMO team. Responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of key strategic projects within their portfolio through active communication with the local project teams. A key governance role resolving and escalating key concerns and opportunities through effective Risk Management.


Responsible for providing governance and control in delivering the key strategic projects across our client's portfolio. Acting as the single point of contact for the identification and escalation of project risks at Group and mobilising the organisation to resolve issues as quickly as possible.

*Drive project meetings (kick-off, progress reviews & close out) to establish project scope, goals, deliverables, status and performance in collaboration with all relevant group and OpCo departments.

*Ensure projects are baselined once scope is defined during the initiation phase. Project costs and schedule will be tracked and monitored against this baseline to determine delivery performance.

*Ensure all changes to project scope are managed through the change control process.

*Monitor project schedules throughout the delivery phase to ensure we achieve on-time delivery. Escalate delays to relevant personnel & follow-up on the recovery plan.

*Monitor actual forecast spend against budget and project baseline costs. Through risk management, escalate threats to project spend as well as realising opportunities to improve the commercial impact of the project.

*Through risk management challenge the project managers to consider alternative options to meet and exceed the project success criteria.

*Coach and assist project & supply chain teams with the preparation of project procurement documentation. This will include the identification of business case requirements, change request to budget allocation and spend justification issued for approval.

*Ensure action plans are being addressed on time by internal and external project team members and the wider project stakeholders.

*Clearly communicate roles, expectations and accountabilities to all team members on a regular basis holding actionees accountable.

*Chair project performance reviews and actively promoted continuous improvement in the planning and execution of projects. Maintaining group level performance reviews.

*Circulate the weekly report for strategic projects, escalating key issues and risks where necessary whilst proactively leading mitigation / contingency plans.

*Own and document the project management process and administer the Sales & Delivery Planning Sharepoint site.

*Drive the daily PMO morning meeting and ensure the content of the group Project Management & Risk Management visual management boards accurately reflects the current status of delivery


*Formal Project Management certification

*Formal qualification in risk management


*3 years relevant experience coordinating/ supervising engineering projects

*Operational experience of working in Africa would be a distinct advantage


*Can operate in remote locations and manage remote teams.

*Creativity and problem solving

*Attention to detail

*Objective driven

*Customer Insight

*Fluency in English


*Drive for results - a deep seated inner desire to compete against standards of excellence and achieve "step changes" in business results.

*Holding people accountable - the ability to give clear and unambiguous direction to individuals and teams about what they need to do in order to meet the organizations objectives.

*Team building - developing individuals and groups in order to increase the capability of the whole organization.

*Compelling Communication - recognizing that clear communication is the key to understanding.

*Leading others - the ability to create a compelling vision of the future and to provide inspiration, clarity and direction.

*Customer Insight - the ability to understand the markets that customers operate in, to use this to identify underlying needs and then to apply this in a way that gives Aggreko a competitive advantage.

*Strategic Thinking - the ability to identify patterns or connections between information and situations that are not obviously related and to identify key or underlying issues in a complex picture

Reporting in to the Group PMO Manager, this is London based with frequent travel to various locations in Africa.

This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/960423465

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