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PMO planning lead

Employer
Spinwell Global Limited
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Role: PMO planning lead- REF 58954
Contracting Authority: Central Government
Contract Length: Until 31/03/2023
Location: Remote/Leeds
IR35: Inside
Pay Rate to Intermediary: £169.77 per day
Security Clearance: BPSS

RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide clarity on key milestones to define what, when and how activities will be organised to ensure the outcomes can be achieved. Identify tasks, activities, interdependencies and outputs for the project and work with the project team to track and monitor progress. Support capability building and the use of best practice in planning and reporting. Challenge and test project assumptions to ensure plans are realistic and achievable. Development of breakdown structures, quality criteria, product descriptions and monitoring strategy. Support the project manager to identify options to optimise delivery through resource smoothing, resource levelling and rescheduling of activities. Identify and plan for wider resource requirements for the project. Ensure stakeholder responsibilities and needs are understood and addressed in reporting arrangements. Monitor and analyse information, reporting progress, slippage and highlighting areas of risk and opportunity.

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE

• Proven experience of Leading PMO planning functions (both in Agile and Waterfall environments) and implementing appropriate processes to support.

• Strong professional knowledge of traditional project, programme and product management methods and techniques (e.g., PRINCE2).

• High-level of experience in MS Project and ability to efficiently create and maintain plans.

• Experience of working in high pressured environment with a large amount of change.

• Advanced in-depth professional knowledge of PMO functions such as financial management, resourcing, RAID, Reporting, Change Control and Planning acquired through training and experience over an extended period.

• Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft toolset and ability to create high quality outputs in Excel, PowerPoint and Word including advanced formulas.

• Strong people management skills across a wide variety of stakeholders.

• Excellent communication & influencing skills (verbal & written) - with ability to liaise at all levels, including board.

• Ability to articulate vision, engage stakeholders, and provide technical leadership to deliver the vision.

• Strong attention to detail and analytical skills.

• Waterfall / agile experience

• Ability to work in an ambiguous environment, clarifying strategies and plans, giving a sense of direction and purpose for self and team.

• Decision making by seeking constructive outcomes in discussions.

• Setting direction and taking ownership for deliverables
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