Arcadia

PMO Analyst

London

PMO Analyst

London

Competitive Salary

ROLE OVERVIEW

The Programme Management Office (PMO) is the information hub for projects and programmes and involves tracking and reporting, assurance and quality control, information management, financial tracking, risk and issue tracking, change control, support and knowledge management.

The role of the PMO Analyst includes tracking the status of programme deliverables and milestones; supporting the adoption of the Arcadia project lifecycle methodology and associated deliverables; programme level risk and issue coordination; coordination of the regular project and programme level reporting cycles; co-ordination of project Governance arrangements and post project reviews.

Additional responsibilities include assisting the PMO Manager with defining and updating the project management processes and standards and may also involve assisting Project Managers on large projects.

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Work with the PMO Manager to develop the frameworks and standards for Programme and Project Management
• Implement governance standards across the portfolio, including tracking, monitoring and updating the status of project and programme deliverables
• Update and maintain the Risk Log, Action Log, Decisions Log, and Issue Register
• Implement the change control process across the portfolio
• Manage and compile portfolio related financial and KPI information
• Maintain a capacity planning and resource tracking service across the portfolio
• Track financial reporting whilst ensuring that the programme and projects adhere to the corporate financial processes
• Ensure portfolio level dependencies are managed and the dependency log is accurately maintained
• Provide a quality assurance role in line with defined Programme Management Office process
• Coordinate project closure to distil good practice and ensure lessons learned are logged
• Provide project planning, milestone management, scope management, resource forecasting; financial management; change management across the project portfolio
• Prepare regular status reporting to all levels of the business
• Providing effective management support to project teams on small to medium sized projects, or assisting Project Managers on streams of other large projects

ROLE REQUIREMENTS

• Professional Qualification (degree or significant industry experience)
• Experience and certifications in any of the following are highly desirable:
  o Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (APMG - P30®);
  o Programme and Project Support Office (BCS Professional Certification PPSO);
  o Management of Risk (MoR®);
  o Management of Value (MoV®) or other PMO qualification
• Experience of working within a structured project management framework
• Knowledge of project management tools and techniques

KEY SKILLS

• Strong communication skills; both written and verbal
• Proficient IT skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS project
• Understanding of the importance for detail and organisation
• Diplomatic ability to influence others at all levels of the business
• Ability to build lasting relationships with key stakeholders
• A strong customer centric approach


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