IT Transformation PMO Lead

  • Location

    Harlow, Essex

  • Sector:

    Project / Programme Management

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  • Salary:

    £400.00 - £450.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Jonathan Tranter

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Job Title: IT Transformation PMO Lead - Contractor (Security Cleared Role)
Location(s): Harlow, Essex
Function: Information Technology

**Must Hold Valid SC**

Summary of Role:

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced PMO Manager to fulfil the role of IT Transformation Programme PMO Lead within our clients UK IT Transformation Programme. The role reports on the programme to the IT Transformation Programme Manager.

The PMO Lead role is hands-on and accountable for implementing, managing and performing the required programme and project controls, governance, assurance, oversight and reporting across the programme and it's workstreams, to underpin and help the programme to successfully deliver to schedule, quality and budget.

Main Duties Include:

*Set-up, implement and run the IT Transformation Programme PMO function, providing programme and project governance, reporting, mentoring and oversight across the IT Transformation programme and it's workstreams
*Matrix manage two part time PMO resources, who will help manage risks and track labour and financials
*Align with the Head of IT PMO and with the Programme Leadership Team, to utilise and adhere to the Raytheon standards, toolsets, policies and processes that guide project delivery
*Produce and implement the required programme and project controls, standards and templates
*Produce, maintain and report on the programme plan, critical path, milestones and interdependencies
*Produce, maintain, and report on a programme resource plan
*Track and report on budgets, costs, and resource usage
*Produce and run the programme and workstream risk and issue management documents and processes, including meeting regularly with the programme manager, project managers and workstream sponsors to ensure risks and issues are well documented, managed and mitigated
*Collect in workstream reports, perform initial QA and resolve any queries with the Leads/Project Managers, collate into a programme reporting pack, and draft key reporting messages for stakeholder reports and meetings
*Set-up and manage change control across the programme
*Schedule governance, programme and steering group meetings, and draft the decisions and actions
*Produce programme and workstream delivery related reports and information to increase visibility and aid decision making

Candidate Requirements

*10+ years' experience of relevant programme PMO set-up and management.
*Prince 2 Practitioner, PMI, PMP or equivalent qualification in similar project/programme management methodologies.
*Proven track record of successfully implementing and running a PMO for large complex business and IT programmes delivering across complex regulated matrixed environments.
*Demonstrable relationship and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to build successful relationships with senior customer, senior management, business and technical teams to provide proactive assurance whilst supporting delivery agility.
*Proven track record of negotiation and conflict management experience in a complex matrix structure.
*Excellent communication skills in written and oral presentation ensuring that PMO reporting is concise, consistent, transparent and pragmatic.
*Proven ability of leadership qualities within virtual teams and multi-party environments.
*SC cleared or the ability to become SC cleared.

*Experience and certifications in any of the following are highly desirable: Programme and Project Support Office (BCS Professional Certification), PPSO - Portfolio, Programme and Project Offices (APMG - P30®), Managing Successful Programmes (MSP™), Management of Risk (M_o_R®), Management of Value (MoV®), Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Maturity Model (P3M3®), or other PMO qualifications.

**This Role Required Valid Security Clearance**