Programme Management Office Lead

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Programme Management Office Lead

Would you like to set up and operate high quality PMO processes across a large, complex programme or a portfolio of projects? We currently have a vacancy for a PMO Lead at our site in The Strand – Preston.

As a PMO Lead, you will report to the Head of PMO and support programme and portfolio’s by adapting, identifying and applying PMO practices in different circumstances, to develop these practices, guide and instruct others in their application.

You will be responsible for working with projects ensuring they are being delivered to time, cost and quality, using correct toolsets, processes and procedures and providing accurate and timely reporting as required.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work with autonomy to design and embed new, improve and evolve existing governance practice working with the central PMO. Working in cross-functional teams you will be exposed to high complexity projects/programmes across the Enterprise IT Services business as well as working with other business units depending on the projects you are supporting with.

Your main responsibilities as a PMO Lead will involve:

Establish governance activities across the Programme

Run and own the administration of multiple core PMO processes

Create information dashboards to improve Programme operational performance

Collaboratively work with the Projects/Programme teams to create an integrated view of the portfolio and drive for recommendations / interventions to proactively improve performance enabling the Programme Lead to recommend course corrections

Reviewing and production of PMC reporting at programme / portfolio level for Senior stakeholders and steering boards, tailored to different audiences and ensuring deadlines are adhered to

Insight and analysis of data to proactively identify issues and trends and support Programme Manager or Portfolio Lead and Project Managers in delivery

Leading risk, assumption, issue and opportunity management at programme / portfolio level, ensuring common risks are managed at Programme level

Your skills and qualifications:

Educated to HMC or equivalent in a related discipline

Professional Project Management Qualification (APM, Prince 2, PMDY)

Experience using Project Management Toolsets (MS Project, MS Project Server Online)

Advance user of MS Excel – VLOOPUPs and Pivot Tables

Comprehensive PMO Experience demonstrated in a professional role within a business or project

In-depth understanding of risk, issue and dependency management at project and portfolio level.

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent collaboration skills with the ability to work with cross-functional teams, the ability to influence others and prioritise your workload. Strong communication skills will be essential to your success in the business and the ability to collate, gather and analyse complex information. Good stakeholder management skills as well as organisation skills will support you in this role as well.

Location: The Strand – Preston

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

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If you’d like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of the Shared Services team, you’ll be at the heart of this endeavour – working closely with our air, maritime, land and cyber and intelligence businesses to support our customers around the world.

Join us and you’ll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

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