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PMO Consultant

  • Job reference: AD-000401
  • Sector: Management Consultancy, Programme Management
  • Location: Cheltenham
  • Current salary If you do not wish to provide your salary please Input zero: 28000 to 36000
Atkins has an exciting opportunity for Consultant PMO Specialists to join our team. This position is based in Cheltenham, however travel will be required where necessary. In some cases there might be a need to work in London for extended periods.

We have PMO Specialist positions available within Atkins Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology division as part of the continued growth of our PMO Service. The roles are suitable for candidates who have a background in Programme and Project Management Governance and Controls.

Working from within our P3M Practice, you will primarily work as a client facing member of a PMO team. Much of your work will be with our Defence, and Security and Intelligence clients. Experience in the Defence or Security & Intelligence sector would be an advantage but not essential.

You will be given significant responsibility for client-facing work from day one. All of our Consultants are expected to have regular interactions with clients and to support senior colleagues in delivering specific project outputs.

Consultants are also expected to make a contribution to Practice and business development. This may include being part of a bid team as well as developing new business propositions for existing clients or researching potential new markets
We believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations. We are as committed to diversity as we are to excellence.

The Requirements
Behavioural
You will be representing Atkins to our clients, so it is key that our values and ways of working are demonstrated within the role:
• Teamwork /Leadership
• Strong Communication skills
• Initiative
• Flexibility
• Customer Focus
• Ethics and integrity

Technical
A working knowledge and demonstrable experience in all or some of the following areas:
• Problem identification, report writing, recommending actions and building relationships with immediate contacts
• Planning, monitoring and reporting
• Change control
• Issue and Risk management
• Document management
• Requirements management
• Finance
• Experience conducting schedule risk analysis (e.g. using Monte Carlo analysis) would be beneficial
• Working knowledge of financial processes and ability to report financial data is highly desirable
• PRINCE2 Practitioner or similar would be desirable
• Advanced Excel skills are highly desirable

Key Responsibilities
• Governance advice and assistance to support adherence to programme and project level processes (such as PRINCE2 , Agile, and MSP) using influencing skills to work with a range of stakeholders to agree appropriate actions
• Managing Programme and Portfolio wide initiatives relating to resource utilisation, change control, financials and portfolio development and maintenance
• Producing and analysing programme and Project Level Reporting to ensure projects progress against key criteria such as cost, schedule, risks, issues and benefits is accurately reflected
• Identifying trends and improvement opportunities, highlighting proposed action plans to senior management
• Provide advice and guidance to the client and work effectively within a multi-team environment
• Training, coaching and mentoring other team members and / or customers in relation to methodologies, delivery processes and best practice
• Completing quality assurance review checks to monitor the quality of project reporting and deliverables, to drive improvements across the portfolio
• Helping clients achieve their delivery objectives through the detailed application of one or two elements of the PMO skillset (e.g. risk management, project planner)

Benefits
• Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits package, which includes the opportunity to purchase up to 15 days additional annual leave per year on top of our standard 25 days paid annual leave.
• Flexible working options will be considered for this vacancy.

Training

Atkins develops individuals through a tailored portfolio of training and development courses designed to help successful candidates make the best of their abilities and talents.

Security Requirements
Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted.


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