Regional PMO Manager

  • Work locations Manchester (North West)
  • Job Programme & Project Management
  • Employee Status Regular
  • Salary £48,155- £55,379
  • Closing date 19/10/2020 23:59

Here at Highways England, we have an exciting opportunity for a Regional Programme Management Office (PMO) Manager to join our Manchester based team.

This is a key role in the Regional Investment Programme (RIP) where you will be ensuring consistency of approach to work planning and delivery across the portfolio of projects, overseeing all programme and project controls (schedule, cost, risk, change, document controls and reporting) for the region.

What you will be leading on
  • Implement and embed standardised project control tools, procedures and processes geared to proposing, controlling and managing all work on the programme.

  • Provide day-to-day management of regional PMO team, including effective performance management and development plans to maximise engagement and team performance.

  • Lead the PMO applying your technical skills and experience to ensure accurate regional management programme schedule, cost and risk reintegrated to provide effective and robust whole programme controls across Regional Programme.

  • Interface with Divisional teams, Procurement and Commercial colleagues as appropriate to ensure processes and controls meet the needs of the business, are compliant, and fit with overarching strategy and objectives

  • Provide detailed analysis of schedule and cost variances, tracking against contingency and risk drawn downs, aligned with changes

  • Develop, implement and maintain project control related interfaces with all client and partner company systems to ensure accurate and timely transmission of data with the minimum effort.

  • Own and operate the monthly programme review and reporting timetable for the region aligned to national requirements.

  •  Provide status information, programme analysis and advice to the Senior Leadership Team, Programme and Project Managers, Project Team.

  • Interface with Project teams, Senior Responsible Officers, stakeholders, customers and delivery partners to ensure integration of project control tools and the flow of consistent accurate data and information.

  • Provide technical direction to project teams and regional PMO.

To be successful:
  • Significant PMO experience for large programmes working to very tight deadlines, used to handling simultaneous requests for support and information.
  • Expert knowledge of all project control tools (scheduling, cost, risk and change) and associated systems.

  • Ability to analyse large quantities of data, summarising and making informed recommendations to optimise opportunities or mitigate risks

  •  Extensive experience of people management including appraisals and staff development

  • Track record of delivering improvements to systems and processes, embedding change and achieving measurable business benefits.

  • Clear ability to prioritise conflicting demands to meet challenging deadlines

  • Demonstrable ability to form and develop positive, helpful, responsive and supportive relationships with supply chain and regional teams.


A bit about us

The Regional Investment Programme is responsible for the development and delivery major infrastructure projects. We deliver capital improvements that will help to grow the economy and deliver wider social benefits and improve infrastructure.

This is an exciting time to join as we begin to develop projects for our next investment period.


Why you should join us

At Highways England we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this.  We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers.  

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation

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And finally

And finally, we reserve the right to close before the advertised closing date, so we recommend completing your application as soon as possible.

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