Programme Management Officer

Recruiter
SmartList
Location
Edinburgh
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Feb 2019
Closes
26 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Programme Management Officer

Location: Edinburgh and Glasgow

Salary: Competitive plus benefits

Who we are

PwC's Operate business delivers large operational and managed service solutions for clients to meet regulatory, risk and compliance challenges.
With over 1,000 staff deployed on large implementation and execution programmes Operate brings together top talent with a distinctive mix of knowledge and skills. We support clients by providing staff augmentation services, delivering large scale operational programmes and managed solutions. We deliver our client work from a range of locations, providing our clients with cost-effective delivery, access to subject matter expertise and operational excellence disciplines for some of the biggest brands worldwide.
About the role
Due to PwC winning exciting new work, we are urgently looking for Programme Management Officers (PMO's) to join us.

Base Location
Edinburgh/ Glasgow

The role will be based in Edinburgh/ Glasgow, however as a result of the wide variety of clients and projects, you may be asked to work in other locations within the UK and beyond, sometimes at short notice and sometimes over lengthy periods of time. Your desire and ability to do this will be discussed as part of the recruitment process. Candidates who are unable or do not wish to work on projects in other locations will still be considered.
We're looking for Project Management Officers who will support the execution of transformation and change projects for our clients, who are predominately within the financial services sector. As projects are typically carried out on client sites, our team members work from both local and international locations for the duration of client engagements.
The responsibilities of each role will vary depending on client needs but will likely include
  • Development and maintenance of project plans
  • Preparation of project reports including status reports, RAID logs and project dashboards, tracking and analysis of budgetary information across the full project portfolio
  • Production of presentations for senior management
  • Supporting the project management team with ad hoc requirements
  • Identifying risks, issues and discrepancies and taking action accordingly
What is in it for you?
As we're responsive to client demands, your role will be varied and challenging, providing you with an opportunity to work with a wide variety of high profile clients. We're also exceptionally passionate about providing you with the necessary skills, experience and training to help you develop both personally and professionally. You'll therefore be included on our specific Augment training framework, which will be tailored to match your skills, needs and career aspirations. Fully funded by us, you will complete externally accredited qualifications that will benefit you in the roles you are working in. Our training programme is further enhanced through a variety of softer skills training sessions focusing on your relationships and leadership style.

In addition to the client projects and training, our employees are also rewarded with various other benefits offered as part of your employment:
  • Our dedicated internal Careers Service.
  • Competitive salary plus a potential discretionary bonus (performance related)
  • 25 days standard holiday pro rata, with options to increase this through your benefits package
  • A flexible benefits scheme that be tailored to suit your (and your family's) needs. Provision of a group pension plan with additional funding provided by PwC
Requirements of the role
Essential
  • Previous experience of PMO roles or junior project management/support roles
  • Excellent project planning skills and experience of using project management and planning tools such as MS-Project
  • Good knowledge of the MS Office Suite, in particular strong knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to integrate well into a team and build relationships well with senior stakeholders
  • Ability to apply a logical and analytical approach to work
  • Highly analytical and ability to develop solutions to technical problems
  • Professionally sceptical mind-set

Preferred
  • Undergraduate degree (e.g. BA, BSc)
  • Previous experience of working in a regulatory driven change environment
  • Previous experience of working in an IT enabled change environment
  • Previous experience working within a banking environment
  • Any relevant professional qualifications such as PRINCE2

For further details and an application form please click the apply now button.