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PMO Consultant

R-049880
  1. Bristol
  1. Security, aerospace & defence

PMO Consultant

PMO Consultant - Empowering projects in a complex world.

Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting Portfolios, Programmes and Projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we face our clients' problems head-on. It's a diverse and inclusive work environment where world-class talent knows no distinctions.

We know that different people have different priorities, which is why we're here to support you. Flexible and remote working is a central part of our culture. So, talk to us about what's ideal for you – from reduced weeks or compressed hours, to buying more leave over school holidays. And if you're returning from a career break, ask us how we can help you transition back into work with us.

As a PMO Consultant in 'Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology' (ADS&T), you'll be part of our Portfolio, Programme and Project Services (P3MS) Practice. In your role you will be working with our clients, suppliers and Atkins teams to enable and achieve maximum benefits from digital transformation and innovative operations. You will provide advice and assistance to support adherence to portfolio, programme and project processes, using influence to work with a range of stakeholders to agree appropriate governance, alongside the following:

  • Leading in knowledge sharing activities with a view to developing continuous improvement to services that Atkins provide to their clients
  • Providing advice and guidance to the client in the appropriate delivery approach and its application
  • Advice and support to Planning, including development and updates to Schedules
  • Financial management
  • Risk and Issue lifecycle management and maintenance
  • Project controls implementation, analysis and assurance
  • Communications planning, delivery and maintenance
  • Reporting and key management information assurance
  • Mentoring and Coaching to other Atkins staff.

Team leadership/ Line management experience is desirable

Your purpose

The successful candidate will excel at working alongside clients, affecting change and delivering to a high standard in their environments. It is essential you possess well developed written and verbal communication skills and can demonstrate strong stakeholder skills or have consultancy experience. At times you may have competing priorities therefore good time management and prioritisation skills are essential.

We are looking for someone who has experience of the following:

  • Working in a project delivery environment or PMO with a good understanding of structured and agile frameworks & methodologies (e.g. APMP, PRINCE2, SAFe, MSP)
  • Ability to identify and analyse problems to recommend actions to clients, communicating both to key stakeholders and presenting information through reports, dashboards and slides as appropriate
  • Ability to build relationships with immediate contacts
  • Agile awareness and a solid understanding and experience of one or more project and programme management methodologies (e.g. Planning Increments, SCRUM, Kanban)
  • Project planning, Scheduling, monitoring and reporting, with P6, Microsoft Project or JIRA experience desirable
  • Risk and Issue management
  • Project Controls
  • Requirements management
  • Working knowledge of commercial and financial processes and ability to report financial data would be advantageous
  • Governance/ process design and implementation based on client requirements

What you can bring

  • Consulting experience within client environments, ideally including government and potentially with knowledge of excellent practices from other sectors that can drive client business process improvement
  • Teamwork – Ability to work cooperatively with others and provide help where required
  • Communication – concise verbal and written communication skills, ability to communicate confidently with all levels of stakeholder
  • High emotional intelligence, and ability to listen, challenge and question effectively.
  • Flexibility – Ability to adapt approach to individual situations and remain calm under pressure
  • Customer Focus – Delivers a high level of customer service to our external and internal customers, including displaying leadership skills to help clients through different problems
  • Achievement – Looks to exceed client expectations and works to goals and manages obstacles
  • Energy, pride and determination in meeting targets and overcoming challenges
  • Initiative – Ability to analyse data and situations, break down work into key tasks and activities
  • A passion for developing technically and professionally.

Additionally, you will display the following characteristics:

  • Ethics and integrity – A collaborative team-player and operates to high behavioural standards and business ethics and is always an ambassador for our wider business
  • Collegiate – Manage client demands whilst contributing to the development of the P3M Services Practice
  • Role model behaviours – as a senior manager in our business, a passion for mentoring, coaching and developing others within the division
  • Willing to work flexible working week if required. Understand the needs and constraints of projects and can flex around these constraints

Why work for Atkins?

Our ADS&T teams provide independent and objective advice in mission-critical sectors. Join us to make a direct difference in helping our country to achieve its security and defence goals. From advisory, conceptual design and acquisition, through transformation, manufacture, certification and in-service support. You'll be working alongside some of the top people in the industry.

We value diversity and believe that everyone deserves to thrive, without exception. We have signed the MoD's "Women in Defence" and "Women in Aviation and Aerospace" charters. These pledges include providing opportunities for women to succeed at all levels. We're also committed to being a Military friendly employer and have been recognised with the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Gold Employer Recognition Award.

Meeting your needs

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees "Total Reward." It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits such as partner discounts, leadership training, professional, accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk through any adjustments you might need.

Read more about 'Total Reward'.

More about us

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Flexible Working

Atkins recognize that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment.

We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements

Diversity & Inclusion

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

Security

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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