PMO Analyst

  • Permanent
  • Bristol, South West
  • Posted 13th June 2019
  • £18000 - £21000 per Annum + Pension, Insurance
  • Ref: SC016
PMO Analyst required by award winning, legal sector organisation based in Bristol to support the project managers in project delivery by providing direct support for project activities and administrative support. The role also provides opportunities for career development by becoming involved in direct project management and business analysis activities.

*Assist in budget control and keeping resource hours under control on their assigned projects and change requests
*Ensure the agreed project management methods, standards and processes are maintained throughout the project lifecycle
*Assist the Project Managers in the production and maintenance of project plans
*Assist in the development and maintenance of the project library, filing, recording and reporting systems
*Assist in the development and implementation of appropriate configuration management procedures
*Co-ordinate the production of all reports and produces project summary reports
*Maintain systems for recording project costs
*Document procedures in accordance with agreed methodology
*Advise and assist project team members in the application of project procedures, disciplines and recording and reporting standards
*Maintain risk and issue logs and change control records
*Develop and support effective communication mechanisms between the project teams
*Support the governance and financial controls required to run the Portfolio
*Work directly with the Programme Management Office team to assist embedding the systems and processes required running the Portfolio
*Contribute to the on-going development of a programme management framework and change culture.
*Centralise all Portfolio status reporting including scope, schedule, and budget
Project manager responsibilities
*Ensure all aspects of the project lifecycle, from project initiation through to post release is managed
*Assist in maintaining and managing lists of risks and issues to avoid adverse impacts on timescales or resource requirements. Actively resolve issues wherever possible
Resource management responsibilities
*Act as point of contact for resource booking confirmation, conflict resolution, and development of solutions in support of business goals
*Manage and resolves resource booking conflicts
*Manage resourcing forecast reports for all areas based on input from weekly meetings and the Operational Teams
*Maintain constant knowledge of current and upcoming projects and business development activities as they relate to resourcing
*Receive, analyse and report on weekly utilisation reports to project managers and department leads
*Recommend process improvements for Resource Management
*Review of requirements
*Preparation of test cases
*Execution of tests
*Reporting of defects
*Preparation of test reports

Skills and Experience:
*Knowledge and experience of a formal project management methodology
*A high degree of computer literacy including advanced knowledge of the MS Office Suite and a willingness and skill to learn new programs quickly
*Some project planning experience would be helpful
*Experience of working on projects / programmes
*Process driven, autonomous and an organised completer/finisher
*Dynamic personality, capable of engaging a wide audience during facilitated sessions
*Excellent and articulate verbal and written communication; must be able to adapt the style for varied audiences
*Experience in Programme or Portfolio Office across multiple organisational areas
*Experience in controlling, reconciling and reporting on budgets
*Ability to make sense of complex situations, rapidly prioritise issues and provide useful outputs
*Key team player, contributing to the Programme Management Office team discussions and activities
*Understanding of project life cycles and project management methodologies
*Ability to analyse and present information

Desirable Skills and Experience:
*Data analysis skills
*Understanding of software development life cycles and software development methodologies
*Scrum or Waterfall Project Management experience
*Project Server\TFS and/or PPM tool experience

This fantastic opportunity comes with a starting salary of £18,000-21000 p/a and benefits including company pension, 25 days holiday, PHC, dental and travel insurance to name but a few.

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