Head of Project Management Office - Retained - London

Posted 20 September by Oliver Sanderson Limited

Head of Project Management Office

Central London

Our client, a Global business within the construction building services space are-looking for a dynamic Head of Project Management Office for their offices in London

Reporting to the IT & PMO Director and responsible for all aspects of the Corporate Project Management Office function, to include governance of the Project Portfolio, methodologies / standards and management of the central project management resource. You will manage key programs / projects, and support and guide others who adopt the role of project manager. As Head of PMO you will own the strategy and add value to the business.

Key Areas:

  • Establish & manage the Corporate Project Management Office and associated operational framework.
  • Establish / validate Project Management methodology and standards
  • Manage key business Projects & Programs as required
  • Provide mentoring and support to both direct reporting and embedded project managers across the business
  • Responsible for board level reporting, Project Sponsor support, and liaison with Project Approval / Project Review boards as defined.
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Management
  • Manage a team
  • Design the PMO strategy from scratch

Essential Experience/Skills

  • Project management experience
  • Managing large and complex projects
  • Managing technical projects
  • Budget management
  • Managing programmes and / or project portfolios
  • Certification in Prince2, MSP, Agile, APM, Praxis Framework or equivalent
  • Supplier management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Run tender and RFP processes

Ideally degree qualified you may be working in Building Services. Mechanical Engineering, Construction, FM, Logistics or similar currently and looking for a new challenge. You will have been accountable for the function rather than part of the process team and be able to bring this rounded experience with you. Ideally looking for a candidate who is currently Head of PMO and owns the function and can set the strategy and be accountable for the results.


Application questions

Do you operate as a Head of PMO?
Have you owned the PMO Strategy and set it up from scratch?
Are you accountable for the Head of PMO results for your business?

Reference: 36165956

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