• Title
    PMO Assurance Specialist
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Project Management
    Additional Work Location
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently recruiting for a Project Management (PMO) Assurance Specialist to join the team in any of the following locations: London, Reading, Leamington Spa, or Newcastle.


    E&IS UK provides consultancy services to a range of private and public sector customers including environmental science, architecture, engineering and design, policy, modelling and geotechnical / remediation advice.  Our customers include organisations involved in the delivery of buildings and infrastructure in sectors including Defence, Transport, Utilities and Government. Each service we provide to our customers is managed as a project within E&IS from the proposal stage through delivery to final project closure when the service to our customer is complete. E&IS UK has over 1,000 active projects delivered by around 300 project managers. The E&IS UK PMO is an internal service supporting our project managers in the delivery of our projects through ownership of the project management methodology, undertaking assurance and reporting on project performance, managing project manager competence assessment and training and supporting project managers in the effective control of projects in our ERP system, including project set up, monthly performance review and closure. 


    The PMO Assurance Specialist is responsible for the reporting, reviewing and analysing of project assurance activities and the analysis of data. Responsible for the capture of data across an organisation with over 1000 projects, the specialist reports directly to the PMO Assurance Manager.


    Key Responsibilities

    • Develop and maintain the Assurance dashboard
    • Establish a consistent format to Dashboard reporting
    • Maintaining reporting standards
    • Maintaining the Assurance schedule
    • Creating, managing and disbursing reports related to the project
    • Evaluating and monitoring overall project metrics
    • Routinely performing complete or component analysis
    • Notifying the entire project team about abnormalities or variances
    • Provide PM’s support with the implementation of Project Performance dashboards
    • Identify trends across all Business Units and the Organisation

    Skills / Qualifications

    Technical Skills, Knowledge and Experience

    • Proficient user of data analytics tools including MS Excel and MS Power BI
    • Strong knowledge of dashboarding software
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Good knowledge of PM practices, principles, techniques and tools
    • Ability to identify trends across a large multidiscipline organisation
    • Capable of defining, explaining and maintaining a high-level, longer-term view of projects' relationships
    • Experience working in a centralised PMO
    • Extensive background with project management processes, techniques and tools

    Management Skills, Knowledge and Experience

    • Strong communicator
    • Ability to establish and maintain relationships across the organisation
    • Ability to work well with others, harness different skills and experience
    • Ability to successfully manage multiple concurrent objectives or activities
    • Ability to work in a multi-office environment and willingness to travel to other offices as required
    • Strong presentation skills


    Qualifications and accreditations


    • MSc or Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or Business



    • Security Cleared (or willingness to conduct vetting process)
    • Post graduate qualification appropriate to infrastructure
    • Project Management related qualification would be advantageous – APMP, PMP MoP, MSP, MoR, MoV, Change Management, AGILE, P30

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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