• Title
    PMO Project 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) Project 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 Project Specialist is responsible supporting the PMO Snr Project Specialist in the management of the Centre of Excellence and the delivery of its support function to Project Managers across the Environment and Infrastructure Solutions UK organisation.


    Key Responsibilities

    • Support the implementation of Project Management ‘Good practice’ processes and tools
    • Provide support to projects in the establishment of documentation and processes
    • Maintaining the competency database 
    • Schedule PM training required by the organisation
    • Organise training delivery
    • Support and schedule progressive learning
    • Communicate progressive learning across the organisation
    • Support the project management community of practice by facilitating collaboration and good-practice sharing among project managers, key PMO stakeholders and business units.
    • Manage the ‘Knowledge Hub’ and ensure communication and dissemination of ‘Best practice’
    • Connect projects with relevant Project Management/ Controls experts within the organisation

    Skills / Qualifications

    Technical Skills, Knowledge and Experience

    • Experience of the PMO, Project and Program environment
    • Knowledge of project management processes, techniques and tools
    • Project experience through the full project life cycle
    • Experience in CPD and mentoring
    • Experience in the development of ‘best practice’ and organisational standards or processes
    • Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications i.e excel, word etc
    • Knowledge of Information Management Practices


    Management Skills, Knowledge and Experience

    • Confident communicator
    • Ability to work well with others, harness different skills and experience, and build a strong sense of team spirit.
    • Ability to successfully manage multiple concurrent objectives or activities, and effectively make decisions to prioritise tasks and allocate time
    • Ability to work in a multi-office environment and willingness to travel to other offices as required


    Qualifications and accreditations


    • HND or Degree in Programme/ Project management or Business subject
    • Membership of appropriate professional institution – APM or PMI 



    • Post graduate qualification appropriate to infrastructure
    • Project Management related qualification would be advantageous - 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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