• Title
    PMO Project Officer
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    GB-Any UK Wood Office Location
    Department / Discipline
    Project Management
    Additional Work Location
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently recruiting for 9 PMO (Project Management Office) Project Officers in the following offices: London, Reading, Bristol, Leamington Spa, Shrewsbury, Knutsford, and Newcastle. 


    Role Purpose

    The internal PMO Project Officers are responsible for providing financial administration, support and commercial assurance checks on projects across multiple Business Units and offices throughout the UK. The Project Officers report to the Senior Project Officer. This administrative role will support projects of varying complexity across the Environment and Infrastructure sectors. These projects cross a multitude of different customer markets, and as such have a wide variety of billing and contractual conditions to be met. Projects are highly varied and range from £1000 to £millions, including Frameworks and individual commissions, for a wide range of customers and markets both in the UK and abroad.


    Positions are available across our network of UK offices: London, Reading, Bristol, Leamington Spa, Shrewsbury, Knutsford, and Newcastle.


    Key Responsibilities

    • As an internal PMO resource, support Project Managers by establishing, maintaining and closing projects within the organisation’s financial management and accounting system (Agresso), to strictly defined procedures and protocols
    • Carrying out assurance and exception checks at key stages of establishment and progress to ensure correct information is reflected on the system at any point in time, ensuring errors are corrected promptly
    • Carrying out and documenting commercial checks to ensure that project set-ups reflect the correct contractual position on the financial system. This includes the set-up of approved project budgets and updates throughout the project lifecycle
    • Maintaining registers of project rates chargeable (pricelists) and updating on a regular basis
    • Maintaining up to date billing information against the projects
    • Working with the PMs, billing in accordance with contractual and project requirements and timescales. This may involve applications for payment, e-billing, advance billing processes, and the provision of financial progress reports and other supporting information
    • Preparing and submitting documentation to allow set-up of new customers, suppliers and contractors on the financial management system
    • Supporting the purchasing process
    • Carrying out timesheet amendments in accordance with approval policy
    • Ad-hoc maintenance and update tasks related to project financial and other key reporting information
    • Supply financial progress data where required to PMs including updating cost tracking tools and Excel based spreadsheets. 

    Skills / Qualifications

    Technical Skills, Knowledge and Experience

    • Proven experience in a similar role, preferably within an internal PMO within an engineering consultancy or professional services organisation
    • Good working knowledge and experience of financial processes, accounting terminology and reporting (cost accounting principles)
    • Good general knowledge of Project Management -terminology, principles, lifecycle etc.
    • Knowledge of general cost accounting principles, unit cost and cost centre accounting.
    • Highly preferable: knowledge of Agresso software
    • Knowledge of Oracle software - advantageous
    • Professional use of Microsoft Excel in an intermediate/advanced capacity
    • Professional knowledge and use of Microsoft Office applications and tools

    Management Skills, Knowledge and Experience

    • Ability to work under pressure
    • 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 think for themselves and query where information appears incorrect -take the initiative
    • Self confidence and ability to communicate with others at all levels of seniority, with a helpful, professional and also assertive manner where required
    • Enthusiastic and pro-active attitude
    • Demonstrated high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Ability to work in a multi-office environment and willingness to occasionally travel to other offices as required.

    Qualifications and Accreditations

    • HND or Degree in Business Administration related subject OR demonstrated equivalent experience in an Internal PMO for a similar engineering consultancy or professional services organisation


    • Security Cleared (or willingness to conduct vetting process)
    • Membership of appropriate professional institution


    Closing Date: End November 2019

    Interviews will be held in December

    Start date for all positions will be January 2019

    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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