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PMO Specialist
Ref No.: 18-48298
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 09/04/2018
Job title : PMO Specialist
Location NJ/NY
Duration Long term
  • Supports and maintains Portfolio/Programme/Project Level Governance control procedures for managing portfolio wide initiatives such as resource utilisation, change control, financials and portfolio development and maintenance.
  • Produces and analyses Portfolio/Programme/Project Level Reporting to ensure projects progress against key criteria such as cost, schedule, risks, issues and benefits is accurately reflected. Identify trends and improvement opportunities, highlighting proposed action plans to senior management.
  • Supports and maintains project management methodologies to ensure a consistent approach to project delivery is taken across the portfolio through the use of project management tools, processes and practices (Clarity, Jira, etc.).
  • Ensures alignment and compliance to the Programme Governance Framework.
  • Understands both Waterfall and Agile delivery methods and adheres to their standards.
  • Trains, coaches and mentors project and programme managers in relation to methodologies, delivery processes and best practices in order to continually develop skills and capabilities thus supporting consistent delivery improvement.
  • Supports Business Management procedures to ensure accuracy in financial reporting and ensure tracking and monitoring of actuals to budget.
  • Completes quality assurance review checks to monitor the quality of project reporting and deliverables to drive improvements across the portfolio.  Proactively highlights & escalates delivery risks and issues to senior management – providing an independent view of project and programme health.
  • Provides system administration for key applications within the project delivery tool set, assisting in tool development and team training.
  • Leads and drives cross-functional project delivery process improvements within the portfolio.
  • Actively supports achievement of Bank's/Division's strategy, plans and values, and ensures they maintain a clear understanding and ongoing alignment of activities with the organisation's priorities.
  • Demonstrates personal support to the achievement and maintenance of a high performance culture in which people management and development is a key priority. Demonstrates personal commitment to supporting colleagues within the team.
  • Demonstrates personal commitment to the Bank's values.
  • Adheres to Bank Policies and Procedures and drives compliance within the team.
  • Takes ownership for own development and career management, seeking opportunities to develop personal capability and improve performance contribution.
 
Experience/Exposure
  • Demonstrable experience in governing or supporting projects to successful conclusions.
  • Experience in the refinement, deployment and general usage of standard governance methods.
  • Experience in developing, analysing, and tracking financial business cases.
  • Relevant experience working in the Financial Services industry.
  • Proven ability to effectively assess and mitigate project risks and dependencies.
  •  Experienced in effectively communicating with and positively influencing project stakeholders and team members.
  • Appropriate domain expertise.
 
Education/Certification
 
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university (or equivalent diploma / work experience).
  • Professional qualification in PRINCE2, PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) and/or P3O.