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PMO Analyst

Posted: 22 Aug 2019 Closes: 29 Aug 2019
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As a PMO Analyst at HS2 you will apply both project and programme control processes and tools to track, report and coordinate progress and performance of the PMO team and individual workstreams.

This is a great opportunity for those looking to develop their project planning and schedule experience. The successful candidate will broaden their programme controls skills on Europe’s largest infrastructure programme.

About the role:

  • Apply a range of HS2 led project and programme control tools and processes for the Commercial Development and Station Operation teams to support the team in the management of their day to day activities. These will include, but are not limited to; project planning/scheduling, reporting, risk management, governance and project administration

  • Assist the team in identification, capture and management of Station Operation risks. Maintain the Station Operations risk register on Xactium. Work closely with each team member to regularly review and update their risks via both one to one working and running risk workshops. Liaise with Phase One risk champions to discuss and manage interface and shared risks

  • Work closely with the Stations Director and the Station Operations team to ensure that each workstream is successfully controlled; by the production of station by station programme information, performance data, summary information and KPIs. Apply this information to key team and programme reports

  • To support the wider Commercial Development Directorate by creating reporting information to satisfy the requirements of both regular and ad-hoc governance forums, committees and stakeholder requirements

  • Create and maintain a master programme for the Stations Operations team, and support the team in monitoring and tracking progress of milestones and deliverables. Maintain the programme in Primavera (P6). Conduct regular reviews with each team member to evolve and update the programme. Distil programme information into relevant progress reports and requests for information from within the team and wider business

  • Work closely with the PMO Manager to support as secretariat the various Commercial Development Directorate governance forums and regular meetings, such as the Commercial Development Panel.

  • Support the Station Operations team with some regular aspects of project support such as meeting bookings, travel arrangements and bookings, team meeting actions and minutes capture and tracking.



About You:

  • Ability to produce and present documents and reports to a variety of audiences and ability to meet agreed deadlines

  • IT skills in relation to Word, PowerPoint, MS Project, Excel and other project management tools. Experience with risk management tool(s) and planning software eg. Primavera (P6) desirable

  • Ability to review, organise and check a range of progress and performance information from others into meaningful outputs; tailored to suit different types of audiences and governance structures

  • Understanding of range of project management and programme control functions within a project or programme

  • Understanding of decision-making processes, governance structures and processes, and the associated need for concise and effective reporting Understanding of the dynamics of a large programme and project organisations

  • Experience across a range of project and programme control functions

  • The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect.

It is expected that you will actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" />

We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

About Us:

High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK’s new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain’s major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.

HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.

In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.

HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others’ health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our ‘Safe at Heart’ programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.


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