Regional PMO Manager

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National Highways have an exciting opportunity for a Regional PMO Manager to join the Regional Investment Programme (RIP), within our Major Projects (MP) directorate This role will be based at our Guildford office, with regular travel to team meetings, other National Highways offices and construction sites as required.

Within this role, you will be required to contribute to the planning and delivery of projects, carrying out assigned project work to ensure the achievement of project objectives within agreed time, quality, and cost thresholds. In line with this, you will be maintaining effective governance, quality assurance, health and safety, technical and specialist standards. Please note that as these projects evolve, site presence will be required, and you may spend time between your contractual office, and the site office aligned to your project.

What you’ll be leading on

  • Lead the PMO applying your technical project controls skills and experience to ensure accurate regional management programme schedule, cost and risk are integrated to provide effective and robust whole programme controls across Regional Programme. Implement and embed standardised project control tools, procedures and processes geared to proposing, controlling and managing all work on the programme. 
  • Provide regular reporting and programme analysis, advice to the Senior Leadership Team, Programme and Project Managers, Project Team. Own and operate the monthly programme review and reporting timetable for the project or region aligned to governance requirements. 
  • Provide technical direction to project teams and regional PMO. Contribute to the development of RIP and National Highways programme and Project Controls Procedures and tools. 
  • Interface with Project teams, Senior Responsible Officers, stakeholders, customers and delivery partners to ensure integration of project control tools and the flow of consistent accurate data and information. 
  • Be an integral part of the leadership team on Major Infrastructure Projects and play a leading role in the development of the PMO function within the business

To be successful you’ll need

  • Significant PMO experience, working to very tight deadlines, used to handling simultaneous requests for support and information. 
  • Expert knowledge of all project control tools (scheduling, cost, risk and change) and associated systems. 
  • Ability to analyse large quantities of data, summarising and making informed recommendations to optimise opportunities or mitigate risks 
  • Extensive experience of people management including appraisals and staff development 
  • Track record of delivering improvements to systems and processes, embedding change and achieving measurable business benefits. 
  • Clear ability to prioritise conflicting demands in order to meet challenging deadlines

A bit about us:

RIP is one of four programmes within National Highways Major Projects Directorate. Major Projects is responsible for the delivery of nearly 70 projects with a total value more than £14 billion, and some of the most exciting and challenging projects in the country. National Highway’s goal is to change the industry: to make roads and their construction and maintenance safer; to be more responsive to the needs of our customers, particularly about biodiversity and carbon; and to exploit the digital agenda and drive the productivity agenda to improve delivery.

We exist to be a focal point for the delivery of sensitive and complex projects, growing individual talent and our organisational capacity to be successful. We strive to be creative and exploit digital and technological opportunities whilst maintaining the highest standards in Safety, Health, Wellbeing and Customer Service to deliver great projects.

Want to know more?

To request a copy of the role profile, please contact quoting reference number 5437


Why you should join us

At National Highways we believe in a connected country. We are passionate about creating a culture where colleagues feel connected, included and enjoy greater wellbeing to achieve this. We’re proud that as an organisation we are continually striving to do better and actively encourage and support our colleagues to do the same with their careers. 

So, if you put safety first, take ownership of your work, show passion for what you do, work effectively in a team, and demonstrate integrity in how you do it – then you’ll be a great fit for our organisation.

A connected and sustainable working approach has been adopted across National Highways. For some roles, this means being able to work in a hybrid way spending up to 60% of time working from a remote location such as home.

Please wait until the interview stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what is possible.

Our benefits package

  • Our total reward package includes basic salary, the potential for a performance related bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Annual Leave starting at 26 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 31 days (plus Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible hours and an approach driven by connected and sustainable working which includes hybrid working
  • Life assurance of 4 times annual salary
  • Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and network of mental health first aiders. Plus access to a wellbeing app to enhance your self-care 24/7, Occupational health service and flu vaccines
  • A cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel
  • Significant investment in your career development, through learning and development, talent management, coaching, mentoring and on job experience

And we are

  • Family friendly with enhanced maternity leave and pay, paternity leave (15 days), shared parental leave, adoption leave. Plus access to financial support for holiday play schemes and paid special leave (up to 5 days pa), eg for caring responsibilities
  • Money friendly with access to a discounts platform including over 3000 discounts for supermarkets, eating out, leisure, holidays. Alongside a financial wellbeing programme
  • Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer, 3 days basic/year

If you are successful, it is key to know all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory completion of our pre-employment checks which include:       

  • Right to work check
  • 3 year employment history references
  • DBS criminal record check
  • Social media and adverse journalism check
  • Driving licence check (if applicable)
  • Fit to work questionnaire (for all), followed by a medical check (if applicable)
  • Qualifications and/or professional membership check (if applicable)

And finally 

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