Lead PMO Manager Jobs – Turner & Townsend

 

Job Title:    Lead PMO Manager

Organization:  Turner
& Townsend

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

 

About US:

Turner &
Townsend is a leading independent professional services company specializing in
program management, project management, cost management and consulting across
the property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. With 108 offices in
45 countries, we draw on our extensive global and industry experience to manage
risk while maximizing value and performance during the construction and
operation of our clients’ assets. We are an Equal opportunity employer who will
ensure accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities upon
request

 

Job Summary:  Turner & Townsend is a quality driven,
international construction and management consultancy recognised for the value
and innovation we bring to every commission we undertake.  We are looking for a Lead Project Management
Office (PMO) Manager for our Infrastructure team in Kampala, Uganda who is
self-motivated and driven by the goal of establishing Turner & Townsend as
the #1 Consultancy.  Reporting to the
head of the business unit the individual will be responsible for delivering
projects, securing new and maintaining existing clients and promoting the
values of Turner & Townsend.

 

This role works
within the Infrastructure Team from the Uganda Office and its purpose is to
administer a multi-site client-delivery scheme for the Uganda Ministry of
Water. It requires ownership of the programme’s cost, quality, plan, time, and
benefits realization. This will be achieved in a controlled, methodical manner,
ensuring that all projects adhere to the best practices and standard approaches
for delivery.

 

The Lead PMO Manager
shall develop and implement best practices to enable the successful delivery of
small-scale solar water supply and irrigation projects across the country. The
main responsibilities of the PMO include: scope and business case management;
programme vision and blueprint development; benefits and quality management;
stakeholder management; portfolio management; programme, tranche and project
planning including milestone management; risk and issue management; and vendor
management. Integral to delivering these responsibilities will be financial
management; maintaining risks, issues, assumptions, actions logs; resource
forecasting; change control; dependency management; and programme reporting.

 

Operationally, the
PMO manager provides and enables project prioritization, management information,
financial reporting, resource planning, decision making, and recruitment.

 

Key Duties and
Responsibilities:

·        
Ensure
the successful implementation of the PMO’s strategy, responsibilities, services
and deliverables

·        
Monitor
Programme reporting and assist the Head of Programmes in reporting to Senior
Management

·        
Establish
frameworks and standards for Programme and Project Management Manage and
compile Programme related financial and KPI information

·        
Oversee
project costs and ensure finances are well managed

·        
Prepare
and present cost-benefit analyses to support business case development and the
implementation of projects

·        
Provide
and maintain a capacity planning and resource tracking service across the
Programme

·        
Update
and maintain the Risk Log, Action Log, Decisions Log, and Issue Registers

·        
Ensure
the appropriate programme benefits are identified, quantified and their
realisation planned

·        
Track
financial reporting whilst ensuring that the programme and projects adhere to
the corporate financial processes

·        
Ensure
cross-programme dependencies are managed and the dependency log is accurately
maintained

·        
Provide
a quality assurance role in line with defined Programme Management Office
process

·        
Coordinate
project closure to distil good practice and ensure lessons learned are logged

·        
Line
Manage PMO staff

·        
Build
cohesion within the PMO team and motivate them to produce quality work

·        
Define
and embed project control and governance

·        
Provide
Project planning, Milestone management, Scope management, Resource forecasting;
Financial Management; Change Management across the project portfolio

·        
Prepare
regular status reporting to all levels of the business

·        
Ensure
efficient change control methods and process are utilised

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·        
The
ideal candidate for the Lead PMO Manager job placement must hold a Degree in
Construction Project Management or equivalent qualification

·        
12+
years’ experience working on construction management projects of which 5 years
must have been in  a managerial position

·        
Proven
track record for planning, executing, controlling and closing projects and the
ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision

·        
Experience
of managing a PMO office

·        
Experience
of managing the complete lifecycle of a programme with project teams of 2 to 15
people

·        
Experience
of project management using AGILE or PRINCE2 methodology (or equivalent) for
medium to large sized projects

·        
Strong
skills in creating and maintaining project and programme plans, including
risks, actions, issues, dependencies

·        
Highly
efficient in resource planning and tasks assignment

·        
Knowledge
of benefits and dependency mapping, risk management and resource planning

·        
Highly
proficient IT skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS project, and Power BI

·        
Line
management or team leader experience

·        
Excellent
written and oral communication skills for reports and presentations

·        
Diplomatic
ability to influence others at all levels of the business

·        
Strong
and demonstrated ability to build lasting relationships with key stakeholders

·        
Ability
to competently mediate disagreements and negotiate agreeable resolutions

·        
Experience
of Programme and project level financial management

·        
Experience
of defining and delivering benefits realisation for projects and programme

·        
Training
and coaching of Project Managers and PMO staff

·        
Knowledgeable
and experienced in efficient Change Management methods

 

How to Apply:

All candidates are
encouraged to apply online at the link below.

 

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