Job Description

PMO Transformation Assistant Project Manager

A PMO Transformation Assistant Project Manager with Advanced Reporting and Scheduling is required to work on a nine month contract with the possibility of extension for our Defence client based in Portsmouth.

This is a contract within the Naval Defence Industry

Overview of the PMO Transformation Assistant Project Manager contract role

As a Transformation Assistant Project Manager you will have responsibility for assisting the Project Manager for the delivery of your assigned projects to time, cost and quality. Reporting to the Transformation PMO Lead and working with the Projects Managers and Work Stream Leads to deliver Transformation Projects and smaller Sub Projects. This will mean helping to engage all stakeholders to ensure that scope, plans, resourcing and budgets are aligned to the respective business cases as deliverable projects move through their lifecycle and into support. There may be some sub-contract management involved and the programme will involve a large stakeholder group. This programme may consist of a number of projects/contracts or work packages, each in its own right requiring Project Managers or CAMS to manage them. You may also be accountable for smaller non-complex projects or whole work packages within projects from time to time as the throughput of projects varies

Core Duties

The role holder will: * Advanced Project Reporting * Advanced Project Scheduling * Advanced Problem Solving - based on previous experience and knowledge * Advanced administration general office skills, spreadsheet and Microsoft tools * Lead Projects and work packages * Deputise for the Project Manager where appropriate.

Functional Knowledge

  • Broad Knowledge and understanding of his/her line of business * Project Management experience demonstrated in a professional role within a project on a significant business project. * Extensive, expert understanding of a range of Project Management tools techniques and practices. * Good Knowledge of Project Management capability landscape, including professional institutions * Good understanding of the Business environment of the line of business or project. * Good Knowledge and understanding of Project Management governance and assurance processes such as Integrated Baseline reviews (IBR's) and Assessor at LCM reviews. * Experience in influencing Stakeholders both inside and outside the company. * Ability to capture, evaluate and share best practice. * Job requires professional knowledge gained through comprehensive work experience which enables job holder to apply specialist skills to ensure essential procedures are followed and to help define the standards around which others will operate.

Business Expertise

  • Understanding of project, its markets, customers, strategic priorities and culture * Some understanding of the wider Project Management environment, and of developments and practices in the field. * Some understanding of the structure, organisation, processes and culture of the project, so as to be able to support implementation of appropriate Project Management approaches. * A good understanding of how team integrates with others teams in order to achieve objectives Business acumen that goes beyond immediate team.


  • Accountable as a member of the Line of Business of project Management team for development and implementation of appropriately tailored Project Management practices. * Accountable for ensuring several aspects of Project Management practices in the of business or project meet the requirements of the operational framework. * Typically up to 5 direct reports. * Guides others in the application of Project Management techniques .

The role is based in Portsmouth, Hampshire - commutable from Southampton, Cowes, Isle of Wight, Salisbury, Winchester, Andover, Basingstoke, Guildford, Aldershot, Crawley, Horsham, Brighton, Worthing, Chichester

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