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Programme Management Office Specialist

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00649622


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Programme Management Office Specialist
Location:  London
Candidate must be fully flexible and willing to be based at and travel to client sites throughout the UK
PMO Specialist – £41,000 - £54,000
 Job Type: Permanent
Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance
Accenture Technology powers our clients to achieve high performance with best in class established and emerging technologies. We are able to extend our technology and business capabilities by working closely with market leaders and innovators to provide our clients with the best specialised skills and tailored solutions. 
Within Accenture Technology you will deliver everything from point solutions for a single business function to large, long term outsourcing services, to complex systems integration installations spanning multiple businesses and functions. We are focused on aligning IT with business priorities, enabling a digital Accenture and driving down the cost of IT, while working to provide all our employees with the capabilities to run a high-performing business.
This role sits within Delivery Control, part of UKI Technology Automation and Process Deployment (A&PD). The A&PD vision is to seed innovation, optimization and automation enabling the highest possible Technology Delivery quality and productivity at the lowest possible cost.  The aim for Delivery Control is to provide best in breed, standardised PMO capabilities and services to Accenture and Client programme.
Key Responsibilities 
  • Mobilise and run PMOs for large scale, high-complexity programmes
  • Plan creation, management and control using a standard Project Management Tool (e.g. MS Project). This involves setting up plans, tracking actual progress, and reporting variances
  • Data analytics using relevant tooling (e.g. Splunk, Tableau)
  • Senior internal and client stakeholder management
  • Working with delivery teams to understand status, issues, risks and putting in place mitigation plans
  • Liaison with Commercial and Financial Management teams to ensure that programme and corporate finances are aligned and that the Programme is delivering to target
  • Production of status reports for weekly management meetings and executive management meetings to facilitate fact-based decision making
  • Day-to-day management of various project control processes, including deliverable configuration management, issue and risk management, scope/change control, resource management, process automation and quality management including the application of outputs from these processes to improve project and programme performance.
  • Management of PMO teams on and offshore
  • Reporting directly to the Engagement PMO lead or Project Manager
What skills & experience are we looking for?
  • Significant experience as a PMO resource spanning multiple projects/ engagements.  
  • Demonstrable experience of core skills in all key PMO workstreams 
  • Experience of data analytics and tooling e.g. Tableau and Splunk
  • Experience in process improvement and automation 
  • Experience working with or in ‘New IT’ environments e.g. Agile Delivery
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent communication skills – including verbal, written and presenting to a group
  • Commercial awareness with strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to demonstrate a proactive/ can do style of work  
  • Experience managing teams of approximately 5 resources, experience of managing remote teams beneficial
Required Technical Experience
In addition, deep experience in one or more of the following would be advantageous:
  • Office 365 suite including advanced MS Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Certification in Prince2, P30 or Agile Methodologies 
  • Microsoft Project / Server 
  • Tableau and Splunk or similar data analytic tools 
  • Experience of collaboration tools e.g. MS Teams, SharePoint and Confluence/ JIRA  
What’s in it for you?
 All of our Technology professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialisation. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.
On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 25 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!
What are the next steps?
If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.
All applicants should be fully flexible between Monday and Friday and prepared to work at any of our client locations across the UK, this may mean staying away from home during the working week.
Any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory financial checks.
About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at
Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.
Closing date 31/08/2019 Accenture reserve the right to close the role prior to this date should the suitable applicant be found.

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