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portfolio project manager

  • IT
  • Cambridge
  • £27 - £32 per hour
  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • 238459D
  • 11 May 2018
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Job Description For Vacancy No: 238459D
Consultant: Daniel Woodcock

Company Profile: Our client has been a manufacturer of diesel engines and power solutions for over 75 years, to the highest levels of performance and reliability. They have grown to become one of the leading suppliers of diesel and gas engines in the power solutions market.

Job Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Position: Portfolio Project Manager

Job Status: Contract

Job Profile: To lead the allocated project(s) to ensure the projects are delivered on time, to cost and quality. To develop relationships with the key team members to motivate and drive the project forward. Ensuring timely reports are produced to communicate project progress to the Senior Leadership Team.

Job Duties: Management and accountability for the portfolio of projects
Monitoring project progress and performance
Regular stakeholder reporting
Proven risk management experience
Work with partners, monitor progress, to ensure project delivered in a timely manner on budget.
Attend business meetings with partners
Resource management
Provide input for staffing and support of programs and create accurate and detailed resource-loaded project schedules
Management of project/programme budgets
Maintains program level issues/action logs, risk registers, scope change requests/logs, program schedules, and program cost tracking.
Expertise in Project/Program Management tools & processes, including project/portfolio resource and cost management.
Facilitate projects, lead chartering sessions, develop/validate network diagrams, and lead integration and compression sessions with internal and external teams
Mentor/coach the project leaders in project management and address any issues one-on-one with senior divisional and department management if appropriate.
Requires ability to learn project accounting systems and produce project-related financial reports.

Background
Experience: This position requires a four-year college or university degree or equivalent experience within the project management field
Eight to twelve years of job-related experience in project management
Must have very strong leadership and interpersonal skills including excellent communication skills
Professional training in leading and facilitating meetings is highly desired.
Previous experience directing the work of others is highly desirable.
Must possess extensive knowledge of project management software (MS Project experience desirable) MS Office (Excel/Word/PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, and Web Publishing tools.
Will also require knowledge of other software tools such as project accounting systems.
Good Excel skills are vital (complex formulas, linking multiple worksheets, pivot tables, graphs).
Project resource loading/portfolio resource management and project/portfolio cost management experience is highly desirable.
Knowledge of company policies and processes, and company products and customers are highly desirable
Previous experience working with Innovate UK & ETI would be desirable but not essential
Prince 2/PMP or equivalent qualification is highly desired

Rate: Between £27 and £32 per hour on a limited company basis. Some flexibility can be shown on this for outstanding candidates.

Please note our client is unable to provide any VISA Sponsorship / Relocation

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