Enterprise PMO Specialist

  • Metro Bank
  • Old Bailey, London EC4M 7AN, UK
  • Aug 14, 2019
Full time

Job Description

Can you spot potential problems a mile away? Do you love finding better ways to do things? Are you a true PMO star? If yes, then we may have the role for you!

As an Enterprise PMO Specialist, you will support the effective delivery of change across the Bank. You will be making sure your delivery portfolio is working within an effective delivery framework to enable the Portfolio Manager and key stakeholders to make decisions and interventions. This will help us to make sure the portfolio delivers amazing propositions for colleagues and customers, on time, in budget and to our fantastic standards.

So what would you be doing?...

• Establishing and leading the delivery PMO capability for a specific portfolio
• Managing the day to day workload for a PMO Analyst
• Working on our frameworks and governance to make sure that they are fit for purpose for your portfolio
• Completing analysis, reporting and MI to help drive delivery and make sure an integrated understanding of the portfolios position
• Harnessing your and the wider team’s knowledge to champion best practice and facilitate lessons learned
• Providing effective communication to the portfolio team & wider EPMO team
• Identifying and driving forward continuous improvement
• Completing risk, issue and dependency management activities across the portfolio of projects
• Making sure that project managers are completing high quality resource, financial planning and management responsibilities
• Actively managing stakeholder relationships to support delivery of the portfolio 

You need to be this kind of person…

• Passionate about providing unparalleled levels of service and convenience for customers
• Prepared to stick at something – we get nervous if someone has jumped from job to job
• Able to work and learn quickly in a fast paced, fun and dynamic environment

We always support colleagues to develop their skills. But to be successful in this job you really do need to already be able to do most of these wonderful things...

• It’s really important that you have significant relevant experience in PMO lead roles
• You should be comfortable working with senior stakeholders and dealing with ambiguity
• In order to be amazing in this role you’ll need an analytical and inquisitive mind with the ability to spot inconsistences or themes and summarise the material points
• Taking a high level of ownership of issue resolution will be something you’ll enjoy and be comfortable doing
• You’ll be confident in making sure reports present a coherent view of the current position and any return to green status / mitigations will have the necessary impact within the time suggested
• Ideally you’ll have experience of delivering PMO outcomes across both waterfall & agile methodologies with a good understanding of the complexities of project/programme delivery


Diverse teams really are the best teams. We know that candidates (especially women, research tells us) may be put off applying for a job unless they can tick every box.  We also know that ‘normal’ office hours aren’t always doable, and while we can’t accommodate every flexible working request we are happy to be asked.  So if you are excited about working with us and think you can do much of what we are looking for but aren’t sure if you are 100% there yet… why not give it a whirl? Good luck!