DIrector PMO

Melbourne/Sydney or Brisbane based, Influential role, Major Infrastructure projects.Director – PMO

Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane

The client

A global engineering consultancy employing nearly 40,000 involved in engineering design, program management and construction management.  They work in a range of sectors including transport, water, defence and resources offering a full suite of services to clients.  They have built a reputation for delivering innovative and effective solutions to complex projects working in partnership with a diverse portfolio of clients.
As a company they continue to evolve. With a clear 5 year strategy focusing on empowering their people, strengthening their leadership team, becoming more agile and embracing digital transformation they are gearing up to be future ready.  This is an exciting time to join this company and be a major influencer in driving the change.
The Role
The Director PMO will be responsible for establishing a PMO, defining the overall methodology and delivery approach as well as establishing a suite of best practice systems and tools for Program managing the company’s portfolio of projects. 

  • Define the end-state design and impact of the PMO, and expected benefits to the business, employees and customers.
  • Develop the PMO function.
  • Define the overall methodology and approach for the PMO activities including scope, schedule, benefits management and assurance reviews.
  • Establish a suite of best practice PMO systems and tools.
  • Create governance and engagement frameworks, and introduce project management methodologies, that enable sound decision making and ensure that the PMO realizes desired benefits.
  • Support delivery teams on critical initiatives with planning, executing and managing initiatives, and manage the portfolio of projects.
  • Ensure critical activities and interfaces of initiatives are managed and that issues, risks and interdependencies are appropriately managed.
  • Understand the future pipeline of work that falls within the remit of the PMO, ensuring resources are optimised, appropriate methodology is adhered to and plans are in place to support the program and operational delivery.
  • Review and evaluate opportunities regularly to improve processes and achieve better results in both delivery and commercial outcomes.
  • Report to the executive team on the status of critical initiatives in scope of the PMO.
  • Participate on the Digital Governance Board and other review forums.

The position can be based anywhere along the East Coast and we are looking for a charismatic leader who is people centric and inclusive as well as forward thinking and can lead change.  Strong commercial acumen will be needed for the role as well as a collaborative style.

About you

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in business, project, engineering or related field.
  • Previous experience in establishing a PMO.
  • Extensive experience in Project Management, and utilising the right methodology for project success.
  • Experience working in the capital planning, delivery, reporting and governance areas within Asset intensive environments.
  • Deep understanding of the project environment within large businesses working on high profile initiatives and dealing with multiple stakeholders.
  • Proven record in managing and driving change through strong governance and continuous improvement.
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate the importance of governance and process adherence whilst driving innovation, quality and commercially focused delivery.
  • A distinctive blend of business, IT, financial and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical, strategic conceptual thinking, strategic planning and execution skills.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a team that is looking to enhance their reputation as a world class business and for you to play a highly instrumental part in building their PMO capability further. You will be given exposure to challenging projects and the autonomy to flourish, and the support to succeed. 

Salary will be in the region of $300k depending on your experience plus benefits.  

09/06/2020 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 Engineering
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