SEO Army Project Delivery Roles
Ministry of Defence
19th December 2019
andover & Upavon
Competitive + Benefits
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Do you want to be a part of something big? Are you interested in Defence?
Have you considered a Civil Service career and the unparalleled career opportunities it has to offer in a variety of significant roles with the potential to change the nation and people's lives for the better?
If so, the Army has a number of exciting Civil Service opportunities that may be right for you as part of wider the Government Project Delivery Profession.
We are looking for talented, experienced and motivated Project Delivery professionals to join us and lead in the delivery of several strategic programmes in the Army's portfolio covering equipment, infrastructure, personnel, information and business change. These roles offer the opportunity to develop Portfolio, Programme and Project Management skills, knowledge and expertise in a challenging yet supportive environment.
The Army intends to manage Project Delivery/P3M skilled staff on a flexible basis to ensure that programmes have the talent required to deliver outputs and maximise opportunities in support of skills development and wider career pathways. Successful applicants may be redeployed within the portfolio as priorities change or programmes close.
Duties and Responsibilities:
You will act as the focal point for Portfolio, Programme and Project Management for key strategic programmes within the Army's portfolio. As the subject matter expert, for your respective area, you would be expected to ensure compliance with policy and provide advice in a number of areas.
The roles available will involve enabling the delivery of a project, programme or output and include elements of the following (but are not limited to):
Planning and Scheduling:
Ensure systems are in place to enable effective planning and scheduling using Microsoft Project Online, in accordance with professional P3M standards.
Monitoring & Reporting:
Manage project/ programme controls, reporting to Project/ Programme Managers and Senior Responsible Owners about project/ programme status. Develop Programme performance Reports.
Lead on identifying, developing and requiring resources. Manage workforce planning, providing information for effective decision making to Project/ Programme Managers.
Manage and engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
Risks and Issues:
Identifying, monitoring and managing of risks and issues and developing mitigation strategies. Identifying and working with related workstreams to manage dependencies.
Senior Executive Officer (MOD Band C1) posts are likely to have Line Management responsibilities.
We will assess you against the following essential criteria during the selection process:
Ability to establish protocols to manage, record and evaluate requests that could alter the scope of a project/ programme.
Knowledge of how to identify, share and promote best practices and lessons learned to create a culture of learning and good practice that supports team capability & continuous improvement to optimise project delivery.
Knowledge of defining roles, responsibilities & accountability. Experience of delivering projects/ programmes within agreed time, cost and quality constraints. Understanding of project management framework and methodologies.
Familiarity in developing relationships with others both internal and external to the organisation. Using appropriate channels of communication & adapting styles to ensure stakeholders & team members are engaged.
Ability to identify and monitor risks and issues, planning how to mitigate/respond to them and implementing appropriate responses.
Experience of defining the fundamental components of a project/ programme in terms of its scope, deliverables, time scales, resource requirements and budget. In addition, the proven ability to develop, produce and maintain schedules and take account of the dependencies, requirements and constraints at each stage of the project lifecycle.
An Association of Project Management (APM) Project Management Qualification (PMQ) (formerly known as the APMP)
Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Qualification
PRINCE2® Practitioner qualification.
We are passionate about delivering great things for our people. But we also know you will have a life outside of work; we respect your priorities and are committed to flexible working practices to give you freedom to balance work and life.
We employ talented people who challenge and guide each other. You will work within a highly capable team who will support you to develop your skills, knowledge and experience.
Some of the many benefits you will receive:
Professional and Personal Development of skills
Flexible working practices
A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
25 days paid annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years' service
In addition to 8 public holidays per year you will also receive leave for HM The Queen's birthday.
Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave.
Highly competitive pension scheme.
On-site Gym facilities.
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