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Portfolio Manager

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Recruiter: Southern Water
Listed on: 7th June
Location: West Durrington, West Sussex
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

About the Role:

Job Title: Portfolio Manager
Location: Durrington, West Sussex - Flexible for hybrid working, minimum of 2 days office based.
Contract: Permanent
Salary: From £70,000 (depending on experience) plus car allowance of £400 p/m
Hours: 37 hours per week

Its an exciting time to join us!

Big ambitions. Big investment. Big changes. We've a lot to offer IT, analytics and project management professionals. We've already grown tenfold in the past couple of years. Now we're beginning a £106 million transformation programme - and we can't wait for what comes next, as part of an evolution so huge it'll change the way we do things forever. There's a buzz across our business. And IT, analytics and projects are at the heart of it all.

There aren't many teams who can say their work is critical to the nation. But it's something we take huge pride in. And it's why we're migrating to leading technology, upgrading networks, replacing vital infrastructure... and more. Helping us shape an IT, analytics and project function that's fit for the future, you'll need an appetite for change and bags of ideas. Our people walk the talk too - driven by a passion to improve our communities and environment.

Overview of your role:

We are looking for an ambassador to drive our business and our people, through an exciting IT transformation.

As our Portfolio Manager you will be leading 40 Project Managers across 4 diverse, high profile and exciting IT and business change portfolios. You will be playing a leading role in helping us maintain our essential services for our customers as well as contributing towards important outcomes of our transformation including meeting our regulatory requirements and improving our environmental performance.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Management of permanent and contract Project Managers and Project Analysts in the successful delivery of medium and large projects.
  • Ensure the team manage projects from initiation to delivery and handover in support Business and IT objectives, in collaboration with Business Owners and Business and IT stakeholders.
  • Ensure Projects have clear objectives and scope, work breakdown structure, roles and responsibilities, project team resource requirements and assignments. Labour and costs estimates, deliverables, plans, schedule and milestones.
  • Ensure the team communicate with project team members and stakeholders regularly, monitoring and reporting progress, monitoring deliverables including sign off, effort and costs.
  • Manage the team to complete lessons learnt exercises, recommending and supporting change, developing a culture of continuous improvements and learning. Develop team members and the overall team capabilities.

    About you:

Coming from a vast background of running large IT programmes/projects as well as portfolio and PM line management experience. You will enjoy working in a fast-past environment and be passionate about leading and developing teams of Project Managers through coaching, mentoring and performance reviews. PMO and/or experience working in the utilities sector is desirable but not essential.

Your benefits will include:

  • Company and performance-related bonus
  • Generous pension with up to 11% company contribution
  • Life assurance payment equal to four times your annual salary
  • Health benefits through a Cash Plan
  • Free onsite carpark
  • Canteen onsite
  • Two paid community volunteering days a year
  • 25 days annual holiday
  • Occupational health service
  • Perkbox benefits offering discounts and savings on several products and experiences
  • Study support may be available for job-related qualifications

We offer competitive maternity leave and flexible return to work options

If you like the sound of the role and would love to hear more, please apply now -
We look forward to hearing from you!

Contact Name: Southern Water
Reference: TJ/5277/8971BR
Job ID: 3099713

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