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PMO Manager

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Recruiter: Airbus
Listed on: 3rd August
Location: Portsmouth
Salary/Rate: £40,000 - £60,000
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP


This role can be based in Stevenage or Portsmouth.

Are you an experienced PMO Manager looking for your next step into Project Management? Do you come from a technical background such as Science, Engineering, Aerospace, Automotive and the like? Are you looking for a role where team work and knowledge sharing is key? Where you can learn about projects, how they impact on the company and champion PMO methodologies throughout different departments? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

Due to new scientific projects and expanding our Projects team, we are looking for a PMO to join a small, but growing and evolving transnational team. This role reports hierarchically to the Head of PMO for Earth Observation and Science (EOS) and is functionally embedded within the assigned project.

Earth Observation and Science (EOS) delivers some of the most challenging and exciting projects in Space Systems. At its heart and on the forefront of technology are the instrument projects that continue to deliver internationally recognised sector leading solutions. These projects offer a challenging, dynamic, and high paced environment where a strong Project Management Team is key to success. Within this team and in order to meet these challenges, the Project Management Office Manager (PMO Manager) is a key role empowered as a co-pilot to the Project Manager, to proactively drive the different Project Management processes.   

This includes the various PM disciplines such as:

  • Project governance and communication
  • Integrated planning
  • Risk and opportunity management
  • Preparation of reviews
  • Internal and external reporting
  • Project Management data 

This role will suite someone who has some PMO experience and is keen to learn more about Project Management and progress within the Project Management career path, such as:

  • Project Management
  • Industrial Management
  • Project Operations

This role comes with occasional UK and international travel.

Responsibilities include (shared with the rest of the PMO team):

  • Maintain the Project Management Plan and ensure the programme's adherence to this plan
  • Manage the Project Management digital ecosystem to operate the programme
  • Prepare and facilitate meetings and support preparation of milestones
  • Support the Project Manager in planning and preparing Maturity Gates
  • Maintain the programme's action register and drive the timely closure of actions
  • Coordinate preparation of reports in various formats for both internal and external customers
  • Ensures consistency among all contractual, financial and technical requirements and coverage in the Project Management Plan (in close cooperation with the Project Controller, Customer Contract Manager and Technical Manager)
  • Maintain the programme's integrated plan in the appropriate toolset (e.g. Unified Planning), embedding inputs from all contributing stakeholders
  • Identify, track and communicate the programme's critical path, proposing measures to shorten it
  • Track programme progress and provide visualization and early warning of potential issues to allow for early mitigation, anticipation and data-driven decisions
  • Maintain the Risk and Opportunity (R&O) Management Plan of the programme
  • Maintain the R&O register, including the facilitation of capture and assessment of risks and opportunities
  • Drive the definition and follow-up of R&O mitigation actions
  • Proactively seek out and implement improvements in your way of working, and in the overall execution of the programme
  • Support project's improvement governance and contribute to the achievement of its improvement objectives
  • Production of Project History Report (yearly)
  • Support to the Sales and Operations Planning process, to ensure consistency between the functions needs and project budget
  • Champion PMO methodologies within the wider community


  • Educated to degree level in Engineering or Business Administration or with similar experience.
  • Previous experience in leading projects or as a PMO is highly sought
  • Experience in managing / working with a project schedule desired
  • Experience in managing risks and opportunities, either as a risk manager or a project member desired
  • PMI Certified is preferred.
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • Ability to work across functions, and to influence and persuade programme stakeholders amid conflicting priorities
  • Experience with typical office applications and generally well-versed in digital tools
  • Experience in standard scheduling tools (e.g. Unified Planning, MS Project, Primavera) desired
  • Experience working in international teams and environments
  • Fluency in English in mandatory

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can't promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

We value the strength that diverse perspectives bring to our business, so if you require any reasonable adjustments to participate fully in the recruitment process please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.

The successful candidate will be subject to UK SC Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

In return, we can offer a competitive salary with annual profit share, an ever-growing list of company benefits including: enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave, blended home / onsite working and strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth

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Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

Contact Name: Airbus
Reference: TJ/7674/531697501
Job ID: 3125685

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