PMO Project Controller – Bradford – Public Sector

May 26, 2023
Bridge Street, Bradford, United Kingdom
Job Type
£40,000 - £50,000
Work Hours
PMO Analysis
Public Sector
Contact number
01274 920 304
Pension / Healthcare / 30 days holidays / Flexi Hours / Flexi Time


Role Purpose

The role will be part of the IT PMO team. This team will add value developing, supporting and improving all stages of the project lifecycle. This role will lead the Project/Portfolio Finances and Risk but there will be opportunity to influence and contribute to all aspects of PMO practices

Key Responsibilites

Financial Management

  • Supports Project Leads (and Finance) in business case development and provides critical/consistent reviews on new Project requests.
  • Advises Projects Leads and assures costs estimates (with appropriate variances for project stage) throughout the lifecycle.
  • Proactively monitors project spend and identifies opportunities for cost savings, challenging the Project Managers where appropriate.
  • Leads portfolio process for cost forecasting and actual spend. Provide accurate and timely data, aligning with Finance.
  • Provides insights on the Project budgets, assessing financial risks and variances to optimise the use of the overall Portfolio budget.

Risk Management

  • Embeds and runs portfolio Risk process. Ensures Project risks are being identified, owned and actively managed, mitigated or accepted.
  • Acts as the critical friend to Heads of Transformation and Project Managers to ensure risks are captured, categorised, managed or mitigated effectively.
  • Holds the holistic risk profile for the portfolio. Provides insight and proactively identifies owners & contributors from across all teams so that risks can be understood, defined and quantified.
  • Provides insights on the risk across the portfolio of projects.
  • Captures portfolio level risks. Ensure risk are being owned and actively managed, mitigated or accepted


  • Assess, analyse and collate inputs to provide effective reporting outputs (as required) for stakeholders/boards.


  • Support PMO Team in other activities (as required).
    • Portfolio planning and delivery
    • Project planning/discovery support and assurance
    • Quality of Project data (Milestones/Plans, Deliverables, Budget & Financials, Risk & Issues, Resources, Change control and Reporting)
    • Project and portfolio governance
    • Project Framework and Small Change/backlog processes
    • Lead/support governance forums/ key meetings recording minutes and maintaining an action logs
    • Champions PMO practices, leads educating and continuously improving processes/capabilities across functions.

Technical/ Professional Qualifications / Requirements

  • Proficient with MS Office, financial, project management and reporting software
  • Is exceptionally well organised, a ruthless prioritiser with high attention to detail
  • Strong team player with the ability to be objective and self-sufficient as required
  • Flexibility and able to multitask in this fast moving and rapidly growing environment
  • Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build relationships with a broad set of stakeholders across all levels within the organisation
  • Is data-driven, analytical and evidenced based in their thinking and decision making.
  • Appetite/curiosity for exploration and learning to continuously develop professionally and personally
  • International work experience in dynamic and fast-paced environments, and/or other high-growth businesses advantageous
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