PMO Lead

29 Nov 2021
29 Dec 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 12 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.


The opportunity

The SI PMO Lead is at the heart of the Service Improvement (SI) Programme, working with Programme Directors, Project Managers and all other areas of the Project Business Team. This is a new role built as a result of a backfill for another member of the team and is key to support the delivery of SI Programme which forms part of the BPS strategic objectives. The role sits within the Atos BPS PMO team and reports to the PMO Manager. We require someone who is has 5 years + experience in the PMO Analyst/PMO Lead Analyst role and who can bring that expertise to this account. SI is a large fast paced programme, and we will need someone who is comfortable working in that environment.


Your day-to-day responsibilities include:

  • Support the Atos risk management and reporting processes and drive compliance to these across the programme
  • Handles provision of assurance and insight into the Programme’s projects and their scope, estimation approach, interdependencies and outline schedule. Thereby being able to support the Portfolio Manager and Programme Director in formulating and verifying the overall Rolled Up Programme plan.
  • Champion the development and management of key project management toolsets and provide in depth advice and support
  • Analyse the data captured and champion recommendations to resolve issues and minimise risks to the delivery of IT & Change services.
  • Support compliance to agreed methodology. Ensure all projects align with methodology. Monitor progress through stage gates and pre-empt the need for non-conformances.
  • Provide Senior MGT level reporting on all aspects of the programme
  • Provide expert advice on the RAID Process throughout the life cycle of the project
  • Define, own and drive standards across the PM community
  • Act as a mentor for junior PMO staff
  • Deputises for PMO Manager at Governance forums when required
  • Evaluate project performance and recommend changes where performance is found to be unsatisfactory


Crucial requirements:

  • Attention to detail
  • Experience of using SharePoint and Outlook
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, working as part of a team with both internal and external partners. Able to influence and challenge managers at all levels, towards effective financial and planning management.
  • Self-sufficient and forward looking/planning.
  • Over 5 years’ experience working within a PMO
  • Experience in working in large, faced paced programmes
  • Strong communication and problem-solving skills with a focus on continuous improvement
  • You can work with others to identify areas for improvement and simplify processes - using technology where possible - to increase efficiency and improve the customer service.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills complimented by good proven understanding of MS Office applications (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
  • Comfortable with traveling as part of the job.


The office

You'll join us in our brilliant office in Edinburgh Park. We also have all the tools and tech we need to enable our people to work flexibly, and many of us are working remotely at the moment due to COVID-19.


More reasons to join us

We really value your progress and it’s a top priority to engage, encourage and develop you to help you improve your potential. In fact, we have comprehensive training and development programmes in place demonstrating our dedication to developing your career.

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Here at Atos, we want all of our employees to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are at work. Our employee lifecycle processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. Across the globe, we have created a variety of programs to embed our Atos culture of inclusivity, and work hard to ensure that all of our employees have an equal opportunity to contribute and feel that they are exactly where they belong.

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