Senior PMO analyst
Location: Aberdeen City, Edinburgh, Highland Council, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire
Job Type: Contract/temp
SSE has big ambitions to be a leading energy company in a low carbon world. Following our commitment to invest £20.5 billion in low carbon projects to 2027, we have significant growth plans and are well on our way to achieving our ambition to build a world that's more sustainable and inclusive for you, your family, the community you live in and for generations to come.
Join us on our journey to net zero and help us power change.
About the Role
Base Location: Glasgow, Perth, Aberdeen or Inverness
Salary: £38,700- £58,100 + performance related bonus + a range of benefits to support your finances, wellbeing and family.
Working Pattern: Fixed Term Contract 12months | Full Time | Flexible First options available
SSE is proud to make a difference. One of the largest and most diverse energy companies in the UK and Ireland involved in the production, storage, distribution and supply of gas and the generation, transmission, distribution and supply of electricity and other energy services to over 9 million customers across our Retail brands. SSE has regularly been voted No.1 for customer satisfaction in multiple independent surveys and is one of the UK's largest generators of electricity and the UK’s largest generator of renewable energy.
SSE has recently embarked on a 5 year+ £1Bn IT transformation programme spanning all areas of the business to support its continuing strategy. Effectively harnessing Data and Analytics will become an essential strategic capability enabling SSE to continue to operate and compete effectively in its markets and business segments.
Finance transformation is in its 3rd year as a programme which has been simplifying its processes, systems, controls and data and is now embarking on a Digital journey so its Finance function is fit for purpose and can move in an agile way to support the implementation of the ambitious SSE strategy.
The main purpose of the Senior PMO Analyst role, reporting to the PMO Lead, is to align and work closely with programme leads and project managers to drive the programme standards and methodology and have end to end ownership of an assigned programme within the portfolio. This includes owning aligned programme plans, programme summary reporting, and be involved in the management of the governance model and associated guidelines for RAID logs, governance meeting forums, purpose, attendees, and materials, ensuring consistency of governance structures and approach. The role will include supporting the development and management programme roadmaps and managing the many interdependencies that will be in play across the separate programmes and underlying projects.
What do I need?
To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:
- As part of a PMO Portfolio Office, supported Project Managers within both Process and IT led changes - essential
- Demonstrable ability to build positive relationships through strong communication, influencing and negotiating with project and - programme stakeholders, including the PMO team.
- Prince 2 qualified or with equivalent experience in project management methodologies and practices
- Advanced MS Project knowledge with ability to provide training and support
- An understanding of a finance function and having worked on a finance transformation would be preferred
About our Business
Our SSE Finance function has a key part to play in fulfilling SSE's obligations as a UK-listed company, providing expertise and services that can be shared across the SSE Group, and working in partnership with all businesses to provide services tailored to their specific needs. SSE operates in a highly regulated and increasingly competitive environment, and our role is to ensure that we gather, compile, analyse and recommend on the financial strategy for our businesses, identifying opportunities to drive efficiencies and create value for SSE now, and in the future.
What's in it for you?
We offer an excellent package with 34 days annual leave entitlement. Enhanced maternity/paternity leave, discounted healthcare, salary sacrifice car leasing and much more, view our full benefits package on our careers site.
As an equal opportunity employer we encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applicants from all protected characteristics and commit to providing any reasonable adjustments you need during the application, assessment and upon joining SSE. Search for 'Inclusion & Diversity at SSE' to find out more.
What happens now?
All applications should be made online, and I'll be back in touch after the vacancy closing date to let you know the outcome.
If you would like to discuss any working flexibly requirements or adjustments you may require throughout the recruitment and selection process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 01738 344763
EXTERNAL: Before commencing your role with SSE, you'll need to complete our pre-employment screening process. This will consist of a criminality and credit check.
INTERNAL: As a courtesy, please let your current line manager know you are applying.