Consulting Senior Programme Manager - Energy Utilities & Resources

PwC

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Firm: PwC

Location: Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester

Education: Postgraduate degree

Benefits: Competive

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Who we are looking for

In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients’ business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business. The work you do will be all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster.
We have a number of opportunities for individuals to join our Portfolio and Programme Management (PPM) team who specialise in designing and delivering complex transformational programmes. Our highly motivated team have an excellent track record of delivering high quality work to major international clients and has ambitious growth plans for the next few years.
We are looking for individuals who can play a key internal leadership role in developing the PPM competency, our people and supporting the growth of an industry sector whilst supporting the development of others both on and off engagements including people management. You will be encouraged to initiate and develop new ideas to take to our clients. There will be an opportunity to continue your technical and personal development through tailored training packages.

About the role

As a Programme Delivery Senior Manager / Director, you will manage / lead transformational programmes or portfolios with or on behalf of our clients with multiple work streams or projects to ensure that the desired programme outcomes and objectives are delivered. This will include managing the PwC engagement team and taking responsibility for delivery, risk and quality and client relationships. Specific responsibilities could include:

  • Planning, designing and leading the delivery of portfolios and programmes, including the development of programme/portfolio governance frameworks

  • Advising and leading on the strategic alignment between programme and portfolio delivery and business strategy

  • Managing and developing key client and supplier relationships

  • Designing, or advising on the design of the monitoring and control framework for portfolio and programmes

  • Leading the bid process for potential engagements, including overseeing internal risk and quality review and approval

  • Resolving issues, initiating corrective action and/or escalating upward where required.

  • Leading people, including people management of junior staff and day-to-day line management on engagements

  • Managing engagement budgets, monitoring the expenditure and costs against benefits that are realised as the programme progresses.

  • Establishing mechanisms to ensure regular dialogue to promote problem solving, team working and risk sharing

  • Establishing formal reporting arrangements on progress and ensuring appropriate and timely reporting of delivery

  • Leading the development and acceptance of appropriate management systems and procedures for delivery and control of programmes

  • Development of Business Cases

Essential Skills & experience:

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate a proven track record in some or all of the following:

  • Experience across at least one of the following industry sectors:

  • Financial Services, Government and Health, Industrial Products, Telecommunications or Energy, Utilities and Mining

  • Functional understanding of the asset lifecycle through experience in asset heavy capital projects and/or asset intensive industries and an understanding of the current issues and challenges across the industry

  • Relevant experience of outcome-focused programme, portfolio or project management and delivery

  • Can demonstrate examples of the value that programme, portfolio, project management and PMOs can bring to large and/or complex engagements

  • Experience of leading teams to deliver portfolios, programmes or complex projects and managing multiple stakeholders and priorities

  • Demonstrable commercial acumen and broad business awareness to enable a holistic view of how the programme or portfolio integrates with the rest of the client business and what the key enablers and potential blockers are to delivering programmes or projects

  • Experience of building or advising on the construction of transformational business cases

  • Board and executive level experience or exposure, interaction and senior negotiation

  • Ability to embrace different views and challenges whilst maintaining and promoting core values

  • Able to inspire others through ability to articulate a Company’s vision


Desirable Skills & experience:

  • Track record of generating new business and managing client relationships

  • Experience working on transformational change programmes or portfolios

  • IT-enabled programme management experience

  • Security Clearance APMP, PRINCE2, P3O, Managing Successful Programmes, Management of Portfolios, Management of Risk, or PMI qualification

  • Experience of managing small teams and supporting the development of people’s performance

  • Demonstrable track record of talent/people management and supporting the development of others

  • Excellent communications, interpersonal and team leadership skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders and flex style appropriately to achieve the right outcomes


The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’, and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.
Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply

Diversity

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

Additional Information

  • Opportunity for working from home? - Yes however mainly client based work
  • Amount of time client based - 70% - 90%

  • Opportunity for job sharing? No

  • Need to travel/overnight stays away from home- Yes - regularly

  • Opportunity for flexible working? - Yes

  • Amount of time PwC office based - 10% - 30%


Please note this role can be based in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol or Glasgow.



Consulting

In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients’ business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business, the work you do will be all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster. You could find yourself working with household names in a diverse range of industries – everyone from big-name broadcasters and high-street banks to multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply

Diversity

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity

Job information

Firm: PwC

Location: Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester

Education: Postgraduate degree

Benefits: Competive

Apply

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