PMO Analyst

 £28,000 -  £39,000 Depending on experience
Closing date: 
Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 00:00
UK Power Networks

Closing Date


Salary Range

 £28,992 -  £39,000  €“ Depending on experience

CiP Level / bonus 


Contract Type

Personal Contract

Employment Period


Reference Number





Strategy & Regulation

Reporting to

Head of Business Improvement


PMO Analyst

All applications will be reviewed after the closing date


We also offer : 

Annual leave 25 days

Personal Pension Plan  €“ Personal contribution rates of 4% or 5% (UK Power Networks will make a corresponding contribution of 8% or 10%)

Tenancy Loan Deposit scheme 

Tax efficient benefits: cycle to work scheme

Season ticket loan

Occupational Health support

Switched On  €“ scheme providing discount on hundreds of retailers products.

Supplier discounts, such as O2, EE, Vauxhall cars, Universal tyres

Discounted access to sports and social clubs

Employee Assistance Programme.




The Business Improvement Portfolio Management Office Analyst is responsible for supporting the Head of Business Improvement and it €™s managers for the delivery of a portfolio of improvement projects and initiatives. Primary responsibilities include the analysis, interpretation, creation and presentation of improvement project information appropriate for senior management consumption; provision of advice and guidance to wider business on process and methodology best practice; identification of opportunities to improve the effectiveness of Business Improvement portfolio management processes and tools; maintenance of improvement project record keeping systems.



  • Provision of pro-active advice and guidance regarding process methodology to ensure effective improvement project governance.
  • Working closely with the Business Improvement managers to ensure implementation of the agreed improvement methodology and benefit realisation, and to input suggestions and opportunities for improvement.
  • Analysis and interpretation of improvement data with specific emphasis on delivery of business objectives, the rigour of business cases and prioritisation assessment, the efficient deployment of staff resources, the effective management of risk and issues, the volatility of the portfolio with respect to scope and quality changes, and the application of process improvement.
  • Designing, authoring, validating and presenting a range of accurate reports on all elements of the improvement project pipeline including the preparation of Power Point briefing packs for consumption by the Executive team. Examples include, but are not limited to:
    • status reports on the progress and performance of the improvement portfolio;
    • benefits reports for the improvement portfolio, with specific emphasis on delivery of business objectives, the rigour of business cases and expected vs. realised benefits;
    • forward improvement portfolio pipeline view for effective scheduling of improvement projects by the management team;
  • Ensuring each improvement project €™s approval documentation is completed to the required standard and maintaining an auditable library of all approval documents and other relevant improvement project documentation.
  • Maintaining a central repository of key data relating to the portfolio, to enable analysis and trade-off decisions a strategic level.
  • Servicing Business Improvement meetings including, collating and distributing meeting packs, production and issuing of agendas, minutes and action logs.
  • Order resources, like equipment and software
  • Act as the point of contact for all Enterprise Systems team members (~10 people)
  • Ensure compliance with policies and procedures;
  • Responsible for purchase order raising.
  • Central document management for all Business Improvement outputs and deliverables





  • All team members within Business Improvement Team
  • Business Managers
  • IS Enterprise Systems team
  • IT Support team
  • Finance team
  • Procurement team



  • Knowledge and experience of Portfolio Management / Programme Office methodologies
  • Knowledge of financial and risk management processes
  • Excellent communication skills, with particular emphasis on the production of written reports suitable for senior management
  • High degree of numeric competency
  • Good knowledge Microsoft Office and extensive experience of using Excel including the creation of formulas, PIVOTS and VLOOKUPs is an advantage;
  • Creation of high quality management reports from raw data and information
  • Understanding of the terminology used within the electrical distribution industry
  • Strong PC skills  €“ MS office (essential), MS project, Visio (desirable though not essential)
  • Bachelor €™s degree or equivalent
  • Understanding of Stakeholder management methodologies and techniques
  • Able to sell ideas to project teams and managers
  • Good communication skills and customer-oriented
  • Strong conceptual thinker
  • Good abstract reasoning
  • Delivery-oriented, motivated and attention to detail
  • Self starter, ability to hit the ground running


Health & Safety Responsibilities


Managers and supervisors carry both legal and company responsibilities for ensuring the health and safety of their employees, those under their control and those who might be affected by the work undertaken, i.e. public, visitors and employees of other organisations. This includes briefing individuals working for them and ensuring there is the necessary understanding, competence and application of requirements to work safely and without harming the environment.


Employees are responsible for ensuring they fully understand the health and safety risks involved in their work activities and their responsibility to apply the controls needed to manage those risks to acceptable levels. Similarly where work activities can have an adverse impact upon the environment, and particularly where there are legal requirements, employees are responsible for understanding those impacts and the controls they must ensure are applied.


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