Senior PMO Manager

Full Time Permanent

Manchester Jobs Board

About the DCC:

At the Data Communications Company, we believe in making Britain more connected, so we can all lead smarter, greener lives. We’ve built the secure infrastructure that’s supporting the mass roll-out of smart meters across the country. Our universal, secure network will be in 30 million homes and small businesses, making it the largest network in Britain. So it’s a truly exciting time to join us. You’ll be part of a team that’s supporting the country’s transition to a low-carbon economy, and helping to ensure an affordable, secure, and sustainable energy supply for the future.

Operating independently of its parent company, Capita plc*, the DCC is a Disability Confident Committed Employer. We’re directed by the Department for Business and regulated by OFGEM. We collaborate with the Government and leading telco and utility industry service providers to help protect consumers and give them better energy choices. A finalist in the Top Workplace Awards in 2018, we reward professionals who thrive in an environment of change and innovation. Watch this about DCC video and if it ignites your interest, apply below.

The Role:

DCC is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior PMO Manager to join our talented and dynamic team supporting a significant portfolio of change and delivery. This is a key leadership role, forming part of the PMO leadership team that is critical to the successful delivery of the DCC portfolio.

The successful candidate will own and provide leadership to the PMO capability for a discreet portfolio of programmes and work closely with the associated Delivery Director, Programme Directors and wider programme teams as well as with other functions within Operations, Service Providers and DCC’s CTO and Finance groups.

What you'll be doing:

Working alongside the Delivery Director to drive the definition and delivery of the portfolio of programmes and projects, understanding the specific requirements of the supported portfolio and developing support approaches necessary to assure delivery.
Establishing great relationships to build and maintain an effective and consistent delivery of PMO services to the portfolio through the effective leadership, management and development of the PMO team (up to 12 people) and wider PMO capability group.
Identifying & supporting the resolution of complex challenges across the portfolio including programme level risks, issues and dependencies and any wider change/ business organization impacts.
Gathering independent evidence from projects/ programmes and maintaining the central single version of the truth for programmes and projects e.g. their objectives, benefits, budget, lifecycle stage, change request history.
Establishing and maintaining the PMO drumbeat across the portfolio of programmes to ensure timely interventions and ensure internal and external governance and reporting requirements are met.
Controlling the Programme Plans, reporting, risk, issue management and dependencies including creation of regular executive reports, effectively assuring the delivery of the key outcomes.

What we're looking for:

Skills and Experiences

Enterprise Programme Delivery – 5+ years experience of leading / delivering successful change in large, complex and regulated technology centric programme environments with multiple internal and external stakeholder groups – either in a programme management or PMO Service capacity.
PMO Leadership – significant experienced in leading, managing and growing a team capability and its people and enabling optimisation of processes and ways of working. A recognised leader of people with the ability to influence, shape and drive improvement initiatives across PMO teams and the broader change delivery community.
Collaboration – Excellent relationship development/ management skills with the confidence to effectively challenge others where appropriate.
Effective communication – with an ability to filter/interpret technical programme updates and provide clear, concise reports for non-technical audiences.
Attention to detail and an analytical ability – to help propose solutions to problems and appropriately prioritise activities.
Strong initiative and drive, self-motivated with an aptitude to work well under pressure and with low supervision.
Experience of financial tracking and reporting against targets / budgets.
Tooling – Proficient use of PPM applications (e.g. Clarity) and MS applications including Sharepoint, Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio.


Experience of working within or engaging closely with Ofgem, or the Energy Sector.
Knowledge of the Smart Energy Code and DCC Licence Conditions.
Knowledge of the Smart Metering Implementation Programme and DCC’s role.


Preferred but not essential subject to experience:

Batchelor’s Degree qualification.
Industry recognised certification preferred but not essential subject to experience (e.g. APM, PMP, P3O, PRINCE 2).

What's in it for you?

Become part of our team at DCC and you’ll find an inclusive culture which prizes mutual respect, innovation and high performance. It all adds up to make DCC a great place to work. Hard work deserves great benefits, and we offer our colleagues a range of reasons to enjoy their time at DCC:

Bonus scheme.
Private medical insurance.
Car allowance.
Extensive personal development and training opportunities.
Hybrid working.
Flexible holidays – increase your standard 25 days by purchasing extra days.
Dental plan.
Cycle to work scheme.
Childcare vouchers.
Headspace free membership – a popular mindfulness app.
Season ticket travel loan.
Charity days.
Retail discounts.
Discounted gym membership.
RAC discount.
Income protection scheme.

Next Steps:

Please contact (url removed) should you have any questions you’d like to ask before applying; or
Choose ‘Apply now’ to complete our short application, so that we can find out more about you.Your application to Senior PMO Manager will be carefully considered, and you will hear from us regarding its progress.

Capita Opportunity Statement:

The parent company, Capita Plc*, are a leading UK provider of technology enabled business services. We’re supporting and improving the lives of millions of people every day and we can only do this with the right people in place, working towards a shared goal. We encourage an open, honest working environment where everyone can be true to themselves and people are valued for their differences. We’re always challenging each other to learn and improve, because we know when we work together, we can deliver better outcomes. We work across such a huge range of businesses and sectors, that you’ll have the opportunity to grow and develop your career in any number of directions. You’ll also become part of a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative, and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do deliver. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you


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