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PMO Planner

PMO Planner – Manchester (with Hybrid working available)

Do you have drive, enthusiasm, and a passion to help take the North further? If yes, then come and be part of our amazing team here at TransPennine Express.

We are an intercity train company connecting people and communities across our cities and major towns in the North of England and Scotland.  Together we will continue to transform rail travel with faster, easier journeys that offer a step change in services with our fleet of new high-tech trains.

The North is a vibrant place to live and work and here at TransPennine Express our services are helping to keep the country moving.  If you want to be involved in something truly transformative, that will have a lasting impact on how we travel, then please join us, and help us to take the North further.

Purpose of job role?

Project and programme scheduling forms an essential service within the PMO. This role sits within the Integrated PMO (iPMO) function of the Major Projects Directorate, to provide overall scheduling activities for all projects and programmes within the directorate across a diverse portfolio. Creating and owning multiple schedules across a variety of projects and programmes, this role will ensure the directorate has effective schedules in place, both at Level 1 and Level 2 to ensure effective delivery. Holding project, senior project managers and Programme Managers to account against agreed schedules, offering support and assistance in remodelling/replanning schedules. A core part of this role will be working closely with Industry Partners to ensure TPE schedules align with wider industry scheduling in an integrated programme plan for our core TransPennine Route Upgrade (TRU) programme.

About the Role?

  • To ensure accurate schedules are produced for each key project within the directorate, working with project, senior project managers and iPMO Programme Managers to provide realistic, detailed schedules that will deliver against TPE's agreed Business Plan Commitments.
  • Provide regular reporting to Major Projects Leadership team, Programme Boards and TransPennine
  • Route Upgrade (TRU) Joint PMO on progress against agreed schedules, highlighting areas of concern as appropriate and in a timely manner.
  • Working with the iPMO Programme Managers and iPMO Analyst to assess any schedule impact on delivery capability.
  • Build a suite of Level 2 (project) schedules with key stakeholders involved and align all Level 2 schedules into an overall directorate Level 1 (portfolio) schedule.
  • Provide necessary insight into all schedules to assist the Portfolio Planning Manager with holding project and programme owners to account within the directorate.
  • Working with Industry Partners to ensure alignment between Industry and TPE schedules, including but not limited to the TransPennine Route Upgrade programme. Map dependencies, highlight assumptions, and inform on risks and issues as appropriate.
  • Competence/familiar with project planning software such as MS Project and P6 Primavera, using the software to produce and manage all schedules, identifying and analysing critical paths.
  • Participate in initiatives to meet Transpennine Express' Business Plan Commitments and assist with other activities within the directorate as required.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, then we'd love to hear from you! please visit FirstGroup Careers, complete an application form and upload a copy of your CV and a Covering Letter.

What we offer?

  • Excellent career prospects.
  • A personal development plan.
  • Fully funded structured training and development*.
  • Competitive salary paid on 4 weekly basis.
  • Generous annual leave entitlement.
  • Free TransPennine Express rail travel for you and your dependants*.
  • Travel discounts of up to 75% off other train operating companies, plus international rail travel after 1 years' service* for you and your dependants*.
  • Free & Confidential Employee Assistance Program and Wellbeing Portal 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with any finance, family, health, or wellbeing issues you have. We make sure there's someone on-hand to offer guidance, advice, and useful information for our people when they are experiencing hardship at work or at home.
  • Option to join the Railway Pension Scheme with significant employer contributions.
  • Family friendly maternity and paternity benefits.

*Terms and conditions apply.

 Help take the north further.

Why Work with us?

Our colleagues are from all walks of life with varied personal experiences and career journeys into rail. We want the best people for our roles. We are proud of our region and committed to connecting and reflecting the diverse communities that we serve across the North of England and Scotland. Our values are central to this, especially being ‘Supportive of each other'. As an inclusive employer we value individuals' contributions, regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, social background, religion, or belief.

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Bridgewater House - TPE Head Office (Manchester)
7th Floor, Bridgewater House, 60 Whitworth Street, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 6LT
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  • Company:
    TransPennine Express Limited
  • Website Skillset:
    All Other Roles
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent - Full Time
  • Contracted Hours:
  • Location:
    Bridgewater House - TPE Head Office (Manchester)
  • Closing Date:
    5 June 2023
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