Assistant Project Manager
Job DescriptionJOB TITLE: Assistant Project Manager
LOCATION: Rainton Bridge, Sunderland
SALARY/RATE AND BENEFITS: Negotiable
YOU MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING: Demonstrable experience of operating as a business analyst or similar role within a Business Improvement and Quality Management environment
IDEALLY YOU ALSO HAVE: Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with advanced Excel skills a distinct advantage
COMPANY INFORMATION: EDF Renewables
The Project Analyst will support the Development & Investment (D&I) team in ensuring that the teams are in control of their projects, programmes and deliveries. The right person will understand project processes, project delivery as well as demonstrating an appetite to be part of the wider EDF Renewables Business Improvement agenda, keen to learn on the job and understand the company objectives supporting objective assessments of the overall health of the various projects.
The Project Analyst role will work with the rest of the team to achieve the department's objectives, ensuring all department's compliance to the company's Project Management Framework and drives the overall improvement of projects within the D&I portfolio, whilst offering the successful candidate the opportunity to develop their understanding of project delivery, governance and project financial management. Supporting the PMO Manager to help set project standards, suggest improvements to processes and procedures to optimise successful and efficient delivery of projects across the company.
SKILLS, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
Qualifications & Experience
Demonstrable experience of operating as a business analyst or similar role within a Business Improvement and Quality Management environment
Experience of working on change projects in a supportive capacity with the ability to manage low complexity projects with limited supervision
Working with diverse sets of stakeholders to agree solutions that meet a range of business demands
Proven track record in delivering workshops and other change management techniques, readily adopting new ways of working and technology innovation
Experience of working with multi-location teams
Experience or understanding of project co-ordination/administration.
Confidence to manage small projects
Understanding of various project management frameworks and methodologies
Preferably Prince 2 trained, or similar or at least familiar with the methodologies
Previous PMO experience essential
Ability to use Microsoft Office products to a high standard, including MS Outlook, Excel, Project, Visio, PowerPoint, and any understanding of PowerBI would be highly desirable
Knowledge & Competencies
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, with advanced Excel skills a distinct advantage
Confidence to engage key stakeholders at all levels
Ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines
Ability to work independently and as a team player
Excellent communication skills
Strong organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines
Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills
Analytical thinking with the ability to collate and interpret data, producing meaningful and accurate reports; strong attention to detail
Able to build meaningful relationships with stakeholders
Builds trust and demonstrates integrity in all circumstances
Strong attention to detail
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Visio
Previous experience in a Coordinator role within QSE or Management Systems is an advantage
Highly motivated to deliver results and 'go the extra mile' to meet deadlines;
Must have good written, verbal and presentation skills;
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